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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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    Farmington Police Need Help Finding Suspects In Overnight Stabbing

    FARMINGTON (KFSM) – A man is recovering Saturday (Apr. 18th) for what Farmington police describe as an early stabbing that left the victim with multiple lacerations to his side. Cpl. Jeff Kimball says a fight happened between 2:30 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. Saturday at the town’s event center between two men. A few words were exchanged, before the victim tried to break up the fight and was instead stabbed twice in his ribcage area, according to police. Emergency responders transported […]

  • Local Boys And Girls Club Is Having One Of The Most Challenging 5K Runs Around

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – For those in the River Valley looking for a hard run to burn some extra calories before the summer, the Boys and Girls Club of Van Buren is preparing to host their third annual 5K and one mile run. In a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired Saturday (Apr. 18th), anchor Daren Bobb discussed the “2015 Life’s an Uphill Run” with Brittany Ransom. Ransom says all the proceeds will go back into the club to provide […]

  • Tour Seeks To Teach Fort Smith’s Rich History

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – An event called the resting place of Fort Smith’s history will soon take place. The annual “Tales of the Crypt” walking tour will present participants a spookier side of Fort Smith offering tours around the Oak Cemetery. For a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired Saturday (Apr. 18th), anchor Daren Bobb spoke to Mike Richardson who’s directing this free event. It will be split over the course of two days with the first tour on Saturday, […]

  • Washington County Attorney Takes Issue With Faulty-Bridge Coverup Allegations

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The Washington County attorney says the county doesn’t know all the information behind allegations claiming construction crews took shortcuts in building bridges. In a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired Sunday (April 12), Managing Editor Larry Henry spoke with Steve Zega, who says these allegations are not based on fact. At least one Quorum Court member has asked for County Judge Marilyn Edwards to step down, but she has said she won’t resign. Here’s a link to […]

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    Reunion Planned For Those Who Attended Local Public School

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – One group is planning a reunion in the hopes of attracting the people who attended a school in Dyer, Arkansas during a period of more than 50 years. Dyer Women’s Auxiliary ran a school from 1918 to 1972 in one of the town’s first school buildings (pictured). For a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired Sunday (Apr. 12th), anchor Daren Bobb spoke to Cindy Jones who’s in charge of this event that is taking place on […]

  • Reynolds Cancer Support House Plans Fundraising Event In Late April

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House is preparing for their Wine and Roses event in the hopes of raising funds. In a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired Sunday (Apr. 12th), anchor Daren Bobb spoke to event chairman Mike Burgess and cancer survivor Patricia Brown. Several items will be auctioned off that night, and Burgess says they’ve had bottles of wine go for $20,000 in the past. The 21st Annual Wine and Roses will be […]

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    Deputies Arrest Two Men In Connection With Grocery Store Robbery

    MAGAZINE (KFSM) – Logan County Deputies announced the arrest of two Booneville men Friday (Apr 11th) night accused of robbing the Z A Food Mart in Magazine. In a Facebook post, Deputies say Zachary Coffer and Joe Ramsey are facing three charges in connection to the incident. Those charges listed on the county’s social media page are aggravated robbery, hindering apprehension and prosecution, and conspiracy to commit aggravated armed robbery. Both men are being held at the Logan County Detention […]

  • Local Elks Lodge Chapter Is Holding Benefit For Veteran’s Charities

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – For a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired Saturday (Apr. 11th), anchor Daren Bobb spoke to Brian Barham with the Fort Smith Chapter of the Elks Lodge. The group is planning a motorcycle poker run on April 25th in Fort Smith that benefits veteran’s charities, including the Wounded Warriors Project. They plan to meet the parking lot of Walmart on Kelley Highway. For more ticketing information, call 479-221-6482.

  • Bentonville Is Home This Weekend To Nationally Recognized Shopping Event

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – A vintage inspired shopping event, listed in a national magazine as one of the top places to visit in 2015, will be in Bentonville this weekend. “Vintage Market Days” opened its doors to the public on Friday (Apr. 11) at the Benton County Fairgrounds. In a “5NEWS This Morning” that aired Saturday (Apr. 11th), anchor Daren Bobb talked to an organizer who said tickets cost $5 to get in but give a person access to attend Saturday […]

  • Local Magazine Plays Host To Awards Honoring Artist

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – An inaugural event will take place Saturday (Apr. 11) night in Fayetteville recognizing artistic talent across Arkansas. For a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that ran Saturday, anchor Jay Plyburn spoke with the two people behind the Black Apple Awards. Kody Ford, founding editor of The Idle Class Magazine, and Bo Count, executive director of Art Amiss, discussed tonight’s benefit that will feature live music and a fashion show. Visit their Facebook page or website for more information.

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    Two-Story Home Burns in Bentonville

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Bentonville Fire and first responders are on the scene of a two-story house fire Friday morning (April 10), according to authorities. Benton County Deputy Chief Curtis Sharp said the home, which is on the 3800 block of Southwest Osprey Drive, caught fire around 7:30 a.m. Crews on scene said the fire was under control by 8:30 a.m., and that they’re just watching for hot spots, Sharp said. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Authorities said […]

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    Up To 35 Different Companies Expected At Crawford County Career Fair

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) – For job seekers in the River Valley, a spring career fair is taking place Thursday (Apr. 9th) afternoon in Van Buren offering people a chance to interview with at least 35 different companies. The Crawford County Adult Education Center is hosting the event starting at 11:30 a.m. Laura Decanter, a career coach at the center, says they’ll have a mobile unit fully equipped with computers and printers to assist people in getting their online job applications […]


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