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  • Vatican Proposes ‘Stunning’ Shift On Gays, Lesbians

    CNN – Using strikingly open language, a new Vatican report says the church should welcome and appreciate gays, and offers a solution for divorced and remarried Catholics who want to receive Communion. At a press conference Monday to present the report, Cardinal Tagle of the Philippines said the most discussed topics thus far at two-week long meeting of Catholic bishops and priests were the impact of poverty, war and immigration on families. But one veteran Vatican journalist called the newly […]

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    Oark Schools To Resume Classes Tuesday

    OARK (KFSM)- Oark Schools are scheduled to resume classes on Tuesday (Oct. 14) after dismissing students at 11 a.m. on Monday (Oct. 13) due to having no electricity or water, officials say. The school district is northwest of Clarksville in Johnson County. Parents were notified to pick up their kids early through the school’s phone notification system. Officials said Monday’s storms caused the power outage. Also, their school district runs on well water, which means they can’t access it without electricity. Power was […]

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    Power Restored To Area Homes After Storms Roll Through

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Power has been restored to nearly all customers who lost electricity Monday morning because of storms in Northwest and western Arkansas, according to the power companies. As wind and rain swept into western Arkansas, Arkansas Valley Electric reported 208 homes without power in Johnson, Scott and Franklin counties. By the afternoon, the company reported no homes without power. At the peak of the storm in Washington and Benton counties, Ozarks Electric reported 156 homes without electricity. That […]

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    1 Dead, 4 Injured After Suspected Tornado Rips Through Ashdown

    ASHDOWN (KSLA) – The Little River Sheriff’s Office has released the names of a family whose home was struck by a possible tornado Monday morning. According to the office, Eddie Withem died from his injures during the storm. His wife, Roxanne Withem, and three children were also injured. Roxanne is reported to be in critical condition where she underwent surgery at Wadley Regional Medical Center in Texarkana, TX. The three children reportedly suffered cuts and bruises. They range in age […]

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    ‘Sweet’ California Dog Recovering From Bloody Attack, Required 1,000 Stitches

    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) – A pit bull is recovering from surgery after being stabbed several times during a bloody attack, possibly by a neighbor, in southern Los Angeles, according to KTLA. Spartacus, the 2-year-old pit bull, had a two-hour surgery and received more than 1,000 stitches after someone stabbed him several times, KTLA reported. Reports of a dog being stabbed came in to authorities around 4 a.m. on Oct. 11, police said. “It almost looks like they tried to cut his head off, it’s ear-to-ear,” a worker at […]

  • Sharum’s Garden Center: Fantastic Fall Shrubbery

    Frank Sharum of Sharum's Garden Center has plenty of fantastic fall favorites to choose from. Check out his Fort Smith or Northwest Arkansas store this weekend for shrubs, mums, pansies, and more.

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    VIDEO: Train Derails Near Chester

    CHESTER (KFSM) – A conductor and engineer have been hospitalized with injuries after a freight train derailed at 12:20 a.m. on Friday (Oct. 10) in Chester, according to Ron Sparks with Arkansas and Missouri Railroad. The train with three locomotives (each weighting 217 tons) and 98 cars derailed after the tracks washed out due to heavy rains, Sparks said. The train was not carrying hazardous materials at the time of the accident, Sparks said. Other trains with the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad […]

  • High Five: Free Breast Cancer Screenings Offered In Springdale

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The Washington Regional Cancer Support Home offered free breast cancer screening on Friday (Oct. 10). 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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    Woman Hospitalized After Being Shot in Her Face at Fort Smith Inn

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Authorities are investigating after a woman was shot at the Stonewall Jackson Inn off Towson Avenue in Fort Smith on Friday (Oct. 10) at 1:44 a.m., police say. Krystal Atkinson, 23, was taken to a local hospital before being transported to a Little Rock hospital for further care, according to police. Her injury is believed to be non-life threatening. The woman’s boyfriend, Ian Beck, 28, was questioned at the Fort Smith Police Department, officers said. He was later arrested […]

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    PHOTOS: Heavy Rain, Flooding And Damage Friday

    Thunderstorms and flooding cause problems for drivers across Northwest Arkansas.

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    Thousands Of Venomous Spiders Force Family From Upscale Missouri Home

    CBS News – A family was driven from their suburban St. Louis home by thousands of venomous spiders that fell from the ceiling and oozed from the walls. Brian and Susan Trost bought the $450,000 home overlooking two golf holes at Whitmoor Country Club in Weldon Spring in October 2007 and soon afterward started seeing brown recluse spiders everywhere, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Once when showering, Susan Trost dodged a spider as it fell from the ceiling and washed […]

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    Roads Flood Due to Heavy Rain

    A flash flood warning is in effect for Benton, Washington, Madison, and Carroll counties until 12:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 10). According to Bentonville Police, the following roads are impassable: Southwest 8th Street and Southwest A Street, Southwest D and Pearl is washed out, and the bridge on Southwest Opal is closed. According to Springdale dispatch, the following roads are seeing flooding: Highway 71 on Thompson St. and Schmieding Ave., the intersection near Cambridge and Chapman, and Cambridge and Don Tyson […]


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