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    Governor Hutchinson Announces Funding For Morgan Nick Foundation

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced a $100,000 appropriation on Friday (June 10) for The Morgan Nick Foundation, which provides support for the families of missing children. Hutchinson said the funding from the Emergency Proclamation Fund had been approved by the state legislature. Nick disappeared 21 years ago Thursday from a little league ball field in Alma. Colleen Nick, Morgan’s mother, started the foundation and said the money will be used to increase education and intervention programs. […]

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    Willis Shaw Elementary, Springdale – Mrs. Hillary Head & Mrs. Amanda McCaslin – Kindergarten

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    Certain Foods Help Reduce Risk For Alzheimer’s

    The aging of America means more cases of Alzheimer’s disease are being diagnosed. Experts predict the number of people with the condition is expected to nearly triple by mid-century. However, there is growing evidence that there may be a way to reduce the risk for dementia — and it starts at your grocery store. A number of foods have been associated with a lower risk for Alzheimer’s. The list includes: Leafy green vegetables Blueberries Nuts and seeds Fatty fish Olive […]

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    Charleston Elementary, Mrs. Sharpe – Fourth Grade

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    E. Coli Shuts Down Arkansas Swim Beaches

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) — With temperatures rising, lakes in Arkansas are popular places, and one waterborne bacteria is shutting down swim beaches across the state. This time of year, the state always puts a focus on testing the waters to know what areas you should avoid. E. coli is a deadly bacteria that threatens summer fun every year, so next time you go for a swim make sure you double check for signs warning of E.coli to keep you […]

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    Experts Warn Of Sea Lice Outbreaks

    Experts have issued a warning about an outbreak of sea lice. Although Arkansas is completely landlocked, several people make plans to visit coastal states over the summer. Reports of sea lice have risen along parts of the Gulf Coast, Florida and across the Caribbean. Sea lice are tiny larvae — they can be as small as a speck of pepper —  that usually come from jellyfish. They usually attack swimmers, causing them to break out in bumps and develop flu-like symptoms. Experts […]

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    Five Dead, Four Injured After Truck Hits Bicyclists In Michigan

    KALAMAZOO COUNTY, Mich. (WXMI) — Five people were killed and four others were injured Tuesday evening (June 7) after a truck crashed into a group of bicyclists in Kalamazoo County, Michigan. The crash happened just before 7 p.m. in the 5500 block of N. Westnedge Avenue, according to Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department Undersheriff Paul Matyas. Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting said in a press conference Tuesday night that a 50-year-old male driver is in custody in connection with the crash. […]

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    Harp Elementary, Springdale – Mrs. Paula Moreno – 1st Grade

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    Study Blames Celebrities For Promoting Childhood Obesity

    A new study is blaming celebrities for childhood obesity. New York University’s medical center said the impact of celebrity endorsements is now fueling our nation’s obesity epidemic among children. The study found that nearly 80 percent of foods and beverages in advertisements were sugary and lacked the proper nutrients. It also found that these commercials attribute to overeating. To make matters worse, researchers pointed out that nearly $2 billion is spent every year by food and beverage companies on youth-targeted ads.

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    Female Motorcyclists Ride Across Arkansas During Freedom Ride

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Dozens of women bikers rode across Arkansas on Monday (June 6) for a good cause. A local riding chapter of the Chrome Angelz welcomed women bikers as part of the 2016 women’s freedom ride. They stopped at Old Fort Harley Davidson in Fort Smith before they continued their journey into Oklahoma, along with a sheriff’s department escort. The freedom ride consisted of spending 18 days riding through 18 states, trying to raise awareness for female motorcyclists. “Women riders […]

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    Two Men Die After Bluff Collapses At Bull Shoals Lake

    BOONE COUNTY (KOLR) — Two men from Harrison died Sunday (June 5) when a bluff ledge they were standing on collapsed over Bull Shoals Lake. Casey Ruley, 19, died on scene as a result of the 30-foot fall. The body of Paul Andrew Woodruff, 19, was found Monday by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission dive team. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office said he had fallen into the lake. Witnesses told the sheriff’s office a five-foot section of the bluff […]

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    Charleston Elementary, Mrs. Fox – Third Grade

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