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    UPDATE: 14-Day-Old Girl Located Safely, Search For Suspect Continues

    PONTOTOC COUNTY, Okla. (KOTV) – The subject of the Amber Alert issued near Ada has been located and is in protective custody. They say they are still searching for Santiago Ruiz. ===== An Amber Alert has been issued for a 14-day-old girl near Ada. According to officials, Charlotte Ruiz, a 14-day-old Indian female, was last seen about three miles east of Ada around 5:00 p.m. Monday. She was wearing a light pink onsie with a heart on the front. Police are […]

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    Four Arkansas Teachers Win Presidental Teaching Award

    LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) — The White House recently announced the 2014 and 2015 winners of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.  Ashley Kasnicka, a mathematics teacher at Harvey Jones Elementary School in Springdale, Ark., and Cassie Kautzer, a science teacher previously at Monitor Elementary School who now teaches at Hellstern Middle School, both in Springdale, Ark., are 2014 winners. Daniel Moix, a computer science education specialist/previous computer science teacher at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences […]

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    Colin Kaepernick: “I’ll Keep Sitting For Anthem Until Meaningful Change Occurs”

    (CBS SPORTS/Jared Dubin) — On Friday evening, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick stayed seated during the singing of the national anthem prior to his team’s preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. It became a national story on Saturday after someone tweeted a photo of Kaepernick seated during the anthem. It became arguably the biggest NFL story of the preseason when Kaepernick explained that he refuses to stand during the anthem because, “I am not going to stand up to […]

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    More Than 2,000 Without Power In Washington County

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) — According to the SWEPCO website, 2,650 customers are without power in Washington County. In total, SWEPCO has 50,408 customers in Washington County, which means the outage leaves about 5.3 percent without power. SWEPCO told 5NEWS that the outage is weather related and they are investigating a volt transmission lockdown. They have dispatched crews to Greenland and Prairie Grove to repair the outage and it will be restored as quickly as possible.  

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    Sonora Elementary – Springdale, Mrs.Sullivan & Ms. Bennett – Fourth Grade

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    Bella Vista Police Search For Indecent Exposure Suspect

    BELLA VISTA (KFSM) — Police are searching for a man who was reported as exposing himself to a female victim on Thursday morning (August 25) at the Tanyard Creek Nature Trail. According to Bella Vista Police, the suspect is described as being in his early 30s, a short and well-groomed beard and having a scorpion tattoo on his upper arm and shoulder area. He was also said to be wearing black shorts, a black tank top and walking sandals. Anyone […]

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    Toddler Who Died After Wandering Off In Madison County Identified

    MADISON COUNTY (KFSM) — The family of a two-year-old boy whose body was found Wednesday (Aug. 24) after he wandered away from a home in Madison County identified him on a Go Fund Me page set up to cover his funeral expenses. Search crews found the toddler’s body in an exposed septic tank in a field next to the family’s home near Hindsville, according to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. The child wandered away from the home around 8 p.m. […]

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    Court Of Appeals Overturns Whistleblower Case Decision, Reinstates Case

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A lawsuit filed in 2014, in which three Fort Smith police officers claimed they were unjustly disciplined in an Arkansas whistleblower act, will go before a judge and jury. The Arkansas Court of Appeals overturned a circuit court decision to dismiss the case. The three officers at the time, Don Paul Bales, Rick Entmeier and Wendall Sampson, Jr. claimed the evidence in the lawsuit was never heard. The lawsuit was filed against the City of Fort […]

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    Standing Desks Help Children Lower BMIs

    Children who use standing desks in the classroom are more likely to be at a healthy weight compared to children who sit at traditional desks during the school day. Texas researchers followed about 200 third and fourth grade students, and they found those who stood for both years averaged a three percent decrease in their body mass index, compared to those who sat. The kids who sat at traditional desks during those two years recorded about a two percent increase […]

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    Panel To Discuss Ten Commandments, Satan Monuments At Arkansas Capitol

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – A grounds commission will begin its review of proposals to set up monuments near the state Capitol. The proposed monuments are of the Ten Commandments and Satan, according to KTHV. Secretary of State Mark Martin has set the meeting in September with the Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission. The Ten Commandments monument would be privately funded. The Satanic Temple has asked the commission to approve its proposed Baphomet statue, which it has asked the state to […]