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Aubry Killion comes to the River Valley all the way from New Orleans. The friendliness of Arkansans and the southern charm of the area make him feel at home. He is looking forward to exploring downtown Fort Smith and historic Van Buren, as well as venturing to the Sooner State.

Aubry is a graduate of the University of Mississippi's Meek School of Journalism and New Media. While Aubry was at Ole Miss, he worked as a reporter and correspondent for the campus TV station and interned with FOX 8 WVUE in New Orleans and CBS 3 WREG in Memphis.

While Aubry wasn't reporting, he served as a member of the Ole Miss Cheerleading team competing in national competitions covered by ESPN.

Aubry's hobbies outside of journalism include hiking and following SEC football.


Recent Articles
  • Arkansas Lawmaker Files Bill To Help Veterans With Brain Damage

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- A local lawmaker has proposed two bills that aim to help veterans with brain injuries get access to a new treatment and find jobs. One of Rep. Greg Leding’s, D-Fayetteville, bills would allow veterans to receive a new treatment for traumatic brain injuries. “Essentially what we are trying to do is find a way to find funding for veterans who receive hyperbaric oxygen therapy,” Leding said. The therapy involves a veteran going into a chamber packed with […]

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    Fort Smith Mayor Vetoes Motorcycle Rally Funding

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- Monday morning (Jan. 26) the Fort Smith mayor vetoed a decision, made by the city board of directors, to spend $84,000 in taxpayer money on a motorcycle rally. The Steel Horse Rally is scheduled to take place in downtown Fort Smith in May. “I cannot justify spending tax dollars for what I think should be a private sector [event],” Mayor Sandy Sanders said. The city directors approved spending the money last week on a four to three […]

  • Fort Smith Voters To Decide Tax Renewal In Special Election

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- It was a heated evening at the Fort Smith city directors meeting Tuesday night (Jan. 20). One of the main items on the agenda: the renewal of a 1% tax, which will go before voters in a special election. The tax, which officials said generates $20 million annually, goes towards maintaining streets, bridges and drainage in the city. Fort Smith City Administrator Ray Gosack said the special election will be held on May 12th and if voters […]

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    Legislators Consider Bill To Clarify Open Carry In Arkansas

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Letting people carry a firearm openly in a holster is once again a hot topic in the Arkansas as state lawmakers convened in Little Rock. Legislators are looking at bill to clarify whether open carry is legal in Arkansas. Steve Jones supports letting lawful gun owners carry handguns in holsters. “Open carry has never been shown to be a safety problem,” Jones said. Jones said a 2013 law allows open carry, but others have said that […]

  • Gov. Hutchinson Sworn Into Office

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – Arkansas now has a new governor; Asa Hutchinson was sworn in on Tuesday in Little Rock. Hutchinson said it was a new day for Arkansas. “My top priority as governor is to grow the economy of this state to create jobs,” he said. Hutchinson said he also has plans to lower taxes. Rep. Greg Leding, D-Fayetteville, said there are concerns among some legislators about where the money will come from to pay for the tax cuts. […]

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    Fire Engulfs House Of Cedarville Treasurer Accused Of Stealing City Money

    CEDARVILLE (KFSM) – A Friday morning fire destroyed the home of the former Cedarville treasurer accused of stealing $300,000 from the city. Firefighters responded around 9 a.m. to the house fire at 336 Arkansas 162 in Cedarville. That address is listed in property records as belonging to Alicson Reding, the former Cedarville official who an audit states issued $295,880 in authorized checks between 2008 and 2014. Cedarville Fire Department and several other area agencies responded to the scene and knocked […]

  • Physician Sees Spike In Patients During Winter Weather

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- A lot of people end up at the doctor’s office this time of the year whether it’s from broken bones or the flu. According to Mercy Clinics officials in Fort Smith, doctors have seen a spike in patients since the cold weather set in. But one woman was not about to let the winter dampen her spirit. Erin Decker was performing as Lady Liberty on Rogers Avenue Thursday (Jan. 8) in Fort Smith. She said the cold […]

  • Outdoor Workers Depend On Layers To Brave Cold

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- Not everyone can stay inside during sub-freezing temperatures, so people who work outdoors are taking extra time to bundle up. For construction worker Joseph Witherspoon, it was another Wednesday (Jan. 7) on the job. Dressed from head to toe in multiple layers, Witherspoon and his crew push through the cold work day. “Materials start to freeze,” Witherspoon said. “All the dirt, everything on the ground is frozen. Water is starting to freeze.” Arthur Moro was also braving […]

  • Protecting Property In Freezing Temperatures

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- People across the River Valley and Northwest Arkansas are preparing for temperatures to drop below freezing and stay there. Michelle Cernak works for Westark Plumbing in Fort Smith. “If you’re not home and you do have a leak you are going to have a water park in your house when you get home,” Cernak said. Cernak said she sees about 10 customers a week with frozen pipes when temperatures drop below freezing. “Some people are panicking a […]

  • Group Opposes Fort Smith Water/Sewer Rate Increases

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A Fort Smith woman says she is gathering protesters against the city’s bid to increase water and sewer rates to cover costs associated with bringing the city in line with federal clean water laws. Projections of a city plan show an increase from $40 to $80 for the average local household’s water and sewer bill by 2019. The plan shows that number then increasing to $120 by 2026. Constance Durkin is a Fort Smith taxpayer who […]

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    Football Brings Fort Smith Fans Together New Year’s Day

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – This New Year’s Day marks a first for college football, a playoff for the national championship. 5NEWS spoke to fans rooting on their favorite teams out and about in downtown Fort Smith. “It`s on fire here,” said Cindy Prange. Fans came together to watch the Oregon Ducks and the Florida State Seminoles duke it out at the Rose Bowl. The Alabama Crimson Tide faced off against the Ohio Buckeyes in the Sugar Bowl Thursday night as […]

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    Meet Fort Smith’s First Baby Of 2015

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Fort Smith’s first baby of the new year was born at 12:08 a.m. at Mercy Medical Center. “His name is Lochlyn Burton. He weighs seven pounds, eight ounces—20 inches long,” said the baby’s mother, Alicia Coker. “I didn`t expect a New Year’s baby.” Coker said her son wasn’t due for another three weeks. “It was at 12:08, and they called Sparks to see if they had delivered another baby before him and they hadn`t,” Coker said. […]

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