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    Arkansas Supreme Court Takes Up Same-Sex Marriage Suit

    LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) The Arkansas Supreme Court has taken up the same-sex marriage lawsuit, according to affiliate station KTHV. This decision comes after Judge Piazza overturned the state’s ban on gay marriage in May, which was followed by a stay issued by the Arkansas Supreme Court a few days after, KTHV reported. A handful of Arkansas counties issued same-sex marriage licenses before the process was halted, according to affiliate station KTHV. To read the full story on our affiliate station’s […]

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    At Least 19 Killed at U.N. school in Gaza

    Gaza City (CNN) — While dueling political leaders blame each other for the carnage in Gaza, residents there are grappling with a new, nightmarish life: Dozens of deaths reported each day. Dwindling fuel and water supplies. And no electricity for countless civilians after Gaza’s only power plant was struck and erupted in flames. The violence continued Wednesday morning, when Israeli forces shelled the Abu Hussein School in northern Gaza and killed 20 people, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. An Israeli […]

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    Benton County Judge Agrees To Settlement With Former County Comptroller

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Benton County Judge Robert Clinard has agreed on a settlement with the former county comptroller, authorities say. Sarah Wilson, the former Benton County Comptroller, was  fired on April 8, and she filed an appeal to go before a grievance committee to attempt to get her job back a couple weeks after being terminated. Clinard said the settlement was in the best interest of the county, and the county’s relationship with Wilson was severed. He said he can’t talk […]

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    Search Continues For Missing Father And Infant In Ouachita Mountains

    YELL COUNTY (KFSM) – Authorities on Tuesday (July 29) continued searching a mountainous area in Yell County for a missing father and his 10-month-old son. Brian A. Floyd, 33, went missing along with 10-month-old Harper on July 25, officials said. The father’s 1998 Chevy King Cab pickup truck later was found in a “remote area,” according to authorities. The father and son were not in the truck. After the father and son’s disappearance, authorities launched a search and rescue effort, saying […]

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    Be a Bus Stop Forecast Kid

    Enter school pictures of your child, and they could be featured as a Bus Stop Forecast Kid on 5NEWS This Morning with meteorologist, Joe Pennington.

  • Grieving parents hit with $200,000 in student loans

    Grieving Parents Hit With $200,000 In Student Loans

    CNN – When his 27-year old daughter Lisa died suddenly of liver failure five years ago, Steve Mason was as devastated as any father would be. He and his wife Darnelle immediately took in Lisa’s three children — ages 4, 7 and 9 at the time — even though they knew it would be a huge struggle to support them. Steve earns less than $75,000 per year as a pastor, while Darnelle earns even less as a director at the […]

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    9/11 Steel Cross Display Can Stay At Museum, Court Rules

    CBS News – A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit by an atheist group seeking to stop the display of a cross-shaped steel beam found among the World Trade Center’s wreckage. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday sided with a federal judge’s ruling last year that the decision to include the beam in the National September 11 Memorial & Museum did not advance religion impermissibly. American Atheists had sued the museum’s operators in 2011 on constitutional grounds. […]

  • High Five: Fort Smith Church Helps River Valley Students Get School Supplies

    A Fort Smith church stepped up to help children in need by collecting school supplies for those kids. The church and its volunteers have been working and stuffing 3,000 backpacks full of supplies. On Saturday (Aug. 2),the backpacks will be given to kids in kindergarten up through sixth grade.

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    Yarnell’s Sweetest Hometowns of the Summer: Ice Cream Giveaway

    Nominate your hometown event for Yarnell's to come giveaway free ice cream! All you have to do is tell us a little bit about what makes your town so sweet!

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    Sales Tax Holiday Approaching For Arkansas And Oklahoma Residents

    (KTHV) – A somewhat tax-free weekend on certain items is just ahead for Arkansas and Oklahoma residents as many prepare to go back to school, according to affiliate station KTHV. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 2, Arkansas will hold its sales tax holiday allowing shoppers to purchase certain school and art supplies, school instructional materials, and clothing free of state and local sales or use tax, KTHV reported. According to the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, all retailers are […]

  • Mulberry Native Saves Two Lives In Flash Flood Following Japan Typhoon

    n July 7, Master Sgt. Brad Reeves was stationed at the Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan. At this time, the country is under a rare emergency warning as Typhoon Neoguri slams the country.