ROGERS, AR—Strong winds rushed through Northwest Arkansas Wednesday afternoon, leaving behind some destruction. Donovan Golden, Program director at The Boys And Girls Club in Rogers said he heard a big boom, and saw the mess that followed. “It was really loud and we knew right away that it had done some damage to the playground.” Golden said the kids are
FAYETTEVILLE, AR--Severe weather sweeping through Northwest Arkansas, ripping the roof off of a long-standing business. Wind gusts of up to 70 mph hit Ben Jack's Guitar Central in Fayetteville, a business that's been here for 50 years. The store's owner is now rushing to take inventory for insurance purposes. Since we first saw the damage, a roofing company has done
Bentonville, AR--Celebrating national hot dog day today draws national attention to Northwest Arkansas. The 2nd annual hot dog day grill out took place at the Bentonville plaza. For $5, participants could got chips, drinks and of course, a hot dog! It was headed by the Kendal King Group in Bentonville as a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls club of
Rogers -- Strong winds whipped through Rogers Tuesday afternoon, downing trees and power lines and blowing debris through the streets. Traffic signals along 8th street went out, and drivers were having difficulty getting through intersections. Emergency vehicles scrambled across the city, responding to downed power lines. 16-year-old Colton Gonzalez says tents from his family's yard sale started blowing around, nearly
KNWA/FOX 24 -- Thanks to everyone who sent us pictures for Wednesday's high winds. Take a look!
FORT CHAFFEE -- At least 20 buildings were damaged or destroyed by high winds at Fort Chaffee on Wednesday. Lt Col. Keith Moore says no one was injured. Army Reserves are assessing the damage which includes downed trees and power lines. Moore says power is down all around the grounds.
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HIGHFILL, AR -- Severe weather is causing issues at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport. If you need to see if your flight has been canceled or delayed, do not call XNA. Call your airline. You can find their phone numbers and website information below. Allegiant Air - 1-702-505-8888 American Airlines - 1-800-433-7300 Delta Airlines - 1-404-773-0305 United Airlines - 1-800-UNITED-1
FAYETTEVILLE, AR -- Arkansas State Police are responding to 2 car accident on I-49. The wreck happened near exit 66, the Garland Ave. exit. At least one person has been injured in the accident. Police say the accident is not blocking the road, but traffic is moving slow in the area.
ARKANSAS -- A report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows high poverty rates for Arkansas children. The 2014 Kids Count study looks at how kids are doing in math, reading and pre-K programs. State spending for pre-K programs has stayed the same since 2007. Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families says more pre-K programs is the first step to
Water safety is top priority for Park Rangers at Beaver Lake. They focus not just on making sure you're safe while swimming, but safe in what you're swimming in. The Army Corp of Engineers sends water samples to the health department four times a year, and the water quality is getting better. "The designated swim areas we, we identify as
Fayetteville -- An organization collecting Arkansas history from the people who lived it is working to be more accessible to the public. The University of Arkansas Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History is building a new space on the Fayetteville square. The center's goal is to preserve the state's history through the words and images of Arkansans, and
BENTONVILLE -- Police now believe an elderly woman who's body was found in her home was a homicide. The investigation is the result of preliminary cause of death findings by the Arkansas State Crime Lab autopsy. On Sunday, police got a call of about a welfare concern at 3300 SW Elm Manor Drive. The caller said 76-year-old Nelma Darline Conklin
KNWA/FOX 24 -- If you've picked up fruit at Walmart or Sam's Club recently, keep reading. Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California, warehouses between June 1 and July 12. Wawona believes the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. In Northwest Arkansas, only Sam's Clubs are affected by
(CNN) -- The Federal Aviation Administration has told U.S. airlines that they are prohibited from flying to or from Israel's Ben Gurion Airport for up to 24 hours. "The notice was issued in response to a rocket strike which landed approximately one mile" from the airport Tuesday morning, the FAA said. The suspension comes amid a conflict between Israel and
SPRINGDALE -- On Tuesday, Arkansas gubernatorial candidates Mike Ross and Asa Hutchinson participated in a forum in Springdale. Here's just a quick glimpse of what was discussed: 1) On the issue of large scale hog Farms, Ross said he supports the right of people to have a hog farm responsibly and claimed says Hutchinson said there's no need for it.
SPRINGDALE, AR -- Arkansas State Police are on the scene of a 3 car accident on I-49, in the northbound lane, near the Don Tyson Parkway Interchange. Police say at least one person was injured in the accident. State Police tell us the wreck is not blocking the roadway, but is cause slowdowns around the area.
HOT SPRINGS, AR--Dozens of Hot Springs families forced out of their burning apartment building are now focusing on rebuilding their lives and finding homes. Many say they're also learning a big lesson about insurance and policies that actually protect your family versus your apartment complex. Last week a fire destroyed 24 apartments at village square in Hot Springs. Families lived
LINCOLN -- According to police, a nine year old girl and a 15-year old girl say 22 year old Damian Kelley pulled them into a ditch and bound them with duct tape. On July 21, police responded to 1217 Maple Lane in Lincoln, in response to a person tying up a young girl. Police spoke with the 15-year-old girl, who
It's a small school district making big changes for safety. The Elkins school board recently approved 400-thousand dollars worth of security upgrades and building renovations. A dozen construction projects are happening in the Elkins school district this Summer. In previous years, a person could simply walk through the front doors, and into a classroom. Soon with new construction, that will