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Fayetteville, AR, United States

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Kids Show Off Their Livestock Today At Washington County Fair

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The Washington County Fair kicked off this week, and hundreds of local children are showing off their hard work today at the livestock shows. The events started this morning with the hog show, and the junior beef show is this afternoon (Aug. 21). → Read More

Moffett School Seeking Volunteers To Help Complete Repairs

MOFFETT (KFSM) — School is back in session, but Moffett is continuing to rebuild after an historic flood damaged most of their school. Now that the volunteer crew that's been helping is leaving town, they are asking for help from those in the surrounding communities. → Read More

Late Fees, Disconnections Returning For Fort Smith Utilities Customers

FORT SMITH (KFSM) — For the past year, people in Fort Smith have avoided paying late fees if they have not paid their utility bill. But the city is reinstating the late fees starting October 1. The fees were waived while the city was working to figure out a new billing system. Starting in February 2020, customers could face utilities being turned off if their bill has not been paid. → Read More

Two Fayetteville Junior Highs To Choose New Mascots To Replace ‘Outdated’ Ones

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A Fayetteville junior high school rivalry by name — Cowboys vs. Indians — is now a thing of the past. The students asked for a change by petition, saying the mascots were outdated and insensitive. → Read More

Attorney General Targeting Phone Scams And Robocalls

ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Phone scams and robocalls continue to annoy people just about everywhere. It's a growing problem that has some people refusing to answer their phone when an unknown number calls. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says she understands Arkansans are frustrated with these calls and she's working with other attorneys general across the country to stop this growing problem. → Read More

University Of Arkansas Move-In Could Affect Travel Time Around Campus

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — University of Arkansas students will be moving onto campus starting today (Aug. 15) and going through Monday. With parents and students on campus, traffic could be affected. A section of Stadium Drive will be closed while students are moving in. → Read More

It’s The First Day Of School For New Rogers Elementary

ROGERS (KFSM) — Wednesday (Aug. 14) is the first day of school for a new elementary school in Rogers. Fairview Elementary will welcome more than 500 students for the first day of school. The school is possible because of a 2017 voter-approved millage increase that allows for two new elementary schools. Fairview is the first of the two. → Read More

School Buses Back On The Road For First Day Of School

SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — It's the first day back to school for several districts in our area, and that means school buses are back on the road. It is important to use extra caution when driving near a school bus. According to Arkansas State Police, it is law to stop when you see a school bus stopping to let kids off. → Read More

Drivers Urged To Use Caution, Know New Cellphone Laws As School Starts Back

VAN BUREN (KFSM) — Several school districts in our area will start school this week, and police are urging drivers to use extra caution when driving in school zones. With school returning, more children will be out and about, and more school buses and cars will be on the road. Sgt. → Read More

United Way Of Northwest Arkansas Hosts Fill The Bus This Weekend

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KSFM) — The United Way of Northwest Arkansas is hosting their annual Fill the Bus event in our area this weekend. It's an opportunity for you to donate school supplies to kids in our area. The event will be located outside of participating Walmarts on Friday (Aug. → Read More

Cyclists On Cross-Country Charity Ride Pass Through Fort Smith

FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A group of cyclists will be riding across Arkansas on Tuesday to raise awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Young men from our area will be joining them as they make their way across the Garrison Avenue Bridge. → Read More

United Way Kicks Off ‘Fill The Bus’ Campaign To Gather Donated School Supplies For Kids

FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The United Way of Fort Smith is inviting the public to help fill a school bus with school supplies for the annual "Fill the Bus" event. The supplies will be given to school districts across the area. Fill the Bus starts today (July 26) at 9 a.m. and goes until 9 p.m. → Read More

Fort Smith Nonprofit Stepping Up To Help Area School Devastated By Flooding

MOFFETT, Okla. (KFSM) — A Fort Smith nonprofit is working to help a school district recently devastated by historic flooding. Moffett, Okla., is still rebuilding after the historic flooding damaged most of the town, including the school, which houses all grades. As the school prepares for the first day of its new year, several groups and organizations are helping however they can. → Read More

New Law Restricting Cell Phone Use While Driving Goes Into Effect Wednesday

ARKANSAS (KFSM) — A new law will go into effect Wednesday (July 23) that will strengthen restrictions on driving while using a cell phone. In the law, the definition of texting now includes instant messaging and electronic data retrieval. It doesn’t allow anyone under 18 to use a cell phone, even on a hands-free device. → Read More

Fort Smith’s U.S. Marshals Museum Extends Fundraising Efforts Into Northwest Arkansas

FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The U.S. Marshals Museum is expanding fundraising efforts into Northwest Arkansas. The museum will host a "Meet the Marshals Museum" event in Rogers tonight (July 22) from 6-7:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Rogers Historical Museum. → Read More

Road Closure In Fayetteville Could Impact Daily Commute

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A road closure on a stretch of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. could impact travel time this week. Crews with the Transportation Division will be milling and laying an asphalt overlay on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Fayetteville between South School Avenue (U.S. → Read More

‘Buckin’ In The Ozarks’ Rides Into Springdale For Two-Night Event

SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — An exciting weekend is ahead for professional bull riding fans as "Buckin' in the Ozarks" rides into town for a two-night event. The event will feature both veteran and rookie professional bull riders. → Read More

Landmark Signs Popping Up In The River Valley

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) -- While you might rely on GPS to get you into Fort Smith, the city is installing wayfind signs to point you in the right direction of the city's most popular places. Twenty-eight signs will be installed in total, and the first one was put up today at Highway 271 and Zero Street. → Read More

American Legion Post In Prairie Grove Raising Money To Replace Failed Air Conditioner

PRAIRIE GROVE (KFSM) — The Prairie Grove American Legion Post 146 is raising money for a new air conditioning unit after their unit went out. The cost of a new unit would be $2,000. → Read More

First National Bank Of Fort Smith Parking Plaza Project Underway

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — Demolition is happening in Fort Smith this week to create a new parking plaza. First National Bank Fort Smith is creating the space in hopes of not only adding more parking but to bring more people to the area. Crews are working to tear down the two buildings that sit in front of their downtown branch on 6th and Garrison Avenue. → Read More