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    U.S. To Restore Commercial Flights To Cuba

    In just a matter of days, U.S. airlines will begin a fierce bidding war to win routes and airport slots to a destination that’s been off-limits to them for more than 50 years: Cuba. Starting Tuesday, U.S. carriers will have 15 days to submit applications to the Department of Transportation for routes they’d like to […]

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    Former Centerton Officer Pleads Guilty To Steroid Possession, Now Faces DWI Charge

    CENTERTON (KFSM) — A former Centerton police officer, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor steroid possession Thursday (Feb. 11), is also facing several charges, including driving while intoxicated, in Garland County, according to court records. Colby Jason Miser, 36, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and was given a one-year suspended sentence, 40 […]

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    Scientists Discover Gravitational Waves Theorized By Einstein

    Gravitational waves are a reality, according to scientists from an institution that has been hoping to observe them. “We have detected gravitational waves. We did it,” said David Reitze, executive director of LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory. The discovery, based on ripples in space-time detected by LIGO, supports a prediction made by Albert Einstein […]

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    Garrett’s Blog: The Wintry Potential Sunday

    For the rest of the week, temperatures will continue to climb each day with highs near 60º by Friday. A cold front will move into the area on Friday with much colder air spilling into the area for the weekend. On Sunday, moisture will overrun a warm front located just to our area. On Sunday […]

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    Second Bacteria Linked To Lyme Disease, Causes Nastier Symptoms

    A new culprit behind Lyme disease has been discovered, and it can cause even nastier symptoms than its predecessor. Until now, scientists thought that the tick-borne illness was caused by only one species of bacteria, called Borrelia burgdorferi. But scientists from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Mayo Clinic have discovered […]

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    Red Lobster: Sales Spike 33% After Beyoncé Endorsement

    When Beyoncé put out her first song since 2014 over the weekend, Red Lobster probably wasn’t expecting a sales bump to result. The sit-down seafood restaurant got one anyway. The chain said sales were up 33% on Sunday over the previous year, thanks to a lyric in the new track that suggests using Red Lobster’s […]

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    New Hampshire Primary: Trump, Sanders Win; Kasich Takes Second

    Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders trounced their rivals in the New Hampshire primary, winning 35% and 60%, respectively, with nearly all votes counted Wednesday morning. The dominance of outsider candidates in the first primary of the 2016 presidential race shows the deep discontent among voters with establishment figures and suggests that party leaders’ […]

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    Weed Users Found To Have Poorer Verbal Memory In Middle Age

    People who smoked weed regularly as teenagers remembered fewer words as they entered middle age, according to a new study published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. Marijuana use is increasingly common among adolescents and young adults in the United States. In fact, a recent survey of high school students found more teens use marijuana than […]

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    World’s Largest Concentrated Solar Plant Switches On In The Sahara

    Morocco has switched on what will be the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant. The new site near the city of Ouarzazate — famous as a filming location for Hollywood blockbusters like “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Gladiator” — could produce enough energy to power over one million homes by 2018 and reduce carbon emissions by […]

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    River Valley Food Bank Announces 2015 Results

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The River Valley Regional Food Bank released its distribution 2015 numbers on Friday (Feb. 5). According to a release, the food bank distributed more than 7 million pounds of food through its 196 member agencies in Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Polk, Scott, Sebastian and Yell counties. The 2015 totals (7. 08 […]

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    Hillary Clinton Wins Iowa Caucuses

    Hillary Clinton has won the Iowa Democratic caucuses, according to final results from the Iowa Democratic Party. She just edges Bernie Sanders in the total of state delegate equivalents awarded Monday night. Still, Clinton faces the prospect of having to wait until late February for a realistic chance to put a solid win in her […]

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    BPA-Free Plastic Alternatives May Not Be Safe As You Think

    Your “BPA-free” plastic product may be no safer than the product it replaced, says a new UCLA study thatanalyzed the impact of a common BPA alternative on zebra fish embryos. The study joins a small but growing group of similar research sounding the alarm about so called “BPA-free” alternatives. “Our findings are frightening and important,” […]