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    Oklahoma Man Ordered To Pay Child Support Despite Not Being Father

    TULSA (KFSM) — A man in Oklahoma is hoping to change the law after he has to continue to pay child support for a baby that is not his, according to our affiliate KOTV.  When Thomas’ high school girlfriend got pregnant, he married her. Five months later she had a little boy and he believed he had a son, but their marriage fell apart. Thomas decided to take a paternity test when the boy was three years old. “It comes […]

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    Arkansas Mom Escapes Domestic Violence And Builds Family Home Using YouTube Tutorials

    LITTLE ROCK — A Bryant, Arkansas mom is sharing the story of how she decided to take things into her own hands when it came time to find a new family home. With limited funds, Cara Brookins knew she couldn’t purchase a home and give each of her four children a room of their own. Instead, she decided to build her own home, following directions from YouTube. Brookins left a domestic violence situation and was looking for a place to […]

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    Benton County Sheriff’s Office Warns Of Phone Scam

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is warning people in the area of a phone scam on Wednesday (Jan. 11), according to Deputy Keshia Guyll. Guyll said the U.S. Marshals Service was contacted by a female resident of Benton County who said she was contacted via phone by a male claiming to be a part of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office Civil Warrants Division. The unknown man allegedly told the victim that she had missed Federal Grand […]

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    US Salmon May Carry Japanese Tapeworm, Scientists Say

    ALASKA (CNN) — If you eat raw or undercooked fish, you risk developing an infection from parasites. One of the most gruesome is tapeworm, a species of digestive tract-invading parasites that includes Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense, or the Japanese broad tapeworm. Though this worm was commonly believed to infect only fish in Asia, a study published Wednesday in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s monthly journal Emerging Infectious Diseases says wild salmon caught in Alaska had also been infected by this […]

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    Twinkies, Palmer Candy Join Recall Over Salmonella Concerns

    (CNN) — Although Twinkies normally have a long shelf life, don’t hoard any boxes of limited-edition Holiday White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies for your post-holiday snacking or apocalypse preparation needs. Hostess has recalled the multipack boxes, with nine cakes in each, in response to a recall by Blommer Chocolate Co., which produced the confectionery coating used on the holiday Twinkies. The coating contains milk powder ingredients produced by Valley Milk Products LLC, which may be contaminated with salmonella. Salmonella was found […]

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    Grass Fires Blazing In River Valley

    RIVER VALLEY (KFSM) — Although several counties in the area were categorized as being “moderate” wildfire danger as of Tuesday (Jan. 10), several grass fires blazed. High winds and damp, but ultimately dry conditions are a couple of sources behind the increasing numbers of grass fires reported Tuesday. More than 10 grass fires were reported before 3 p.m., according to firefighters. Several grass fires were extinguished in Crawford and Sebastian Counties, as well as Sequoyah County. “A few structures were in […]

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    City Attorney Warns Of Legal Actions After Cave Springs City Council Fires Employees

    CAVE SPRINGS (KFSM) — The Cave Springs city attorney issued a memorandum Monday (Jan. 9) to each City Council alderman notifying them of the possible civil and criminal liability they expose themselves and the city to after the aldermen voted to fire ten employees. An alderman told 5NEWS last week the firings that took place during a special City Council meeting Jan. 4 were the result of necessary cuts to the city’s budget. In the memo, City Attorney Thomas Guarino […]

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    Official: US Navy Ship Fires Warning Shots At Iranian Boats

    (CNN)A US Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian boats on Sunday near the Strait of Hormuz, US Defense officials said Monday. Five Iranian vessels approached the USS Mahan and two other US ships that were entering the strait, according to accounts from four sources. The Strait of Hormuz is situated between the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf. The Mahan, a destroyer, fired warning shots and used radio calls, flares, bells and whistles to signal to the ships […]

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    McConnell To Dems On Cabinet Picks: “Grow Up”

    WASHINGTON (CBSNews) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he expects the confirmation process for President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees to continue on schedule — and that Democrats attempting to delay the process are doing so because they’re “frustrated that they lost the election.” “All of these little procedural complaints are related to their frustration at having not only lost the White House but having lost the Senate,” McConnell told CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “I understand that but we need to […]

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    Conway: Stop Trying To ‘Delegitimize’ Trump Victory

    (CNN) — Donald Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway on Friday rejected the intelligence community’s assessment that Russia meddled in the 2016 election, saying “conclusive evidence” has not yet been provided to the President-elect. “Remember, the moment you mention Russian hacking and the election, the same sentence, you know what the impression is for a lot of the viewers,” she told CNN’s Chris Cuomo in a contentious interview on CNN’s “New Day.” Trump’s former campaign adviser also said Hillary Clinton’s team continues […]

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    Ecclesia College Responds To Reports Of Involvement In Bribery Scheme Investigation

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — The president of Ecclesia College in Springdale released a statement Thursday (Jan. 5) in response to reports of the school’s possible involvement in a bribery scheme that involved former state Rep. Micah Neal, R-Springdale, and a former state senator. College President Dr. Oren Paris III posted the following statement on the school’s Facebook page: As a result of what was widely reported yesterday, I am aware of statements made in a plea agreement entered into by Representative Micah […]

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    US Puts Osama Bin Laden Son On Terror Watch List

    Washington (CNN) — The State Department said Thursday that one of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden’s sons has been placed on a terror watch list, noting that he has threatened terror attacks against the US. The department said that on August 14, 2015, Hamza bin Laden was officially announced by al Qaeda senior leader Ayman al-Zawahiri as a member of the terror organization. That same year, in an audio message released by al-Zawahiri, Hamza bin Laden called for “lone offender […]