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    Arkansas Food Pantries At Critical Levels

    LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) – Food banks and pantries all across Arkansas are seeing major shortages and are asking for the public’s help. “We would love to feed everyone’s needs but right now it’s just almost impossible,” said Arkansas Rice Depot president Kim Aaron. The Rice Depot is Arkansas’ only statewide food bank, and it distributes to more than 300 food pantries. Right now, they say they’re at the most critical food levels they’ve seen within the last five years. “Our real […]

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    Boy With Brain Tumor Has One Wish, A Box Of Birthday Cards

    MASSACHUSETTS (WFMY) – A 5-year-old boy in Massachusetts is battling cancer, and all he wants for his upcoming birthday is a box of birthday cards, according to affiliate station WFMY. Danny Nickerson, of Foxboro, Mass, will turn six on July 25, WFMY reported. “He was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor this past October — one of the most chemotherapy-resistant cancers,” according to WFMY. Nickerson has had 33 radiations from November, 2013 to December, 2013. He’s getting chemotherapy every two […]

  • High Five: Teachers Receive School Supplies From Walmart

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – It’s almost time to head back to school, and that means teachers and students are gearing up and needing supplies. This is where Walmart stepped in. Bentonville teachers were surprised with baskets full of school supplies to start the new year. The teachers also received a $25 Walmart gift card on top of the school supplies.

  • Rick Perry

    Gov. Rick Perry Deploying Up To 1,000 National Guard Troops To Border

    CBS News – Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, announced Monday that he is activating up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border as he accuses the federal government of offering “lip service” on border security. The announcement comes as the Obama administration is still struggling to deal with the influx of more than 50,000 unaccompanied minors, most from Central America, who have crossed into the United States in the past year. The additional resources are not aimed at the children […]

  • Obama

    Obama To Putin: Stop Rebels From Impeding Malaysia Airlines Investigation

    CBS News – President Obama offered a stern warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin that he must convince separatists in eastern Ukraine to allow international investigators full and unimpeded access to the site of the shoot down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The president condemned the Russian-backed rebels for removing bodies and evidence from the scene and threatening international investigators who have tried to access the wreckage, calling it “an insult to those who have lost loved ones.” “All of this begs the question: what […]

  • Grass

    VIDEO: Heavy Rainfall In Alabama Causes Sod To Float

    ALABAMA (WHNT) – Heavy rainfall in Alabama caused this phenomenon where a property owner appears to be surfing on floating sod, according to affiliate station WHNT. Alabama resident Sharon jeffreys recorded video of her sod “floating” after three inches of rain that fell on July 18, WHNT reported. To read the full story on our affiliate station’s website WHNT – Channel 19, click here.

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    Police Investigate Death At Bentonville Home

    The Bentonville Police Department is investigating a death at a home in Bentonville. Authorities said investigators executed a search warrant Sunday (July 20) to enter the home located at 3300 Elm Manor Ave. At this time, investigators say it is too early to know if the death is suspicious. The Bentonville Police Department and  Benton County Coroner were on scene. The Criminal Investigations Division is expected to release more information Monday (July 21) morning. Stay with 5NEWSOnline.com for the latest on this developing […]

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    VIDEO: Cute Duck Adopts Minn. Man As New Family

    CNN – A Twin Cities man’s life changed when he took a feathered friend home after she was rescued from a storm sewer after heavy rainstorms. And it turns out, an inseparable bond has been forged. Nestled in a warehouse in northeast Minneapolis, is a gem of a place. It’s where Matt Thompson works on his neon business. But it’s the apprentice of the shop these days that’s hogging the spotlight. You aren’t seeing things; this is home for 4-week-old […]

  • News Photographer

    5NEWS is looking for curious, hard-working photographer to work out of our Fort Smith newsroom.  We’re looking for someone who can prove they are not afraid to hustle and be aggressive when it comes to daily and breaking news coverage.  Experience and working knowledge of digital video photography and non-linear editing is a must. Photographers shoot and edit video under extreme deadline pressure. Core Job Functions: Insures sound and picture quality of all stories shot. Works alone or with a […]

  • Adventure Arkansas: Scuba Training Part 1 of 2

    This week Tyler teamed up with Ocean Impact Dive Shop for scuba training in this 2 part adventure that will lead to journeying to the depths of Lake Tenkiller.

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    Arkansas GOP Opposes Term Limits, Ethics Measure

    LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) – The Arkansas GOP have voted to oppose a ballot measure that was designed to loosen term limits in the state, as well as, tighten ethics laws, according to affiliate station KTHV. Delegates at Arkansas GOP convention on Saturday (July 19), approved a resolution that opposes a constitutional amendment set to appear on the November ballot, KTHV reported. The resolution stated concerns about a part of the proposal that would set a 16-year limit on serving in the […]

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    Volunteers Help Revamp Sebastian County Humane Society

    A $5,000 grant from Pedigree and Greater Good will allow the shelter to significantly touch-up their facility through the help of nearly 50 volunteers.