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  • High Five: Purina Cat Chow Donates $50,000 To Rogers Shelter

    ROGERS (KFSM) – The Rogers Animal Shelter received a donation to help renovate its facilities on Thursday (July 24). Purina Cat Chow donated $50,000 to the shelter. The renovations being made will focus on the cat area of the shelter.  

  • Fort Smith Marshals Museum Gets Commemorative Coin

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Fort Smith Marshals Museum has hit a large milestone, getting it’s own commemorative coin. The design was unveiled on Wednesday (July 23) at a morning ceremony. Its design honors the 225th anniversary of the service of the U.S. Marshals.

  • Adventure Arkansas: Scuba Diving Part 2 – Lake Tenkiller

    Tyler aced the classes for scuba training, and now it’s time to hit the lake to complete his scuba certification in part 2 of his scuba diving adventure. Ocean Impact Dive Shop’s incredible teaching and support continued during the certification process in Lake Tenkiller.  Lake Tenkiller is a popular spot for scuba certification with a park dedicated to diving.  Here they have sunk: busses, boats, and evena helicopter fuselage all free to explore. You can see Tyler’s full lake scuba […]

  • Routine Sewer Smoke Tests Cause Scare

    As crews use smoke for testing purposes, some residents are calling 911 thinking their neighbors are in jeopardy.

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    Migrant Children Returned To Violence-Racked Home Countries

    CBS News – The Obama administration and House Republicans remain at odds over the crisis at the border. There’s one thing on which they do agree: fast-tracking the deportation of thousands of young Central Americans who entered the country illegally. But once they are deported, an even greater challenge is waiting for them back home, CBS News correspondent Manuel Bojorquez reports. They arrive by the busload: dozens of young people, some holding infants, who had packed bags and headed north. […]

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    Three American Journalists Detained in Tehran

    (CNN) — Concern is growing for the wellbeing of four journalists apparently detained in Iran this week, three of them American citizens, according to the Washington Post. The Washington Post reported Thursday that it had received “credible reports” that its Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian, a U.S. citizen, and his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, had been detained on Tuesday evening. Two freelance photojournalists, both American citizens, also have been detained, according to the Washington Post. The paper said officials had not yet […]

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    Friday Traffic Updates and Construction Delays

    Northwest Arkansas (KFSM) : 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- Slowdowns expected in Washington County as crews work to widen the Johnson Mill Blvd. overpass and access ramps on Interstate 49. This project is expected to be completed later this year. Hwy. 112- Spur […]

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    Brown Recluse Bites On The Rise

    (KTHV) - Doctors are seeing an increase in patients seeking treatment for brown recluse bites, including some who tried at-home remedies that did more harm than good, according to affiliate station KTHV. The venomous bites usually heal well if left alone, said Dr. Donna Seger, medical director of the Tennessee Poison Center. However, she warned that people can react differently to the bites. A lesion accompanied by a fever, rash and muscle pain can be life-threatening, especially in children, she said. […]

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    High Five: Miss Arkansas Teen Prepares For Competition

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – As girls all across the country get ready for competition, the Miss Arkansas Teen is no exception. Lauren Weaver, of Greenwood will compete in the Bahamas for the title of Miss Teen USA. She is scheduled to compete on Aug. 8 at 9 p.m.

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    Reward Offered For Information Leading To Escaped Convict’s Capture

    PINE BLUFF (KTHV) – A reward has been offered for information leading to the capture of a convicted murderer who walked away from his work assignment and escaped on June 21, according to affiliate station KTHV. Timothy Buffington, 47, is said to be 5’6″ and weight 182 pounds, with a scar on his upper left arm and his right wrist, KTHV reported. On Thursday (July 24), Shea Wilson, with the Arkansas Department of Correction, said a $4,000 reward is available […]

  • High Five: Fort Smith Baseball Team Travels To Texas For Babe Ruth Tournament

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – An all-star team in Fort Smith is on their way to Texas to compete in a regional Babe Ruth tournament. The Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club team is among one of two teams from the entire state competing in the tournament. Their coach says that although they’ve only played together for a month, they’ve come a long way since their start and play well together.

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    Israeli Fire Hits U.N. School In Gaza, Killing 15

    CBS News – Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said, as Israel pressed forward with its 17-day war against the territory’s Hamas rulers. Pools of blood stained the school courtyard in the northern town of Beit Hanoun, amid scattered books and belongings. There was a large scorch mark in […]