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A Van Buren native and a graduate of the University of Arkansas, Amanda Hale began her career as an evening newscast producer with KFSM in 2009.

She is currently an executive producer.

Recent Articles
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    Fort Smith Boy Dies At North Texas Water Park

    A seven-year-old boy from Fort Smith fell ill at a water park in North Richland Hills, Texas and died, according to a news release from the city.

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    Meth Worth $8,400 Seized In Greenwood

    The Greenwood Police Department seized methamphetamine and marijuana, with a street value of $8,400, during a traffic stop Wednesday (July 2).

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    Manhunt On For Convicted Felon Who Fled Before Prison, Deputies Say

    Crawford County deputies are searching for a man they say fled with his two young boys when he was supposed to report for prison Thursday. Michael Pachl was supposed to report in to authorities Thursday to be taken to prison Friday, after being convicted on felony fleeing charges, said Chief Deputy Jim Damante. Instead, Pachl fled in his vehicle with two young boys when deputies showed up to his Cedarville home, according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies lost […]

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    Overturned Semi Blocks Barling Roadway

    A FedEx semi-truck overturned on Church St. in Barling, blocking traffic Tuesday (May 27).

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    River Bridge In Barling Reopens After Four-Car Crash

    A bridge crossing the Arkansas River in Barling was shut down for an hour after a four-car pileup Tuesday afternoon (May 28).

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    217 Lbs Of Pot Discovered In Semi

    A California man is behind bars after Arkansas Highway Police confiscate 217 pounds of marijuana.

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    Old Timers Day Brings Economic Boost

    A weekend of arts, crafts, food and carnival rides in Van Buren for the annual Old Timers Day Festival.


    “Run For The Wall” Stops In Ozark

    Hundreds of veterans with “Run For The Wall” made a pit stop in the River Valley Sunday (May 18).

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    Deadly Shooting At Central Mall In Fort Smith

    A man is killed after he confronts his estranged wife and two other men at Central Mall, according to Fort Smith Police. Fadi “Frankie” Qandil, 34, died of injuries sustained from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso in a parking lot between the Malco Theaters and JCPenny Saturday night (May 10), according to Sgt. Daniel Grubbs. Bethany Nelson was working the night of the shooting. “A few minutes later we saw the fire trucks and all the cops and […]

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    Shots Fired In Fayetteville Neighborhood

    Fayetteville Police are looking for a man suspected of firing multiple shots in a Fayetteville neighborhood.

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    Guilty Verdict For Poteau Bar Owner’s Killer

    A LeFlore County man is found guilty Friday (May 9) in the murder of his former brother-in-law.

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    President Obama Tours Tornado Damage In Arkansas

    President Barack Obama met with victims of the recent tornado in Central Arkansas Wednesday (May 7), promising residents in Vilonia and state lawmakers that the federal government will help them rebuild.


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