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
  • Flooding In Downtown Fort Smith Won’t Cancel Summer Events

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- Recent flooding left behind damage at Harry E. Kelly Park and the National Historic Site in downtown Fort Smith. Roger Calinowsky was out running along the river Wednesday (June 10), which he said he does frequently. “It’s a great park, great place to run,” he said. But not too long ago he would’ve been swimming instead running. “You can still see the signs of flooding,” Calinowsky said. Fort Smith Parks Director Doug Reinert said the flooding left […]

  • Fort Smith Homeowners Still Cleaning Up Weeks After Flooding

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- Weeks after flooding swept through some Fort Smith neighborhoods, homeowners are still cleaning up. Riverlyn Terrace was one of the hardest hit areas in the city. Chuck Fawcett lives in the area and had about four feet of water in his home. “Nobody ever expects 20 inches of rain in the month of May,” Fawcett said. Fawcett was still drying out his home Tuesday (June 9). “As you can see in here, this is our laundry room, […]

  • Flooding Displaces Snakes In Greenwood

    GREENWOOD (KFSM)- The Greenwood Police Department said there have been several snake bites in the city. According to a post on its Facebook page, they have heard of several snake bites in the area. The post states with the recent flooding, a lot of snakes have been pushed from their usual habitat. For a guide on how to deal with snakes click here.

  • Ozark Population Quadruples As Wakarusa Comes To Town

    OZARK (KFSM)- The small town of Ozark in Franklin County has more than quadrupled in size for the next few days as thousands pour in from all over the country, even the world, for the Wakarusa music festival on Mulberry Mountain. According to event directors, this is the seventh year they’re holding the festival on the mountain and there are about 20,000 people per day spending money in the area. “Probably $400 dollars,” festival attendee Steven Riley said when asked […]

  • Highway Department Begins Patching Up Highway 59 In Van Buren

    VAN BUREN (KFSM)- The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is making repairs to a portion of Highway 59 in Van Buren after drivers say the road cracked and sunk following days of torrential rain in May. Candace Porter owns Arkansas Cheer Academy along the damaged section of the highway about two miles north of Interstate 40. “It’s been pretty hectic,” Porter said. “All the parents having their concerns and the children coming in asking about the road and are we […]

  • Retirement Pensions Cut For Fort Smith Fire and Police Departments

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – It was a mass exit on Tuesday (June 2) at the Fort Smith Board of Directors meeting after city police officers and firefighters found out their retirement benefits will be cut. “I think it’s unfortunate,” Sgt. Daniel Grubbs said. “We don`t have social security benefits anymore. Our only means for survival after our career is this retirement program.” City administrator Ray Gosack described the decision as “difficult.” Gosack said by 2019 the police and fire pension will […]

  • Lavaca Man Caring For Peacocks and Wolves Inside Home After Flooding

    LAVACA (KFSM)- Deer, peacocks, wolves and chickens were all inside a flooded Lavaca home Monday (June 1). The animals belong to James Kaelin, who lives in an area hit hardest by recent flooding. “We’ve pretty much lost it all out here,” Kaelin said. “I’ve probably lost my backhoe. It was completely underwater for two weeks, my tractor, my RV, this barn.” Kaelin said he hasn’t left his home because he has to care for his 75 animals. “The reason why […]

  • Flooding Costing Moffett Business Owner Thousands Of Dollars

    MOFFETT (KFSM)- Flooding along the Arkansas River is costing one business owner thousands of dollars. Billy Roberts owns Roberts Parts-U-Pick in Moffett, Oklahoma. “It’s kind of surreal isn’t it?” Roberts said. “In some areas it’s 10 feet deep. We have currently about 1,650 vehicles on the premises.” He opened his salvage yard two years ago. “It’s a tremendous set back and everything. No sales, nothing coming in. Customers can’t get to us. We are at a standstill until the water […]

  • Sheriff: Group Selling CDs Illegally

    LOGAN COUNTY (KFSM)- A group was cited in Booneville after the Logan County Sheriff said they were selling CDs illegally. According to a Facebook post made by the Sheriff’s office, the group was running a scam claiming the profits were for charity. The post stated the proceeds were going to Jason Cross who goes by the name Mikel Knight. According to the post, the group recruits locals to go with them and forces them to sell CDs. The Sheriff’s office […]

  • Super Kids Night Lets Youngsters Experience The Thrill of The Rodeo

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- People from all over the world are in Fort Smith for the Old Fort Days Futurity and Rodeo and children from all over the region were there Thursday (May 28) for Super Kids Night Thursday. “It’s something special for them that they would not be able to do,” Ron Scamardo , the rodeo director, said. Scamardo said the rodeo expects more than 100 children at the event. For some of those kids it will be the first […]

  • Hundreds Gather To Honor Fallen Johnson County Deputy

    CLARKSVILLE (KFSM)- People from across the country were in Clarksville Wednesday (May 27) to pay their respects to a Johnson County reserve deputy who was shot and killed in the line of duty nearly two weeks ago. There were police officers, deputies and troopers from nearly every county in the state. Some even came from as far as Chicago, New York, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. They lined the streets for reserve deputy Sonny Smith as a procession made its way […]

  • VIDEO: Man Helps Rescue Five People From Swift Water In Crawford County

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) – Five people were rescued from swift water in Crawford County on Monday afternoon (May 25) before 4:30 p.m., according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office. An unnamed man, his 12-year-old daughter and three other boys were caught in a creek near Independence Road southwest of Natural Dam, according to authorities. Lynn Thompson assisted with the rescue. “They were desperate and they were very glad to see me,” Thompson said. “There’s this young man, he’s cut and bruised, […]