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Fayetteville, AR, United States

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Recent articles by Jordan:

Fayetteville Student Council Raising Money During 21st Annual Homeless Vigil

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Fayetteville High School students camped out Thursday (Dec. 5) night to raise money for students and families in need throughout the district. The student council hosts the event, and students sleep in sleeping bags and cardboard boxes. → Read More

Handsome Holiday Heroes Here To Help You Put Up Christmas Lights

ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM) — Christmas lights are starting to turn on in neighborhoods throughout the area. More and more people are choosing to have professional groups install lights on their house. → Read More

Greenwood Girl Gets Surprise Trip To Disney World Thanks To Classmates

GREENWOOD, Ark. (KFSM) — A six-year-old girl in Greenwood is being granted a wish, and it’s all because of Make-A-Wish and the students at East Hills Middle School. Julissa Hernandez was surprised with her trip to Walt Disney World. → Read More

Springdale’s Don Eichenberger Named Arkansas Secondary Assistant Principal Of The Year

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — Springdale Assistant Principal Don Eichenberger has been named the Arkansas Secondary Assistant Principal of the Year. He was surprised with the award at a school assembly on Wednesday (Nov. 20). He has been with the district for 29 years and says he was speechless when the students and staff surprised him. → Read More

Girls In Construction Conference Empowering Young Women To Enter The Field

BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — Young girls in our area are getting a glimpse into the construction field with the Girls in Construction conference. Students from all four Rogers Middle Schools, as well as the Bentonville Ignite Program students, were invited to Northwest Arkansas Community College for the conference. → Read More

Poteau Balloon Festival Takes Flight Today

POTEAU (KFSM) — The skies over Poteau will be full of color as the Poteau Balloon Festival takes off today (Oct. 18) at the LeFlore County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $5 for ages 4 and up. → Read More

War Eagle Mill Fall Arts And Crafts Fair Starts Today

ROGERS (KFSM) — One of the largest craft fairs in the country starts today in Rogers. Thousands of people will flock to War Eagle Mill for the annual arts and crafts fair. The gates open at 8 a.m. each morning and close at 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. → Read More

Wet Weather Causing Headaches For Pumpkin Patch Owners

PEA RIDGE (KFSM) — While wet weather may be good for most farmers, it's causing problems for local pumpkin patch owners. They have enough pumpkins to sell, but the owners at the Ozark Corn Maze say they've lost 90% of their crop this year because of recent rains and flooding. Other pumpkin sellers are in the same boat. → Read More

Rogers Third-Graders Raising Money For Hurricane Dorian Relief

ROGERS (KFSM) — A third grade class at Eastside Elementary School in Rogers is doing whatever they can to raise money for those still impacted by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. Students in Mrs. → Read More

Attorney General Hosting Youth Vaping Summit Today In Bentonville

BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is hosting the second Arkansas Youth Vaping Summit Wednesday (Oct. 9). The summit will be held at Bentonville High School from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The summit is open to the public. → Read More

Game of the Week: Greenwood vs. El Dorado

GREENWOOD (KFSM) — It’s another Friday in the fall, which means it’s time to get ready for the 5NEWS Football Friday Night Game of the Week. This week, Greenwood is hosting El Dorado. We spoke with the Greenwood cheerleaders this morning about how they get ready to cheer on the team. → Read More

Springdale Students Enjoy National Walk Or Ride Your Bike To School Day

SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Today is National Walk or Ride Your Bike To School Day. The special day is celebrated across the country and focuses on giving kids the opportunity for a little exercise before school. We spent the morning at Walker Elementary in Springdale learning how they get students involved in this day. → Read More

Police: Calm Year For Bikes, Blues & BBQ With Low Arrest

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Fayetteville police call this year’s Bikes, Blues and BBQ the least chaotic they’ve seen in recent years. Everyone has packed up and gone home, and crews are finishing the cleanup of this year’s rally. While the crowd sizes were about the same as years past, Fayetteville police say that the arrests were lower. → Read More

New Sales Tax Means Drivers Will Pay More At The Pump

ARKANSAS (KFSM) — A new sales tax going into effect this week means drivers will be paying more at the pump. Drivers will begin paying 3 cents more on gasoline starting Tuesday. This change also means that there will be a 6-cent tax on diesel. It's because of new legislation signed by Governor Asa Hutchinson that will raise $95 million for highway funding. → Read More

Har-Ber Bringing Plenty Of Spirit To Bentonville For Game Of The Week

SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Tonight is Football Friday Night and this week’s Game of the Week is Bentonville vs Har-Ber. It’s the start of conference play, and the 7A-West gets going with Bentonville and Har-Ber. It all goes down Friday at Wildcat Stadium. Both teams say they are excited for the match-up. → Read More

Vendors Bringing The Heat — To The Meats, That Is — At Bikes, Blues And BBQ

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Bikes, Blues and BBQ is in full swing, and food vendors are preparing for large crowds to come to Dickson Street to try some of the best the rally has to offer. Vendors were setting up and filling smokers with ribs by 9 a.m. Thursday morning. → Read More

Parents Join Students In Classroom With Springdale Family Literacy Program

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — Parents in Springdale have the opportunity to join their children in the classroom through a new program. The Family Literacy Program has been in Springdale schools for the past 12 years and is offered in 15 of the district's elementary schools and one middle school. → Read More

Police Identify Body Of Man Found In Vian Creek Bed

VIAN, Okla. (KFSM) — A body recovered from a creek bed Sunday has been identified as a man who has been missing since early September. According to Vian Police Chief Mark Fisher, David Johnson, Jr. was reported missing on September 4. → Read More

UAFS Holding Forum On Race In Wake Of Discrimination Investigation

FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A public forum on race will be held on the University of Arkansas Fort Smith campus Tuesday. The forum comes on the heels of an investigation into allegations of racial discrimination on the men’s head basketball coach, Jim Boone. → Read More

Sandy Hook Mom Speaks At Rising Leaders Conference In Rogers

ROGERS (KFSM) — The mother of a Sandy Hook mass shooting victim spoke to young women in the Rising Leaders program Monday and encouraged them to respond thoughtfully to difficulties in their lives. → Read More