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Fort Smith, AR, United States

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60-Year-Old Beloved Sign Restored In Siloam Springs

SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) -- An original neon sign that stretches back five years before Sam Walton opened the first Walmart store is now back on. People gathered at the Barnett's Dairyette for the official reintroduction of a beloved, original neon sign. → Read More

Barbara Bush Dead At 92

Barbara Bush, the witty, gregarious matriarch of a political dynasty that propelled two of its members to the White House, died Tuesday after a series of recent hospitalizations, the office of George H.W. Bush said in a statement. She was 92. → Read More

Certain Crawford County Employees Getting Pay Increase

CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) -- More than 200 employees in the county will be getting a pay increase. The more than 200 county employees are those qualified for the annual increase. → Read More

Organ Donations From Overdose Victims A “Silver Lining” Of Opioid Crisis

As the nation battles an opioid epidemic that continues to claim lives in record numbers, there are signs that those tragic deaths are providing second chances for a growing number of complete strangers. Hatem Tobla knows this first hand. → Read More

Local Coach Runs In Boston Marathon

It was the coldest Boston Marathon to date with rain and brisk winds, however Jeremy Provence, head track coach at the University of the Ozarks finished the marathon in two hours and 41 munutes. 5NEWS reporter Beraiah Baker spoke with Provence via Facetime after the big race. → Read More

Iconic Sign Missing After EF2 Tornado

MOUNTAINBURG (KFSM) -- A decades-old, beloved sign blew off and went missing during the EF2 tornado that rocked Mountainburg Friday (April 13). Staple restaurant, Dairy Dream, lost its original sign. For more than 60 years, the restaurant has serviced locals and those passing by. → Read More

Blood Trail Leads Police To Stabbing Suspect

BENTONVILLE (KFSM) -- A man is facing charges after he allegedly stabbed his husband. Gino A. Memoli IIII is facing first-degree battery after reportedly stabbing Jesse Meador. About 9 p.m. Friday (April 13), police found Meador lying on a sidewalk in a pool of blood. → Read More

Tom Brennan Will Not Run For Oklahoma State Rep

OKLAHOMA (KFSM) -- A Poteau High School teacher who planned to seek election for a state representative seat has decided he will no longer campaign. Tom Brennan announced Sunday (April 15) that he will no longer run as a candidate for a state representative seat. → Read More

How To Help Crawford County Residents Impacted By Severe Storm

CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) -- Everyone is encouraged to assist those impacted by the severe storm Friday (April 13). Those with the Crawford County Department of Emergency Management said items may be dropped off at Pigeon Creek Freewill Baptist Church in Mountainburg between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. → Read More

MUST WATCH: Local Couple ‘Grateful To Be Alive’ After Possible Tornado Takes Over Vehicle

Savannah and Brandon Boerjan said they're grateful to be alive. While traveling home, they were caught in the Mountainburg tornado and were blown into a ditch. They were not severely injured when their vehicle flipped, and both were wearing seat belts at the time. → Read More

Sequoyah County Resident Escapes After Car Swept Off Road

SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) -- A resident was able to escape after their vehicle was swept off the roadway due to rushing rain water. The driver, whom officials have yet to identify, escaped their vehicle safely. → Read More

Police: Three Arrested After Woman Attempts To Buy Pizza With Obvious Counterfeit Bill

FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- Three people are facing felony charges after a woman reportedly tried to purchase pizza using a counterfeit bill, an arrest report states. The bills are being passed in Sebastian and Scott Counties, according to police. → Read More

Tornado Siren Inoperable In Fort Smith

FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- Severe weather is expected Friday (April 13), and residents in the area of Cliff Drive should be aware that their tornado siren is inoperable. Residents in the area of Cliff Drive and Rogers Avenue do not have a working tornado siren due to mechanical issues. → Read More

Two Found Dead Inside Camping Trailer In Springdale

SPRINGDALE (KFSM) -- Police are investigating after two people were found dead inside a camping trailer. Police were dispatched to a residence at 812 Mill St. shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday (April 10). → Read More

Arkansas ‘Jane Doe’ Killed 36 Years Ago In Ohio Now Identified

MIAMI COUNTY, Ohio (KFSM) -- An Arkansas woman who was killed in Ohio nearly four decades ago is now identified by investigators. The woman who was known as Jane Doe is now identified as Marcia L. King of North Little Rock. → Read More

Jury Selection Happening In Kickback Trial

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) -- Jury selection has begun for former Senator Jon Woods's federal trial that's in connection with a kickback and bribery scheme. More than 60 potential jurors were at the federal courthouse today. Woods, a Springdale resident, has been indicted on 13 federal counts. → Read More

Police: ‘Aggressive’ Pit Bulls Shot By Heavener Officer

HEAVENER (KFSM) --One pit bull is dead and another is recovering after they were shot by a Heavener officer after the officer witnessed the two dogs showing aggressive tendencies that posed as threats to a residential area with many children, an incident report states. About 5:30 p.m. → Read More

Fayetteville Man Accused Of Rape

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) -- A man is accused of rape. Ronald Wayne Thompson, 31, of Fayetteville is facing rape and violation of probation or a suspended sentence. Police were dispatched to a residence Saturday regarding a possible sexual assault. → Read More

Oklahoma Senate Approves To Put Millions Into Classrooms

Senators in Oklahoma approved measures that are said to send millions into state public classrooms. The school funding bill. HB1019XX, now awaits Gov. Mary Fallin's signature. → Read More

Fayetteville Man Accused Of Manufacturing Counterfeit Opioids

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) -- A man is facing several felony charges in connection with allegedly manufacturing counterfeit oxycodone mixed with fentanyl -- a drug that is 80 to 100 times more powerful than morphine. Lewis R. → Read More