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Fayetteville, AR, United States

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Past articles by Tristan:

Lowell police searching for shooting suspect

LOWELL, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Lowell police are searching for a suspect in a shooting that took place Saturday afternoon. Officers were called to The Links apartments just before 3:00 Saturday. When they arrived on scene they found one victim, a 48 year old male. His condition is unknown at this time After investigation, police ultimately […] → Read More

Northwest Technical Institute hosts monthly car meet

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Northwest Technical Institute of Springdale hosted its monthly car/truck meet Saturday. The meet is a free, family-friendly event where people can check out some of the coolest rides around. NWTI students get to show off their cars and trucks as well as their skills by working on some of the […] → Read More

Springdale honors Black history through jazz

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Springdale Public Library hosted a celebration of Black culture with live music Saturday. Local jazz band Crusade, featuring Cliff Avenue, celebrated Black History Month with a musical presentation of The Southern Soul Review. Those who attended got to learn about a timeline of Black history through songs by Black artists. Tanya […] → Read More

One killed, suspect arrested in Fort Smith hit-and-run

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A Fort Smith man is in custody Saturday after a hit-and-run that killed a cyclist near Grand Ave. Police said they were initially called to the scene for what appeared to be a human body part in the road near where the hit-and-run took place. After closing off the street […] → Read More

NWA humane society provides free pet food

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — People were able to get their furry friends free pet food Saturday at the NWA Humane Society in Rogers. The event began at 8:00 in the morning and provided free 40-pound bags of dog food to anyone who needed it. Clayton Morgan with the Humane Society said it’s important to make […] → Read More

JBU updates COVID-19 protocols

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — John Brown University is updating its COVID-19 protocols. Starting Monday the school will no longer require masks in classes unless the teacher is considered high risk. Students will be notified if their classes are affected. Masks will also no longer be required in chapel, however they are still recommended for anyone on the university’s campus. → Read More

Polar Plunge returns to Beaver Lake

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The chilly Polar Plunge made its way to Beaver Lake Saturday. The event was hosted by Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Arkansas. Polar Plunge fundraisers take place across the nation. People take the plunge into cold water to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics. “It’s a great program. […] → Read More

WATCH: Lowell family plays snow piano, feeds hungry snowman

LOWELL, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A Lowell family spent the week’s winter weather making their own adventures which included a snow piano and a hungry mailbox snowman. Joey Fowler and his daughters India and Violet even filmed their own news report documenting the snow creations. The piano was part of a class project for India, who’s […] → Read More

Cave Springs man killed in accident on I-49

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A Cave Springs man was killed Saturday evening in an accident on an icy patch of I-49. According to Arkansas State Police, Paul Brungardt, 50, was driving his Jeep on an on-ramp near Springdale when he lost control and spun into the center lane. The Jeep was hit head-on by a […] → Read More

Tickets on sale now for Rogers Short Film Festival

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Tickets are now on sale for the Rogers Short Film Festival. The festival will take place the first weekend of March. Day-passes start at $15, with three day festival passes starting at $36. The deadline to submit short films is Monday, February 7 and for extended films it’s Monday, February 21. For more information, visit the festival’s website. → Read More

NWA Humane Society in Rogers offering free dog adoptions

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Northwest Arkansas Humane Society for Animals has partnered with Blue Buffalo to offer free adult dog adoptions for the month of February. Blue Buffalo will cover the adoption fees for any of the adult dogs in the Humane Society shelter. All dogs are vaccinated, fixed and chipped. For more information […] → Read More

Panel highlights River Valley artists in honor of Black History Month

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A panel discussion hosted in Fort Smith recognizes River Valley artists in honor of Black History Month. The discussion featured Fort Smith native Katrina Steward. She’s a performing artist and a former Miss Black Arkansas USA and she worked closely with Governor Mike Huckabee during Hurricane Katrina. Also on the panel […] → Read More

Beautiful Lives Boutique hosts Fayetteville “Galentine’s” pop-up event

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and a local non-profit boutique in Fayetteville is trying something new. Beautiful Lives Boutique joined forces with three other businesses in Northwest Arkansas to have a “Galentine’s” Day pop-up event, giving people the chance to support local businesses while giving back to the community. “So […] → Read More

COVID-19 Testing resumes at Mercy Northwest following winter weather

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — People are still needing to get tested for COVID-19 despite the winter weather that hit the area earlier in the week slowing things down. The testing clinic at Mercy Northwest was delayed Saturday morning due to weather conditions, opening at 10:00 a.m. Contract worker Jennifer McLelland says two weeks ago they […] → Read More

Volunteers pull invasive plants at Lake Wilson

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Volunteers spent Saturday helping preserve the ecology of Lake Wilson by pulling invasive plants. Pack Rat Outdoor Center and the University of Arkansas partnered with the city of Fayetteville for the event. The goal was to remove non-native plants from the water in order to give native plants room to thrive naturally. […] → Read More

Hub of Hope provides human trafficking awareness training

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — People gathered to learn more about human trafficking awareness Saturday at Rogers Christian Church. The Hub of Hope hosted the training and topics ranged from the definition of human trafficking to the response of human trafficking in Northwest Arkansas. Hub of Hope Executive Director Jennifer Sorey said that the training is […] → Read More

Local organization offers concealed carry training

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Licensed to Carry, LLC offered enhanced combo concealed handgun carry classes Saturday. Joel Edwards own the organization. He says people are looking for ways to protect themselves and if they choose to carry a gun, they need to know how to use it the right way. “I think we’re kind of insulated […] → Read More

Local nonprofit offers outreach at Walker Park

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A local nonprofit is working to help people in the community with outreach at Walker Park. Every Soul Matters gave out food and clothing Saturday for those in need of basic essentials. Founder and Director Bradley Clyne said the goal is to help out anyone who needs it. “We do this every […] → Read More

One injured in early morning Fayetteville shooting

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Police are investigating after an early morning shooting that left one injured in Fayetteville Saturday. Officers responded to 2995 W. Marigold Dr. just after 6:00 a.m. for a shooting call. Once they arrived on scene police located one male victim. The individual was transported to a local hospital where he is reportedly […] → Read More

Fayetteville schools raise teacher salaries; smaller districts worried about recruiting

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Fayetteville School Board voted unanimously to give teachers and staff across the district raises. Officials from the district say that they did so to keep Fayetteville competitive as schools around the country are on the hunt for staff. “We want to make it an attractive position so that we can […] → Read More