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Jen’s Kitty Rehab Hoping For Donations This Giving Tuesday

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM)— It's #GivingTuesday a day to give back to charities in need, and one local animal rescue is asking for your help caring for the cats in its care. 7-week-old Max recently underwent surgery to remove an infected eye. He and his siblings are just some of the cats being fostered through Jen's Kitty Rehab in Fort Smith. → Read More

Bentonville Christmas Lights Display Raising Money To Fight Multiple Sclerosis

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A Bentonville homeowner has been attracting big crowds to his home for the past five years with a spectacular Christmas lights display. → Read More

How To Smoke A Turkey For Thanksgiving Dinner

NORTHWEST, Ark. (KFSM) — If you’re looking to cook that Thanksgiving bird differently this year but are too afraid of deep frying then you may want to consider smoking the turkey. Smoking a turkey is the happy medium between the traditional method and deep-frying. → Read More

Record Number Of Holiday Travelers Expected At XNA

HIGHFILL, Ark. (KFSM) — While some holiday travelers are hitting the road this week local airports are bracing for the crowds. After months apart, Brenna Porcarello is reuniting with her grandparents at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. → Read More

‘Very Busy’ Few Months For New Fort Smith Animal Shelter

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — Since Kitties and Kanines officially opened in September there's been a revolving door of cats and dogs in and out of the shelter. It's located on South 46th Street in a former office building and can only squeeze in about 150 animals at a time. → Read More

Local Law Enforcement Agencies Test Out Non-Lethal Restraint Device

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ark. (KFSM) — Local law enforcement agencies got to see a device straight out the pages of a comic book on Wednesday (Nov. 20). Demonstrators say the non-lethal gadget could bridge the gap between police and suspects. → Read More

Governor Hutchinson Declares November Arkansas Soybean Month

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Governor Asa Hutchinson has declared November as Arkansas Soybean Month. The miracle bean is used for animal nutrition, biodiesel, cooking oil, the foam used in car seats and so much more. → Read More

Fayetteville Church Honors Slaves Found In Unmarked Graveyard

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Dozens of bodies believed to be slaves from long ago were found on land belonging to a local church. Behind Christian Life Cathedral in Fayetteville is the historic Gehring Chapel Cemetery with burials dating back to the 1830s. → Read More

Bella Vista Bypass Project Moves Forward With Rock Blasting

BELLA VISTA, Ark. (KFSM) — If you hear an explosion around the Bella Vista Bypass construction site, it’s because progress is being made on a crucial part of the $66 million project. Crews are rock blasting parts of the earth there and traffic has to stop during the detonation. → Read More

Animal Rescue Group Needing Help After Dozens Of Cats Found In Hoarding Situation Near Hackett

SEBASTIAN COUNTY, Ark. (KFSM) — Just outside of the city limits of Hackett on Northshore drive, 20-25 cats can be seen roaming around a piece of property that belonged to a man who died about a month ago. “A lot of the cats were released. → Read More

Mansfield Teen Sees Color Thanks To Special Glasses

MANSFIELD, Ark. (KFSM) — A Mansfield teen was recently given the surprise of a lifetime, the gift of color. Thanks to a pair of glasses, Mansfield High School student Codi Chick is seeing the changing colors of the leaves for the very first time. A couple of years ago, Chick went to the eye doctor and that’s when he found out he had a type of color blindness called Deutan. → Read More

City Limits: Huntsville ‘Crossroads Of The Ozarks’

HUNTSVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — At the Crossroads of the Ozarks, you’ll find Huntsville, Arkansas. Home to longtime residents, Jackie Brashears. “I like the small-town, the atmosphere that we have. The community involvement that people get involved with. I really like that," Brashears said. → Read More

Rogers Continues To Clean Up Two Weeks After Tornadoes Rip Through Area

ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM) — Clean up continues in Benton County after two tornadoes ripped through the area two weeks ago. A lot of debris still needs to be picked up in places like Rogers. → Read More

Wild Black Walnut Harvest Coming To A Close

GENTRY, Ark. (KFSM) — The wild black walnut harvest is an Ozark tradition, but the season is almost over. Those lucky enough to find them could make some extra money as prices are higher than usual this year. → Read More

Fayetteville Non-Profit Asking For Help After Marshallese Adoption Scandal

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A week ago, news broke that an Arizona based attorney was being indicted in connection to multiple felony offenses in Arkansas including human trafficking. → Read More

City Limits: Pea Ridge, More Than A Battlefield

PEA RIDGE, Ark. (KFSM) — The bedroom community of Pea Ridge has come a long way since it was formed in 1850. “That's when the first post office was established in Pea Ridge. → Read More

Springdale Community Comes Together To Make Local Girl’s Birthday Party Special

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — 5-year-old Shamai Mondragon of Springdale was disappointed when only two classmates showed up to her birthday, but soon, the community rallied to make her party a big success. Shamai was looking forward to her princess-themed birthday party at Fun City in Springdale. → Read More

City Limits: Explore Historic Downtown Prairie Grove

PRAIRIE GROVE, Ark. (KFSM)— Welcome to Prairie Grove, where the earliest occupants were drawn to a local spring. Legend has it Spanish explorers camped there in the fall of 1541. “The first settlers came to this spring. → Read More

Union Christian Academy Welcomes Back Students After Flood Damages

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — Fort Smith students have returned to Union Christian Academy after floods damaged the building in August. Extensive repairs were needed, and thanks to volunteers, work was completed on schedule. To students, their home away from home looks like a brand-new building. → Read More

Springdale Athlete Training For Ironman Race After Battling Breast Cancer

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and according to the CDC, each year in the U.S. more than 245,000 women get breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die from it. → Read More