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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
  • Students Set To Take Laptops Off Campus

    FORT SMITH – (KFSM)Thousands of students in Fort Smith will get to take laptops home this coming school year. 2,000 lap tops are on their way to Sunnymede Elementary, Morrison Elementary and Ramsey Junior High. Ramsey started unpacking Wednesday (June 16). Sunnymede principal Krystle Smith said the money to pay for the computers comes from district funds. “All of our kindergarten through sixth grade students will receive a Dell laptop,” Smith said. “It has a key board and a touch […]

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    911 Call In LeFlore County Shooting Released

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) – The suspect arrested by the LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office in connection with the Wednesday morning (July 9) shooting has been arrested before, three times in three years, according to court documents. Deputies working with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation arrested the suspect the same day the victim was found dead, according to a post on the LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. Randy Shelton, 53, was shot in the torso and killed at his home near […]

  • Student Loan Changes

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Student loans can put new graduates in a financial hole. But changes that kicked in this July are expected to provide some relief. Changes to the federal student loan program include things like interest rates that won’t fluctuate and relief for those who defaulted on their loans by making repayments more affordable. Under federal guidelines that took effect (July 1) college students can work out new options to repay their loans based on their income. Also […]

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    Man Arrested After Shots Fired In Fort Smith Neighborhood

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Local police arrested a man Monday night after shots were fired in a Fort Smith neighborhood. Fort Smith police responded to North 21st Street and North K Street in reference to a call of gunshots. Responding officers chased the two men, who were in a Jeep vehicle. The Jeep crashed into a car on the side of the street, and the men were taken into custody, according to the Fort Smith Police Department. Although two people […]

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    Boater Rescued In Oklahoma Lake

    Two Fort Smith Coast Guard members rescued a boater stranded in an Oklahoma lake Thursday (July 10). It occurred on Kerr Lake near Sallisaw were the U.S. Coast Guard rescued Daniel Hollan after being stranded for about an hour. “I was screaming as loud as I could I was ready to get out that water,” Hollan said. Lt. Clint Smith and Petty Officer 2nd Class Jose Blanco were nearby making routine rounds. Smith said Hollan was 200 yards from shore. […]

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    City Meets With Teens Working To Bring Pro Hockey Team To Fort Smith

    Some local high schoolers presented big plans to the city to bring a professional hockey team to Fort Smith. What began as a senior class project turned into a $450 million dollar mega plan. Nico Treshnell and Brock Smith are a few of the leaders behind the plan. They are recent graduates of Union Christian Academy in Fort Smith. “Anyone who is any kind of sports fan would enjoy this,” Smith said. Through 400 hours of research, the group devised […]

  • Fireworks Light Up Fort Smith

    Hundreds of people were at Harry E. Kelley Park Friday (July 4) in Fort Smith for a long standing tradition. The mayor’s annual Fourth of July celebration, where crowds cheered through a twenty-five minute fireworks show. Norman Gray was the lead technician of the show. “You’re looking at an electronically pyrotechnic display consisting of shells ranging from three to eight inches in diameter they’re all aerial displayed,” Gray said. Gray said it takes about two hours of cleanup after the […]

  • Freedom Rings Through Greenwood

    It was a sea of food, fun and freedom at this year’s Freedom Fest in Greenwood. Freedom rang through the Greenwood square Friday (July 4). “We have four to five thousand people come through here,” said director Lance Terry. Terry said the event takes about a year to plan and they started a new form of entertainment this year. “The laser show for sure, and the lights on the stage we didn’t have any lights at all last year so […]

  • Fireworks Light Up Alma Sky

    Large crowds gathered Thursday (July 3) in Alma as fireworks exploded through the night. 5NEWS went behind the scenes to see what it took to put on the show. Celebration Pyrotechnics based out of Kansas City put on the show. Owner Alesha Murcia said it took about three months of planning. “We bring it out here and blow it up in a matter of minutes,” Murcia said. Murcia said more than $10,000 worth of explosives went off. Murcia said her […]

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    Heath Care Changes For Public School Employees

    New changes to school employee’s health care plans means a loss of coverage for many. Lawmakers held a special session this week in Little Rock after premiums went up this year. Spouses are now unable to obtain benefits if they can get insurance through their own employer. In addition, part time school employees are unable to get insurance through the school. “It`s going to be a little bit problematic,” said Alma School Superintendent David Woolly. Woolly expressed concern for part […]

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    Lawmakers To Free Up Space In State Prisons

    Local sheriffs said they needed help in relieving overcrowded county jails, and lawmakers responded this week by freeing up space in state prisons. Sheriffs around the state say overcrowding in the jails can lead to violence. “Something you could compare jail overcrowding to would be how about overcrowding of crocodiles or alligators when they`re lying on top of each other,” said Benton County Sheriff Kelley Cradduck. Cradduck said prison overcrowding is a daily problem. “We have 600 inmates right now […]

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    Body Found In Shallow Grave In Crawford County Identified

    A man whose body was found in a shallow grave in Crawford County has been identified as Jamison Lee Plum, Sheriff Ron Brown said. “I can`t even look at a picture right now without breaking down,” Plum’s aunt Lindsey Dunn said. The Alma man died of a gunshot to the chest and was buried in a sallow grave behind a house in Rudy, officials said. “He was completely black from being there for a whole week in a shallow grave,” […]