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    Flavors Of Summer: Vanzant Fruit Farms

    During this week’s Flavor of the Week, Melissa Hall headed to Vanzant Fruit Farms in Lowell to get some fresh fruit and homegrown goodies. Although it is a fruit mart, Vanzant’s has a wide variety of fresh products and canned goods. She met with Fred and Steve Vanzant, who told her about the business, which has been growing strong for 66 years. They grow 23 varieties of peaches, as well as other fruits, and nearly everything they sell comes from […]

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    Bella Vista Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Children In Neighborhood

    BELLA VISTA (KFSM) — A 77-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of multiple counts of rape and sexual assault on Friday (July 22). John Longnecker, of Bella Vista, is accused of touching three neighborhood children. Police stated a neighbor reported to police after overhearing two children, ages 6 and 8, speaking about it. He faces two counts of rape and four counts of second-degree sexual assault. He is being held at the Benton County Jail on a $150,000 bond. The […]

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    Springdale Man Accused Of Torturing, Mutilating And Sexually Abusing Woman

    Warning: The following article contains graphic content.  SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — A Springdale man was arrested Friday (July 22) after he was accused of torturing, mutilating and sexually abusing a woman in May 2015. Brian Post, 41, was arrested on charges of rape, attempted capital murder and kidnapping, according Benton County Detention Center records. Police found the victim partially unclothed on a bed, lying in a pool of her own blood, according to the probable cause affidavit. The document states she was unconscious and […]

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    Alma Primary, Mrs. Meadors – First Grade

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    Nine-Year-Old Missouri Girl Finds 1.53 Carat Diamond In Arkansas

    MURFREESBORO, Ark. (KTHV) – According to Betty Coors, Park Interpreter at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, a Missouri girl with a love of geology found a diamond over the weekend. On Saturday, nine-year-old Grace Houston was determined to find a diamond, even though temperatures reached triple digits. Grace’s family planned a trip to the park six months ago and they didn’t tell her until a few days ago. The trip turned out to be a surprise that Grace […]

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    Exercise May Prevent Teen Drug Abuse

    A new study suggests teenagers active in sports are less likely to abuse opioids and heroin than teens who are less active. Researchers in Michigan tracked nearly 200,000 eighth graders and high school sophomores. They found that regular participation in sports and exercise, even just once a week, may help protect students from misusing painkillers. Segment Sponsored By: Mercy Health System

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    Breeden Dodge Says Pledge In Support Of Police

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    Combating Tomato Troubles

    You waited all season for that first red ripe tomato only to discover less-than-perfect fruit.  But don’t worry, you can still have a great harvest and improve things for next season. Blossom end rot is a common problem on the first set of fruit.  It’s due to a calcium deficiency often caused by fluctuations in soil moisture often seen in container grown tomatoes. Cracked fruit are also common in the garden.  Fluctuating temperatures, moisture and improper fertilization result in irregular […]

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    Futuristic Smart Stitches Can Help Monitor Patients As They Heal

    Standard procedure medical stitches have been around for years, but they are finally getting an overhaul. Researchers at Tufts University have developed prototype “Smart Stitches” that will be able to send doctors information about the patient’s wounds as they heal. The stitches are actually sensors that are sewn directly into the patient’s wound. The sensors transmit the information wirelessly to a computer in real time. Then this lets doctors see if there is an infection, as well as allowing them to […]

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    Bright Beginnings Preschool – Bentonville, Ms. Cassity – Purple Butterfly Class

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    Adventure Arkansas: PokemonGO

    Millions of people all over the world now have Pokemon in their pockets, and it’s getting many families look for the creatures in their own backyards. Our own 5NEWS Pokemon Expert Sean Bailey takes us around Fort Smith with tips to catch em all while helping out the community. In 1817, The First Fort Smith was founded to establish peace between the Osage and Cherokee tribes. Flash forward nearly 200 years later and the Fort Smith Historic site is still a battleground […]

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    Store-Bought Baby Food Healthier Than Homemade

    A new study found that store-bought baby food may actually be a healthier option than homemade recipes. Researchers said that home-cooked recipes often exceed energy and fat recommendations, whereas pre-packaged offerings from stores are much better at following nutritional guidelines. Researchers said that they also tend to have a greater vegetable variety per meal, compared to just one or two for home-cooked recipes. Segment Sponsored By: Mercy Health System

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