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  • High Five: Springdale Assistant Principal Wins Award

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A Springdale School District assistant principal won an award. 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!

  • Fayetteville City Attorney Drafts New Civil Rights Ordinance

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) - Fayetteville’s civil rights ordinance was repealed in a special election on Dec. 9. City Attorney Kit Williams says he has prepared a new draft, but Repeal 119, the group that opposed Odinance 119, wants the city to end efforts for a new ordinance. “We want the mayor and the City Council to show us that they really have heard the voters in Fayetteville after the special election,” said Duncan Campbell, president of Repeal 119. On Monday (Dec. […]

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    ‘Frozen’ Director Apologizes To Parents Still Having To Hear ‘Let It Go’

    ARENDELLE (CNET) – As any parent alive right now can confirm, “Let It Go,” Idina Menzel’s standout song from the fifth highest-grossing movie of all time, is still being sung ad nauseam more than a year after the movie debuted in theaters. While she was initially thanked by parents for such a wonderful movie and song, “Frozen” director Jennifer Lee is now greeted by parents who are just sick of hearing the same song over and over again. She feels […]

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    December Funnel Cloud In Oklahoma Caught On Tape

    CBS News – An EF0 tornado touched ground briefly near Arcadia, Okla., according to the National Weather Service. Weather service meteorologist Marc Austin said the tornado that touched down shortly after 5 p.m. on Sunday caused no damage or injury and appeared to have been on the ground for approximately 30 seconds near a small town in the northeastern Oklahoma City metro. To read the full story on CBS News, click here. 

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    New Court Date Scheduled For Former Razorback Acquitted Of Murder

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – A former Razorback, who was acquitted of murder, has a new court date scheduled as he faces misdemeanor charges, authorities say. Joshua Melton, 34, was arrested at Lincoln Junior High School in Bentonville on Dec. 9 at 12:40 p.m. on suspicion of harassment, carrying a weapon and loitering, according to a news release. His next court date has been scheduled for Jan. 13, 2015, at 7:30 a.m., authorities said. Melton bonded out of jail on Dec. 11. His bond […]

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    Two-Vehicle Wreck Slows Traffic In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A two vehicle wreck slowed traffic on Rogers Avenue in Fort Smith on Monday afternoon. Fort Smith police and emergency crews responded at 3:03 p.m. near 3900 Rogers Ave. in reference to an injury crash. A woman at the scene was loaded into an ambulance, but later left the ambulance before the vehicle drove away. Two sport utility vehicles were involved in the wreck, with one receiving severe front-end damage. The wreck slowed down eastbound traffic […]

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    Sydney Hostage Crisis Ends After Police Raid Cafe

    CBS News – The siege of a downtown Sydney cafe where a a suspected Iranian-born Islamic extremist had been holding numerous hostages ended early Tuesday morning local time after police raided the building. Earlier, several hostages held in the downtown cafe could be seen fleing their captivity after a series of loud bangs were heard. Television footage later showed police storming the location. Apparent gunfire could be heard and later apparent hostages could be seen being carried out by officials. […]

  • High Five: Springdale Police Host ‘Shop With A Cop’

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Springdale police took children in need and let them buy their own Christmas presents in their annual “Shop With a Cop” event on Dec. 12. 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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    Hostages Held In Downtown Sydney; Islamic Flag Displayed

    CBS News – A hostage situation continued to unfold in downtown Sydney on Monday morning, as an apparent gunman entered a cafe and allegedly held its occupants. A black flag with white Arabic writing could later be seen in the window, according to multiple reports. Speaking on the crisis, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the motivation of the perpetrator was unclear, but speculated on the possibility that it might be political. Early reports indicate that the gunman is acting […]

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    Hostages Held In Sydney Cafe; Islamic Flag Held Up

    (CNN) – A major police operation was under way Monday in Sydney where hostages are being held in a cafe. CNN affiliate Seven Network said that at least 13 people are being held at the Lindt Chocolate Cafe. It published a photograph of people inside the building holding a black flag with Arabic writing on it. The flag reads: “There is no God but God and Mohammed is the prophet of God.” Video showed people, presumably hostages, with their hands […]

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    Cow Escapes Butcher Shop In Idaho

    IDAHO (HUFFINGTON POST) – Every dog has his day, but that doesn’t apply to cows, apparently. A 1,000 pound Idaho cow was able to escape from a butcher shop while being prepared for slaughter on Dec. 12, according to a report from the Huffington Post. The cow jumped a six foot fence and then led police on pursuit through town, damaging three vehicles, the Huffington Post reported. Being shot through the head wasn’t enough to kill the animal, but it […]

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    Toy Guns Modified Into Working Revolver, Shot Gun Confiscated, Police Say

    GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOV)- It sounds like something right out of a movie, but police in the metro east say criminals are taking toy guns and turning them into real guns. Two guns – a super soaker turned into a shot gun and a toy pistol turned into a .22 caliber revolver – were confiscated by police in Granite City on December 3, 2014. While police won’t comment on specifics of the Granite City case, they do say modified weapons […]

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