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 2021-02-25 04:07 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

LOOKING FURTHER: The accuracy of UAMS COVID-19 models...

Predicting the spread of the virus in a pandemic is quite a challenging endeavor, and UAMS doctors are doing just that....

 2021-02-25 03:09 

KFTA

[ Northwest Arkansas ]

President Biden approves Gov. Stitt's request for additional winter storm aid for Oklahomans...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KNWA/KFTA) Governor Kevin Stitt announced President Joe Biden has approved additional federal funding for Oklahomans following this month's winter storm. The latest declaration delivers FEMA Public Assistance to municipalities, counties...

 2021-02-25 01:52 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Fayetteville Board of Health plan mass COVID-19 vaccination events...

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) - Northwest Arkansas is making plans to hold more mass vaccination events. The Fayetteville Board of Health said this could help the area secure more COVID-19 vaccines in the future. The Northwest Arkansas Council is working...

 2021-02-25 00:51 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Wednesday, February 24 Evening Forecast...

Watch the video above for a look at your evening weather for Wednesday, February 24 from Chief Meteorologist Dan Skoff....

 2021-02-25 00:43 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Cave Springs Mayor calls meeting to discuss road repair...

CAVE SPRINGS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) - An emergency meeting was held in Cave Springs to address road damage caused by last week's winter weather. Mayor Randy Noblett called the meeting to propose emergency repairs to Mount Hebron Road which connects Cave Sp...

 2021-02-24 23:49 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Benton County Detention Center hosts book drive...

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Benton County Detention Center is hosting a book drive to replenish the inmate book cart. The drive comes just weeks after the ACLU called for the sheriff's office to give more reading material to inmates. It ...

 2021-02-24 23:39 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

A CLOSER LOOK: Fayetteville's Varsity House tenants cite safety/health concerns...

A University of Arkansas (UA) student said the management of a Fayetteville apartment complex was unacceptable, especially during the winter storms....

 2021-02-24 22:37 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Coronavirus in Arkansas: 803 new cases, 10 deaths...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Governor Asa Hutchinson announced 803 new cases and 10 additional deaths due to COVID-19 in Arkansas on Wednesday, February 24. There are now 4,676 cases statewide considered active by the Arkansas Department of Healt...

 2021-02-24 22:34 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Springdale Police asking public for help finding missing teen...

Springdale Police are asking the public to assist in finding a missing teen....

 2021-02-24 22:34 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

UPDATE: Springdale Police find missing teen...

Springdale Police are asking the public to assist in finding a missing teen....

 2021-02-24 22:20 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Arkansas Children's: Providing care before a patient's birth...

When she was 20 weeks pregnant, an anatomy scan revealed Alicia Grubbs' unborn baby was suffering from a congenital defect of the abdominal wall....

 2021-02-24 22:19 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

UA students support care for NWA pediatric patients...

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Volunteers with Arkansas Dance Marathon will come together yet again, to make miracles happen for Northwest Arkansas children in need of medical care. The non-profit organization, run by University of Arkansas studen...

 2021-02-24 22:17 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Mercy Northwest Arkansas opens COVID-19 vaccine sign-ups...

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Mercy Northwest Arkansas has opened sign-ups to anyone in the community who is interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Residents can go here to sign up. They will be prompted to answer questions to determine eligibilit...

 2021-02-24 22:03 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

UAFS host COVID-19 vaccination clinic...

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) - Nursing students are able to get hands-on experience working with the COVID-19 vaccine all while helping those in the community. The University of Arkansas Fort Smith hosted a vaccination clinic today. Students were able to ...

 2021-02-24 21:18 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Fayetteville named a 2020 Tree City USA...

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Fayetteville was recognized as a 2020 Tree City USA earlier this month due to its commitment to urban forest management. This is the 26th year in a row the city has received the honor. Fayetteville received the recog...

 2021-02-24 21:15 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Womens duathlon taking place in Fayetteville...

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) - The Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting its fifth annual Ladies DU Fayetteville race in person this summer. The women's duathlon will take place on the paved trail around Lake Fayetteville. Con...

 2021-02-24 21:05 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

University of Arkansas announces 10 new COVID-19 cases...

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The University of Arkansas updated its COVID-19 dashboard with 10 new cases. The school began tracking cases on August 10. The data was collected from February 21 to February 23. The overall positivity rate for on-ca...

 2021-02-24 20:42 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Arkansas lawmakers give final OK to 'Stand Your Ground' bill...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers have sent Gov. Asa Hutchinson legislation that loosens the state's restrictions on using lethal force in self defense. The House on Wednesday voted 72 to 23 for the bill, which removes the state's ...

 2021-02-24 20:02 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Walmart Foundation gift provides for food recovery and pantry expansions...

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (news release) The Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Food Pantry was awarded a $100,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to provide program expansion for the pantry and its sister program, Razorback Food Recovery. Since the COVID-19 pandemi...

 2021-02-24 18:13 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Suspect arrested in Madison County triple homicide...

MADISON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A 22-year-old De Queen man was arrested on Tuesday night in connection to a triple homicide in Madison County. Hunter Chenoweth is currently being held in the Saline County jail, suspected in the deaths of three pe...

 2021-02-24 17:20 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Third stimulus checks: Key vote coming that will impact $1,400 payments...

You'll want to keep your eye on a Friday vote to see if the proposal that includes $1,400 stimulus checks moves forward....

 2021-02-24 16:32 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Black-Owned NWA Business Expo returns for second year...

Black-Owned NWA returns to the second Black-Owned Business Expo. Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Shiloh Square in Springdale, AR....

 2021-02-24 16:23 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Biden aims to distribute masks to millions in 'equity' push...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to distribute millions of face masks to Americans in communities hard-hit by the coronavirus, as part of his efforts to ensure "equity" in the government's response to the pandemic. Biden, who ...

 2021-02-24 15:59 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

LIVE: White House COVID-19 team holds briefing as vaccine-makers promise supply surge...

The White House COVID-19 response team is briefing the public Wednesday on the nation's vaccine rollout as vaccine-makers predict that supplies should surge in the coming weeks....

 2021-02-24 15:46 

KFTA

[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Buying a car? Pandemic drives prices up, steers buyers away...

Prices of new vehicles far outpaced overall consumer inflation over the past year. In response, many buyers who were priced out of that market turned to used vehicles. Yet their demand proved so potent that used-vehicle prices soared even more than new on...

 2021-02-24 15:35 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Authorities find body after Joplin fire...

JOPLIN, Mo. -- A death investigation is underway this morning in Joplin after a body is found inside a home that was on fire. Around 4:15 Tuesday afternoon, the Joplin Fire Department was called to 223 south Galena Avenue in Joplin for reports of a struct...

 2021-02-24 14:22 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Oklahoma man released early from prison accused in 3 deaths...

CHICKASHA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man who was released early from prison in January as part of a mass commutation effort is now accused of killing three people in a gruesome case. Authorities say Lawrence Paul Anderson this month killed a neighbor...

 2021-02-24 14:22 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Oklahoma man released early from prison accused in 3 deaths...

CHICKASHA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man who had been released early from prison in January as part of a mass commutation effort is now accused of three killings, including the death of a neighbor whose heart he cut out, authorities said. A judge den...

 2021-02-24 13:43 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

FDA says J&J 1-dose shot prevents COVID; final decision soon...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine protects against COVID-19, according to an analysis by U.S. regulators Wednesday that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot to help tame the pandemic. The Fo...

 2021-02-24 13:27 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Arkansas school official drives over 3,000 miles to help school reopen...

HARRISON, Ark. -- Some Arkansas school administrators had to drive 3,600 miles to get their students back in the classroom. When the water main burst at Harrison School District due to low temperatures, school officials had to act fast since students had ...

 2021-02-24 13:09 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Multi-vehicle accident impacting traffic on Interstate 49 in Rogers...

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Emergency crews are responding on Wednesday morning to a multiple vehicle accident on Interstate 49 South in Rogers. According to an incident report from iDrive Arkansas, the accident was reported by Arkansas State Police ...

 2021-02-24 12:33 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Wednesday, February 24 Morning Forecast...

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Watch the video above for a look at your morning forecast for Wednesday, February 24 from Meteorologist Rick Katzfey....

 2021-02-24 11:42 

KFTA

[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Police responding to death investigation at Little Rock Walmart...

Police in Little Rock are responding to reports of a homicide at a store Tuesday afternoon....

 2021-02-24 11:38 

KFTA

[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Full moon will peak late this week as the "Snow Moon"...

The next full Moon will be early Saturday morning, February 27, 2021, appearing opposite the Sun in Earth-based longitude at 3:17 AM EST. The Moon will appear full for about three days around this time, from Thursday night through Sunday morning. The moon...

 2021-02-24 04:28 

KFTA

[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Expanding Phase 1B to Arkansans 65+ may make it harder on those 70+...

Governor Hutchinson announced the state is expanding Phase 1B to those 65 and older, and some fear it might make it more challenging for those who are already in the group....

 2021-02-24 04:25 

KFTA

[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Large group seen dancing, maskless, at Bentonville bar...

A video of a large group of people dancing and not wearing masks is gaining traction on social media....

 2021-02-24 04:00 

KFTA

[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Weather Blog: SkyWarn - Become A Certified Storm Spotter For The National Weather Service For Free!...

The National Weather Service (NWS) office in Tulsa, Oklahoma released its training schedule for the agency's SkyWarn program. The SkyWarn program "is a volunteer program with between 350,000 and 400,000 trained severe weather spotters" nationw...

 2021-02-24 03:16 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Protecting businesses against COVID-19 restrictions...

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) - Since June 2020, Scott Hardin with the Alcoholic Beverage Control division said ABC agents have conducted over 6,000 compliance checks and 94% of them passed. To date businesses have paid about $38,000 in fines for not com...

 2021-02-24 01:24 

KFTA

[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Tuesday, February 23 Evening Forecast...

Watch the video above for a look at your evening weather for Tuesday, February 23 from Chief Meteorologist Dan Skoff....

 2021-02-24 00:25 

KFTA

[ Northwest Arkansas ]

A CLOSER LOOK: expect a higher electric bill due to the winter storms...

An increase in customer electric bills is inevitable, due to increased usage, after the winter storms that hit Arkansas back-to-back....

 2021-02-23 23:28 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Farmington students take ACT despite pandemic...

FARMINGTON, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) - Despite major disruptions to education this year, students at Farmington High School still took the ACT today. It was an important day for the future of students, Trey Hill and Catherine Warren. "My teachers for the past...

 2021-02-23 22:26 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Arkansas House panel advances 'Stand Your Ground' bill...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An effort to loosen Arkansas' restrictions on the use of deadly force in self-defense is headed to a final vote in the state Legislature. The House Judiciary Committee voted 10-9 for a bill that would remove the duty to ...

 2021-02-23 21:18 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

River Valley Food Bank hosts food distribution event after winter weather...

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) - Those struggling to keep food on the table got some extra help from the community. The River Valley Regional Food Bank held its commodities distribution food bank today. The program works to improve the health of low incom...

 2021-02-23 20:20 

KFTA

[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Coronavirus in Arkansas: 834 new cases, 14 additional deaths...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Governor Asa Hutchinson announced 834 new cases and 14 additional deaths due to COVID-19 in Arkansas during his weekly press conference on Tuesday, February 23. The statewide death toll due to the virus is now 5,377. ...

 2021-02-23 19:42 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Vaccine eligibility extended to Arkansans ages 65 & older...

Arkansas will lower age threshold to become eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from 70 down to 65, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced during his weekly press conference on Tuesday....

 2021-02-23 19:28 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

ACLU of Arkansas responds to bill that would ban transgender girls from school sports...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The ACLU of Arkansas responded on Tuesday to a proposal from Attorney General Leslie Rutledge that would ban transgender girls from participating in school sports. On Monday, Rutledge announced that she would coordina...

 2021-02-23 18:30 

KFTA

[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Fort Smith woman dies from smoke inhalation after using stove for heat...

A Fort Smith woman is dead from a kitchen fire after using a stove as a source of heat....

 2021-02-23 18:00 

KFTA

[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Weather 101: Snow-Liquid Ratios. How Surface Temperatures Play A Role!...

It is a topic everyone wonders about when a snowstorm threatens Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley, snow-liquid ratios. What Is A Snow-Liquid Ratio? A snow-liquid ratio (or snow ratio) is a measurement of how many inches of snow equals 1-inch of rain...

 2021-02-23 16:44 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

'Faces of COVID' project tracks those lost during the pandemic...

As the US passes 500,000 deaths from COVID-19, an online initiative has been cataloging the faces and names of those who died from the virus....

 2021-02-23 16:39 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Can you stop wearing a mask after getting the COVID vaccine?...

So you've received the COVID-19 vaccine, can you take off your mask for good?...

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