Kate joined 5NEWS as the assignment editor for River Valley and Oklahoma areas during November 2016. She formerly worked as a crime reporter for two major, local newspapers, as well as the newspaper at the University of Arkansas. She was promoted to be a 5NEWS web producer during October 2017.

Kate is an Arkansas native and lives in Fayetteville. Above all, she LOVES spending time with her family, traveling and cooking. If you have story ideas and tips, email her a kate.jordan@kfsm.com or follow her on Twitter @5NEWSKATE, and she’ll do what she can to get it onto the website and social media platforms.


Recent Articles
  • Suspect Arrested In Connection To Fort Smith Death

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) –A suspect has been arrested in connection to the murder of a Fort Smith woman, according to Fort Smith police. Robin Jones, 46, was arrested Friday night (Dec. 15) on suspicion of first-degree murder, according to police. Investigators also located her missing red 2000 Nissan Frontier. Corporal Anthony Rice with Fort Smith said the vehicle was found in rural Crawford County. Police were dispatched to a residence on North 39th Street for a welfare check after Margaret […]

  • Amber Alert Called Off For Two Young Kids; Suspect Wanted In Connection To Shooting

    TULSA, Okla. (KFSM) — The Tulsa Police Department have called off an Amber Alert for two children. They have found both victims and they are in protective custody. The children went missing following a shooting that stemmed from a family dispute, reports 5NEWS CBS affiliate News9 out of Oklahoma City. Jace Jordan, 9, and Andi Jordan, who is 20-months-old, were missing.   Jason Myers Jordan, 40, whose relation to the children is unknown at this time, is suspected to have taken […]

  • Armed & Dangerous LeFlore County Suspect Located By Authorities

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) — An armed and dangerous suspect wanted by Arkansas and Oklahoma authorities was located Thursday morning (Dec. 14), according to police. Christopher Lee Robinson, 38, of Alma was wanted by Oklahoma and Arkansas law enforcement including Arkansas Board of Parole after allegedly stealing a truck during a traffic stop and fleeing the scene. According to LeFlore County Undersheriff Kendall Morgan, Robinson was located in the back bedroom of a home under construction on Race Track Loop in Spiro. […]

  • Guilty Plea In Slaying With Axe Handle, Family Of Man Killed Speak Out

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — An inmate has pleaded guilty to slaying a man with an axe handle, according to the Crawford County Prosecutor’s Office. Randall Jordan, 36, of Van Buren pleaded guilty to first-degree murder shortly before 2 p.m. Monday (Dec. 11).  A jury trial for Jordan was set to begin tomorrow (Dec. 11), according to the Prosecutor’s Office. Jordan was sentenced to life in prison. Police said Jordan invaded a home June 10, 2016, and bludgeoned Larry Jones, 59,  in […]

  • Prosecutor: Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting Justified In Clarksville

    CLARKSVILLE (KFSM) — Prosecutors have reviewed all evidence in an officer-involved shooting and have determined an officer’s use of deadly force was justified. Nyung Kyee, 56, was shot and killed Nov. 4 by Clarksville officer Darrell “Lance” Clubb. Clubb shot Kyee twice in his chest. Kyee’s 15-year-old son saw his father get shot. He was in the passenger seat of Kyee’s minivan at the time. Body cam footage shows Kyee waving a knife at Officer Clubb during a traffic stop […]

  • Man Accused Of Trafficking 25 Pounds Of Meth On I-40

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) — A man is accused of trafficking a large amount of methamphetamine along Interstate 40. Marco Lopez was caught with 25 pounds of meth in his possession, Sequoyah County Sheriff Larry Lane said. Lopez was traveling east along I-40 and was stopped by a county deputy. During the stop, Lopez reportedly gave the deputy permission to search the vehicle.   Several bundles of meth were found in various places inside the car, Lane said.  

  • Car Runs Over Boy’s Foot In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — An elementary student is injured after a car ran over his foot. The incident happened about 3:15 at Spradling Elementary School, 4949 Spradling Ave. Paramedics treated the boy, whose name and age haven’t been released, at the scene, and after, he went home with his parents, police said.  

  • Sheriff: Names Released In Deadly Local House Fire

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — Names have been released of those who suffered in the deadly house fire in Crawford County Tuesday morning (Dec. 12). Mary Pounder, 61, died, and Albert Pounder, 76, suffered severe burns. Mary’s official cause of death continues to be investigated, but Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown said it’s thought to be accidental. Albert suffered burns on 30 to 40 percent of his body, said Chief Bill Garrett with the Crawford County District 1 Fire Department. He […]

  • State Police: Local Man Died In Rollover Incident

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — An Alma man was ejected during a rollover incident, Monday (Dec. 11), according to Arkansas State Police. Donny Cole, 54, was driving a Lexus south along Highway 71 about 5 a.m. Monday, according to ASP. Cole drove off the road. The car rolled and he was ejected, police stated.  

  • Cranberry Sauce Needed For Families In Need

    RIVER VALLEY (KFSM) — Those at Antioch are at it again: bringing smiles to families in need during the holidays. In fact, they’re goal is to make and deliver 1,200 Christmas meals to local families this year. Friends at Antioch are teaming with Cargill, Inc. (Honeysuckle Farms), the River Valley Regional Food Bank and the Circle of Generosity Foundation to prepare and give Christmas meal packages to families in need. To complete the meal packages, those with Antioch are asking […]

  • Local Police: False Lead After Man Forgets To Take Tag Off Vehicle He Sold

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) — Police are searching for two “people of interest” in connection with a theft at Walmart, police said. The theft reportedly happened about 2 p.m. Nov. 8, according to the Greenwood Police Department. The two left in a vehicle and surveillance captured the vehicle tag. Police traced the tag to a Rogers man who told them he recently had sold the vehicle on Craigslist, but forgot to take the tag off the vehicle, according to the Police Department. […]

  • ‘Almost Every Drug You Can Think Of’, And More Seized In Pea Ridge Drug Bust

      PEA RIDGE (KFSM) — Three Pea Ridge residents face a total of 15 felonies in connection with a drug bust that happened last week. Jeffrey A. Johnston, 26, Tessa Rhane Welch, 27 and Riley A. Blair, 26 are all facing several felony charges in connection with the drug bust that happened about 2:15 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 7) at 385 Lynn Drive. The residence is less than a mile away from Pea Ridge Elementary School.  A tip led police to […]