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    Siloam Springs Drowning Victim Identified, Search Continues

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) – The Benton County Sheriff’s Office identified the drowning victim on Tuesday afternoon (June 30). Authorities resumed their search Wednesday morning (July 1) looking for Randy Barton, 55, of Siloam Springs who was last seen swimming in the Illinois River under the Arkansas 59 bridge. The Tri-County Dive team and the Mennonite Disaster Service Search and Rescue joined the search Wednesday morning. According to the Benton County Department of Emergency Management, the group Barton was with called 911 […]

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    Nurse Drops Newborn At Hospital, Fracturing His Skull

    CBS News – Authorities in Pennsylvania say a nurse has dropped a newborn boy at a hospital, fracturing his skull. The baby’s mother says a doctor told her the nurse was “drowsy.” The hospital and Uniontown police say the 30-year veteran nurse at Uniontown Hospital was holding the baby at about 6 a.m. Tuesday when he fell from her grasp. Mother Jacqueline Hunt tells WPXI-TV that a pediatrician told her the nurse was feeding and burping her 1-day-old son “and she […]

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    Obama: U.S. And Cuba Will Resume Diplomatic Relations, Open Embassies

    CBS News – President Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to open embassies in Havana and Washington, marking a major step in ending hostilities between the longtime foes. “Today I can announce that the United States has agreed to formally re-establish diplomatic relations with the republic of Cuba and reopen embassies in our respective countries,” the president said. The U.S. and Cuba have been negotiating the reestablishment of embassiesfollowing the Dec. 17 announcement that they […]

  • 5NEWS Fit: Exercising While You’re Sick

    Regular exercise is good for the immune system helping us fight off simple infections like colds, but should we continue to work out when we’re sick?

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    Fire Hits Another Black Church In The South

    SOUTH CAROLINA (CBS News) — An African-American church in South Carolina that was burned down by the Ku Klux Klan in 1995 caught fire again Tuesday night, though authorities said it was too soon to tell if arson was behind the latest blaze, which broke out on a night of frequent storms featuring lightning. No one was believed to be inside at the time. The fire at the Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal church in Greeleyville broke out at a […]


    Father, Son Found Dead In Saline County River

    SALINE COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) — Saline County authorities are investigating the deaths of a man and his son who were found in a partially-submerged vehicle in the Saline River near Lake Norrell. Sheriff’s Lt. Jeff Silk on Tuesday identified the bodies as 38-year-old Lonnie Moore of Salem and his 8-year-old son. The child’s name hasn’t been released. According to the Saline County Sheriff’s Office, the grandfather found the two bodies inside of a Jeep around 7:25 a.m. Tuesday near Lake […]

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    OK Supreme Court: Ten Commandments Monument Must Be Removed From Capitol

    OKLAHOMA (KOTV) – The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday morning that the Ten Commandments monument must be removed from the State Capitol grounds. In a 7-2 decision, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the monument violated the Oklahoma Constitution and “shall be removed.” Mike Reynolds, a former Oklahoma Representative who helped re-erect the monument, released a statement saying, “From the start, we expected this case would likely go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.” To read the full story […]

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    Corps Of Engineers Advises Caution On Water Over Holiday Weekend

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a statement to practice water safety over the Fourth of July weekend. The Independence Day holiday is typically one of the three busiest weekends of the year at the region’s lakes and rivers, and this year, will likely be no exception with the long holiday weekend looming. In addition, visitors should be aware that extra precautions are advised because of high water at some Little Rock District projects in […]

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    Ark. Man Charged With Bestiality Arrested After Plotting To Break Into Animal Shelter

    POPE COUNTY (KTHV) – A Hattieville man who had previously been arrested and charged with bestiality has been arrested again. According to the Pope County Sheriff’s Office, they received information on Friday (June 26) that Jonathan Ford had intentions of breaking and entering at the Russellville Animal Shelter. Ford was arrested on suspicion of criminal conspiracy to commit commercial burglary and booked into the Pope County Detention Center. He appeared in court on Monday and was given a bond of $50,000. To […]

  • High Five: Local Fireworks Stands Raise Money For Special Olympics

    (KFSM) – Two local fireworks stands are raising money for the Special Olympics. Every week 5NEWS shares stories of local people making a positive difference in our High Five report. 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!

  • Death Penalty

    Supreme Court Upholds Use Of Drug Implicated In Botched Executions

    CBS News – The Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal injection executions Monday, as two dissenting justices said for the first time that they think it’s “highly likely” that the death penalty itself is unconstitutional. The justices voted 5-4 in a case from Oklahoma that the sedative midazolam can be used in executions without violating the Eighth Amendment prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. The drug was used in executions in Arizona, Ohio and Oklahoma […]


    Sallisaw Woman Killed, Two Children Hospitalized In Collision

    SALLISAW, Okla. (KFSM) – A Sallisaw woman is dead and two children are hospitalized after a collision in Muskogee County today (June 26), according to a release from Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Mary Patricia Kidd, 64, of Sallisaw was driving northbound on the Muskogee Turnpike near mile marker 51 when she lost control on the wet roadway, crossed the center median, and hit a semi truck in the southbound lane, according to the release. Kidd was pronounced dead at the scene. […]


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