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    Former-NFL Player Study Shows 96 Percent Tested Positive For Brain Disease

    BOSTON — Eighty-seven of 91 former NFL players who donated their brains to science after death tested positive for a brain disease that is believed to be linked with repeated head trauma and concussions, researchers said. The former players were found to have had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, according to the U.S. Department […]

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    Southside High School Mascot Selection Committee Sets First Meeting Date

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Southside High School Mascot Selection Committee set its first meeting date Thursday (Sept. 17). The selection committee will meeting Sept. 21 for an organizational meeting for the group and the public is invited to attend. There will not be an opportunity for public input at this initial meeting, but it […]

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    GM To Pay $900 Million Fine To Settle Ignition Switch Criminal Case

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — General Motors will pay $900 million to settle criminal charges related to its flawed ignition switch that has been tied to at least 124 deaths. Problems with the ignition switch could shut off the car while it was being driven, disabling the airbag, power steering and power brakes — and putting […]

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    CNN Republican Debate: Winners And Losers

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Three hours and 11 candidates later, here’s our quick take on the winners and losers of CNN’s Republican debate Wednesday night at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Winners: Carly Fiorina Fiorina insisted in the lead-up to the GOP debate that she belonged on the debate stage with the top-tier White House hopefuls. […]

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    Pilot Diverts Flight To Save Dog

    (CNN) — Simba the French bulldog is probably alive today because of the attentiveness of an Air Canada pilot. Simba was flying via Air Canada Flight 85 from Tel Aviv to Toronto when the pilot noticed a problem with the cargo area’s heating system, according to CNN Canadian affiliate¬†City News. (Simba’s owner, German Kontorovich, was […]

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    Van Buren School Board Election Results

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — Van Buren will hold a school board run off election following two contested races Tuesday (Sept. 15). For Position 6, Jeff Lambert received 248 votes. Candidates J.R. McPhate received 188 votes and Mary Jo Weidman ended up with 125. Since none of the three candidates got a majority of the votes, […]

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    School Board Election Results

    (KFSM) — School board elections were held in Washington, Benton and Sebastian Counties Tuesday (Sept. 15). Below are the results: Washington County Fayetteville, Zone 2 Jeanne Champagne- 11.4% (72 votes) Phil Jones- 25.5 % (161) Robert Maranto– 63% (397) West Fork, Position 3 Kelley Oliver– ¬†58.7% (97) Deborah Harnish*- 41.2 % (68) Farmington, Position 3 […]

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    School Millage Increase Defeated In Clarksville

    CLARKSVILLE (KFSM) — Clarksville voters declined a large millage increase that was aimed at building a new high school and providing upgrades throughout the school district. The final result was 1179 (against) -705 (for). The Clarksville School District was asking residents for a 7.9 millage increase. Superintendent David Hopkins said the money would go toward […]

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    Fayetteville Police Investigate Murder-Suicide

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The Fayetteville Police Department was investigating two deaths at Porter Place Townhouses on Sycamore Street. Officers responded to 2496 W. Sycamore Street for a welfare check on Friday (Sept. 11) at about 10 a.m. where they found a man and woman dead in the apartment, according to a release from the department. […]

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    Hatcher Out At Least Six Weeks After Foot Surgery

    Hatcher suffered broken bone in foot late in loss against Toledo


    Arrest Report: Rogers Man Kills, Buries Garfield Man In Madison County

    ROGERS (KFSM) — A Rogers man is facing a capital murder charge in connection to the death of Ronnie Kultgen, 53, of Garfield, according to a release from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office Thursday (Sept. 10). Cody Wise, 26, was originally booked into the Benton County Jail on unrelated drug charges, but has since been […]

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    Fayetteville Voters Pass Civil Rights Ordinance

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Fayetteville residents voted for a proposed civil rights ordinance Tuesday (Sept. 8), according to results from the Washington County Election Commission. Ordinance 5781 passed with 7,666 (53%) votes to 6,860 (47%). The ordinance will extended anti-discrimination protections to the LGBT community in matters of employment, housing and public services. Kyle Smith, the […]