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    Latest Frozen Craze: Charcoal Ice Cream

    Cultures around the world praise culture for its cleaning and purifying properties, and now, that fine, black powder is giving ice cream a little bit of color. Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream in New York City is dishing up a dose of charred embers in its surprising specialty flavor — coconut ash. The ice cream is made of coconut milk and activated charcoal, which comes from burning coconut shells. Surprisingly enough, people seem to love it. People have said that it tastes […]

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    Rena Elementary – Van Buren, Mrs. Dahlem – Third Grade

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    Cooking At Home Lowers Type II Diabetes Risk

    If you don’t know how to cook, you might want to consider investing in a cookbook and learning how it’s done. Harvard researchers found that people who usually cook their own meals five to seven days a week will lower their risk of developing Type II diabetes by 15 percent. They compared the home chefs to people who dine out for meals. Segment Sponsored By:

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    Never Forgotten: New Site Features Comprehensive Database Of Missing Arkansans

    LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) – With more than 500 missing persons cases active in Arkansas, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the launch of a new, comprehensive database. Before the launch of, the public had limited to access to a full database of missing persons maintained by law enforcement. The AG’s office said the new site will be updated regularly and local agencies will provide updated information to ACIC to be included on the website.

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    Fayetteville K-9 Officer Owen Gets Body Armor Vest

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A Fayetteville K-9 officer will be a little safer when he heads to the street, thanks to a donated protective vest. K-9 Owen received the vest through the non-profit company Vested Interest in K9s, which provides the vests to help keep law enforcement dogs safe while on duty, according to a department press release. The vests are bullet and stab resistant and weigh between 4-5 pounds. Owen’s vest was sponsored by a $1,050 donation from the Staten Island Companion […]

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    Butterfield Trail Elementary – Fayetteville, Mrs. Wetzel – Third Grade

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    Super Bacteria Found On Olympic Beaches

    Another problem has been discovered ahead of the Olympic games in Rio. Scientists said they’ve found a “super bacteria” at the city’s beaches, which is resistant to drugs. The bacteria was apparently in sewage discharged by local hospitals. Two of the affected beaches are supposed to host the Olympic sailing competitions. Scientists said that the bacteria can cause severe skin infections. However, organizers said that at this time, there is no plan to move the sailing venues to another location […]

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    Arkansas Ends Fiscal Year With $177 Million Surplus

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — Arkansas’ Department of Finance and Administration announced that it ended its fiscal year with a $177.4 million surplus. The department stated the surplus was $117.3 million higher than the previous fiscal year. The fiscal year ended June 30 with a revenue of $5.3 billion. Among those cited for biggest factors in increasing the state’s forecast were individual and corporate income tax collections. Individual income tax collections were $82.1 million above the expected amount, with refunds factored in. […]

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    Adventure Arkansas: Arkansas River Tour

    When you think of highways in Arkansas, you may think of I-49 or I-540. However, there is one highway stretching from Colorado through Arkansas for thousands of years and it’s still used today.  5NEWS Meteorologist Sean Bailey tags along with guides from the Janet Huckabee Nature Center to explore the transportation network of the Arkansas River in this week’s Adventure Arkansas.  “I could spend every day out on the water,” said Karen Westcamp-Johnson, who is an educator at the Janet Huckabee Nature Center.   Westcamp-Johnson steered the group […]

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    Flavors of Summer: Fort Smith Farmer’s Market

    On this Flavor of the Week, Melissa Hall visited the Fort Smith Farmer's Market in downtown. Check out Melissa's visit, looks fresh and yummy!

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    Lavaca Elementary, Ms. Kilbreath – Fourth Grade

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    Babies With Regular Sleep Schedules Less Likely To Have Childhood Obesity Issues

    There’s good news in the fight against childhood obesity. Researchers said that enforcing a regular and early bedtime can help your child’s waistline later in life. Scientists said that the finding is important because infants who pile on the pounds in the first year of their lives are more likely to be obese later on in life. However, getting your child into a good bedtime routine will set them up for a lifetime of good health habits. Childhood obesity can […]


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