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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
  • 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,” […]

  • Operation Dry Water Takes Off

    As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, officers with Arkansas Game and Fish are out in full force through Operation Dry Water. It’s all to beef up security for boaters. They are educating the public on the dangers of boating under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Authorities said alcohol use is the biggest factor in recreational boater deaths across the country. Operation Dry Water started Friday (June 27) and runs through Sunday (June 29). 5NEWS participated in a ride […]

  • Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza Comes To Arkansas River June 27-29

    Big Bass Bonanza 2014

    The Big Bass Bonanza is a 300 mile stretch of fishing along the Arkansas River. The event kicks off Friday June 27. The fishing takes place from Fort Smith to east of Dumas with five fishing pools for anglers to weigh in at. The recent heavy rainfall presents a concern. “We`ve had a lot of rain but we`ve been able to control it,” said equipment mechanic supervisor for the Lock & Dam No. 13 Gordon Hamblin. Hamblin said the fishers […]

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    Veteran Travels Cross Country To Visit Father’s Grave

    Vietnam veteran Charles Peters is traveling across the country in a wagon pulled by two mules. He’s on his way to see his father`s gravesite for the first time. He is from the small town of Owosso, Mich. Peters made this trip last year, but while in the River Valley an accident put him in the hospital. Now, he’s on a mission. “My mission is to make it to my father`s gravesite in Okemah, Okla. I`ve never been to his […]

  • Interstate 49 Bridge: “What We Have Is A Dream”

    The U.S. Department of Transportation has officially designated Interstate 540 from Alma north to the Missouri border as Interstate 49 Wednesday (June 25) at a ceremony in Alma. 5NEWS spoke with Arkansas Highway Commissioner Dick Trammel about the future of the road and an Interstate 49 bridge. Watch the video above to see the interview.


    Riverfront Blues Fest Kicks Off

    People from all over the region have traveled to Fort Smith’s Riverfront Blues Festival as they follow their favorite bands. Large crowds flocked to Harry E. Kelly Park to experience the event kick off and rhythm of the blues Friday (June 20). Directors of the fest said Paul Thorn is headlining the event but this year there will be a lot of local performers taking the stage as well. Blues fest director Dwight Hopkins said this is the 24th year […]

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    GRAPHIC VIDEO: Woman Attacked With Bat At Fort Smith Walmart

    [Editor's note: Warning: this surveillance video contains graphic content that some may find disturbing.] A River Valley man is behind bars after police said he attacked a woman with a baseball bat at Walmart on Sunday night (June 15). Fort Smith police said the incident happened at the Walmart on Rogers Avenue. Police said a man identified as Corey Mosley got a running start and struck a woman identified as Ashlyne Rogers in the head with a bat inside the store. […]


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