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    Combating Tomato Troubles

    You waited all season for that first red ripe tomato only to discover less-than-perfect fruit.  But don’t worry, you can still have a great harvest and improve things for next season. Blossom end rot is a common problem on the first set of fruit.  It’s due to a calcium deficiency often caused by fluctuations in […]

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    ‘He missed’: Fla. Officer Who Shot Therapist Was Aiming For Man With Autism, Police Say

    NORTH MIAMI, Fla. — New details are emerging in the investigation of a police-involved shooting in North Miami that wounded an unarmed therapist trying to care for a man with autism. Cellphone video taken moments before the shooting shows Charles Kinsey, who is black, holding both hands high in the air as another man sits […]

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    Local Man With Cerebral Palsy Defies Odds Through CrossFit

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — CrossFit is a fitness trend that’s been catching on around the nation, and one local man with a debilitating disorder is using the fitness trend to motivate others. CrossFit requires incredible strength and endurance, and participants frequently see impressive results. James Phillips, who has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, said he refuses to allow […]

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    Phoenix Police Hunt ‘Serial Shooter’ After 7 Deaths

    Phoenix, AZ — A new composite sketch of a suspect in the mysterious Phoenix serial killings was released Thursday. The suspect is a lanky Hispanic male under 5 feet, 10 inches tall, said Sgt. Jonathan Howard of the Phoenix Police Department. The sketch is the newest development in the ongoing investigation into the man they have […]

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    Arkansas Lawmakers Prepare To Defund State’s Smoking Hotline

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – After weeks of discussion, lawmakers in Little Rock elected to defund the Arkansas smoking hotline, which provides advisers to tobacco users looking to quit. The proposal was brought up, after legislators said the $1.8 million operations fee would be better used elsewhere in the budget. “$1.8 million is a lot of money, […]

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    Arkansas Department Of Corrections Receives Supply Of Execution Drug

    PINE BLUFF (KTHV) — The Arkansas Department of Correction notified the Governor’s Office and the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office that they received a supply of vecuronium bromide with an expiration date of March 1, 2018. This decision came after the state’s stockpile of the drug needed for the executions of eight death row inmates expired […]

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    Sheriff: Man Arrested After Driving Dead Girlfriend To Police Station

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) — Deputies have placed a man in custody after he arrived at a local police station with the body of his deceased girlfriend in his vehicle. According to the LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office, Idis Martin, 46, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree manslaughter on Thursday (July 7). Martin drove to the Spiro Police […]

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    Dallas Gunman ID’d As Army Reservist Who Served In Afghanistan

    (CNN) — The ambush began with gunshots that killed five officers and sent screaming crowds scrambling for cover. It ended when a Dallas police bomb squad robot killed a gunman after negotiations failed. Investigators have identified the dead suspect: 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson of Mesquite, Texas. But they’re still trying to answer key questions. Chief […]

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    Dallas Police Chief: Attack Suspect ‘Wanted To Kill White People, Especially White Officers’

    A suspect in a deadly police ambush in Dallas told negotiators that he was upset about recent police shootings, that he wanted to kill white people — especially white officers — and that he acted alone, the city’s police chief told reporters Friday. Police killed the suspect with an explosive device after a standoff that […]

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    State Department Reopens Probe Into Clinton Emails

    (CNN) — The State Department is reopening its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. “Given the Department of Justice has now made its announcement, the State Department intends to conduct its internal review,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement. “I cannot […]

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    Garrett’s Blog: Heaviest Rain/Severe Risk Targets NW Arkansas

    A slow-moving front will move into NW Arkansas late Friday and make very little progress over the weekend. The result will be scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of the thunderstorms could be severe with locally heavy rainfall. The main severe risk would be damaging winds followed by a risk of quarter size hail or smaller. […]

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    Surprising Number Of Popular Sunscreens Don’t Meet Protection Standards

    Nearly half of the most popular sunscreen products sold in the United States fail to meet basic sun safety guidelines, new research shows. The finding stems from a look at the sun protection labels of 65 products that accounted for the top 1 percent of all sunscreens sold by Forty percent of those sunscreens […]