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  • High Five: Fort Smith Nonprofits To Get $36,000 In Donations

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- Several Fort Smith nonprofit agencies will receive thousands of dollars in donations next week. The Fort Smith Area Community Foundation announced Thursday (Oct. 30), the President and CEO of the Arkansas Community Foundation will present checks totaling $36,000 to the Fort Smith Little Theater, The Good Samaritan Clinic and many others. The Fort Smith Area Community Foundation’s Giving Tree endowment has been giving out donations since 1999. OnlyInArk.com presented by First Security is the proud sponsor of […]

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    Ferguson Police Chief: I’m Not Resigning

    (CNN)- The Ferguson, Missouri police chief insisted Thursday that he won’t step down, despite continued unrest months after one of his officer’s fatally shot Michael Brown and high-level talks that could lead to his exit. “I’m going to stay and see this through,” Chief Thomas Jackson told CNN. The firestorm around Jackson began August 9, when Officer Darren Wilson, who is white, shot Brown, an African-American teen. Wilson’s defenders have said he acted in self-defense, while Brown’s backers note the […]

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    Girlfriend Of Arron Lewis Arrested In Connection With Realtor’s Death

    LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) – A second person has been arrested in the death of a central Arkansas real-estate agent. According the Lt. Carl Minden, Crystal Lowery has been arrested in connection with Beverly Carter’s death. Minden has not said what Lowery is being charged with but did say she is in a relationship with 33-year-old Arron Lewis—the man originally arrested and charged with murder in this case in late September. Lowery’s photo is seen above. Carter disappeared after telling family […]

  • NASA Rocket Explodes

    Operator Used Destruct System To Blow Up Rocket

    (CNN)- After it became apparent there was a problem with the launch of the NASA-contracted Antares rocket, the company that operated the flight hit the destruct button, a spokesman said Thursday. The flight termination system was engaged, confirmed Barron Beneski, vice president of corporate communications at Orbital Sciences Corp., in an email. Mark Kelly, retired NASA astronaut and SpaceX advisory board member, said it was the right call. “They commanded the destruct system to make sure it didn’t wind up […]

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    Suspected Pennsylvania Trooper Killer Captured

    (CNN)- After nearly seven weeks on the run, suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein is in custody, Pennsylvania State Police spokeswoman Connie Devens said Thursday. “I can confirm that we have taken Eric Frein into custody. Further information will be released at a later time. No further information will be released or confirmed at this time,” she said in an email to reporters. According to a local government official briefed on the matter, Frein was caught at an abandoned airport […]

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    Deadly Wichita Plane Crash Was Bound For Mena, Flight Records Show

    MENA (KFSM) – The small airplane that crashed at a Wichita, Kan., airport Thursday morning, killing at least four people, was on its way to the Mena airport in Arkansas, according to the airplane’s flight plan. CBS News reports a twin engine Beechcraft King Air lost an engine on takeoff from Witchita’s Mid-Continent Airport and crashed into a two-story flight safety building nearby before 10 a.m. The flight was scheduled to take off from Wichita around 9:35 a.m. and arrive in Mena at 10:36 a.m. It […]

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    Woman Who Planned To End Her Life After Husband’s Birthday May Delay Death

    CNN – Brittany Maynard says she hasn’t decided yet when she’ll end her life, but it’s a decision she’s still determined to make. “I still feel good enough and I still have enough joy and I still laugh and smile with my family and friends enough that it doesn’t seem like the right time right now,” Maynard says in a video released to CNN on Wednesday. “But it will come, because I feel myself getting sicker. It’s happening each week.” […]

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    Thursday Traffic Updates and Construction Delays

    Northwest Arkansas (KFSM) : I-49- Nightly lane closures will continue through Friday morning on the southbound lanes of I-49 between Hwy 264 and Wagon Wheel Rd.  The two outside lanes will be closed each night from 8pm-6am. Fayetteville- Armstrong Ave. – Stone Bridge Road will see delays in construction zones while crews widen State Highway 16 from two lanes to four lanes with sidewalks and bike lanes. Traffic signals will be installed at three intersections. Should be complete by early 2015. I-49- […]

  • High Five: “Mile In Her Shoes” March Helps Raise Domestic Violence Awareness

    SALLISAW (KFSM)- Carl Albert State College held its first annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes march on Wednesday (Oct. 29) in downtown Sallisaw. The event is part of an international men’s march to stop domestic violence and sexual assault. About 50 men wearing heels came out to support the march, which benefits the Help In Crisis Agency in Sallisaw. “It is difficult for anybody to walk a mile in heels, especially when you are a big o’l guy in […]

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    John Burkhalter “Stripper” Interview Picked Up By National Outlets

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A 5NEWS interview with John Burkhalter, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, detailing some of his past jobs, including that of Chippendale-style performer, is getting picked up by national outlets. The interview, conducted by 5NEWS Managing Editor Larry Henry and posted on his YouTube account, is titled “John Burkhalter: Road To Success Included Various Jobs.” The Washington Free Beacon ran with the story, and their version was picked up by the  news aggregation site Drudge Report. Burkhalter is […]

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    Police: Three-Year-Old Texas Boy Shoots Family Member

    Police are investigating an incident in Houston, Texas in which a 3-year-old boy shot a family member in the face on Saturday. 20-year-old Patrick Sanders is listed in critical condition after suffering a point-blank gunshot wound to the head while sleeping on Saturday, the Houston Press reported. Police believe Sanders was napping on the couch in the living room of his apartment when a handgun in his pocket slipped out and fell onto the floor. Sanders awoke to find it […]

  • School bans girl amid Ebola fear; family sues

    Family Sues After Daughter Banned From Connecticut School Over Ebola Fears

    CNN – A student in Milford is being forced to stay home amid Ebola virus fears and her family is suing to get her back in class. The family said they were in West Africa recently for a wedding. Their attorney claimed they weren’t in one of the three countries at the center of the outbreak. He added that the 7-year-old girl has shown no signs of symptoms and is not under quarantine. “What they did to this girl was […]


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