Newsfeed Now for July 2, 2019: Flesh-eating bacteria warning in Florida; Tom Hanks helps 3rd graders

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On Newsfeed Now for July 2nd, the conversation started in Florida where there is a growing concern over the risk of flesh-eating bacteria along the gulf. WFLA’s J.B. Biunno joined the conversation.

Family members say Lynn Fleming’s leg turned black after she contracted a flesh-eating bacteria on Anna Maria Island. (Photo: Wade Fleming)

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ALL BETS ARE ON: Sports betting is now legal in the state of Arkansas. Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs began legal sports betting on Monday. It’s the first Casino in the state to offer sports betting since voters approved expanded casino gaming in November. Chris Cylke, Vice President of Government Relations at the American Gaming Association, joined the conversation.

Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort began offering sports wagering Monday morning and will allow gamblers to bet on games ranging from professional football and college basketball to cricket and rugby. (Source: Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort)

For the full story: CLICK HERE or scroll to 5:22 in the video above.

FOREIGN POLICY FALLOUT: President Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea. Questions are now swirling around demilitarization talks. Nexstar White House Correspondent Brie Jackson joined the conversation.

In this Sunday, June 30, 2019, photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands over the military demarcation line at the border village of Panmunjom in Demilitarized Zone. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: “KCNA” which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

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HELP FROM TOM HANKS: A third-grade class in Lubbock, Texas is trying to get their favorite book made into a movie with the help of Tom Hanks. KLBK’s Allysa Tellez shares their story.

Tom Hanks

(Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)

To watch the full story: CLICK HERE or scroll to 12:56 in the video above.


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Aaron Nolan is a morning show co-host in Little Rock, Arkansas with Nexstar Media Group's KARK-TV. He has a passion for social media and makes it an important part of his daily routine. Click here to read Aaron's full bio.

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