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    Report: N.Y. Man Put In Police Choke Hold Dies During Arrest

    CBS News – Police say a man had a heart attack and died as officers attempted to arrest him for illegally selling cigarettes on Staten Island, but a video of the incident obtained by the New York Daily News appears to show police placing the man in a choke hold as he pleads “I can’t breathe.” Eric Garner, 43, was pronounced dead at a hospital after officers tried to apprehend him around 4:45 p.m., Thursday. Police say the officers observed Garner selling […]

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    President Obama Says One American Died In Malaysian Crash, Calls For Investigation

    CNN – President Obama, speaking on the downed Malaysian flight that crashed in Ukraine on July 17, revealed that one American did die in the crash. CBS News confirmed the American was Quinn Lucas Schansman, a dual U.S.-Dutch citizen. President Obama also called for an immediate ceasefire in the Ukraine conflict between the Kiev government and pro-Russian rebels in eastern regions so an international investigation can proceed with no tampering of evidence. Although it still hasn’t been revealed who shot […]

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    Court Makes Major Ruling On Oklahoma’s Gay Marriage Ban

    OKLAHOMA (KFOR) – The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has made a big ruling on a case involving the Oklahoma gay marriage ban, according to a report from affiliate station KFOR. The ruling states that’s Oklahoma’s law is unconstitutional, saying, that gay couples have a right to be married, and that right is protected by the constitution, the report states. “The Court has been vigilant in striking down impermissible constraints on the right to marriage, but there is nothing in […]

  • High Five: Rare Native American Photo Gallery On Display At UAFS

    A rare Native American photo gallery is on display at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, and it’s open to the public. The gallery depicts the lives of Native Americans that lived in present-day Oklahoma. “. . .It’s a great educational tool. It’s a great way to step into the past and see what’s been here before and know where we’re going in the future,” said Stacey Jones, Director of UAFS Campus and Community Events.

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    Malaysian Passenger Plane Shot Down In Ukraine

    CBS News – GRABOVO, Ukraine – A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 298 people was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Ukrainian officials said, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the aircraft. An earlier tally of 295 dead was raised to include three infants in an official list of passengers released by Malaysia Airlines. The bulk of the passengers were from the Netherlands — 154 people. Next highest […]

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    Israel Announces Ground Invasion Of Gaza Strip

    New York Times - Israel began a ground invasion into the Gaza Strip on Thursday (July 17), saying it’s targeting tunnels that can infiltrate its territory after cease-fire talks failed to de-escalate the air war that has been going on for 10 days, according to a report from The New York Times. The military released a statement saying the goal of the invasion was to “establish a reality in which Israeli residents can live in safety and security without continuous indiscriminate terror, […]

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    NYC Shoplifter Awarded $510,000 From Jury For Broken Ankle

    CBS News – A Brooklyn jury has awarded more than $500,000 to a man who sued the city for a broken ankle he suffered during an arrest for shoplifting. The jury awarded Kevin Jarman $510,000 on Wednesday for the injury. The 50-year-old Jarman had filed the suit after pleading guilty to shoplifting at a Queens Pathmark in 2011. “This shows that a regular person who has his rights violated can still go to court and do something,” Jarman’s lawyer, Anthony […]

  • Emergency Responders Stress Abiding By Traffic Laws

    Officials say while sometimes drivers are distracted or not paying attention, many times it’s simply being unfamiliar with traffic laws regarding emergency vehicles.

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    South Carolina Man Gets 10.5 Years In Dog-Dragging Incident

    CBS News – A Marietta man pleaded guilty Tuesday to dragging a dog behind his truck in exchange for drugs and alcohol in December, reports CBS’ WSPA.com in South Carolina. Now Richard Dennis Owens will spend more than a decade behind bars. Owens told the judge Tuesday he was in court to “plead guilty to my charges and get it behind me.” Roger Owens told the judge he’s been recently diagnosed with schizophrenia and is now on meds. “This is one […]

  • High Five: River Valley Students Attend Medical Seminars At Summit Medical Center

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – The Summit Medical Center helped out a University of Arkansas Medical Center Medical Applications of Science for Health  program that started on Monday (July 15). River Valley high school students got to attend multiple sessions and get up close with jobs in the field of medicine. The program lasts for two weeks and gives students the opportunity to hear from experts in a wide variety of medical fields.

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    Man Sets House On Fire While Trying To Kill Spider

    CBS News – A Seattle house was set on fire Tuesday by a man trying to kill a spider with a makeshift blowtorch, CBS affiliate KIRO-TV reports. It happened around 8:30 p.m. Firefighters said the man who rented the house was trying to kill a spider in the laundry room with a can of spray paint and a lighter. The flames quickly spread through the room and into the attic. “I saw the flames coming out of the side of the […]

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    Preservationists Want To Bring Back Cemetery Maintenance

    Many of Washington County’s historic cemeteries were once located in the midst of thriving communities, but overtime they have become neglected and overgrown.