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    Josh Duggar Responds To Teen Molestation Accusations: “I Acted Inexcusably”

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Josh Duggar, of TV’s “19 Kids and Counting” fame, has resigned from the Family Research Council after accusations become public that he was accused as a teen of molesting five underage girls, according to People magazine. “Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends,” Josh Duggar, 27, told People in a statement. The magazine reports that his […]

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    Portion Of Highway 23 In Franklin County Closed Following Hill Slide

    CASS (KFSM)- A portion of State Highway 23, also known as the Pig Trail, in Franklin County is closed following a hill slide, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. The hill slide is approximately 19 miles north of Interstate 40 and 5.5 miles north of Cass, according to a media release from the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. The closure includes 3.2 miles of Highway 23 between the Mulberry Mountain Lodge to the south and Fly Gap Road […]

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    Is Your Takata Airbag Under Recall

    (CBS News) —  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has created some online resources to help consumers whose vehicle may have a defective air bag made by Takata. The Japanese air bag maker announced on Tuesday that it is expanding the number of vehicles to be recalled for defective inflators to 33.4 million.The defect can cause air bags to explode and has been linked to six deaths worldwide. How to Check The NHTSA recommends people enter their Vehicle Identification […]

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    David Letterman Says Goodbye After 33 Hilarious Years

    (CBS News) — David Letterman said farewell to viewers Wednesday (May21) after a 33 year career, in a star-studded “Late Show” finale packed with laughs and memories. But he kept his emotions pretty much in check. Entering to a long standing ovation in New York’s Ed Sullivan Theater, the 68-year-old host thanked the audience, saying, “See — now what happens is we don’t have time for the giving gifts to the audience segment.” His next joke: “I want to be […]

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    140 Charged In Arkansas As Part Of Natl. Rx Drug Crackdown

    LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) — A number of Little Rock medical field employees were arrested Wednesday morning as part of a four-state drug crackdown that’s said to be the largest-ever prescription drug operation. Officials with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said it’s all part of “Operation Pilluted” which was launched in July of 2014. The early-morning raids in Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi are the final stage of the operation. A press release shared with the media at a press conference […]

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    Jury Finds Zachary Holly Guilty Of Capital Murder

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A jury found Zachary Holly guilty of capital murder on Wednesday (May 20), officials say. The jury also found him guilty of rape, kidnapping and residential burglary. The same jury that convicted Holly also will decide whether to sentence him to death or to life in prison. The sentencing phase  began shortly after Judge Brad Karren read the guilty verdicts. Not long after the prosecutor and defense lawyers concluded their opening statements in the sentencing phase, […]

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    Jo Jackson Released From Jail After Serving DWI Sentence

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The Fayetteville woman convicted last year in separate DWI incidents was released on Wednesday (May 20) from the Washington County Detention Center, records show. Jo Jackson, 54, was sentenced in Fayetteville District Court to nine months in jail in September 2014. She pleaded guilty to two DWI charges from last summer, said Casey Jones, Fayetteville city prosecutor. Jackson was fined $600 for one of the convictions and $1,000 for the other. She was also assessed court costs, […]

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    Teacher Suspended For Showing “Fifty Shades Of Grey” Film

    WEST VIRGINIA (HAMPSHIRE REVIEW) – A West Virginia teacher was suspended on Monday evening (May 18) after showing part of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” film, according to a report from the Hampshire Review. Kristie Long, a health occupations instructor for the school, was asked to show the movie by a small group of junior and senior girls. Long told school officials that she had no idea of the context of the popular erotic movie. After the movie started, the […]

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    You might want to reach for a glass of orange juice after you’re done working out or anytime of day for that matter.

  • 5NEWS Fit: App Shames You Into Cutting Calories

    If you’re lacking motivation to get in shape, this app might be just what you need.

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    Paris Schools In Lockdown Due To Threat, Authorities Say

    PARIS (KFSM) – Paris schools went into lockdown on Wednesday morning (May 20), authorities say. The Paris Police Department said a call was received saying that an individual was in front of a school with a pipe bomb and a gun. Authorities so far have not found anyone near the school matching the description of the threat, and they said it was possible the threat was just a prank call. Still, schools were put into lockdown as a precaution, according to […]

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    Accused LeFlore County Burglar Taken Into Custody

    SAPULPA, OKLA. (KFSM) – An accused LeFlore County burglar is now in custody, authorities say. Bobby Jay Blankenship was arrested by the Sapulpa Police Department after stealing from a Walmart, according to the LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office. He was wanted on suspicion of burglary, vehicle theft, home invasions and robbery. Before his arrest, Blankenship was wanted in multiple counties including, Haskell, McIntosh, Sequoyah, Sebastian and Polk, authorities said.

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