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Springdale Church Burglar Arrested After Removing Clothes To Deter K-9 Officer

SPRINGDALE (KFSM)-- Friendship Baptist Church in Springdale is thankful after a burglar was unable to get away with any property after breaking a window and entering the church around 6 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 25). → Read More

Gun Rights Activists Planning Open Carry Kilt Walk On Dickson Street

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) -- A group of gun rights activists, dressed in kilts, will be showing off their 2nd amendment rights Friday (Oct. 5). The Patriots of Act 746, a Second Amendment activist group, are hosting an Open Carry Kilt Walk on Dickson Street in Fayetteville at 6 p.m. → Read More

Bikes, “Blues,” & BBQ: One Man Gets His Bike Stolen

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) -- Thousands enjoyed Bikes, Blues, & BBQ in Fayetteville ... except for one Oklahoma man. He posted on Facebook about his motorcycle that was stolen and pleaded with those who he accuses of stealing it. → Read More

Local Law Enforcement Using Extra Man Power To Monitor Bikes, Blues, & BBQ

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) -- Thousands of motorcycles are revving and riding up and down the streets of Fayetteville Saturday (Sept. 29) for the last night of the Bikes, Blues, and BBQ rally. And with all those visitors, police are working overtime to patrol the crowds. It's been a busy week for not just Fayetteville police, but law enforcement across Northwest Arkansas. → Read More

Bikes, Blues, & BBQ Host First Professional Bull Riding Rodeo

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)-- The Bikes, Blues, & BBQ motorcycle rally coordinators decided to add a new event after 19 years. On Thursday (Sept. 28) for the first time in the rally's history it hosted Bikes, Bulls & BBQ, a professional bull riding rodeo at the Washington County Fairgrounds. → Read More

Shops On Dickson Street Working To Better Accommodate Customers During Bikes, Blues & BBQ Rally

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)-- Prepare to hear the rumble of thousands of bikes heading into Fayetteville for the 19th Annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ Motorcycle Rally. → Read More

Algae Concerns On The Buffalo River Addressed In Meeting

Fayetteville (KFSM) -- Some environmentalists worry that the Buffalo River could soon be taken over by algae. The Buffalo River Watershed Alliance held a meeting Thursday (Sept. 20) to discuss the concern about algae growth on the river. → Read More

Are Guns Allowed At Bike’s, Blues & BBQ Events?

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) -- There's confusion over if guns will be allowed at Bike's, Blues and BBQ events, even though Arkansas has open carry laws. A recent Facebook post by the Fayetteville Police Department said no weapons in violation of state law will be allowed at the upcoming Bikes, Blues & BBQ festival. → Read More

Muldrow Man Helps Deliver Daughter On Roadside

MULDROW (KFSM) -- A new family is at home celebrating after a Muldrow man sprung into action Friday (Sept. 14.) and helped deliver his baby girl on the side of the road. "She pushed one time and I had a baby in my hands," said Newt Hollis. His wife, Joanna Hollis, delivered the baby girl on the side of the road, ''she was seven pounds, one ounce and 19.4 inches long,'' Joanna says. → Read More

Elderly Man Hoisted Out Of Deep Creek Bed In Springdale After Falling In

SPRINGDALE (KFSM)-- First responders from Fire Station No. 2 in Springdale say they rescued an elderly man out of a drainage ditch in his backyard on Wednesday (Sep. 12). They say he fell 10 feet. The fire department posted these pictures of the rescue on Facebook. → Read More

Islamic Association on UA Campus Helping Spread Compassion On 9/11 Anniversary With Blood Drive

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)-- An Islamic association at the University of Arkansas said they are hoping to show compassion on the anniversary of 9/11 by holding a blood drive on campus. "Most people are a little uncomfortable with it being placed on 9/11," said Abigail Pickardt, the president of the Al-Islam Student Association at the University of Arkansas. → Read More

7th Annual World Championship Squirrel Cookoff Set For The Weekend

Bentonville (KFSM)-- People from all around the world will be enjoying the 7th annual World Championship Squirrel Cookoff in Bentonville on Saturday (Sept. 8). Joe Wilson started this event 7 years ago and he told 5News, it all started with a little lie. ''I kinda lied about a squirrel cookoff, and whenever they said they actually wanted to see it, we had to throw one together,'' said Wilson. → Read More

ARDOT Wants Voters To Know The Facts About Casino Measure On November Ballot

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) -- An ad campaign for a casino legalization proposal that was approved to appear on the November ballot in Arkansas is drawing criticisms from the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) for being misleading about the funds being used for Arkansas roads. → Read More

Doctors Recommending FluMist Nasal Spray Again, Hoping For Milder Flu Season

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) -- Doctors are recommending the FluMist Nasal Spray again after it was pulled off shelves for 2 years. The C-D-C quit recommending the nasal spray back in 2015 after it was found ineffective against the H1N1 strain of the virus. Now, experts say FluMist should better protect patients from all strains of the flu, including H1N1, and could be a good option for kids. → Read More

Self-Scanning Ticket Stations Debut At U Of A’s Stadium

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) -- The days of fans waiting for hours in the ticket line outside the stadium to catch a Hogs game could be over. On Saturday (Sept. 1), fans used a new self scanning system that could make things move a little quicker. Fifty-five new self-scanning ticket scanners have been added to all 16 gates at the Donald W. Reynolds Razorback stadium. → Read More

New Fayetteville Task Force Wants To Ensure Students Have Adequate Access To The Internet

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A new digital task force has been formed in Fayetteville to make sure students have the best resources to finish their work online at home. Michelle Gibeault, a member of the task force, said the goal discussed in today's (Aug. 31) meeting was for the Fayetteville community to ensure every student is able to do their homework at the kitchen table. → Read More

Disabled Veteran Living Without Central Heating Or Air Gets Home Renovation Grant

WEST FORK (KFSM)-- A disabled veteran has been living in his home in West Fork without heating or air. That is until some folks with kind hearts reached out to help. Jared Bishop was picked to receive a $7,262.50 grant from Haven Helps Heroes. The program is dedicated to helping disabled veterans with home improvements injured during military duty. → Read More

Mountainburg Places Iconic Dinosaur Statues Behind Fences

MOUNTAINBURG (KFSM) -- A petition is circulating the internet after the city of Mountainburg put up a fence around the iconic dinosaur statues at the city's park. Tiffany Brown has brought her two young kids to play on the dinosaurs at the Mountainburg City park for years. → Read More

Parents Demand Action After Video Showing Child In Choke-Hold At Bus Stop

LOWELL (KFSM)-- A video that shows a child being held in a choke-hold at a bus stop by another kid has parents upset about bullying in Lowell. Jared Rollins, the husband of the woman who originally posted the video to social media, said his wife posted it as a plea to the public. → Read More

Arkansas Minimum Wage Increase Proposal Makes It On November Ballot

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)--- Arkansas current minimum wage is $8.50, but a local group is working to create a law that would raise the minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2021. Kristin Foster is the campaign manager for the newly formed group which submitted over one hundred thousand signatures in support of the initiative, successfully getting it on the November ballot. → Read More