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Bystander Traumatized After Bethel Heights Police Officer Allegedly Shoots Dog

BETHEL HEIGHTS, Ark. (KFSM) — An attempt to find the owner of a missing dog turned into a nightmare for one local woman. This came after a Bethel Heights police officer pulled his weapon and shot a dog feet from where Gissell Ramirez was standing last Thursday (Aug. 15). Ramirez says she's still shaken up about the incident. She says she was just trying to help a lost dog. → Read More

Local Purple Heart Recipient Honored Nationally

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — A local Purple Heart recipient was honored at the Purple Heart Patriot Project in New York. Carder Ferguson, a Fort Smith native, served his country first for ten years active duty in the Army before later joining the Arkansas National Guard. Ferguson says he always knew he wanted to serve. → Read More

Rogers School District Implementing New Safety Features

ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM) — As the first day of school for Rogers students quickly approaches, administrators say some new changes this year aim to cut back on traffic and increase safety. Rogers Superintendent Marlin Berry gave 5NEWS the details on what the administration is doing this year to keep students safe and hopefully cut down on some of the morning traffic. → Read More

Fort Smith Board Of Directors Approve New Contract For Stray Animal Drop-Off Location

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — City leaders passed two decisions Tuesday (Aug. 6) that aim to cut back on the stray animal crisis in Fort Smith. Animal advocates in Fort Smith say it's time for action. “Well we have an emergency in Fort Smith," Jesse Fenwick said After weeks without a drop off site, stray pets in Fort Smith picked up by animal control will now have a place to go. → Read More

Dashcam Video Shows High-Speed Police Chase In Washington County

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ark. (KFSM) — Dashcam and body camera footage show a high-speed chase through three towns in Washington County that reached speeds well over 100 miles per hour. → Read More

5th Annual Peacemaker Festival Underway In Fort Smith

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — The Riverfront Amphitheater in Fort Smith has been packed as the 5th annual Peacemaker Music Festival is well underway. The place was full of locals and music lovers who came out to listen to artists like the Randy Rogers Bank and Robert Earl Keen, but everyone just seems to be thankful the show could go on after the floodwaters took over the venue just two months ago. → Read More

SUV Rams Into Apartment Complex In Fort Smith

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — An SUV crashed through an apartment building in Fort Smith barely missing the people inside. Around 1:30 p.m. Thursday (July 25) the Lena Etris and Christian Jones were sitting on their couch when all of a sudden they heard a loud noise, and then realized an SUV came crashing into their living room wall just feet from where they were sitting. → Read More

Fort Smith Business Reopens After Being Submerged In Flood Water

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — One Fort Smith business recently opened its doors again after being almost completely submerged during the record flood. Just a few months ago, Eastside Liquor was nearly completely covered with flood water, today it is back open for business and the customers have been rolling in once again. → Read More

Animal Advocates Fill City Council Meeting To Voice Concerns Over Bentonville Animal Shelter Plans

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Animal rescuers and advocates showed up in full force Tuesday (July 23) at the Bentonville City Council meeting to share what they think is best for the new Bentonville animal shelter. → Read More

Bull Riders From Around The World Compete At Buckin’ In The Ozarks In Springdale

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — Buckin' in the Ozarks is back and bull riders from all over the world made their way to Northwest Arkansas to ride for a spot in the Las Vegas finals. 5NEWS got a behind the scenes look at the competition inside Parsons Stadium. → Read More

How To Avoid Heat-Related Illnesses This Summer

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — During summer months when the temperatures reach near triple digits, doctors say there's a fine line between when the heat becomes dangerous and deadly. One local doctor explained to 5NEWS the differences between heat exhaustion and heatstroke. → Read More

Lowell Residents Voice Concerns Over Possible Quarry On The Trail Of Tears

LOWELL, Ark. (KFSM) — The town of Lowell came together Thursday (July 18) to voice their concerns about the future of North Old Wire Rd. There is a possibility that a limestone quarry will be added to the area, which would require crews to pave a portion of the Trail of Tears. → Read More

Springdale Residents Complain About People Violating Fireworks Ordinance In The City

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — A Fourth of July favorite is now causing an uproar in one Northwest Arkansas community. Springdale officials say they have received hundreds of complaints about firework ordinance violations. → Read More

An Inside Look At ‘4th At The Field’ At Arvest Ballpark

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — Thousands of people from Northwest Arkansas will gather at Arvest Ballpark on the Fourth of July to witness one of the largest firework shows in the state. 5NEWS got a behind the scenes look from the man behind the show. → Read More

Host Families Welcome Professional Golfers During The LPGA Tournament

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Nearly 200 professional golfers made their way to Rogers for the LPGA Walmart Northwest Arkansas Championship, and almost half of them stay with local families while they're in town. → Read More

Rodeo Of The Ozarks Underway In Springdale

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — The Rodeo of the Ozarks is underway as cowboys, cowgirls and people from all over the community came out to enjoy a weekend full of events. The 75th annual Rodeo of the Ozarks kicked off Wednesday (June 26) and the stadium was packed. → Read More

Local Veteran Receives Mortgage-Free Home From Non-Profit Organization

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — One Purple Heart military veteran has received a mortgage-free home thanks to Building Homes for Heroes. U.S. Army Specialist Scotty West was honored Friday (June 21) during military appreciation night at Arvest Ballpark. → Read More

Elkins Family Searching For Missing Dog

ELKINS, Ark. (KFSM) — Elkins Police are searching for one family's dog after the owner said it was taken from their home twice in one week. To the Vanlandingham family, their dog is more than just a pet. Yona is a blue pit bull who the Vanlandingham's raised to comfort their oldest daughter with Asperger's Syndrome and their second daughter who experiences seizures frequently. → Read More

Businesses Prepare For Large Crowds Before Hog Game In Omaha

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Dedicated fans have hit the road headed for Nebraska to cheer on the Hogs as they fight for a chance at the World Series title, but many also have big plans to root for them right at home. → Read More

Local Award-Winning Artist Returns To Arkansas To Perform At Walmart AMP

ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM) — Local artists and award-winning country duo Dan and Shay returned to Shay's roots Thursday (June 13) to perform at the Walmart AMP in Rogers with Florida Georgia Line. James Shay Mooney of the duo was raised in Natural Dam Arkansas and went to Van Buren High School. → Read More