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Plans Move Further for Animal Shelter in Bentonville

BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA) - An animal shelter in Benton County is getting closer to becoming a reality. Members of the Bentonville Animal Shelter steering committee discussed Friday their design plans, location and financial sources that would be needed to fund their new animal shelter.


Bentonville Library To Hold Massive Used Book Sale After Receiving Estate Donation

BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — A donation from the estate of a former Walmart executive will supply a nearly week-long used book sale to benefit two nonprofits next week. The Friends of the Bentonville Library and the Literacy Council of Benton County are teaming up to hold a special used book sale at the lib


Arkansas appeals court affirms rape conviction

The Arkansas Court of Appeals has affirmed the 2018 conviction of a Texarkana man for rape and his 10-year prison sentence. Ulrick Hillman, 36, was found guilty in April 2018 of rape by a Miller County, Ark., jury. The jury heard testimony that Hillman climbed through the bedroom window of a woman h


Florida Georgia Line Kicking Off National Tour At The Walmart AMP In June

ROGERS (KFSM) — The Florida Georgia Line will kick off their national “Can’t Say I Ain’t Country” Tour at the Walmart AMP in June. The tour follows the release of their fourth studio album of the same name. The tour will kick off at the Walmart AMP in Rogers on Thursday, June 13, as part of the Walm


Former Piney Ridge employee placed on probation

BENTONVILLE -- A former employee at an Arkansas mental health center was placed on probation for asking a teen he met there to send him a nude photograph. Rodney Dewayne Thomas, 26, of West Memphis pleaded guilty in December to engaging children in sexually explicit conduct for use in visual or prin


Bentonville Liquor Store Now Licensed To Sell Medical Marijuana

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — The owner of a Bentonville liquor business says his storefront is now licensed to sell medical marijuana. Fayetteville Attorney Erik Danielson owns Walton Boulevard Wine & Spirits. He says the store is one of the 32 dispensaries permitted by the State Medical Marijuana Com


Dance for the Cure Raises Funds for Parkinson's Research

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) - People got to bust their moves for a good cause for the first ever "Dance for the Cure" event Friday. The event was held at the Village on the Park in Bentonville.


Arkansas Mom Shot in Face with Crossbow While Protecting Family, Drives Herself to Hospital

After being shot in the face with a crossbow, a 40-year-old Arkansas mother drove herself to the hospital on Monday with the arrow still lodged in the left side of her face. Police confirm in a statement Janet Partain arrived at the hospital severely injured but aware and alert.


Bill would strip Confederate designation from Arkansas flag star

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas lawmaker is proposing that a star on the state's flag no longer represent the Confederacy, saying it should instead commemorate the contribution of Native Americans to the state.


Elm Tree Elementary School Sees Rise in Absences

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA)-- The Bentonville School District becomes the latest to see a high number of student absences due to illness. Elm Tree Elementary School reported 20 percent of its students were absent Monday, and 18 percent were gone Wednesday.


Sam & Helen Walton Marriage Celebrated on Valentine's Day

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) - Valentine's Day may seem like just a holiday for some, but for the Walton Family, it is a day of special celebration. Sam and Helen Walton were married on this day in 1943, and this holiday would have been their 76th wedding anniversary, so the Walmart Museum in Bentonvill


Highfill man accused of sexually abusing two girls

BENTONVILLE -- A Highfill man was being held Thursday on $100,000 bond in the Benton County Jail after he was arrested in connection with sexually abusing two girls. Scott Adam West, 31, was arrested Monday in connection with rape and sexual assault. Prosecutors have not filed any formal charges aga


Arkansas Razorbacks Postpone Baseball Season Opener

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The season opener of Razorback Baseball has been postponed due to weather, the University of Arkansas announced Friday morning. The Razorbacks will play a double-header at Baum-Walker Stadium on Saturday. Game 1 will start at noon, and Game 2 will start about half an hour after


Several injured, shooter apprehended at Aurora, Ill., manufacturing plant

Multiple people have been injured at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday and a shooter has been apprehended, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt Company, the city announced just after 2 p.m. CST.


Good News Matters: Arkansas's oldest probation officer

BENTON, Ark.- Dorris Cook is the oldest probation officer in the state, and also one of the most loved. "It gives me something to do, and I enjoy doing it and working with people," says Cook.


Arkansas high school put on lockdown following 'credible threat,' officials say; no weapon found

Students and staff at a northeast Arkansas high school were behind bolt-locked doors Friday, following a nearly hour-long lockdown after students reported a “credible threat” to a teacher, officials at Hoxie Public Schools said.


Young Bentonville Students Show & Receive Love

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) - Local students showed a little love on social media, and in return they've received love from across the world. As part of a class project, second graders at R.E. Baker Elementary in Bentonville made a simple request for love notes from across the country.


Benton County Holding Town Hall Meetings for Sales Tax Increase

BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA) - Benton County is inviting you to learn more about the new sales tax proposal up for a vote in March. The county is voting on a new courts facility that will be funded through a one-eighth cent sales tax increase.


Arkansas gas station clerk shoots, injures armed robber, police say

A central Arkansas store clerk shot and injured a would-be robber who brandished a gun and demanded cash Thursday evening in Jacksonville, authorities said. The robbery attempt happened just before 11:30 p.m. at an Express Mart at 1530 W. Main St., the Jacksonville Police Department said Friday.


Arkansas man gets life in prison in killing of infant stepson

A central Arkansas man accused of sitting on his 3-month-old stepson and causing his death was found guilty of murder by a Faulkner County jury on Thursday and received a life sentence.