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    Isolated Arkansas Patient Likely Does Not Have Ebola, Health Officials Say

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – The patient isolated in a Clinton hospital with possible Ebola symptoms likely does not have the virus, state health officials announced Thursday. The announcement comes hours after health officials announced a patient had been isolated at the hospital with a “low risk” for Ebola. Stay with 5NEWS for more on this developing story.

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    Dallas Nurse With Ebola Being Transferred To New Location

    CBS News – The first Dallas nurse to have contracted Ebola after treating an infected Liberian man is scheduled to be moved to a specialized medical facility in Maryland. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins says 26-year-old Nina Pham will be taken Thursday from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The NIH facility has one of four biocontainment units in the United States. Texas Health officials said Wednesday that Pham was in […]

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    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 […]

  • Flu Season

    Free Flu Clinics On Hold, Vaccines Delayed

    ARKANSAS (KTHV) – Although vaccinations are not in short supply, shipments to the Arkansas Department of Health are delayed, and it may be December before flu clinics are rescheduled. While it’s still early in the flu season, Dr. Jennifer Dillaha the Medical Director for Immunizations at the Arkansas Department of Health says a delay in delivery of flu vaccines is causing some concern. “It has to do with the distribution at the national level, so apparently there is a new process […]

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    CDC: Nurse With Ebola Transferring To Atlanta

    (CNN) — The second Dallas health care worker who was found to have the Ebola virus should not have boarded a commercial jet Monday, health officials say. Because she had helped care for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, and because another health worker who cared for Duncan had been diagnosed with Ebola, the worker was not allowed to travel on a commercial plane with other people, said Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The […]

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    Teen Arrested On Suspicion Of Tipping Waitress With Feces-Covered Money

    INDIANA (HUFFINGTON POST) – An Indiana teenager has been arrested on suspicion of tipping a waitress with feces-covered money, according to The Huffington Post. The suspect is a 17-year-old from Muncie, Ind., and he faces a charge of battery with bodily waste, The Huffington Post reported. The incident happened on Sunday (Oct. 12) at a restaurant called the Brothers Bar & Grill. Police say that the teen took the cash used in the tip to the restroom and then returned and […]

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    Voter ID Law Struck Down By Arkansas Supreme Court

    LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) – The Arkansas Supreme Court has struck down a state law that required citizens to show a photo ID before voting, according to KTHV. The court upheld a lower court’s ruling that labeled the law “unconstitutional” because it added an additional qualification for voting, KTHV reported. Approved by the Republican-led legislature, the controversial law was passed by overriding a veto from Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe. It took effect on Jan. 1, according to KTHV. To read the […]

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    Anything Goes Ticket Sweepstakes from UAFS Season of Entertainment

    Enter for your chance to win 1 of 5 pairs of tickets to Anything Goes on Monday, October 27th at 7:00PM at the Arkansas Best Performing Arts Center.

  • Baby

    Iowa Police Chase Speeding Car, Driver Refuses To Stop Due To Pregnant Wife

    IOWA (WHO) – Police chased a speeding SUV on Highway 7 in Iowa, but the car’s occupants had a good explanation for driving over the speed limit. Ben and Rachel Kohnen were speeding to the hospital in Fort Dodge at approximately 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 14). He said that he was going roughly 30 miles over the speed limit when an officer clocked their speed. “He starts following me and he turns on his lights an my wife says we can’t pull over. The baby […]

  • High Five: National Anti-Bullying Group Visits Alma Schools

    ALMA (KFSM) – A national anti-bullying group called Rachel’s Choice visited Alma schools on Tuesday (Oct. 14). 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!

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    Five Teens Charged In Ice Bucket Challenge Attack On Teen With Autism

    CLEVELAND (WJW) – Five Cleveland teens were charged in the Ice Bucket Challenge attack on a 15-year-old with autism, according to WJW. Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced on Tuesday (Oct. 14) that thanks to evidence gathered during an investigation by the Bay Village Police Department,  three of the five teens were charged with two counts of delinquency, disorderly conduct and assault. The other two teens were charged with a single count of disorderly conduct, WJW reported. The suspects, who […]

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    EF-1 Tornado Hit Madison County Monday Morning

    MADISON COUNTY (KFSM) – National Weather Service officials say an EF-1 tornado hit Madison County on Monday morning, leaving behind destruction, downed power lines and uprooted trees. The announcement comes after officials examined the aftermath of the storm that also knocked power out for hundreds of households. They said the tornado hit four miles north of Hindsville in Madison County. The Enhanced Fujita Scale rates tornadoes on a scale of 0 to 5, with 5 being the worst. An EF-1 […]

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