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
  • Local Agency Assisting Those In Need During Winter Months

    ARAKNSAS (KFSM) — As bills increase, so does debt. Those with Economic Opportunity Agency of Washington County said they are wanting to assist those in need get heating bills paid. Assistance is for qualified low-income families. Anyone who thinks they’re eligible may visit the Center For Nonprofits at The JTL Shop located at 614 Emma Avenue in Springdale. Proof of income per household and size of household is required.  

  • U.S. Marshals Museum Named

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The U.S. Marshals Museum has been named. The building has been named after Mary Carleton and Robert A. Young III because of their contributions and support, a news release states. The Youngs have worked diligently to raise money for the project, according to the release. Young has been a chairperson for the museum foundation since 2009. “Mary Carleton and I are humbled to lend our name to the U.S. Marshals Museum and its mission,” the release states. It also […]

  • Bentonville & Rogers Schools Close Tuesday While Others Will Be Open

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Bentonville and Rogers schools will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 16 due to inclement weather. However, while these schools are set to close, others in the area will be open. Springdale Public Schools is one district planning to have classes despite the weather. “This is my 12th year in Springdale and we’ve never closed because of the cold,” Spokesperson Rick Shaeffer with Springdale Public Schools said. “There’s not going to be precipitation, so we’re going to have […]

  • Benton County Gets Hit With Snow, Authorities Urge Residents To Stay Safe Inside

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Snow stuck to roads throughout the county today (Monday, Jan. 15). Police said they urge people to not travel unless absolutely necessary. With temperatures continuing to fall throughout the night, roads are expected to freeze. Road workers will be out during the night to treat roads.    

  • Local Police Looking Into Multiple Business Break-Ins

    MULDROW (KFSM) — Police are searching for the suspects who broke into and caused extensive damage to the Muldrow Cherokee Community Center. Police said the break-in happened after 6 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 14). They said the suspects caused a substantial amount of damage to several windows and doors, to exterior buildings and fencing, and repairs will be costly. The Cherokee Marshals were notified about the break-in and are assisting in the investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Muldrow […]

  • Weather-Related Issue Closes Fayetteville Senior Center

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The Fayetteville Senior Activity And Wellness Center, 945 S. College Ave., is closed to clients until further notice due to a weather-related issue. The center is closed due to busted pipes. The pipes busted last week as well, Chase Gipson who is with the center said. He said meals will still be delivered to homes.

  • Springdale Man Killed In Wreck On U.S. 62 Near Garfield

    GARFIELD (KFSM) — A Springdale man died Sunday (Jan. 14) after a wreck on U.S. 62 east of Garfield, according to Arkansas State Police. Albert J. Mellow, 24,  died in a multi-vehicle collision shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday near Roberts Loop and Ashmore Drive. A 1995 Toyota crossed the center line on U.S. 62, hitting the left front of a 2011 Chevrolet. The Toyota then rotated and struck the front of a 1995 Chevrolet, according to State Police. It’s not […]

  • Pursuit Suspect May Be Linked To Fayetteville Burglaries

    BELLA VISTA (KFSM) — A suspect is in custody after leading a police pursuit across two counties, according to Arkansas State Police. The same suspect may be linked to three recent commercial burglaries in Fayetteville. John Gaunt, 23, of Elkins is accused of two counts of felony fleeing, and one count of possession of a firearm by a certain person and theft by receiving, and misdemeanor driving with a suspended license and reckless driving. Even more, police said Gaunt may […]

  • Oark School Remains Closed Monday

    OARK (KFSM) — The Oark School campus will be closed again, Monday. Classes were cancelled Friday (Jan. 12) at the campus because of the flu. More than 25 percent of those who are affiliated with the school including students, faculty and staff were out with the flu, but this time, hazardous roads are closing the campus. Superintendent Jeff Cantrell said they intended on resuming classes Monday, but due to slick spots on some of the roads in Oark, the district […]

  • Fort Smith Police Bring Back Motorcycle Patrol

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — After a decade hiatus, motorcycle patrol has to returned to the city. The motorcycle patrol unit in the Fort Smith Police Department is back for the first time in more than 10 years. Three Fort Smith patrol officers will each ride a Harley Davidson Electra Glide, that was shown during a ceremony at Central Mall, Saturday (Jan. 13). Everyone was welcome to attend. The price of that type of motorcycle is more than $25,000. Officers Brandon Djordevic, […]

  • Former Coach Sentenced To Death In Missouri Girl’s Kidnapping, Murder

    https://bccontent.ns.cnn.com//Repository1/WH16x9N_MW-009FR_MO_%20CONVICTED%20CHILD%20KILLER%20CRAIG%20WOODS%20TO%20BE%20EXE_CNNA-ST1-10000000045fd1c1_213_0.mp4 A Missouri man has been sentenced to death after shooting and killing, and raping a 10-year-old girl during 2014. Springfield girl Hailey Owens, 10 was kidnapped the night of her murder. Craig Woods was sentenced to death, Thursday (Jan. 13). Note: Video courtesy of CNN. Photo courtesy of CBS News.

  • Local Events Happening Monday In Honor Of Martin Luther King Day

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Several events are happening locally in honor Doctor Martin Luther King and his extraordinary life. Sunday (Jan. 14), a memorial service in honor of King will be hosted at 3 p.m. at St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 764 W. North St. Breakfast and activities will be hosted beginning at 8 a.m. at the University of Arkansas campus. A march will be hosted at 11:15 a.m. Those interested in participating are said to meet at the corner […]