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    Combating Tomato Troubles

    You waited all season for that first red ripe tomato only to discover less-than-perfect fruit.  But don’t worry, you can still have a great harvest and improve things for next season. Blossom end rot is a common problem on the first set of fruit.  It’s due to a calcium deficiency often caused by fluctuations in soil moisture often seen in container grown tomatoes. Cracked fruit are also common in the garden.  Fluctuating temperatures, moisture and improper fertilization result in irregular […]

  • Stitches

    Futuristic Smart Stitches Can Help Monitor Patients As They Heal

    Standard procedure medical stitches have been around for years, but they are finally getting an overhaul. Researchers at Tufts University have developed prototype “Smart Stitches” that will be able to send doctors information about the patient’s wounds as they heal. The stitches are actually sensors that are sewn directly into the patient’s wound. The sensors transmit the information wirelessly to a computer in real time. Then this lets doctors see if there is an infection, as well as allowing them to […]

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    Bright Beginnings Preschool – Bentonville, Ms. Cassity – Purple Butterfly Class

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    Adventure Arkansas: PokemonGO

    Millions of people all over the world now have Pokemon in their pockets, and it’s getting many families look for the creatures in their own backyards. Our own 5NEWS Pokemon Expert Sean Bailey takes us around Fort Smith with tips to catch em all while helping out the community. In 1817, The First Fort Smith was founded to establish peace between the Osage and Cherokee tribes. Flash forward nearly 200 years later and the Fort Smith Historic site is still a battleground […]

  • Miracles From Heaven

    Enter Miracles From Heaven TV Sweepstakes

    Here’s your chance to win a Miracles from Heaven Blu-ray and a 40 inch Sony HDTV.  One lucky person will win the Grand Prize package.  19 runner up winners will get a Blu-Ray from the movie that’s now available in stores. Winners will be drawn after July 28, 2016. Enter to win:

  • OH BABY FOODS

    Store-Bought Baby Food Healthier Than Homemade

    A new study found that store-bought baby food may actually be a healthier option than homemade recipes. Researchers said that home-cooked recipes often exceed energy and fat recommendations, whereas pre-packaged offerings from stores are much better at following nutritional guidelines. Researchers said that they also tend to have a greater vegetable variety per meal, compared to just one or two for home-cooked recipes. Segment Sponsored By: Mercy Health System

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    Lavaca Elementary, Mrs. LeBrun – Third Grade

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  • Pet Chicken

    Pet Chickens Linked To Salmonella Outbreak

    Pet chickens have been linked to the largest case of salmonella. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said more than 600 cases have been linked to the outbreak. All live poultry can carry the bacteria, so the CDC warned that it is important to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after you touch the birds or their surroundings. Symptoms of salmonella include abdominal cramps, vomiting, headaches and fever. Segment Sponsored By: Mercy Health System

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    Asbell Elementary – Fayetteville, Mrs. Price – Second Grade

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  • Ryan England

    Panama Teacher Arrested Following Investigation Of Student Rape

    PANAMA (KFSM) — A local teacher has been charged with rape and forcible sodomy of a student. Ryan England, 28, a teacher at Panama High School, was arrested July 8 after an investigation spanning several months finally concluded, according to an arrest affidavit. England had performed sexual acts with a female student multiple times, and had exchanged inappropriate pictures with the student through a social media application, the document stated. He had performed these acts on the school premises and […]

  • Fracking

    Living Near Fracking Sites Can Increase Asthma Risk

    Living close to a fracking site could increase your risk of asthma. A new study in the “Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine” said that patients are one and a half to four times more likely to have asthma attacks if they live near larger fracking wells. Fracking is the process of extracting oil and gas from the ground through drilling and the injection of high-pressure water. The study’s lead author said that people who live near the […]

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    Rena Elementary – Van Buren, Mr. Dean – Fifth Grade

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