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    Reward Offered For Information Leading To Escaped Convict’s Capture

    PINE BLUFF (KTHV) – A reward has been offered for information leading to the capture of a convicted murderer who walked away from his work assignment and escaped on June 21, according to affiliate station KTHV. Timothy Buffington, 47, is said to be 5’6″ and weight 182 pounds, with a scar on his upper left arm and his right wrist, KTHV reported. On Thursday (July 24), Shea Wilson, with the Arkansas Department of Correction, said a $4,000 reward is available […]

  • High Five: Fort Smith Baseball Team Travels To Texas For Babe Ruth Tournament

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – An all-star team in Fort Smith is on their way to Texas to compete in a regional Babe Ruth tournament. The Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club team is among one of two teams from the entire state competing in the tournament. Their coach says that although they’ve only played together for a month, they’ve come a long way since their start and play well together.

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    Israeli Fire Hits U.N. School In Gaza, Killing 15

    CBS News – Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said, as Israel pressed forward with its 17-day war against the territory’s Hamas rulers. Pools of blood stained the school courtyard in the northern town of Beit Hanoun, amid scattered books and belongings. There was a large scorch mark in […]

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    Thursday Traffic Updates and Construction Delays

    Northwest Arkansas (KFSM) : Fayetteville- Armstrong Ave. – Stone Bridge Road will see delays in construction zones while crews widen State Highway 16 from two lanes to four lanes with sidewalks and bike lanes. Traffic signals will be installed at three intersections. Should be complete by early 2015. I-49- Slowdowns expected in Washington County as crews work to widen the Johnson Mill Blvd. overpass and access ramps on Interstate 49. This project is expected to be completed later this year. Hwy. 112- Spur […]

  • Two Men Arrested In Booneville Homicide Investigation

    BOONEVILLE (KFSM) – Two men have been arrested by Booneville police in a homicide investigation. Booneville residents said a fight broke out in the middle of the 500 block of West 4th Street on Tuesday afternoon (July 22). Witnesses told 5NEWS that 40-year-old Greg Kennedy was beaten with a crowbar. Kennedy was later taken to a local hospital where he was eventually pronounced dead. “It’s terrible. . . I’ve never seen anything like it,” said Neil Spencer, a neighbor. “This […]

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    House Republicans Unveil Plan To Tackle Border Crisis

    CBS News – A group of House Republicans tasked with finding a solution to the flood of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border is calling for the deployment of National Guard troops expedited deportations of Central American children. “Our focus has been to ensure the safety of the children and it has remained a top priority throughout this process. In our personal meetings with the Presidents of Honduras and Guatemala they both stated that they wanted their children back, and […]

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    NTSB Releases Report On Deadly Talihina Plane Crash

    TALIHINA, OKLA (KOTV) – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a new report on a plane crash near Talihina in Oct. 2013 that killed an Arkansas man, according to affiliate station KOTV. “Elmer Ray Broadbent, 71, died when his single-engine Piper PA-28 crashed at about 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 21, 2013. Because the plane went down in dense woods in a hilly area, it was three days before a search crew located the wreckage,” KOTV reported. The NTSB’s factual report stated […]

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    Virginia Appeals Court Upholds Health Care Subsidies

    VIRGINIA (WDBJ) – A federal appeals court in Virginia has upheld tax subsidies for low and middle-income families who get their insurance under Obamacare, according to affiliate station WDBJ. A three-judge panel from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday (July 22) unanimously rejected a claim that the law provides subsidies to just people who buy policies through state-run exchanges, WDBJ reported. A total of 36 states are served by the federal insurance marketplace, according to WDBJ. The […]

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    Court Blows A Hole Through Obamacare Subsidy System

    CBS News – A federal three-judge panel on Tuesday ruled that the government cannot dole out subsidies to consumers on federally-run Obamacare marketplaces, delivering a significant blow to the new health insurance system. More than half of the states rely on federally-run marketplaces, and were subsidies not available in those states, Obamacare could be too costly for many customers. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling rests on the interpretation of one sentence in the Affordable Care Act. Section 1311 of the […]

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    Arkansas Food Pantries At Critical Levels

    LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) – Food banks and pantries all across Arkansas are seeing major shortages and are asking for the public’s help. “We would love to feed everyone’s needs but right now it’s just almost impossible,” said Arkansas Rice Depot president Kim Aaron. The Rice Depot is Arkansas’ only statewide food bank, and it distributes to more than 300 food pantries. Right now, they say they’re at the most critical food levels they’ve seen within the last five years. “Our real […]

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    Boy With Brain Tumor Has One Wish, A Box Of Birthday Cards

    MASSACHUSETTS (WFMY) – A 5-year-old boy in Massachusetts is battling cancer, and all he wants for his upcoming birthday is a box of birthday cards, according to affiliate station WFMY. Danny Nickerson, of Foxboro, Mass, will turn six on July 25, WFMY reported. “He was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor this past October — one of the most chemotherapy-resistant cancers,” according to WFMY. Nickerson has had 33 radiations from November, 2013 to December, 2013. He’s getting chemotherapy every two […]

  • High Five: Teachers Receive School Supplies From Walmart

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – It’s almost time to head back to school, and that means teachers and students are gearing up and needing supplies. This is where Walmart stepped in. Bentonville teachers were surprised with baskets full of school supplies to start the new year. The teachers also received a $25 Walmart gift card on top of the school supplies.