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    House Cat Survives Bobcat Attack Outside California Home

    CBS News – Game wardens are on the hunt for a bobcat that attacked a house cat in San Mateo County, CBS San Francisco reports. “He had blood all over the back of his neck, and it was much worse, and a different location than anything I’d ever seen from a typical cat fight,” Bill Barton said. Veterinarians say Denise Delaney and Barton’s cat – whose official name is “The Bengal” — was attacked by a wild animal. Initially, there […]

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    Army Corps Of Engineers Begins Spillway Release From Beaver Dam

    Flood gates open at Beaver Lake @5NEWS pic.twitter.com/4R94nCEV16 — Dave Walker (@FiveNewzDave) May 25, 2015 ROGERS (KFSM) – The Army Corps of Engineers began a spillway release at 12 p.m. on Monday afternoon (May 25) from Beaver Dam, officials say. “The seven spillway gates were opened one-half foot releasing 3,700 cubic feet per second in addition to the 8,500 c.f.s. being released through the turbine generators,” a news release states. “The total release is 12,200 c.f.s. The lake is cresting […]

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    Roads Closed Due To Heavy Rain And Flooding

    Several roads across both Arkansas and Oklahoma remain closed Monday morning due to heavy rains across the area: Benton County Both lanes of Sugar Creek Road remain closed after a large tree fell overnight; it’s unclear at this time when crews with the road department will be out to get that tree removed.   Washington County Stone Bridge is flooded and impassable Mount Olive Road, just east of Elkins, is flooded and impassable Billings is flooded and impassable Dye Creek […]

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    Poteau River Experiencing “Major Historic Flooding”

    POTEAU (KFSM) – The Poteau River is experiencing “major historic flooding,” according to LeFlore County Emergency Management. As of 8 a.m. Monday morning (May 25), the current stage is just over 30 feet with a forecast crest of 31 feet sometime around 12 a.m. on Wednesday (May 27). Highway 112 in Poteau is closed and will remain closed for several days, officials said. Thirty feet flooding affects croplands and county roads from southeast of Poteau to the mouth of Brazil […]

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    Woman Battling Anorexia At 40 Pounds Gets Help After Plea On Social Media

    CALIFORNIA – Rachael Farrokh, 37, weighs roughly 40 pounds, suffering from a severe form of anorexia for more than 10 years. After making a desperate plea for survival in a video posted to YouTube, Farrokh told CNN on Friday that she has raised enough money for her to start treatment for her eating disorder. Farrokh and her husband, Rod Edmondson, created a GoFundMe page that’s exceeded $120,000 in donations to cover her medical costs. Farrokh took to social media for help […]

  • Sharum’s Garden Center: Saving Your Plants From the Rain

    With the flooding of these past two weeks, find out how to keep your plants healthy from the rain!

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    Claremore Firefighter Drowns During Flood Rescue

    CLAREMORE (KOTV) – A Claremore firefighter drowned when he was swept away while performing a water rescue. Claremore Fire Chief Sean Douglas said the firefighter was attempting to rescue a fellow firefighter who had fallen into a flooded storm drain near Archer Court and Highway 20 just west of Claremore.Douglas said one firefighter was able to make it out of the storm drain alive. He was taken to the hospital to be checked out. Douglas said the death is a […]

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    Rape, Domestic Battery Suspect Arrested After Chase With Police

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- The Springdale Police Department arrested man wanted on multiple charges Saturday, (May 22). Pascual Carbajal, 21, was wanted for rape, false imprisonment, domestic battery in the second degree and terroristic threatening, according to a new release earlier this month. A woman reported that Carbajal had struck her several times, kicking and hitting her with various objects, according to the release. She also reported that he kept her from leaving and threatened to kill her if she tried, the […]

  • TLC Pulls “19 Kids And Counting” From Schedule

    ARKANSAS (YAHOO) – TLC has pulled the reality television series “19 Kids and Counting” from its schedule, according to a report from Yahoo. This comes after accusations that Josh Duggar molested five underage girls have gone public. Duggar resigned from the Family Research Council after the accusations were published. “Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends,” Josh Duggar, 27, told People […]

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    Liza Danver – 5NEWS Welcomes Newest Team Member

    FORT SMITH/FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Fort Smith/Fayetteville – KFSM Channel 5 is excited to welcome Liza Danver to the 5NEWS anchor team. She’ll join Daren Bobb and Chief Meteorologist Garrett Lewis Weeknights at 5, 6, 9 and 10pm. Liza is a talented award-winning journalist who has won a prestigious regional Edward R. Murrow award. She’s also been recognized for excellence in breaking news reporting by the Society of Professional Journalists and The Associated Press. Liza studied at Ohio University’s Scripps School of […]

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    Former Razorback Acquitted Of Murder Found Guilty Of Harassment

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – A former Razorback acquitted of murder was found guilty of harassment and loitering on Wednesday (May 20), officials say. Joshua Melton, 34, was arrested at Lincoln Junior High School in Bentonville on Dec. 9, 2014, on suspicion of harassment, carrying a weapon and loitering, according to authorities. He pleaded not guilty to those charges on Jan. 13. He was sentenced to pay court costs and fines, probation, and he’ll have to attend an anger management course, officials said.

  • High Five: Fayetteville Assistant Principal Wins Award

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Fayetteville assistant principal won the Arkansas Assistant Principal of the Year award on Thursday (May 21). Every week 5NEWS shares stories of local people making a positive difference in our High Five report. OnlyInArk.com presented by First Security is the proud sponsor of High Five. Do you have a story idea that would make a perfect High Five segment? We want to hear about it. Submit your story here, and it could be featured on 5NEWS […]

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