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I am a Multi-Media Producer for 5NEWS, call letters KFSM-TV in Fort Smith, Arkansas. I originally hail from New York City working at various news outlets in the city and attending Columbia's Journalism School. In my last position, I worked at PBS NewsHour in Washington, DC, after spending eight months volunteering at the Arthritis Foundation and Lupus Foundation assisting them on their online presence. I look forward to my time here in the Natural State!

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    Local Boys And Girls Club Hosting Fiesta For the Future

    On September 14th, “5NEWS This Morning” ran a segment about a gala The Boys and Girls Club of Van Buren is hosting. Brittany Ransom with the Boys and Girls Club joined 5NEWS anchor Jay Plyburn to discuss the “Fiesta For the Future” event happening on September 27th. The outdoor celebration will be held at Van Buren’s Scott Farm and tickets cost $60. For more information, visit wwww.bgcofvb.org.

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    Paint The Park Pink at UA Fort Smith

    Teresa Jones and Madeline Marquette from the Ozark affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation joined 5NEWS anchor Jay Plyburn to discuss “Paint the Park Pink.” The segment aired on “5NEWS This Morning” on September 14th. The 8th annual walk takes place on Saturday, October 4th at the University of Arkansas, Fort Smith. Komen Ozark is also hosting an event Monday (September 15th) at the Movie Lounge. For more information, visit www.komenozark.org.

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    The Guidance Center Hosting A Celebration In The Park

    Rusti Tice from The Guidance Center in Fort Smith spoke to 5NEWS anchor Jay Plyburn about an event. The “5NEWS This Morning” segment ran on September 15th, and Tice discusses what people should expect at “Celebration in the Park,” which is part of National Recovery Month. The free outdoor event takes place at the Center’s Park on September 20th. It starts at 4 p.m. For more information, call 479-452-6650.

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    Police Looking For Farmington Man In Connection To Deadly Stabbing

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Fayetteville police are searching for Cory Lee Ryan for questioning after he was spotted at the hotel where a man was stabbed in the throat Saturday night. Police said the man was taken to Washington Regional Medical Center where he later died from his injuries. The name of the man has not been released, but his body was transported to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for positive identification. Ryan was last seen driving a dark passenger car […]

  • Rep. Steve Womack Discusses Immigration, Obamacare

    In a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired on Sept. 7, U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark., discussed immigration, Obamacare and more. He was interviewed by 5NEWS Managing Editor Larry Henry. Womack faces Libertarian candidate Grant Brand in the Nov. 4 general election.

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    A.R.O.R.A. Celebrating Life At Donor Day

    For Sunday’s (September 7th) “5NEWS This Morning” segment, Daren Bobb spoke to Chief Operating Officer Audrey Coleman and Public Education Specialist Mary Huss, both of the Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency. They discussed “Donor Day in the West End” that is happening Saturday, September 13th in Downtown Fort Smith. Live music and free food and drinks will be provided at this event running from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call ARORA at 479-422-4706.

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    September Marks National Preparedness Month

    For the “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired on September 6th, Daren Bobb spoke to Mike Dixon, deputy director of the Benton County Emergency Management Agency. September is National Preparedness Month, so they discuss ways to prepare for natural and accidental disasters impacting businesses. For more information, visit readybc.com.

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    Ozark Chapter Of Komen Foundation Has Events Lined Up

    5NEWS anchor Daren Bobb talks to two representatives of the Ozark affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. They discuss three events happening in the next few weeks. First up is the “Dine Out For a Cure” on September 15th at the Movie Lounge. Then, “Roll For a Cure” taking place on September 23rd. Lastly, the Ozark Komen chapter hosts the 8th Annual “Paint the Park Pink” at the University of Arkansas, Fort Smith campus on October […]

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    Winslow Woman Jailed In Burglary Arrest

    WINSLOW (KFSM) – A Winslow woman remains behind bars Saturday (Sept. 6) after authorities say she burglarized a home. Police said they were dispatched to a burglary in progress on U.S. 71, where it was believed India Davis broke in through a window at the home. The homeowner said she saw Davis leave in a Dodge truck and preceeded to follow her while calling police, authorities said. Authorities took Davis into custody on Sept. 4) and booked her into the […]


    Local 5K Race For Awareness On National Recovery Month

    Emily Starr and Brad Walker of the Harbor House in Fort Smith visited the 5NEWS studio to speak with anchor Daren Bobb. The “5NEWS This Sunday” segment aired on August 31st. They talked about their “Race for Recovery 5K” to raise awareness for National Recovery Month. The race starts on September 13th at 8:00 a.m. Click here to register.

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    Local Gives Back To Community For Eagle Scout Rank

    Joesph Smith prepares to achieve the highest ranking as a scout – eagle scout. Smith talks to anchor Daren Bobb for this week’s “5NEWS This Sunday” segment that aired on August 31st. He discusses a community eagle project he led in Barling, which received praise from the Army Corps of Engineers.


    Great Arkansas Clean Up Taking Place

    5NEWS anchor Daren Bobb spoke to John Pennington of the Beaver Watershed Alliance for the August 30th segment of “5NEWS This Morning.” The Great Arkansas Clean up starts on September 6th, and finishes on October 31st. Thousands are expected to participate in the effort to promote cleaning up litter throughout Arkansas. Watch the video for more information.


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