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  • Adventure Arkansas: Skydive Skyranch

    This week’s Adventure Arkansas kicked off at 10,000 feet in the air! 5NEWS Meteorologist Tyler Southard crossed something off his bucket lists this week – Skydiving! Tyler drove out to Siloam Springs to Skydive Skyranch, where he suited up in a diving harness and climbed the sky in a tiny Cessna plane. Watch the video to see how Tyler’s adventure went. This “Adventure Arkansas” segment is brought to you by Fayetteville’s Adventure Subaru.  A special thanks to Matt Dickhut, Adventure […]

  • Canned Food Camp Out 2013

    Join Channel 5 and Power 105.7 for the 11th Annual Canned Food Camp Out benefiting Lifesource. Help us feed the hungry of Northwest Arkansas with this incredible three day event on November 21, 22, and 23rd. Power 105.7’s Tim & Jeff in the Morning will be going nonstop for three days collecting non-perishable food items and cash donations. You can be a part of this community event by bringing your donation to the Mall Avenue Walmart in Fayetteville on November […]

  • Sixth Annual Black Tie Bingo

    On Saturday, November 9 the Fort Smith Public Library held its sixth annual Black Tie Bingo, a night consisting of delectable hors d’oeuvres, fine dining, 50/50 raffles, and an exciting game of Bingo. The event was made possible by generous sponsors: Arvest Bank, Baldor, BancorpSouth, Davis Iron and Metal, First National Bank, Gerdau, Marilyn Patterson, and Stephens Production. Our very own Daren Bobb was the emcee. This event was held in support of the FSPL Endowment Trust, which started out […]

  • Adventure Arkansas: Wild Things Farm

    On this week’s Adventure Arkansas, 5NEWS Meteorologist Tyler Southard hopped across the bridge to Wild Things Farm in Pocola, OK. Wild Things Farm is just minutes away from Fort Smith, with plenty of seasonal activities you can participate in. From hay rides to corn mazes, you’re sure to have a fantastic time! For more information on Wild Things Farm, click here.

  • National Cat Day 2013 (Photos)

    Do you have an adorable cat? Today is National Cat Day, and we want to see your fluffy felines! National Cat Day was founded in 2005 to recognize the need to find homes for shelter animals. If you’re looking for your own furry friend, check out the Sebastian County Humane Society.

  • Adventure Arkansas: Gentry Safari

    5NEWS Meteorologist Tyler Southard drove through the Wild Wilderness Safari in Gentry on this week’s Adventure Arkansas. Tyler got a chance to see giraffes, rhinos, monkey, lions, bears, tigers, and more! For more information on how you can enjoy a safari trip right here in Arkansas, visit the Gentry Safari website.

  • Adventure Arkansas: Horseback Riding

    5NEWS Meteorologist Tyler Southard saddled up with the Northwest Arkansas Cavalcade and hit the trails at Devils Den State Park. While at the park, you can wind up and down mountains and hills, cruise along the forested valley floor, explore the trails along the bluffs, and cruise through the open meadows. Stay tuned for next week’s Adventure Arkansas! This “Adventure Arkansas” segment is brought to you by Fayetteville’s Adventure Subaru Click here for the horse trails at Devil’s Den For […]

  • Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular at Turpentine Creek

    TCWR’s annual Halloween party is the only time you’ll get to see the animals at night – when they’re most playful and their eyes are piercing through the dark with a golden glow. The main compound will be open for your whole family to experience the night habitats of Turpentine Creek’s lions, tigers, bobcats, and more. The Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular event will take place on October 26 from 7-9PM.  

  • Cancer Demystified: Breast Cancer

    When should I start getting mammograms? I’m so confused by all the different recommendations. First, let’s look back at how a mammogram was created. In 1917, a German named Albert Salomon actually performed the first mammograms on mastectomy specimens in an attempt to see if he could detect cancer cells. He identified breast cancer cells as appearing as grains of sand or calcification.  Unfortunately, the Nazis interrupted Salomon’s studies in the mid-1930s. By the mid-1960s, mammography returned to X-ray clinics […]

  • Turpentine Creek: Grizzly Bear Habitat Grand Opening

    Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is opening a brand new grizzly bear habitat for their resident star, Bam Bam!

  • Adventure Arkansas: Highlands Gun Range

    On this week’s Adventure Arkansas, 5NEWS Meteorologist Tyler Southard is testing his marksman skills at the Highlands Gun Range in Bella Vista, AR. Watch the video to find out if Tyler would be useful in a zombie apocalypse! Highlands also offers pistol and rifle ranges, along with the skeet and trap course that Tyler took. You’ll need to bring your own gun and ammo, but the advice you receive at the range is completely free. For more information on the […]

  • Free Prostate Cancer Screening: September 19, 2013

    On Thursday, September 19, Fort Smith Radiation Oncology will be sponsoring a FREE prostate cancer screening in celebration of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. FSRO is located at 8500 South 36th Terrace (across from Planters off Highway 71S). The free screening is for men age 50 and older who have never been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Men between the ages of 40 and 50 with a family history of prostate cancer are also eligible for the free screening. The second leading […]