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www.vitac.com "now, your forecast first from your northwest arkansas weather authority, sponsored by crain automotive team." ((skoff)) temperatures at around sunrise this morning, hovered in the 40s, with areas of drizzle and fog persisting across eastern oklahoma and northwest arkansas. winds continued out of the north at 5 to 10 mph, under an overcast sky. early this afternoon, limited changes had occurred across the forecast area since early morning observations. temperatures remained steady in the 40s to lower 50s, with winds persisting from the north at around 10 mph, gusting to 15. slow movement of surface features, will result in nearly unchanged conditions through this afternoon and evening. a weak weather disturbance is then expected to traverse the region overnight, bringing a chance of rain showers, especially at locations along and south of interstate 40.

"now from the station serving the northwest arkansas community, this is knwa news at 5." ((nate)) we start with breaking news off the top of knwa news at five tonight. a stay has been issued in the execution of jack green. ((marissa)) the state's highest court made the move late today after a request to halt the execution all together. jack greene's attorneys are arguing he is severely mentally ill and delusional -- and can't legally be executed. that's what the state supreme court will now be tasked with deciding. attorney general leslie rutledge released a statement saying greene's full stay of execution should be denied. greene has on been on death row since his 1992 -- follwoing a murder conviction. ### ((nate)) fayetteville is putting safety first -- when it comes to your kids. good evening... i'm nate kuester. ((marissa)) and i'm marissa kargas. knwa's deni kamper - live in studio - to show us the change students can expect to see on their ride to and from school. ((deni)) the fayetteville school district recently purchased ten new school buses - but unlike the old ones - these all have seatbelts. come january first - arkansas state law will require all newly purchased and leased buses to be equipped with seat belts. school districts will have to individually approve funding for the buses. fayetteville say it's putting student safety first and getting ahead of the deadline. ### mike mcclure, asst. dir. transportation services, fayetteville public schools - "if students are sitting in their seats buckled into their seatbelts, they're less likely to be up out of the seat, turned around in the seat, things like that so it's safer for everybody." the new law also allows school districts to create disciplinary measures to ensure students use the seatbelts properly. students with physical disabilities or medical conditions can be exempt. ((deni)) the fayetteville school district plans to equip it's whole fleet of buses with seatbelts over the next several years. live in studio -- deni kamper -- knwa northwest arkansas news. ### ((nate)) ozark regional transit wants to boost ridership. its conducting a new study -- focused on rapid transit here in northwest arkansas. light bus rapid transit could include priority treatment for buses at traffic lights... using electronic fare boxes... bus shelters... and more convenient features to attract riders. ### (jeff hatley / ozark regional transit) "35-hundred to 5-thousand people a day would use this service - that's what the study is saying." ((nate)) hatley says current ridership is between one-thousand and 11-hundred riders per day. he hopes to present options for rapid transit to shareholders before the board meets at the end of this month. ### ((nate)) we have an update in the valero gas station robbery. police say they've arrested the getaway driver. investigators believe the woman you see on your screen -- 40-year-old natasha marquez -- was the getaway driver. when marquez was questioned by police... she confessed to her role as an accomplice. she's charged with being an accomplice to an aggravated robbery. ### ((marissa)) a man has been arrested in connection to the robbery at lifetime dental back on october 18th. according to police, 37-year-old matthew vought entered the lifetime dental around seven in the morning and demanded money. an employee gave him an envelope with approximately 60 dollars and then he took off. the employee then called police. vought is being charged with several felonies -- including breaking and entering and aggravated robbery. ### ((nate)) in the midst of a land battle -- rogers is pleading their case to keep their lawsuit against bentonville alive. rogers will hold a special election november 14-th to annex 31-hundred acres of unincorporated benton county land. early voting started today. however -- before the election had even taken place... 39 property owners approached the city of bentonville to be voluntarily annexed into that community. rogers claims the move violates state law. knwa's haley hughey will break down the motion -- released today -- and is speaking with the property owners caught in the land grab tug of war... tonight on knwa news at ten. ### ((marissa)) police have released surveillance footage of another gas station robbery in fayetteville -- this time on college avenue. the robbery happened monday. police say the robber entered the road runner station on the corner of college and lafayette with a pistol -- demanding money. he got away with an unknown amount of cash. police still need help identifying the robber. if you recognize him -- call fayetteville police. ### ((nate)) police in rogers have issued an arrest warrant for a man they say killed someone while driving drunk. police say 23-year- old mitchell ramsey ran a stop sign and hit another truck -- killing the driver. he faces several charges -- including reckless driving and negligent homicide. ### ((nate)) a report from the centers for disease control states -- in 2015 -- an estimated 470-thousand children suffered from epilepsy in the u-s. ((marissa)) it's a debiliatating disorder, that's caused by different factors -- like a stroke or a traumatic brain injury. here in northwest arkansas, a four- year old girl is living with her own daily struggle of severe seizures. kristen hurlbut/millie's mother: "i feel bad for millie because she's having these seizures and i want to do something to fix them.' and he looks at me and says,'we're going to boston. she's going to get better and the doctor's are going to fix her brain and she won't have any seizures." ((marissa)) in a story you'll only see on knwa -- we'll introduce you to millie hurlbut and show you how paper boats serve as a wave of inspiration, all because of "a brother's love." that's tonight on knwa news at 10. ((nate)) you might start to notice more of the homeless population here in northwest arkansas. ((marissa)) knwa's charity chambers -- live in studio -- to show us why. ((charity)) statistics show around 3-thousand homeless people live in our communities. with the weather changing and leaves falling -- police say they will become more visible. which means they are preparing for more complaints to start coming in. according to university of arkansas professor kevin fitzpatrick, visibility is not necessarily a bad thing. ### dr. kevin fitzpatrick, u of a professor "as long as they're invisible and we can't see them, we kind of don't pay any attention to them. and therein lies the problem. and if it's only the visibilty that makes us sort of sit up and actually think about it then we need to make them more visible." fitzpatrick has proposed building a transitional homeless campground in south fayetteville to the city's planning commission. all in an effort to help the homeless population. ((charity)) fitzpatrick's proposal for the homeless transitional facility will be presented at the fayetteville planning commission meeting on november 13th. live in studio, charity chambers, knwa northwest arkansas news. ### ((marissa)) butterfield trail village broke ground today on a new multi-purpose commons center. it will feature a performance hall and add more than 17-thousand square feet. the center will cost about $6.4 million. it will feature a village bistro, additional meeting and office space, a new lobby with a covered entrance and a larger general store. ### mike jones, president, board of directors, butterfield trail village "this actually just the realization of really five years of hard work and this is really the crowning piece of what has been six major projects that the village has completed in the last four years." ((marissa)) the project is expected to be completed later this year. butterfield trail village is northwest arkansas' only comprehensive lifecare retirement community. ### ((nate)) the man -- police say is -- responsible for the sutherland springs church shooting should've never been able to carry a gun legally. ((marissa)) that's according to the department of defense which admits it made a mistake. knwa's anna wiernicki explains how republicans are now rallying behind new legislation fix federal background checks. anna wiernicki: democratic senator chris murphy says the federal background check system is broken. chris murphy u.s. senator, d- connecticut there are thousands and thousands of people in this country who have criminal records, who are seriously mentally ill, who shouldn't be able to buy guns and whose records are not on that system. anna wiernicki: murphy says that includes the first baptist church gunman - devin kelley republican house speaker paul ryan agrees. paul ryan u.s. congressman, r-wisconsin this man should not have gotten a gun, you know why? because he was a domestic abuser. anna wiernicki washington correspondent the department of defense says kelley had been court martialed and convicted of domestic violence. he was discharged for bad conduct. in a statement, the u-s air force says it made a mistake by not alerting the fbi of the 26-year-old gunman's violent past. nats pop - john cornyn: this is very clearly a problem. anna wiernicki: texas senator john cornyn says he's not sure why the system failed. federal law already requires the department of defense to report convictions. john cornyn u.s. senator, r-texas the fact of the matter is that under existing law this atrocity should have been prevented. this gunman should not have been allowed to purchase firearms and should have been arrested when he tried to do so. anna wiernicki: cornyn says he plans to introduce legislation that would specifically require all federal departments and agencies, including the department of defense to upload conviction records into the national database. john cornyn: we need to better understand why our existing laws didn't work in this instance and that is what my proposed legislation would do after analyzing the problem we will try to ensure that everyone is complying with the law. anna wiernicki: senator cornyn says his bill would crack down on state and local governments as much as the consitution allows. in washington, i'm anna wiernicki. ((marissa)) tonight -- president trump is set to deliver a major foreign policy address in asia. he's expected to focus heavily on the ongoing nuclear crisis between the west and north korea. since taking office, the president has warned north korea repeatedly: stop the missile program or the u-s will intervene. president trump is using his south korea visit to send a message to north korean leader, kim jong un. ### president trump "i really believe that it makes sense for north korea to come to the table and to make a deal" sen. chris murphy / (d) connecticut "people in this country aren't not too eager to get into a war on the korean peninsula" ((marissa)) later this week, the president will meet face to face with china's president. china is north korea's largest trading partner. the u-s is expected to confront the korean crisis with the chinese head on. ### ((marissa)) during the upcoming winter olympics -- many u-s-a hockey fans will be thinking about the 1980 miracle on ice. it's exciting for me and guys like jordan and other college players who could represent their country on the biggest stage. still to come tonight on knwa news at five, we introduce you to some of the unlikely olympic hopefuls for the u-s mens hockey team. ((nate)) plus... the ability yo receive help from first-responders is one thing some take for granted. how a senior center is making sure first responders feel appreciated... dan? ### ((dan)) there is a light at the end of the dark gloomy tunnel that we've experienced lately with our weather. find out when the sunshine returns in the forecast next in weather.

"live from the dickson in hd, nate kuester, marissa kargas and chief meteorologist dan skoff. this is knwa news at 5."closed captioning is sponsored by air control." ### "now, from your northwest arkansas weather authority, chief meteorologist dan skoff." ((dan)) patchy fog and drizzle continues to linger across eastern oklahoma and western arkansas today and this will continue to be the case at least into the evening hours across portions of northeast oklahoma and northwest arkansas. the chance of rain will increase overnight and continue into wednesday as a northern stream mid-level shortwave currently over northern utah merges with a southern stream shortwave currently off the southern calirnia coast and sweeps across the region wednesday into wednesday evening. high pressure builds at the surface and aloft thursday in the wake of the departing mid-level shortwave leading to mostly clear skies and somewhat warmer temperatures. the next chance of rain will be saturday night into sunday as the next cold front moves through the area. temperatures are expected to remain at or below normal over the weekend and into early next week before the next warm up takes shape next tuesday. patchy fog and drizzle continues to linger across eastern oklahoma and western arkansas today and this will continue to be the case at least into the evening hours across portions of northeast oklahoma and northwest arkansas. the chance of rain will increase overnight and continue into wednesday as a northern stream mid-level shortwave currently over northern utah merges with a southern stream shortwave currently off the southern california coast and sweeps across the region wednesday into wednesday evening. high pressure builds at the surface and aloft thursday in the wake of the departing mid-level shortwave leading to mostly clear skies and somewhat warmer temperatures. the next chance of rain will be saturday night into sunday as the next cold front moves through the area. temperatures are expected to remain at or below normal over the weekend and into early next week before the next warm up takes shape next tuesday. patchy fog and drizzle continues to linger across eastern oklahoma and western arkansas today and this will continue to be the case at least into the evening hours across portions of northeast oklahoma and northwest arkansas. the chance of rain will increase overnight and continue into wednesday as a northern stream mid-level shortwave currently over northern utah merges with a southern stream shortwave currently off the southern california coast and sweeps across the region wednesday into wednesday evening. high pressure builds at the surface and aloft thursday in the wake of the departing mid-level shortwave leading to mostly clear skies and somewhat warmer temperatures. the next chance of rain will be saturday night into sunday as the next cold front moves through the area. temperatures are expected to remain at or below normal over the weekend and into early next week before the next warm up takes shape next tuesday. ((marissa)) morningside ((marissa)) morningside assisted living of fayetteville held its first annual heroes breakfast this morning. ((nate)) the breakfast was held to show appreciation to first responders around northwest arkansas. during the breakfast... folks were able to show their appreciation for the hometown heroes and give them a gift bag -- filled with items donated by community members. ### renee kruse, morningside assisted living of fayetteville activities director "emt services we use all the time for emergency and non-emergency situations and just that they come out and they are so kind, we want to thank them for that." ((nate)) moringside assisted living of fayetteville plans on making the chef-prepared breakfast an annual event. ### ((nate)) a new form of autocorrect is starting to frustrate i-phone users. coming up after the break... we show you why failing to upgrade your phone could be a frustrating experience for you. ((marissa)) plus... we are less than 100 days from the winter olympics in south korea, we show you the preparations for the u-s men's hockey team in tonight's going for the gold report. ### for the first time in 30 years... professional hockey players won't skate for team u-s-a at the winter olympics in pyeongchang. this spring... the n- h-l announced it will not allow its players to participate in the games. that news came as a huge disappointment to professional players and many fans. still -- as knwa's lex gray found out -- it was welcome news to eager young players. if you didn't see it in person.you've seen it in the movies: the miracle on if you didn't see it in person.you've seen it in the movies: the miracle on ice in 1980 - against the political backdrop of the cold war - the underdogs of team usa defeated russia, and went on to win the gold. this year - just like in '80 - college players will represent the u.s. on the ice. university of wisconsin men's hockey coach tony granato will lead them. tony granato/team usa head coach (granato) i'm very confident that we'll be able to put together an exciting team of players that will represent our country the right way. on the short list: university of denver forward troy terry. troy terry/university of denver (terry) it's exciting for me and guys like jordan and other college players who could represent their country on the biggest stage. that's jordan greenway, a university of boston forward and olympic hopeful. jordan greenway/team usa hopeful (greenway) i always wanted to play on an olympic stage, everyone does growing up, i just didn't think it was going to come this soon and i couldn't be more happy. they know hockey fans may wish to see bigger names heading to korea. (terry) i know some people would like to see the nhl guys but it creates a really interesting dynamic with college guys they also know what they've got going for them: international victories - motivation - and an experienced coach with his eyes on the podium (granato) a team with class, a team with energy, and a team that will compete for a medal. with this going for the gold special report - i'm lex gray. ((nate)) team u-s-a will likely announce its final roster in early january. it's possible we'll see some n-h-l names on the list -- if retired players decide to return for the games. for more on this story... head to our website n-w-a- homepage-dot-com... and search "going for the gold." ### ((marissa)) time now to check in with the pig trail nation's tera talmadge to find out what's coming up tonight on knwa news at six. coastal carolina... creating challenges for the arkansas secondary last week... mike irwin breaks down what went wrong and how the hogs hope to correct the mistakes before facing lsu this weekend... plus...frank ragnow named a semi-finalist for jason witten collegiate man of the year award... then..... dave van horn...discusses watching two former hogs battle it out in the world series.... ==== that's all tonight at 6...in your pig trail nation report... #### ((marissa)) stick around -- ((nate)) chief meteorologist dan skoff joins us with a final look at his forecast -- when we come back. ### "now, from your northwest arkansas weather authority, chief teorologist dan skoff." ((dan)) temperatures at around sunrise this morning, hovered in the 40s, with areas of drizzle and fog persisting across eastern oklahoma and northwest arkansas. winds continued out ofhe north at 5 to 10 mph, under an overcast sky. early this afternoon, limited changes had occurred across the forecast area since early morning observations. temperatures remained steady in the 40s to lower 50s, with winds persisting from the north at around 10 mph, gusting to 15. slow movement of surface features, will result in nearly unchanged conditions through this afternoon and evening. a weak weather disturbance is then expected to traverse the region overnight, bringing a chance of rain showers, especially at locations along and south of interstate 40. ((nate)) now that days are getting shorter, some believe people will spend less. ((marissa)) we show you if it's true in your consumer minute -- next as knwa news at five continues. ### ((nate)) an i-phone glitch is causing typos and frustration. some users say when they type a lower case "i," the phone's auto- correct feature changes it to an uppercase "a" with a symbol. the bug appears to impact i-phones with the new i-o-s 11- point-one software. according to an online post by apple... a future update should fix the error. they also published a temporary fix on apple-dot-com. ### ((marissa)) c-v-s health plans to begin offering next-day delivery of prescriptions and retail merchandise from its stores across the country in 2018. the moves come as c-v-s struggles with declining in-store sales and amid potential competition from amazon - which is said to be considering selling prescription drugs. ### ((nate)) now that we've set our clocks back an hour... is it possible shorter days cause consumers to spend less? according to a report by the j-p- morgan-chase institute... people spend less when it gets darker earlier. it found shoppers spend three-and-a- half percent less in grocery stores... gas stations... and at retailers in the month following the end of daylight saving time. ### ((marissa)) thanks for tuning in for this half hour of k-n-w-a, northwest arkansas news at five. we hope you join us again at six. ((nate)) nbc nightly news with lester holt is next. ###



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