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    Mental Evaluation Report Released For Man Accused In Death Of Realtor

    LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) – On Thursday, the mental evaluation report for a man accused in the 2014 death of a central Arkansas realtor was released. According to the summary of opinions detailed in the evaluation by a psychologist, Arron Lewis, 34, has been diagnosed with Antisocial Personality Disorder. The evaluation report details that a face-to-face interview was conducted with Lewis for seven hours. Within the interview, he reportedly shared with the psychologist that his home life was “a bunch of […]

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    FCC Votes In Favor Of New Net Neutrality Regulations

    CBS News – The Federal Communications Committee voted Thursday to regulate the Internet under Title II of the 1934 Communications Act, which currently applies to telephone service. The ruling will enable the FCC to enact new rules that would prevent Internet service providers (ISPs) from manipulating how quickly or slowly sites are transmitted along their networks, a huge win for proponents of net neutrality. “I think the FCC is doing the right thing,” Barbara Cherry, a professor of telecommunications at […]

  • Healthwatch: Peanut Allergies

    A new study suggests many peanut allergies can be prevented. Researchers say their findings could lead to major changes in food allergy guidelines.

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    Three Accused Of Sexually Abusing, Imprisoning California Woman For Weeks

    CBS News – Three men were arrested in the case of a woman who was held captive and sexually abused for almost two months, authorities said. Investigators believe Jose Angel Barajas-Mireles was the mastermind behind the plot, which saw the 22-year-old woman held against her will in a rural home in Santa Rosa since the holidays, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said. Authorities initially said she had been held captive for three weeks. She escaped last week after noticing an […]

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    Healthwatch: Wednesday’s Medical News

    Young women need to pay attention to their hearts, while shorter hospital stays could lead to higher death rates. Check out some of the day’s top health stories.

  • Healthwatch: Orthorexia

    Health experts say there is such a thing as trying to eat too healthy. Find out  why it could have dangerous consquences.

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    5NEWS FIT: Fueling Your Body After a Workout

    How you eat post-workout, really makes a difference in getting the most out of your exercise. From keeping your body hydrated with the right drinks to when you should eat, this 5NEWS Fit offers advice to held with your body’s recovery after sweating out the calories.

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    Mena Schools Closed Due To Winter Weather

    MENA (KFSM) – The Mena School district is closed this morning (Wed. Feb 25th) due to inclement weather. The announcement was made around 5:30 a.m. Polk County is under a winter weather advisory and is expected to see more snow throughout the day.

  • High Five: Fort Smith Boy Scouts Donate Food To Those In Need

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Boy Scouts in Fort Smith donated food to those in need on Tuesday (Feb. 24). Every week 5NEWS shares stories of local people making a positive difference in ourHigh 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!

  • High Five: Fort Smith Police Recognized At Awards Luncheon

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Multiple Fort Smith police officers were recognized at an awards luncheon on Feb. 20. Every week 5NEWS shares stories of local people making a positive difference in ourHigh 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!

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    Siloam Springs Police Arrest Man Accused Of Military Desertion, Domestic Battery

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) – The Siloam Springs Police Department arrested a man on suspicion of military desertion and domestic battery, according to an arrest report. Rhandall S. Lavasseur, 26, of Fort Bragg, N.C. was booked into the Benton County Detention Center on Feb. 20 at 6:45 p.m., according to jail records. Those same records also state he faces charges of military desertion, second-degree false imprisonment and third-degree domestic battery. On Friday (Feb. 20) at 2:39 p.m., police spoke with a […]

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    Oklahoma Senate Panel Puts A Stop To Chemical Castration Bill

    OKLAHOMA CITY (KWTV) – A proposal to force certain sex offenders in Oklahoma to go through chemical castration as a condition of release from prison failed in a state Senate committee on Feb. 24. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 5-4 on Tuesday against the bill by Sen. Mark Allen, R-Spiro. Since this week is a deadline for bills to emerge from committee, the measure is most likely finished for the session. The bill, if passed, would have targeted those convicted of […]

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