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WASHINGTON (June 9, 2016) A graphic representation of the future Virginia-class attack submarine USS Arkansas (SSN 800). The submarine will begin construction in 2018 and is expected to join the fleet in 2023. (U.S. Navy graphic by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)

    U.S. Navy To Name Attack Submarine USS Arkansas

    WASHINGTON (NNS) — Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced June 15 that SSN 800, a Virginia-class attack submarine, will bear the name USS Arkansas. “As we sail deeper into the 21st century it is time for another USS Arkansas; time to keep that storied name alive in our Navy,” said Mabus. “She will sail the world like those who have gone before her, defending the American people and representing our American values through presence.” The future USS Arkansas will […]

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    Willis Shaw Elementary, Springdale – Mrs. Haylee Jones – 4th Grade

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    Two Local Swim Beaches Reopen After Recent Raised E. Coli Levels

    RUSSELLVILLE (KFSM) — Two swim beaches that were closed recently after testing showed raised E. coli levels have reopened. The Corps of Engineers, Russellville Site Office stated that Shoal Bay and Piney Bay swim beaches have been retested and officials have determined they are safe for public use. According to Corps officials, the high bacteria levels could be from run-off following recent heavy rains. For more information on the status of recreation areas on Lake Dardanelle call the Russellville Site […]

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    Coffee Helps Fuel Better Workouts

    Before you lace up your running shoes for a jog or a trip to the gym, you might want to grab a cup of coffee. Researchers said that caffeine’s effect as a stimulant helps push you harder when exercising and can also help release feel-good neuro-transmitters so you won’t feel so miserable at the thought of working out. They said the best time to drink coffee is about an hour before working out. Segment Sponsored By: Mercy Health System

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    Concert Benefits Fayetteville Meals On Wheels

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — George’s Majestic Lounge hosted a concert on Sunday (June 12) to help raise money for the Fayetteville Meals on Wheels. The band “Moon Trick” headlined the concert, which was held Sunday afternoon. Along with live music, attendees could take part in a silent auction and a raffle giveaway. All of the proceeds raised went to the Fayetteville Meals on Wheels program. “We have quite a few coming up,” said Cayla Wilson. “We’ll have another benefit here at Georges in […]

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    Flavors of Summer: Hong Kong

    On this Flavor of the Week, Melissa Hall visited Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant in Fort Smith. Rumor has it they have amazing authentic dishes here. Check it out!

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    Alma Primary, Alma – Mrs. Lewis – Kindergarten

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    Sharum’s Garden: Prepare for the Heat Season

    With the heat of the spring and summer seasons setting upon Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley, Frank Sharum shares with us a few great annual flowers to grow as well as how to take care of them.

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    Adventure Arkansas: The IronMan

    A 2.4 mile swim, a 112 Mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile Marathon finish that’s what it takes to become an IronMan. There’s an estimated 150 people in Northwest Arkansas who have finished this endurance race. Sean Bailey takes us to a gym in Bentonville to talk with local IronMan competitors ranging from those just starting out to the winner of the first ever IronMan competition.

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    Six Local EMS Agencies Receive Award From American Heart Association

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM)–Six agencies were honored during the EMS Quality Awards Ceremony on Wednesday (June 8) at NWACC Center for Health Professions in Bentonville. Travis White, Siloam Springs Fire Department Deputy Chief of Operations and paramedic, shared his story of going into cardiac arrest. His teammates quick action saved his life. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and over 350,000 experience cardiac arrest – the two most deadly types of heart attack. Treatment of heart […]

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    Adding Flowering Onions To The Garden

    Add color and drama to your garden beds spring through fall with flowering onions, also known as allium. Most gardeners know chives.  The leaves and flower of this culinary favorite add flavor and color to your salads and baked potatoes. Hairy allium’s unique and subtle flowers complement this garden art and combine nice with many perennials. The shorter Turkestan allium provides late spring flowers, bold foliage, and attractive seed heads. Plus it marks the spot for the late emerging hibiscus. […]

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    Falling In Love Can Make You Fat

    Researchers are warning that falling in love can make you fatter. A new study showed that people in relations put on about four pounds every year. Another survey found that people that more than 52 percent of women eat just as much as their male partner. Couples said they experienced the weight gain after about three years of dating one another. Experts explained that the three-year period is when couples enter the “comfort zone” in their relationship and begin letting […]


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