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Local Circuit Court Judges Request An Additional Judge To Help With Case Load

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) -- Circuit Court judges in Benton, Washington, and Crawford counties are hopeful the legislature will approve their request for an additional judge. Without one Judge Schrantz said. → Read More

Elkins Teen Battles Mysterious Kidney Disease After Participating In Washington County Fair

ELKINS (KFSM) -- Mariah Center was diagnosed with Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome days after showing her lamb's during the Washington County Fair, leaving her parents in distress. "It's almost like I failed being a mom, like I couldn't protect her." said her mother Katie Center. → Read More

Fort Smith Police Investigating Early Morning Shooting On Garrison Ave

FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- Fort Smith police are looking for two suspects they believe could be responsible for a Sunday morning (Sept. 2) shooting that sent three people to the hospital. According to detectives, four by-standers were injured outside of Rooster's Blues Bar at 800 Garrison Ave. The bar closes daily at 5 a.m., which is around the time police believe the shooting took place. → Read More

Homeless Man Behind Bars After Standoff With Siloam Springs Police & Benton County Sheriffs

SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) -- A homeless man is in Benton County jail after a stand-off with Siloam Springs police and deputies from the Benton County Sheriff's Office (BCSO). Several calls by witnesses were received just before midnight Friday (Aug. 31) that a man had threatened people with a handgun at a Walmart parking lot, according to Siloam Springs Police Captain Derek Spicer. → Read More

Rogers Firefighters Deliver Baby In Ambulance On The Way To Hospital

ROGERS (KFSM) -- A Rogers woman is feeling the love as the team of firemen responsible for helping deliver her baby girl make a surprise stop by her hospital room. → Read More

Arkansas Woman Using Facebook To Search For Her Birth Mother

ARKANSAS (KFSM) -- A little over three-years-ago Regina Ragland posted a message to her Facebook page asking for help to find her birth mother Vanita Louise Tyler. → Read More

Northwest Arkansas Opens First Catholic High School

TONTITOWN (KFSM) -- For nearly three decades Ozark Catholic Academy started as a vision, turned prayer, and is now a reality. "Really this push, that really opened up Ozark Catholic Academy, started about four and a half years ago by two sisters Ashley Menendez and Adriana Stacy," said Head of school John Rocha. → Read More

Girlfriend Of Man Facing Charges For Kidnapping And Battery Speaks Out

WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) -- In a three-day span police say Danny Barrows stabbed his girlfriend, kidnapped his daughter and attempted to commit suicide on an I-49 bridge where he was later arrested by police. Barrow is facing a long list of charges including kidnapping, domestic battering, terroristic threatening, and parole violation. → Read More

Community Talks Housing For Homeless Misplaced After U of A Closes Popular Homeless Campsite

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) - - A little over 100 people are expected to be misplaced once the University of Arkansas closes a popular homeless campsite on School Ave and 19th. During the Homeless Coalition meeting with landlords and concerned community members several people suggested they raise money to build tiny homes. → Read More

Overturned 18-Wheeler Shuts Down All Lanes On Highway 16

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) --, is reporting an overturned semi is blocking all traffic on Highway 16 in Fayetteville. The post shows the accident happened around 9:00 a.m. near the intersection of S Happy Hollow Rd and E Huntsville Rd. The 18-wheeler is currently blocking all lanes of traffic. → Read More

Local Laundromat Owners Offer Free Voucher Program For Students In Need

BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) -- Laundry, what some people feel they have too much of, couple Ben and Tiffany Snodgrass noticed that it can be a luxury for others. "You know, my wife being a school teacher she sees it on a daily basis. → Read More

Tontitown, Church Prepares 15,00 Pounds Of Handmade Pasta For Grape Festival

TONTITOWN (KFSM) -- Every year generations of families start prepping thousands of pounds of handmade pasta for the spaghetti dinners sold during the Tontitown Grape Festival. "My grandmother's here, my mom's here, myself and then both of my kids are actually here." said festival chairman Joseph Pianalto. → Read More

Local Woman Seeks Justice For Turtle Tortured To Death By Alleged Group Of Young Males

BELLA VISTA (KFSM) -- A Bella Vista woman is looking for justice after she says witnesses saw a group of teens stab a turtle to death at Whispering Creek. → Read More

Future Of Soldiers On Service Dogs Uncertain After CEO Resigns

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) -- "Soldier On Service Dogs" is in danger of closing its doors for good. The news comes as their CEO and Founder Angie Pratt announces her retirement and plans to sell the building, leaving the non-profit one week to find short-term funding to keep their doors open. → Read More

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission Votes To Keep Grower Applications Active

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KFSM) -- In a packed boardroom, the five members of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission agreed to keep cultivation and dispensary applications active for 24 months. → Read More

Ozark Mission Project Teens Build Wheelchair Ramp For Elderly Couple

BENTONVILLE (KFSM) -- A group of teens from Little Rock dedicated a week of their Summer vacation to building an elderly couple a wheelchair ramp in Northwest Arkansas. "I can hardly wait." said DeAnna Spears, as the group arrived. For several months she and her husband John had been hit with a run of bad luck. → Read More

Locals Enjoy Last Day Of Natural State Criterium Series

SPRINGDALE (KFSM) -- Crowds of people flocked to Shiloh Square Sunday (July 8) as hundreds of cyclist from all over the world came out to compete in the final race in the three-day Natural State Criterium Series. "It's impressive the speed that they're maintaining for as long as they do ... is just incredible," said one spectator. → Read More

Walmart Honors Sam Walton During First Friday Celebration

BENTONVILLE (KFSM) -- The flag that once flew over the original Walmart home office is being retired in honor of Sam Walton's centennial birthday celebration. "It just feels like a real honor for me to be able to partake in something like this." said Boy Scout Leader Brenden Philippe. → Read More

First Deadline Passes To Submit Work Requirement For Arkansas Works

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) -- The national spotlight is on Arkansas for it's Medicaid expansion, Arkansas Works, that's making many people enrolled go to work to keep their benefits. The first deadline ended tonight (July 5th) at 9PM. → Read More

Local Veteran With PTSD Prepares For Fourth Of July Fireworks

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) -- Fireworks are what most folks are looking forward to this Fourth of July, but some of our most patriotic neighbors dread them. Studies show that most veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are set off by the loud sounds. → Read More