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
  • Local Group Selling Confederate Flags

    VAN BUREN (KFSM)- A local group sold Confederate flags at the Clover Leaf Plaza parking lot in Van Buren (June 27) despite some places banning flag sales. The group, Dixie Customs, said they sold more than 100 flags and will continue selling the flags until they sell out. The group said they don’t believe the flag is a symbol of racism, but rather a symbol of southern heritage. The group had a Southern Pride cruise along Garrison Avenue in Fort […]

  • Southside High Principal ‘Blindsided’ By Committee’s Decision To Ban “Dixie” and Mascot

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- The Southside High School principal said he’s against getting rid of the school’s fight song and Rebel mascot. Principal Wayne Haver spoke with 5NEWS Wednesday (June 24), a day after a Fort Smith School Board committee voted unanimously to ban the song “Dixie” and mascot Johnny Reb in the next two years. “I literally felt blindsided,” Haver said. Haver has been the principal of Southside High School for 33 years. “The Confederate flag and ‘Dixie’ and the […]

  • School Board Committee Votes To Ban “Dixie” Song & Rebel Mascot At Southside High School

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- A Fort Smith School Board committee passed a motion Tuesday (June 23) to ban the “Dixie” song during the 2015-2016 school year and to replace the rebel mascot for the 2016-2017 school year. The motion passed five to zero. Susan McFerran, a member of the school board, said the decision comes after the mass shooting in Charleston, South Carolina and a recent class reunion. “There was a 30 year class reunion this weekend,” she said. “It came […]

  • Greenwood Woman Accused Of Stealing Police Cruiser To Appear In Court

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – A Greenwood woman who was arrested on suspicion of stealing a police cruiser and crashing it into a gas line is set to make her first court appearance Wednesday morning (June 24th), according to jailers at the Sebastian County Detention Center. Jessica Sterling, 23, was arrested earlier this month on 15 charges including DWI, criminal mischief and theft of property after Greenwood Police Chief Will Dawson said she stole one of the department’s SUVs. Sterling, who was […]

  • Fireworks Stand Owners Prepare For Fourth Of July Crowds

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- Fireworks stands are going up in the River Valley and Northwest Arkansas ahead of Fourth of July. Angela Crook has been selling fireworks in Fort Smith for the past five years. “Some of the hottest items this year are, we’ve got some new ones in called our little frogs and our little tortoises,” she said. She is also expecting a lot of visitors. “Our parking lot will have 30 to 40 cars at all times,” Crook said. […]

  • Business Owners Prepare For Riverfront Blues Festival

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- Thousands of people from all over the country will be heading to Fort Smith for the 25th annual Riverfront Blues Festival next week. According to festival directors, they do not expect the recent flooding at Harry E. Kelley Park to impact it and said the show will go on even if it rains. Nichole Roseberry owns Studio 10 in downtown Fort Smith and is offering free admission to anyone who attends the festival. “We’ve been doing some […]

  • City of Fort Smith Giving Out Free Sandbags To Residents

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- The City of Fort Smith is providing free sandbags so residents can prepare for flooding ahead of the anticipated rain. Ruby Wiley and her family were stocking up on sand Wednesday (June 17). “We are just trying to keep the water form coming in our house,” Wiley said. “Trying to prepare a little bit better than we did last time.” According to the street department the sand is free of charge. The street department, located at 3900 […]

  • Fort Smith Group Rallies For Hillary Clinton For President

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- Big crowds rallied in downtown Fort Smith Tuesday (June 16) to show their support of Hillary Clinton, who is hoping to be elected president in 2016. The group Hillary For America met at Bricktown Brewery under the leadership of Mose Marie Boyd, who had just returned from New York. “I think she gave the best speech I’ve ever seen her give.” Boyd said. “She hit it out of the ballpark with a grand slam in my opinion. […]

  • Wild Animal Rescuer Prepares For Potential Flooding In Lavaca

    LAVACA (KFSM)- A Lavaca man is trying to figure out what he’s going to do with his rescue animals as he prepares for the possibility of more flooding this week. James Kaelin lives on Shamrock Drive, one of the hardest hit areas during the several days of torrential rain this past May. “Y’all aren’t afraid are ya? You will not be harmed, you have my word,” Kaelin said as he showed 5NEWS his animals, which include wolves and peacocks. Kaelin […]

  • LeFlore County Families Still Picking Up From Flooding

    ARKOMA (KFSM)- Weeks after major flooding that prompted assistance from FEMA, some in LeFlore County are still rebuilding. Residents were cleaning up Monday (June 15) on Faulkner Street in Arkoma. “It was storming really bad and my mom was really scared,” Abigail Johnson said. “We had to leave the house. The water pushed the door open and it started coming into the house so we had to get our Kindles and leave.” According to Abigail’s mother, Amanda Johnson, the flooding […]

  • U.S. Marshals Museum Delivers Commemorative Guns Purchased To Fund Museum

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- The U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith is selling a replica of the Colt 45 Peacemaker to help fund the museum’s construction. “This one is special,” Stephen Young said. On Monday (June 15), Young picked up a replica of the gun Bass Reeves carried more than 100 years ago as the first African-American U.S. Marshal west of the Mississippi. “I’m the first one receiving [the gun],” Young said. Young received gun number three out of 500. Justin […]

  • Rain Postpones Chaffee Block Party

    CHAFFEE CROSSING (KFSM)- Rainy weather cancelled a fundraiser out at Chaffee Crossing Saturday (June 13). According to a post on their Facebook page, The Chaffee Crossing Block party fundraiser was postponed due to threatening weather. The post stated “We really hated to do it, but we must think of the safety of our guests. We will do our best to reschedule very soon.”