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    CDC Awards Funds For Arkansas To Prepare For Zika

    LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded Arkansas $308,005 as part of $25 million in funding to states, cities, and territories to support efforts to protect Americans from Zika virus infection and associated adverse health outcomes, including microcephaly and the other serious birth defects. “These CDC funds will enable states and territories to strengthen their Zika preparedness and response plans,” said Stephen C. Redd, M.D. (RADM, USPHS), director of CDC’s Office of Public […]

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    Dog Retrieves Hand After Chicago Man Loses It In Firecracker Explosion

    CHICAGO (WBBM) — A Chicago nurse got a rude awakening Thursday afternoon when a man in her Portage Park neighborhood blew off his hand with a firecracker – a body part that was found hours later by the nurse’s dog. Cheri Steigert normally works the overnight shift and was sleeping around 3:30 p.m. when she heard a large explosion and a scream She learned that a man had been injured in a fireworks explosion and lost at least two fingers. […]

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    FDA Investigating Hand Sanitizer

    Millions of Americans use alcohol-based hand sanitizers every day, believing they safely kill bacteria. However, health officials aren’t sure that the take-anywhere bottles are doing their job of sanitizing. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration now says it wants some proof that hand sanitizer actually works. It also wanted to rule out any unintended consequences of using the sanitizer, especially in young children. The FDA first started looking at topical antiseptics in the 1970s. This new action is particularly focused […]

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    Edible Flowers

    Pluck a few flowers and add flavor and color to your favorite salad, beverage, or jelly. Start by making sure the flowers you select are edible and pesticide free.  Remove the pistils and stamens to avoid the bitter flavor of pollen. Nasturtium leaves and flowers can be used in salads to add color and a little zip.  Or stuff these and daylily blooms with cream cheese for a fun garden appetizer. Eat daylily buds fresh from the garden or boil […]

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    Peacemaker Contest Facebook Ticket Giveaway

    Official Rules NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN, NOR WILL A PURCHASE IMPROVE ONE’S CHANCES OF WINNING. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received. Eligibility:Entrants must be legal US residents, at least 18 years old or above, as determined by KFSM and reside in the Fort Smith or Fayetteville Designated Market Area as defined by The Nielsen Company. Void where prohibited. Employees of KFSM, KXNW, Tribune Broadcasting Fort Smith License, LLC, and their respective affiliates, parents […]

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    Butterfield Trail Elementary – Fayetteville, Mrs. Smith – Third Grade

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    Gunman On The Run After Two Shot At Heber Springs Print Shop

    HEBER SPRINGS (KTHV) — Police in Heber Springs are investigating the shooting of two individuals they said happened at a local print shop Thursday afternoon. Police said they’re looking for the suspect, 58-year-old David Hammonds.  He may be driving a grey 2009 Dodge flatbed pickup with tags reading 317551. He is considered armed and dangerous. The print shop is located on the 2300 block of AR-25. Information regarding the victims’ conditions or other circumstances has not been released. If you […]

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    Grizzly Bear Kills Mountain Biker Near Glacier National Park

    WEST GLACIER (KPAX) — Wildlife officials confirmed a grizzly bear that killed as 38-year-old West Glacier man on his bicycle Wednesday afternoon near Glacier National Park. The man is being identified as Brad Treat of West Glacier, a career law enforcement officer with the Flathead National Forest. The grizzly bear attack happened shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Halfmoon Lakes area near West Glacier on U.S Forest Service land. Treat was mountain biking on a trail with another man at the time […]

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    Fireworks Displays Across Northwest Arkansas And The River Valley

    (KFSM) — Listed below are fireworks displays across Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley. Alma – Fireworks on the Hill on the land across from Hilltop Travel Center at the Rudy exit (July 1:  at 6:30 p.m.). For more information, click here. Alma – The Mayor’s July 3rd Fireworks Display at Alma City Park (July 3: fireworks at dark). For more information, click here. Barling – Fireworks Show at Barling City Park on H Street (July 3: events/music at 5 […]

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    Rena Elementary – Van Buren, Ms. Chappell – Second Grade

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    Arkansas AG Reaches Settlement With Volkswagen

    LITTLE ROCK (KTHV)  – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has reached a settlement requiring Volkswagen to pay more than $570 million nationwide for violating laws prohibiting unfair or deceptive trade practices by marketing, selling and leasing diesel vehicles equipped with illegal and undisclosed defeat device software. In September 2015, Rutledge joined the executive committee of a multistate investigation into Volkswagen for altering its emissions software. Rutledge says that by participating in the executive committee, attorneys within her office were able […]

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    Two Suspects Arrested After Police Find 175 Pounds Of Marijuana Near West Memphis

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — Arkansas Highway Police (AHP) stopped a one-ton pickup truck hauling a small car trailer and found 175 pounds of marijuana, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials. The stop occurred at the Lehi Weigh Station on Interstate 40 near West Memphis on Saturday (June 25), a press release stated. The driver of the vehicle, Rodney O’Neal Thompson, gave the AHP officer a driver’s license for Seddrick Deshon McShan and claimed it was his own while […]


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