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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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    Firefighters Install Free Smoke Alarms

    The Fort Smith Fire Department wants to help keep citizens safe during the winter months by providing free installation of smoke detectors to those who qualify.

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    Local Soldier Killed in Helicopter Crash

    The Department of Defense announced today a Heavener, Okla. soldier was among six killed in a helicopter crash in Now Bahar, Afghanistan on Dec. 17.

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    Settled Lawsuit Could Affect Local Mitsubishi Plant

    Mitsubishi and General Electric have agreed to settle their patent lawsuit over wind power technology, according to Bloomberg.

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    Winter Storm Cleanup in Greenwood to Begin

    Monday (Dec. 23) the city of Greenwood will start cleaning up damage from this month’s ice storm, according to Mayor Del Gabbard. Gabbard says it could take more than a month to complete. He estimates it will cost at least $50,000 to gather and burn debris left by the winter storm. The City Council also approved the hiring of six temporary workers and a six-month lease on land for a burn site. Gabbard says residents should place debris parallel to […]

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    Parents Remember 18-Month-Old Girl Killed In Fire

    An 18-month-old Clarksville girl was killed in an apartment fire Wednesday afternoon. Now her parents are left reliving that day and reflecting on the loss of their daughter, Chezleigh Alana Reign Wood. The fire started about 12:15 p.m. at an eight unit complex on Cemetery Street, said Clarksville Police Chief Greg Donaldson. “The only thing else I could have done, was get her out of that room. And I didn’t do it,” said Chris Wood, the toddler’s father. Donaldson said he […]

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    Woman Accused of Killing Highway Worker Found Guilty

    The woman accused of shooting and killing an Arkansas Highway Department employee at a rest stop in Van Buren was found guilty by a Crawford County jury on Thursday (Dec. 12). Patricia McClure-Hajek was found guilty of 2nd Degree Murder in Sharren Richards’ death. McClure-Hajek was sentenced to 30 years in prison and $15,000 in fines. She has 30 days to appeal the ruling. Investigators say Richards, 54, was working at the Welcome Center along Interstate 40 when she was […]

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    Cedarville Man Arrested for Beating Brother in Hospice

    A Crawford County man accused of beating his brother in hospice was arrested after a short standoff with Cedarville Police. James Patillo was booked into the Crawford County Detention Center on felony 2nd Degree Domestic Battery, Public Intoxication and Resisting Arrest Tuesday (Dec. 10). Cedarville Police Chief Blayne Irvin said Patillo got into a fight with his brother because his brother wouldn’t get out of his chair. Patillo’s brother suffered torn ligaments in his finger and bruising to his ribs […]

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    Icy Roads Blamed for Leflore Co. Accident

    Oklahoma Highway Patrol says slick roads caused an accident in Leflore County that sent two people to the hospital. Trooper Ron Shatsar says the driver of a Ford Mustang was headed south on Highway 112 near Cameron when he hit a patch of ice and lost control Wednesday morning (Dec. 11). Shatsar says the Mustang crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with a pick-up truck that was northbound. Both drivers were sent to the hospital. Their names have not been […]

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    Bella Vista Home a Total Loss after Fire

    A Bella Vista home burned to the ground Wednesday morning (Nov. 13). The Bella Vista Fire Department was called to a home on E. McNelly Rd. around 5:30 a.m. Two people were in the house at the time, according to firefighters on the scene. They made it out safely. The fire in the house began when one of the residents was trying to put wood in the wood stove, according to Benton County Fire Marshal Marc Trollinger. The fire department […]

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    No Injuries in Spiro School Bus Crash

    A pick-up truck collided with a Spiro, Okla. school bus Wednesday morning (Nov.13). Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the truck was involved in two collisions. OHP said the truck first side-swiped a vehicle within the Spiro city limits. The truck fled the scene and traveled onto Highway 271 where it rear ended the Spiro Public Schools bus near Hamilton Circle, according to the trooper. Twelve students were on the bus at the time of the accident including ten elementary school students, […]

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    Rogers House Fire Starts in Chimney

    The Rogers Fire Department was called to a house fire on N. Levi Lane at 5:21 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 13). The fire at the two-story home started in the chimney, according to the fire department. Four people were inside at the time, but made it out safely. The fire was under control as of 6:15 a.m.

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    Police Capture Chase Suspect

    Two people are in police custody after an early morning chase ended in a crash. David Walker and Desary Brunton were booked into the Sebastian County Detention Center Monday morning (Nov. 4). The duo is facing charges of criminal trespassing, fleeing police, and possession of marijuana, according to police. Barling police tried to pull over a Kia Forte which was driving without headlights around 3:30 a.m. when they said the driver, Walker, took off. The chase took officers through side […]

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