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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
  • Huerta

    Greenwood Teacher Resigns Amid Investigation

    Police are investigating a teacher from the Greenwood School District, although Police Chief Will Dawson says he cannot release much information about the case.

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    Winter Storm Cancels ACT Testing

    Several River Valley schools are canceling their ACT testing for Saturday (Feb. 8).

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    Search For Missing Forestry Pilot Ongoing During Winter Weather

    Several state and local agencies are involved in a search for a missing Arkansas Forestry Commission pilot.

  • joshua teves

    Man Found Dead In LeFlore County Pond Identified

    LeFlore County, Okla., authorities confirmed Wednesday a body found in a pond west of Talihina is that of a missing 19-year-old man. Sheriff Rob Seale says the body of Joshua Teves was discovered Monday. He was reported missing last week. Tuesday the Sheriff’s Office announced the death was being investigated as a homicide. “I didn’t believe it, thought it was a nightmare,” said Teves’ brother Isaac Oxly. “It was the body of a white male dressed in jeans, a t-shirt and […]

  • FHS Police

    Fayetteville High Students Return Day After Bomb Threat

    A bomb threat was found on the wall of a girl’s bathroom at Fayetteville High School Monday (Jan. 20), according to Fayetteville Public Schools Spokesman Alan Wilbourn.

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    Bomb Scare Forces Store Evacuation

    The Big Lots store in Fort Smith was evacuated Friday night (Jan. 17) due to a bomb scare. The Fort Smith Bomb Squad was called to the store on Rogers Ave. by the manager on a report of a suspicious bag left inside. Officers X-rayed the bag and did not find an explosive. Investigators said the items inside the bag maybe stolen.

  • alma high school

    Sheriff Saves Kids From Overnight School Due To Weather Conditions

    The Alma School District said it is not safe for school buses in parts of the city, and they will keep students overnight if needed.

  • FORT SMITH STANDOFF

    Taser Shock Ends 2 Hour Standoff At Fort Smith Motel

    A standoff at a Fort Smith motel ended early Thursday night with a suspect in jail and a stun gun deployed. Police arrested Winston Whitfield on suspicion of fleeing apprehension and resisting arrest. Police around 4 p.m. evacuated a portion of the motel after eyewitnesses said a man was threatening patrons with a firearm. Officers armed with rifles responded to the incident at the Regency Inn at 1215 W. St. South and encountered Whitfield, at which point the suspect allegedly […]

  • Elderly Man Found Dead In Fort Smith Identified

    The body of a local man missing since November was found behind Central Christian Church on North Waldron Road about noon Tuesday (Dec. 31), according to Fort Smith Police. Sgt. Daniel Grubbs said the body of an elderly black man was found by workers who are remodeling the church. He said neither foul play nor suicide is suspected. Police later identified the man as Merlin John Boyd, 76, a Fort Smith man who was reported missing Nov. 10. His body […]

  • fire alarm

    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.

  • BILLINGS

    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.

  • Mitsubishi Plant at Chaffee Crossing

    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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