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Brittany Boyett


Fort Smith, AR, United States

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Past articles by Brittany:

Woman killed in crash on I-49 in Fayetteville

Three others were injured in the crash and taken to Washington Regional Medical Center and Northwest Medical Center. → Read More

More than 60 rescued in flash flooding throughout Northwest Arkansas

More than 60 people have been reported as rescued so far in Washington County Thursday morning. → Read More

Gulley Park Summer Concert Series returning to Fayetteville

The family-friendly weekly concerts will start on June 9 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. → Read More

Controversial proposal moving homeless shelter in Fort Smith pulled

Next Step Homeless Services in Fort Smith has now pulled its request to build a new shelter near Towson Avenue. → Read More

Van Buren woman sentenced in death of child

Eva Millard's trial was initially scheduled for Jan. 20, 2022, but she took a plea deal Wednesday. → Read More

Man injured in Fort Smith shooting, police investigate

Fort Smith Police are investigating a shooting that happened Wednesday night (Dec.1). → Read More

25 years since a deadly tornado swept through the River Valley

On April 21, 1996, an F3 tornado hit Fort Smith at 11:12 p.m. and later hit the Van Buren area. → Read More

Leflore County man dies in ATV accident

Police say the man driving on a dirt road when he hit a patch of the road that had been washed out by rain. → Read More

Alma woman dead after accident in Leflore County

An Alma woman was killed today in an accident in Leflore County. → Read More

Rogers Man Arrested For Aggravated Robbery & Attempted Burglary

ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM) — A Rogers man is in the Benton County Jail after he allegedly threatened a woman with a handgun and asked for the keys and title to her pickup truck. According to the affidavit of probable cause report, Tommy Barnes, 37, was arrested on Thursday (Feb. 6). → Read More

Trial Pushed Back For Franklin County Sheriff Accused Of Using Excessive Force

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) -- The trial for Franklin County Sheriff Anthony Boen has been pushed back a few months, according to the U.S. District Clerk’s Office. Boen was indicted on federal charges alleging the use of excessive force against detainees on three separate occasions. → Read More

Bentonville Man Pleads Guilty To Animal Cruelty

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) -- A Bentonville man pleaded guilty after injuring his wife’s Yorkie by smashing the animal’s head against a brick wall and kicking it several times in the ribs. Charles Wright, 37, pleaded guilty in Benton County Circuit Court Monday (Jan. 27) to Cruelty to Animals-Unclassified Misdemeanor. → Read More

Benton County Couple Arrested After Baby Tests Positive For Meth

BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KFSM) — A Benton County couple is behind bars after police say a 16-month-old ingested methamphetamine. Shimay Holt, 29, and Clifford Kelley, 32, both of Gentry, were arrested Tuesday (Jan. → Read More

Trial Underway For Bentonville Man Accused Of Rape & Battery Of 3-Year-Old

BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KFSM) -- A trial is underway for a man accused of rape and battery of a child. The trial for Tristan Tiarks began on Tuesday (Jan. 28) in Benton County Circuit Court in Bentonville. Tiarks was admitted to the Benton County Jail in January of 2019 with three counts against him: Rape, Second-Degree Battery and Aggravated Assault. In March, he pleaded not guilty to the charges. → Read More

Suspect Arrested After Home Invasion And Shooting In Van Buren

VAN BUREN, Ark. (KFSM) -- A suspect is behind bars after a reported home invasion and shooting in Van Buren Wednesday (Jan. 29) morning. According to Van Buren Police, 33-year-old Sampson Espinosa went to a home on Cane Hill Street at 3 a.m. and went through the front door with a shotgun. → Read More

One Arrested After Pursuit In Sebastian County, Search Underway For Second Suspect

SEBASTIAN COUNTY, Ark. (KFSM) — One man is arrested and a search is underway after a police chase Sunday (Jan. 26) night. According to the Sebastian County Sheriff's Office, the pursuit came off of I-540 into Arkansas around the intersection of Highway 271 and Highway 253. → Read More

More Details Released About Centerton Arson Suspect

CENTERTON, Ark. (KFSM) — More details have been revealed about the arrest of a man suspected of lighting a Centerton mother's home on fire Sunday (Jan. 19). → Read More

Sallisaw Veterinary Clinic Destroyed In Fire

SALLISAW, Okla. (KFSM) — An investigation is underway after Premier Equine Veterinary Services in Sallisaw was destroyed in a fire Monday (Jan. 20) night. → Read More

Fayetteville Woman Arrested After Two Puppies Found Dead In Home

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A Fayetteville woman was arrested Sunday (Dec. 29) for cruelty to animals and aggravated animal cruelty charges, a Class D felony. → Read More

Judge Recuses Himself In Hunter Biden’s Arkansas Paternity Case

ARKANSAS (KFSM) -- Judge Don McSpadden of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit is recusing himself from a child custody lawsuit in Arkansas brought against Hunter Biden. According to a court record filed Tuesday (Dec. 31), Judge McSpadden did not give an explanation or reason for recusing himself. → Read More