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    Arkansas House Panel Moves Abortion Information Regulations Bill Forward

    LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) – An Arkansas House committee voted on Tuesday (March 24) to advance a bill to change the type of information a woman receives from a physician before an abortion and to increase the wait time after the consultation. The proposal by Republican Rep. Robin Lundstrum, R-Springdale, would increase the amount of time between the meeting and the procedure from 24 hours to 48 hours. It would also require doctors to discuss alternatives, health risks and the probable […]

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    Rabid Skunk Found In Springdale; Health Department Warns Parents

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- A skunk found walking near a road in Springdale was confirmed rabid by the Arkansas Department of Health. The skunk was found less than a mile from Harp Elementary School during the day and was not behaving normally, according to a release from ADH. The skunk wasn’t walking properly, appeared sick and allowed a person to pick it up, the release states. The ADH suggests parents remind their children not to touch wild animals and to stay away […]

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    An All-Out Melee: One Dead, Two Shot In 17-Person Battle In Walmart Lot

    CNN – One of the nine suspects was killed. Another was shot in the stomach. All eight responding officers were injured, including one 10-year veteran who required surgery. It’s the aftermath of an all-out melee in a Walmart parking lot in Cottonwood, Arizona, a town of 11,000 people about an hour’s drive south of Flagstaff. But details are murky outside of the injury and arrest reports. What’s known, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety statement released by spokesman […]

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    France Plane Crash; No Survivors Expected, French President Says

    FRANCE (CNN)— A Germanwings Airbus A320 plane crashed Tuesday in the foothills of the Alps in southeastern France, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told reporters. Valls said he fears those aboard the flight from Barcelona, Spain, to Dusseldorf, Germany — 142 passengers and six crew members — may be dead. A short time later, Germanwings CEO Oliver Wagner said that there were 150 people aboard, 144 of whom were passengers. French President Francois Hollande also said no survivors were expected. […]

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    Healthwatch: This Week’s Medical News

    Can Vitamin D reverse prostate cancer? Are there new efforts to help breast cancer patients avoid depression?

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    Florida Businessman Fakes Death, Arrested Two Years Later, Authorities Say

    CBS News – A Jacksonville businessman reported dead two years ago in Venezuela was arrested in North Carolina on alleged fraud charges Saturday after his life insurance companies filed a lawsuit alleging he was alive and they shouldn’t be making payments. Details of the charges against 62-year-old Jose Lantigua are unclear. But Saturday’s arrest ends two years of speculation about whether the former furniture store owner had faked an illness in 2013 while vacationing in Venezuela, leaving his business millions […]

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    Arkansas Man Mauled To Death By Pack Of Pit Bulls, Authorities Say

    PINE BLUFF (KTHV) – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office stated that a man was mauled to death by a group of pit bulls outside of CJ’s Garage at 300 Thomas Road Saturday morning. According to officials, the first deputy arrived on the scene to find 36-year-old De’Trick Johnson of Pine Bluff under attack from seven pit bulls. When one of the dogs attempted to attack the deputy, he was forced to taze it. The dog wasn’t fazed by the tazer, […]

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    Panera Bread Teams Up With River Valley Food Bank For Arkansas Gives Day

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Panera Bread announced that it is teaming up with the Arkansas River Valley Regional Food Bank on Arkansas Gives Day (April 2). The teamup is called “Operation Doughnation,” and it’ll be aimed at helping to feed hungry people, according to a news release. “The partnership with The Arkansas River Valley Regional Food Bank began Jan. 1, 2015, and will help raise funds and food resources through several methods including the “donation breadboxes.”  Guests are invited to place […]

  • High Five: Van Buren Students Send Letters To Sailors In U.S. Navy

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – A group of Van Buren students sent letters and care packages on Friday (March 20) to sailors in the U.S. Navy serving overseas. 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 […]

  • High Five: Former Razorback Visits Fayetteville Students For School Breakfast Month

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A former Razorback football player visited Fayetteville students on Thursday (March 19) to celebrate Arkansas School Breakfast Month. 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 […]

  • POLICE LIGHTS

    12-Year-Old Girl Accused Of Trying To Poison Her Mother After Losing iPhone Privileges

    COLORADO (KDVR) – A 12-year-old girl was accused on March 20 of trying to poison her mother two different times after the woman took away the girl’s iPhone. The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office detained the girl following an investigation that has been going on for a couple of weeks. The sheriff’s office responded to Boulder Community Hospital after learning a loss of cell phone privileges prompted a 12-year-old girl to attempt to poison her mother. Authorities said the girl’s mother […]

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    Forbes Ranks Razorbacks 17th Most Valuable College Basketball Team Of 2015

    ARKANSAS (FORBES) – Forbes ranked the Razorbacks as the 17th most valuable college basketball team in 2015, according to a recent report. According to Forbes, the team has a value of $11.6 million with a total revenue of $16 million and a profit of $8.1 million. The report notes that the team has “consistently improved under [Coach Mike] Anderson.” To read the full report and see the other most valuable college basketball teams of 2015, click here.

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