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Recent articles by Crystal:

Missing in Arkansas: Travis Roberson

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — “I still cry about him all the time,” Lana Wells said. Lana Wells and her daughters have been searching for Travis Roberson for 16 years. “Every single day we were just wondering where he is,” Sonya Roberson said. “Is he okay, is he dead, is he hurt?” Travis was last […] → Read More

KNWA Today: Meet McFlurry!

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — May is National Pet Month and all month long we’re introducing to you pets up for adoption! McFlurry is available for you to come to play with at Fayetteville Animal Services. Hours are available on their website. → Read More

KNWA Today: Juneteenth Sneaker Ball

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The women of 4 the Culture NWA joined KNWA Today Monday to talk about their upcoming event, Juneteenth Sneaker Ball. The ball will be held Saturday, June 18th from 8:00 P.M to midnight at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Bentonville. You can purchase tickets online and learn more about 4 the Culture by visiting their website. → Read More

KNWA Today: Brewgrass Festival

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Brewgrass Festival is back to celebrate its fifth year this weekend at the Historic Fayetteville Square. The family-friendly event includes live music, drinks, and food trucks! It starts at 2 P.M. and ends at 7 P.M. Tickets are $10 for adults, and kids ages 17 and younger get in free, you […] → Read More

KNWA Today: Barks on the Bricks

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The month of May is National Pet Month and Downtown Rogers will celebrate with a doggy-themed Art on the Bricks Art Walk that highlights the pet-friendly downtown area. Artists and pet-related businesses and non-profits are invited to participate in “Barks on the Bricks,” from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May […] → Read More

Missing In Arkansas: Brandon Barron

WEST FORK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Shelley and Darrell Barron keep their phones at an arm’s reach. Shelley reads out loud a text she sent to her son in October 2021, “I love you and miss you. I hope one day you understand that.” On the other side of the line, silence. “Waiting by the phone […] → Read More

April 2022 Snap of the Day Winner

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Congratulations to Jerry Rhoads of Rogers for winning April’s Snap of the Day contest. Jerry sent in a photo of his daughter captioned, “My daughter was one of two kids in the whole school to receive the Grand Student Award.” → Read More

KNWA Today: Amazeum Ungala

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Amazeum is providing an opportunity for grown-ups to give their inner child a night out to play! The “Ungala” Interactive Fundraiser will be from 6:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. Friday, May 6. The event is for adults 21 and older. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased online. → Read More

April 2022 Golden Apple: Lindy Kern

LOWELL, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Lindy Kern is the Golden Apple winner for April 2022. She’s a third-grade teacher and has taught at Lowell Elementary for eight years. “I just love being a teacher and I love having the community of my students,” Mrs. Kern said. “We have such a good relationship and fun while learning.” […] → Read More

KNWA Today: “Rock the Walk” to help cure Arthritis

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — You can help raise money to find a cure for arthritis this weekend. The Arkansas Arthritis Foundation is hosting “Rock the Walk” this weekend. It’ll take place Saturday, April 23 at Arvest Ballpark from 9 A.M. to 11 A.M. You can register for the walk online. → Read More

KNWA Today: Bella Vista Garden Club’s Plant Sale

BELLA VISTA, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Bella Vista Garden Club will host a plant sale and the funds raised will help some University of Arkansas students. The plant sale will be located at 380 Bella Vista Way on Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23 from 8 A.M. to noon. Friday is by appointment only […] → Read More

KNWA Today: Springdale Veterans Memorial Golf Tournament

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Springdale Veterans Organization will host its first golf tournament in June, all for a good cause. The inaugural tournament will raise money for a veterans memorial that’ll be built at the J.B. Hunt Park in Springdale. The tournament will take place Monday, June 27 at the Springdale Country Club. → Read More

KNWA Today: Modern Quilt Show

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Starting Friday, you can check out more than 100 quilts made by the NWA Modern Quilt Guild members. Co-Chair of the show, Elizabeth Ray joined KNWA and gave a sneak peek at some of the quilts you could see at the show. The Modern Quilt Show will be held at the […] → Read More

KNWA Today: Morgan Nick Foundation hosts Everyday Heroes 25k

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Morgan Nick Foundation will host its “Everyday Heroes” run Saturday, May 14. The run will include a 25k, 5k, and 1 mile walk at Chaffee Crossing. If you pre-register before April 15, you could get a free t-shirt. Entry fees are $85 for the 25k, $35 for the 5K/1 […] → Read More

KNWA Today: Dr. Amber Straughn selected as 2022 Johnson Fellow

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — At the University of Arkansas, the Johnson Fellow program was created to bring back alumni to the university to engage and inspire students. 2022 Johnson Fellow Dr. Amber Straughn joined KNWA Today Monday morning to discuss her experience with NASA and what it’s like being back in Northwest Arkansas. → Read More

KNWA Today: Transgender Day of Visibility Celebration

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Transgender Equality Network (TEN) will host its annual Transgender Day of Visibility event Saturday, April 2 at the Jones Center. The event will be from 1 P.M. to 8 P.M. It’s a collaboration between TEN, the Jones Center, and INTERFORM and will include a panel discussion on laws affecting trans […] → Read More

Snap of the Day Winner: March

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Congratulations to Heather Jones for winning the KNWA Snap of the Day contest for the month of March. Heather submitted a photo titled ‘Crazy hair day’. Heather will be awarded a Canada Dry prize pack! → Read More

KNWA Today: TASC “All In Casino Night”

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Teen Action Support Center will host its “All In Casino Night” Saturday, April 2 from 6 P.M. to 11 P.M. Money raised during the fundraiser will towards the non-profit’s mission to help offer resources and empower teens in our community. The casino night will be held at the Embassy Suites […] → Read More

KNWA Today: NWA family fundraises for rare disease research

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A Northwest Arkansas family has made it their mission to raise awareness about a rare disease called Tango2. Kaitlyn and Russ Fryar’s son died in October 2020 from the disease. In his honor, the family is hosting “Husdon’s Heroes 5k Run/Walk & Raffle” on Saturday, April 16 at 8:00 A.M. at […] → Read More

KNWA Today: 2022 Black Apple Awards

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The date has been set for the 2022 Black Apple Awards. Voters can choose their favorite artists or organizations in Arkansas under categories including culinary arts, visual arts, and performance. Voting is open until Wednesday, March 23. You can let your voice be heard by visiting the Black Apple Awards website. […] → Read More