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  • High Five: 5NEWS Member Retires From Station After 45 Years

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – One of the longest-running 5NEWS employees officially retired on Friday (Sept. 12) after being with the company for 45 years. Fred McClure has done just about every job in the news department, including news manager at one point in his career, and 5NEWS will miss him as he enjoys his well-earned retirement. 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 […]

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    “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius Gets His Verdict

    CBS News – Oscar Pistorius sat down in a Pretoria court Friday and within an hour, he heard the verdict for which he and much of the world have waited more than a year. After a rocky day in the same room on Thursday, the double-amputee track star knew he would not be convicted of the most serious charges he had faced in the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp; premeditated murder or murder. Judge Thokozile Masipa resumed reading her […]

  • High Five: Fayetteville Students Named Finalists In National Merit Scholarship

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Ten students from Fayetteville High School have been named National Merit Scholarship finalists. 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!

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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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    Arkansas State Removes Cross Decal From Helmets

    CBS Sports – Arkansas State will modify a cross decal on its helmet that after the school received a complaint. The Red Wolves had been playing with a small white cross on the back of their helmets with the initials M.O. and B.W. on them. The initials honored Arkansas State player Markel Owens, who was murdered during a home invasion in January, and equipment manager Barry Weyer, who died in a car accident after the 2013 season. The decision to […]

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    Interactive Adventure Arkansas Map

    Click here to view a map of places 5NEWS Meteorologist Tyler Southard has been with Adventure Arkansas. See below for the latest Adventure Arkansas segments, brought to you by Adventure Subaru!

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    Debate Surges Over Dog Shock Collar Use

    CBS News – It’s sort of like a spanking, a short-lived physical punishment for unwanted behavior. But like spanking, people can’t seem to agree if it’s an acceptable form of discipline, in this case, for dogs. Sean O’Shea tells CBS News correspondent Don Dahler he’s used shock collars to train dogs for years. He swears by it, and he’s not alone. “As far as tools go with a dog, it’s about as close to 100 percent dependability and reliability that […]

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    Thursday 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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    LeFlore County Fire Department Receives Award

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) – The Murry Spur Fire Department in LeFlore County was presented with an award from the Oklahoma Insurance Commission on Sept. 10, according to a news release. The department received the award for improving its Insurance Services Office Public Protection Classification from a class nine to a class four, the release states. The rating has an impact on many homeowner’s insurance rates, according to the release. One of the factors in determining a station’s rating is the […]

  • High Five: Volleyball Team Raises Money To Fight Childhood Cancer

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A Fort Smith volleyball team is raising money to help fight childhood cancer with an organization called Alex’s Lemonade Stand. 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!

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    Greenwood High School Students Return To Class After Evacuation

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – Students have returned to class after the Greenwood Police Department investigated a bomb threat at Greenwood High School on Wednesday (Sept. 10), according to authorities. Students at the high school were evacuated to a safe place shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 10), according to Assistant Superintendent Suzy Wilson. Law enforcement was called after students reported the threat to faculty, according to Wilson. Officers searched the building, and students were taken to a safe place and served […]

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    Apple Unveils iPhone 6, New iWatch

    CNN – Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Tuesday, as well as a new mobile payments platform called ApplePay. “Today, we are launching the biggest advancement in the history of iPhone,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said at an event in Cupertino, Calif. “They are without a doubt the best iPhones we’ve ever done.” Display: The iPhones have curved edges and bigger screens that measure 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, up from just four inches on the iPhone […]

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