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    ELECTION RESULTS: 2016 School Elections

    Results for school elections area-wide have started to come in. Click on the links below to see the results from each county. Benton County Crawford County Franklin County Johnson County Logan County Madison County Sebastian County Scott County Washington County    

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    Garrett’s Blog: Flash Flood Warning Issued for Benton County

    Showers and thunderstorms have developed again across parts of the area as a front moves in from the north. A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for Benton County where as much as 2″ of rainfall has fallen this afternoon. The warning expires at 8:pm Friday. Radar Image at 4:42pm Friday. Storms moving northeast. The cold front is not fast-moving, nor is it really that cold behind the front. The result will be a few more rounds of locally heavy […]

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    Prescription Heroin Gets Green Light In Canada

    Health Canada has amended its regulations to allow Canadian doctors to prescribe heroin as a treatment for those who are severely addicted to the drug. Last week’s change to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act permits doctors to apply for permission under the federal Special Access Program to offer their addicted patients diacetylmorphine: pharmaceutical-grade heroin. The government referred to a “medical need for emergency access to diacetylmorphine” in the regulation. “A number of countries have allowed doctors to use diacetylmorphine-assisted […]

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    Sandra Bland’s Family Settles For $1.9M In Wrongful Death Suit

    Sandra Bland’s family has reached a $1.9 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit, the family’s attorney said Thursday. The settlement includes compensation for Bland’s death in custody as well as several changes to jail procedures in Waller County, Texas. Bland was found dead in her jail cell three days after she was arrested for failing to use her turn signal in July 2015. The details of the settlement were finalized Wednesday night, attorney Cannon Lambert said. Some of the […]

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    ACT Aspire Test Results To Benefit Students

    (KFSM)- Last school year in Arkansas, students in grades three through ten were given the ACT Aspire Test. This test not only prepares students for the ACT, but it gives educators a look at the progress of each student as they work toward the later years of school. “Those results are used to help inform educators about what’s going on in the classroom in areas where maybe there could be improvement,” Arkansas Department of Education Director of Assessment Hope Allen […]

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    “Command And Control”: The Day Arkansas Was Almost Nuked

    In 1961 we almost lost North Carolina, when a plane carrying two bombs armed with nuclear warheads broke up over Goldsboro.  The only reason the state didn’t suffer the first unplanned nuclear explosion on American soil was because an on-off switch happened to be in the “off” position. Stories such as this, which were examined in Eric Schlosser’s critically-acclaimed 2013 book, “Command and Control,” show just how lucky we have been when it comes to the safety of our nuclear […]

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    White House To Increase Number Of Refugees To 110k In 2017

    The White House is planning to increase the number of refugees accepted into the United States from around the world to at least 110,000 in 2017, a senior administration official told CNN. Secretary of State John Kerry briefed Congress on Tuesday about the administration’s decision and has stated over the past year that the United States would seek to welcome 100,000 refugees in 2017 — and if possible, would accept more. The increase — from 70,000 during 2013-2015 to 85,000 […]

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    Two Children Waiting For School Bus Hit By Car In Paris

    PARIS (KFSM) — Two children are recovering in the hospital after being hit by a car Monday (Sept. 12) morning, according to Cpl. Tony Howard with the Paris Police Department According to Howard, the children were waiting for their school bus on Carr Street. Howard said the sun was so bright that the driver couldn’t see the children in time to stop. A boy, 6, and a girl, 11, were taken to Little Rock Children’s Hospital for treatment, Howard said. […]

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    Real ‘Fault In Our Stars’ Couple Takes A Tragic Turn

    It wasn’t supposed to end like this. Last year, Katie Prager, who has cystic fibrosis, fought relentlessly to get a lung transplant as Medicare, Medicaid and her hospital quibbled over money. After CNN brought her predicament to light, she got that transplant. Her husband, Dalton Prager, who also has cystic fibrosis, received a transplant, too. The couple — she’s 26 and he’s 25 — dreamed that after their transplants they’d travel together to every state and write a book about their […]

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    Ryan Lochte Will Be Suspended 10 Months, Source Says

    (CNN) — US swimmer Ryan Lochte will be suspended from his sport for 10 months and will not be allowed to participate in the 2017 world championship meet as a result of his involvement in a gas station incident in Rio de Janeiro during the Olympics, a person with knowledge of the situation told CNN contributor Christine Brennan on Wednesday. That means the 12-time Olympic medalist will not compete in another world championship until summer 2019. He turns 35 on […]

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    Obama Pledges $90M To Clean Up Old U.S. Bombs In Laos

    Acknowledging the scars of a secret war, President Obama on Tuesday said the United States has a “moral obligation” to help this isolated Southeast Asian nation heal and vowed to reinvigorate relations with a country with rising strategic importance to the U.S. Making the first visit for a sitting U.S. president, Obama said too few Americans know of the United States’ covert bombing of Laos during the Vietnam War. He offered no apologies, calling the campaign and its aftermath reminders […]

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    Social Media Star Found Dead In Virginia Home

    CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Taylor Crenshaw, a James River High School graduate who amassed a sizable social media following under the pseudonym Nicole Milfie, died suddenly this week. Crenshaw, 21, leaves behind a 22-month-old daughter Madison. “She wanted to be heard. She was a passionate writer,” Taylor’s mother Felicia Crenshaw said.”Her writings reached so many people.” Felicia said her daughter gravitated to the computer, blogging, and creating her social media persona the moment the family brought a computer into their Chesterfield […]