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    Oklahoma Residents Awakened By Large Earthquake Overnight

    CHEROKEE, Oklah. (KFOR) — Many Oklahoma residents were awakened early Thursday morning (Nov. 19) by a large earthquake. A 4.7 magnitude quake struck near Cherokee, Oklahoma around 1:42 a.m. Many people saying they felt it in the metro, down south near the Red River, and up near Tulsa. The earthquake was so large it showed up on radar! That wasn’t the only earthquake that shook the Sooner State. A few hours later, a 3.1 earthquake hit the same spot near […]

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    Oklahoma Soldier Buried At Arlington National Cemetery

    ARLINGTON, Va. (KOTV) — An Oklahoma soldier killed in Iraq in October was laid to rest Wednesday morning (Nov. 18) at Arlington National Cemetery in a private ceremony. Master Sergeant Joshua Wheeler died while rescuing 70 people being held hostage by ISIS in Iraq. He is the first American soldier killed in combat against the terror group. A memorial service is planned for November 24 at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Muldrow. That service, which will be open to the public, will […]

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    High Five: Socks Collected For The Homeless

    ALMA (KFSM) – Alma High School DECA students held a sock drive partnership with the University of Arkansas: Fort Smith and The Next Stop homeless services.

  • High Five: Operation Christmas Child

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but several churches already have Christmas on their minds. Over the next few weeks, the First Assembly of God Church in Greenwood will be collecting donations for Operation Christmas Child.

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    Important to Diagnose Depression Early & Heart Patients Not Getting Proper Exercise

    Why some heart patients are not getting proper exercise, plus why diagnosing depression early is key.

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    Benefits of Coffee & Firefighter Gets A New Face

    There’s more evidence of the health benefits from coffee, and a volunteer firefighter gets a new face.

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    Fayetteville Runners Take Part In Annual Spirit Challenge

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The 4th Annual Spirit Challenge 5K and 10K was held Saturday afternoon (November 15) at the Lake Fayetteville trail to help benefit Special Olympics athletes  in Arkansas. Donna Kilmer, a representative for Special Olympics Arkansas, said the Spirit Challenge is a huge fundraising event which goes towards paying fees for Special Olympic athletes. “All of those opportunities that we provide our athletes, they cost. So we take care of it, we cover that cost so our athletes […]

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    Crews Battle Fire At Pocola Convenience Store

    POCOLA (KFSM) — Pocola fire crews responded to a fire at “Grand Slam” convenience store Saturday (November 15) night around 6 p.m. Fire crews had to get on top of the roof to tear a hole to get inside the store, which is located where Interstate 540 connects with Highway 112 in Pocola. Crews were able to get the fire under control and no injuries were reported. Firefighters say the fire may have been caused by an electrical issue with […]

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    Flavor of the Week: Choctaw Casino

    On this Flavor of the Week, Melissa Hall stepped into the kitchen with world renowned chef, David Goldwater, at Choctaw Casino. While you might already know about their amazing buffet that they serve up weekly, this holiday season Choctaw Casino is doing something a little different.

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    Adventure Arkansas: Excursion Train

    The Fall color change across Arkansas continues. Last week we saw the foliage by plane on Adventure Arkansas. Now it’s time to see it as we all get aboard the Excursion Train from Van Buren to Winslow.

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    Alma Boys & Girls Club To Benefit From United Way Campaign

    ALMA (KFSM) — We’re right in the middle of the 2015 United Way of Fort Smith campaign to raise money for agencies around the area supported by the non-profit organization. 5NEWS Anchor Daren Bobb interviewed Elaina Damante with the Alma Boys and Girls Club on how the organization is benefiting from the United Way campaign.

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    Childhood Cancer Survivors & Autoimmune Diseases, and Alcohol’s Effect on the Heart

    LOS ANGELES (CBS NEWS) – How too much alcohol can affect the heart, plus what young cancer survivors face later in life.


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