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  • High Five: Firefighters Sell Fireworks To Raise Money For Equipment

    (KFSM) – Local firefighters sold fireworks last week to raise money for equipment. 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 High Five!

  • City Leaders To Discuss $1.3 Million Park Upgrades

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – City leaders will decide Monday (July 6) if they want to pump $1.3 million into making Veterans Park in Van Buren more of an area attraction. The city’s director of planning, Joseph Hurst, said if approved, that money would be spent on adding more history to the park in honor of area veterans. Also, the park will have playground equipment to make sure the little ones have a fun place to play. “It will be the […]

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    Mysterious Stray Bullet Hits Woman At Amusement Park

    WEST MIFFLIN, PA. (CBS News) — Police believe a shot that injured a woman at a suburban Pittsburgh amusement park came from outside the park, perhaps from someone nearby celebrating the Fourth of July. Allegheny County police say the 26-year-old woman was in stable condition after being struck in the upper chest near her shoulder just after 10 p.m. Saturday at Kennywood Park in West Mifflin. Police said there’s no indication the shot was fired within the park, and they […]

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    NASCAR Fans Hurt After Last-Lap Crash

    DAYTONA BEACH, FL. (CBS News) — A horrific last-lap accident left drivers fearing for Austin Dillon’s safety, muted Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s victory in the rain-delayed Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, and left some fans in need of medical attention. Earnhardt crossed the finish line at 2:41 am Monday filled with dread after Dillon’s car sailed upside down into the fence then shot back onto the track. The car was on its roof and mangled when it was hit […]

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    Divers Search For Infant After Father Leaps From Connecticut Bridge

    MIDDLETOWN, CONN. (CBS News) –Middletown Police are searching for a missing infant after, they say, his father jumped from the Arrigoni Bridge. Police say Tony Morano jumped from the bridge after police received a call that he was there, possibly with his infant son, Aaden, reports CBS Hartford, Connecticut affiliate WFSB-TV. According to police, the call came in around 11:45 Sunday night. Police said officers were told the elder Morano might have a baby with him on the bridge. Officers […]

  • NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27:  Kids play in the Dry Dock pool in Mahattan's East Village on the first day of the city's outdoor pool season on June 27, 2013 in New York City. The pool and neighboring buildings were flooded by Superstorm Sandy. The neighborhood is recovering and all 55 public outdoor city pools were able to open today on the first day of the season.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Chlorine Resistant Parasite Causing Illness

    ARKANSAS (KTHV) –It’s a big weekend for family time in the water. But there’s a parasite that’s popping up in pools and lakes around the state. It’s called cryptosporidium and it’s invisible to the naked eye. “People get it when they swallow unchlorinated water or even sometimes chlorinated water. So, lake water, river water and even swimming pool water sometimes,” said Kerry Krell with the Arkansas Department of Health. It takes a few days after swimming for the symptoms to […]

  • Adventure Arkansas: Kayaking Beaver Lake

    Beaver Lake hosts a wide variety of activities to beat the heat, but also some ways to teach you about our environment. This week’s Adventure Arkansas takes us on a guided tour to discover┬áthe hidden parts of the lake.

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    Police: Alcohol Thief Tries To Hide Tequila In His Pants, Flees Store

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The Springdale Police Department arrested a suspected tequila thief who hid a bottle of alcohol in his pants before fleeing, authorities say. Luis Zamudio-Silva, 22, of Springdale was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on Thursday (July 2) and faces charges of robbery and theft of property, according to jail records. On June 25, police were called to Crossover Liquor at 1890 N. Crossover Rd. in Fayetteville in response to a robbery. Zamudio-Silva came into the […]

  • Video: Rodeo Of The Ozarks Parade And Mutton Busting

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The 71st Rodeo of the Ozarks began with a parade, and later that evening children came out for mutton busting.

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    June Jobs Disappoint; Unemployment At Seven-Year Low

    CBS News – The labor market proved to be a mixed bag in June, with the economy continuing to add jobs amid dormant wages and a reduced work force. The creation of 223,000 jobs in June follows a 254,000 increase in May that was beneath the prior estimate. The jobless rate dipped to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low, as more Americans departed the labor pool, the Labor Department said Thursday in a report released a day earlier than usual due […]

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    Northwest Arkansas Economy Adds More Than 11,000 Jobs In 12 Months

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – From May 2014 to May 2015, more than 11,000 jobs were added to the Northwest Arkansas economy, a City Wire release stated. According to the release, employment during May of this year was at 238,730, compared to 227,402 in May 2014, an increase of 11,328 jobs. During the recession, the Northwest Arkansas annual employment average in 2006, the year before the recession, was 218,779, the release stated.

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    Arkansas Continues Manufacturing Growth

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – According to a City Wire release, economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in June for the 30th consecutive month. The release also stated the overall economy in Arkansas grew for the 73rd consecutive month. The report issued Wednesday by the Institute for Supply Management Manufacturing Business Survey Committee, shows that the June purchasing managers index, or PMI, registered 53.5%, an increase of 0.7 percentage point over the May reading of 52.8%. To read the entire […]

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