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Fayetteville police are asking for help locating a man accused of shooting at an officer early…
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Fayetteville police are searching for a man they are calling armed and dangerous after he fired shots at an officer early Tuesday morning (Jan. 17). Police are searching for Leroy Detetrice James, 36, who is described as a black male who is 5′ 9″ tall and weighs about 160 pounds, according to a department press release. He was last seen wearing a black zip-up coat and black pants. According to Sgt. Craig Stout, police responded to a disturbance …
01.17 / 18:18
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NEW YORK - Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations. The world's biggest retailer said Tuesday that its plans will also generate about 24,000 construction jobs. The jobs will come from the opening of 59 new, expanded and relocated Wal-Mart and Sam's Club locations as well as e-commerce services that were previously announced. Wal-Mart is opening fewer stores this year, but still adding jobs as it offers more positions…
01.17 / 17:52
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Listen to the story here. On Thursday state Sen. Missy Irvin of Mountain View filed a bill that’s a bit of a rejoinder to Little Rock Rep. Clarke Tucker’s maternity leave bill. Irvin is a Republican and Tucker’s a Democrat. Late last year Tucker filed House Bill 1046 that would give state employees six-weeks paid maternity leave or $500 a week, whichever is more. On Thursday Sen. Missy Irvin filed Senate Bill 125. It would also codify state employees’ rights to maternity leave, but not as a…
01.17 / 17:31
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Two Arkansas Tech University students are examining the transition of power from one presidential administration to another during a two-week academic program in Washington, D.C. Junior Savannah…
01.17 / 16:34
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The Hector School Board approved a contract with Excel Lighting to update lighting systems across the campus and agreed in principle to a transfer in ownership of Wildcat Lane in order to allow…
01.17 / 16:33
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Bank of the Ozarks Inc. on Tuesday announced record fourth quarter net income of $87.8 million, a 71 percent increase from quarterly net income of $51.5 million a year ago. The performance helped power the Little Rock bank holding company (Nasdaq: OZRK) to record earnings of $270 million during 2016, a 48 percent increase over 2015. The acquisitions of Community & Southern Holdings Inc. and C1 Financial Inc. in July 2016 contributed mightily to the fiscal growth, nearly doubling the size…
01.17 / 16:01
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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The lineup for the 2017 Fayetteville Roots Festival was released on Tuesday (Jan. 17). The festival will be Aug. 24-27 in downtown Fayetteville. Tickets for the festival are already on sale here. Individual main stage tickets are $49-59, and multi-day passes are also available, ranging in price from $149-239. The following bands and performers have been named as part of the 2017 lineup: Iron & Wine Elephant Revival John Paul White The Wood Brothers River…
01.17 / 15:51
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GREENWOOD (KFSM) —  Highway 71 has reopened after an accident involving a car and semi truck Monday night (Jan. 16). According to Greenwood police, the accident happened near Highway 71 and Highway 10 North. Police said the driver of the semi was arrested for reckless driving. The highway was shutdown as the Greenwood Fire Department worked to clean a diesel spill. Both drivers were taken to the hospital but there are no major injuries being reported at this time, police …
01.17 / 15:15
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I wrote last week of proposed legislation, HB 1166 sponsored by 27 Republicans, that purports to provide some protection for renters in assuring quality of their rental units. I saw shortcomings, but asked Lynn Foster, a UALR law professor who's worked for years on landlord-tenant issues for an analysis. It follows. This bill states that it establishes "implied quality standards" in residential leases. At first glance, people may think that this is an implied warranty of…
01.17 / 13:30
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Will this be the year Arkansas will end the official recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert E. Lee on the same day? Gov. Asa Hutchinson hopes it is, as do Democratic lawmakers. Several local and state leaders used the national MLK holiday on Monday to call for a change. Following the Little Rock NAACP’s annual MLK “Marade,” or March/Parade to the State Capitol, the organization took to the building’s rotunda to honor King and remind people of work still left to be done to repair t…
01.17 / 12:39
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  FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — According to dispatchers, Fayetteville Officers are on scene after a call was received about shots fired on Saddlehorn Avenue on Tuesday (Jan. 17). Police on scene said they are searching for a potentially armed and dangerous suspect in the area. At this time, traffic is blocked off at the intersection of Deane and Porter Road. Not a lot of information is known at this time. 5NEWS is on the scene to bring you the latest on…
01.17 / 12:10
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Paul Rhoads the Hogs' defensive backs coach in 2016 named the new coordinator this evening by head coach Bret Bielema. The head hog tweeted late Monday ni…
01.17 / 11:58
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ELM SPRINGS (KFSM) — The City of Elm Springs has been working to find the owner of a horse that wandered into city limits early on Monday (Jan. 16). Elm Springs resident Allison Hernandez first came across the horse. “I got off work this morning, and I was on my way home [when] I saw there was a horse in the road,” said Hernandez, who owns horses herself. She used her skills to lure the animal off the road and…
01.17 / 03:36
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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a march across the University of Arkansas campus on Monday (Jan. 16). “We come together as Northwest Arkansas to show solidarity, unity and stress the importance that, hey, it is important for us to remember the dream and legacy of Dr. King,” John L. Colbert said. The freedom march started in Fayetteville in 1975 by Colbert’s fraternity and was picked up by the Northwest Ar…
01.16 / 23:17
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(CNN) — With inspiration from an ancient toy, researchers believe that the simple spinning mechanics of a whirligig could help in the diagnosis of malaria, HIV and other diseases around the world, according to a new study. Whirligigs, buzzers and other spinning toys that date to 3300 B.C. consisted largely of string and an object to spin, like a button or even a piece of bone. Today, diagnostics rely heavily on centrifuges, machines with rapidly rotating containers that separate…
01.16 / 20:51
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Townsend Wolfe, a longtime director of the Arkansas Arts Center and a transformative figure in the arts in Arkansas, died Saturday at his home in Little Rock. He was 81. He headed the Arts Center from 1968 until his retirement in 2002. During his tenure Wolfe transformed the Arts Center and, with his patrician bearing and aristocratic South Carolina drawl, came in many ways to represent the visual arts in Arkansas. One of his chief accomplishments was in identifying an area in which the…
01.16 / 17:58
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ATLANTA (CBSNews) — The influential and controversial megachurch leader Bishop Eddie Long has died at age 63, his New Birth Missionary Baptist Church said. Long had been battling cancer for a long time, reports CBS Atlanta affiliate WGCL. In a statement, the church said: “Bishop Long was known as one of the most influential faith leaders in the world. He stood strong as a Kingdom Builder, pioneering leader, and revolutionary mind changer. Long was a family man and spiritual leader wh…
01.15 / 18:31
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FORT SMITH (KFSM)- Jan. 14 is known as Ratification Day, recognizing the ratification of the Treaty of Paris in 1784. “The Treaty of Paris was a treaty that officially ended the American Revolution for the United States and gave us all the land east of the Mississippi [River], north of Florida, and south of Canada,” Fort Smith Museum of History exhibit designer, Caroline Speir said. The treaty was originally signed in 1783, but the ratification was delayed due to extreme…
01.15 / 05:04
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ELLENTON, Fla. (KFSM)– The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will end “The Greatest Show on Earth” in May after a 146-year run. The final show for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME will be at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, on May 17, 2017. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Out Of This World will conclude its tour at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on May 21, […
01.15 / 04:27
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