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    Adventure Arkansas: White Rock Creek Cascades

    With such a dry winter, the weather has been perfect for searching the Ozark National Forest for a waterfall. This week, Sean Bailey was joined by 5NEWS photographer Brett Roberts and their dogs, Robert’s blue heeler, Aero, and Bailey’s puppy, Skye. They started at the 82-acre Shores Lake, and then took off down the White Rock Shores Lake trail loop. They soon hit a fork in the road, where they turned west to follow along Hurricane Creek. “You can see the water […]

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    New Guidelines: Women Need Depression Screenings During And After Pregnancy

    New guidelines suggest that women should be screened for depression during pregnancy and after giving birth. The move came after researchers found new evidence that shows maternal mental illness is much more common than previously thought. Additionally, they found evidence suggesting that postpartum depression begins during pregnancy. The guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services task force also suggest that adults should also visit their primary care provider to be screened for depression at some point. Sponsored by: Mercy Health System […]

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    Mentally Ill Inmate’s Death In Hot Shower At Florida Prison Ruled Accidental

    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The death of a mentally ill inmate thrown into a hot shower at Dade Correctional Institution has been ruled accidental, sources told our news partners at the Miami Herald. The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s autopsy report, completed this week, concludes Darren Rainey died of schizophrenia, heart disease and “confinement” back in 2012, sources told the paper. The report states the 50-year old did not suffer any burns on his body. It also says investigators also could not conclude the […]

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    Interactive Adventure Arkansas Map

    Click here to view a map of places our 5NEWS Meteorologist have been with Adventure Arkansas. See below for the latest Adventure Arkansas segments, brought to you by Adventure Subaru!

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    Missouri Father Calls Daughter’s Adoption “Legal Kidnapping”

    INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) — A father is fighting to get his daughter back after he says she was adopted without his knowledge or permission. Chris Reynolds hasn’t seen his 3-year-old daughter, Brooke, in more than a year. He and his other children write Brooke letters every night. “I miss you so much,” writes her little brother. “If and when I get to see you again that would be the happiest moment in my life.” Brooke isn’t missing. Her father knows exactly where […]

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    International Mobile Phone Recycling Day Helping Domestic Violence Victims

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — A lot of us have old phones and accessories cluttering up our junk drawers, and Wednesday (Jan. 27) is International Mobile Phone Recycling Day. Kimberly Jean Misener with Verizon Wireless came to visit with 5NEWS This Morning on the importance of recycling your old cell phones. It will help prevent poisoning the earth. Mobile phones contain harmful materials, such as arsenic, lead, and mercury – especially their batteries. Throwing your old phone away usually means it ends […]

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    Murder Suspect Talks About Shooting: “I’m So Sorry”

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Fort Smith Police Department arrested a suspect in connection to a fatal shooting Tuesday (Jan. 26). Police said they arrested Denver Pennington, 29, after he shot and killed Arthur McIntyre, 33. He was arrested after police obtained a warrant for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He is facing first degree murder charges. Officers were called in around 2 a.m. Tuesday after neighbors called 911 when they heard gun shots and McIntyre’s body was […]

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    Fort Smith Police Respond To Shooting

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)– Police in Fort Smith responded to a shooting Saturday (Jan. 23) night near the intersection of North 47th Street and Windsor Drive. Officers say one man was shot around 7:30 p.m. Saturday night and taken to a nearby hospital to be treated. His condition and identity have not yet been released. Police say they are still looking for a suspect. Stay with 5NEWS as we continue to follow this developing story.

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    Two Dead, Two Injured After Eufaula Bank Robbery, Shootout With Troopers

    EUFAULA, Okla. (KOTV) — Two people are dead after a bank robbery in Eufaula Thursday morning (Jan. 21). It happened at the Bank of Eufaula at 102 North Main. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says shots were fired inside the bank during the robbery and one person was killed and another was injured. A McIntosh County deputy told News On 6 the deceased man is Randy Peterson, the bank president. The suspect, 39-year-old Cedric Lamont Norris, was a man dressed in women’s […]

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    Adventure Arkansas: Bentonville Bike Groups

    In this week's Adventure Arkansas, we show you the new friends of all ages you can meet along Bentonville's more than 20 miles of bike trails.

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    Bus Slides Off Icy Street In Prairie Grove, No Injuries Reported

    PRAIRIE GROVE (KFSM) — According to Washington County Dispatchers, icy roads caused a bus to slide off Skylight Drive around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 20). Officers said no injuries were reported. Police said if you drive through this area on your morning commute, expect minor delays. Stay with 5NEWS for more on this developing story.  

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    ‘Celebrity’ Elk Poached On Protected Tahlequah Land

    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (KOTV) — Oklahoma game wardens are hunting a poacher after a beloved 8.5-year-old elk was killed and decapitated on protected land. The elk at the J.T. Nickel preserve are typically elusive, staying hidden away in timber, but the elk that was killed wasn’t like that — he liked open spaces and he like people. He’s the bull elk known by most everyone who has ever visited the J.T. Nickel Preserve, according to manager Jeremy Tubbs. “He’s been around […]


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