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  • High Five: Buffalo Wild Wings In Northwest Arkansas Collecting Coats For Kids

    (KFSM) – Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants in Northwest Arkansas are collecting coats to distribute to children who will need them as the weather gets colder. 5NEWS also gave another High Five to Miss Arkansas Ashton Campbell for being named second runner-up in the Miss American Pageant. 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 […]

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    Arkansas AG Asks Court To Uphold Gay Marriage Ban

    LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) – Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office has asked the state supreme court to uphold the Arkansas gay marriage ban, saying that a county judge was incorrect to say it violated the state and U.S. constitutions, according to affiliate station KTHV. On Monday (Sept. 15), the attorney general asked justices to uphold the 2004 constitutional amendment that defined marriage as being between a man and a woman, KTHV reported. Pulaski County Judge Chris Piazza struck down the […]

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    Boil Order Issued For Muldrow Area

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) – A boil order is in effect for those who live in the Lee Creek Rural Water District. According to Lori Ree, Manager of Lee Creek Rural Water Department, those who live in the area a quarter mile west of Short Baptist Church in Muldrow to the bridge should boil their water until further notice.

  • McDonald’s Cheer Team of the Week: Greenwood Bulldogs

    This week's McDonald's Cheer Team of the Week are the Greenwood Bulldogs! This squad helped cheer their team to a 15 - 10 victory over Southside.

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    Progressive Pope Continues Push For Inclusion

    CBS News – Twenty couples gathered Sunday in St. Peter’s Basilica to say “I do” with Catholic Church leader Pope Francis presiding over the nuptials. But as CBS News correspondent Don Dahler reports, the ceremony raised some eyebrows because, according to the church, some of the couples Pope Francis wed were technically living in sin. Many had been living together prior to getting married, which is forbidden in Catholicism. Some even have children. But none of that mattered to Pope […]

  • Ashton Jo Campbell

    Miss America Crowned, Miss Arkansas Top 3

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (KFSM) – A Hindsville woman made it to the top three in the 2015 Miss America Pageant. Miss Arkansas, Ashton Jo Campbell, was named second runner-up Sunday night (Sept. 14) in Atlantic City.  Her platform is emphasizing the importance of higher education. Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev, was crowned Miss America and first runner-up went to Miss Virginia, Courtney Garrett. Our Little Rock affiliate spoke with Campbell on the phone this morning (Sept. 15), click here to listen.

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    Seventy-Four Year Old Woman Dead In Benton County House Fire

    LOWELL (KFSM) – Benton County fire crews battled a house fire Saturday (Sept. 13) morning that took the life of Carolyn Smallwood (74). Crews responded to the incident on Pleasant Heights Road near Hickory Creek around 3:45 a.m. Benton County Fire Marshall Mark Trollinger said the fire was so intense when his crews responded that they were not able to get into the burning home for ten minutes. According to a news release, Smallwood’s husband tried to rescue his wife […]

  • High Five: 5NEWS Member Retires From Station After 45 Years

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – One of the longest-running 5NEWS employees officially retired on Friday (Sept. 12) after being with the company for 45 years. Fred McClure has done just about every job in the news department, including news manager at one point in his career, and 5NEWS will miss him as he enjoys his well-earned retirement. 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 […]

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    “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius Gets His Verdict

    CBS News – Oscar Pistorius sat down in a Pretoria court Friday and within an hour, he heard the verdict for which he and much of the world have waited more than a year. After a rocky day in the same room on Thursday, the double-amputee track star knew he would not be convicted of the most serious charges he had faced in the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp; premeditated murder or murder. Judge Thokozile Masipa resumed reading her […]

  • High Five: Fayetteville Students Named Finalists In National Merit Scholarship

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Ten students from Fayetteville High School have been named National Merit Scholarship finalists. 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 High Five!

  • TRAFFIC IN FORT SMITH

    Friday Traffic Updates and Construction Delays

    Northwest Arkansas (KFSM) : Fayetteville- Armstrong Ave. – Stone Bridge Road will see delays in construction zones while crews widen State Highway 16 from two lanes to four lanes with sidewalks and bike lanes. Traffic signals will be installed at three intersections. Should be complete by early 2015. I-49- Slowdowns expected in Washington County as crews work to widen the Johnson Mill Blvd. overpass and access ramps on Interstate 49. This project is expected to be completed later this year. Hwy 112-Spur […]

  • Red Wolves

    Arkansas State Removes Cross Decal From Helmets

    CBS Sports – Arkansas State will modify a cross decal on its helmet that after the school received a complaint. The Red Wolves had been playing with a small white cross on the back of their helmets with the initials M.O. and B.W. on them. The initials honored Arkansas State player Markel Owens, who was murdered during a home invasion in January, and equipment manager Barry Weyer, who died in a car accident after the 2013 season. The decision to […]

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