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Brittany Boyett was born and raised in Fort Smith, and is a proud alumna of the University of Arkansas where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism.

In 2014 Brittany joined the 5NEWS team and is currently the Lead Morning Producer for 5NEWS This Morning. She loves the River Valley and Northwest Arkansas and has a passion for telling stories where you live.

If you have a story idea, share it with her on Twitter @5NEWSBrittany or send an email to Brittany.Boyett@kfsm.com with the details!

Recent Articles
  • Booneville Police Chief Shot; Suspect Arrested

    BOONEVILLE (KFSM) — According to Logan County Sheriff Boyd Hicks, the Booneville Police Chief was shot early Wednesday morning (April 26). Chief Albert Brown and other officers were responding to a suicide call around 1:30 a.m. at a home in Booneville city limits when the reportedly suicidal man came out of the home with two guns, according to Sheriff Hicks. The suspect was identified as Gregory Rongey. Chief Brown tried to tackle and disarm Rongey and a struggle ensued, according […]

  • Fayetteville Police Searching For Armed Robbery Suspect

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) —  Police are searching for an armed robbery suspect Wednesday morning (April 26). According to Sgt. Craig Stout with Fayetteville Police, officers received a call at 5:30 a.m. at 1240 North Garland at Fast Trax Convenience Store. When officers arrived on scene, an employee said a man armed with a handgun entered the business and demanded cash. The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, Sgt. Stout said. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male […]

  • Workers Picket Outside Exide Technologies Plant In Fort Smith After “Lockout”

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Picketing continues in front of Exide Technologies in Fort Smith following an employee “lockout”. Exide Technologies, formerly known as GNB Technologies on Zero Street, has more than 200 employees. The picketing comes after 119 hours of contract negotiations. The union representing these workers and Exide Technologies couldn’t reach an agreement. Monday night (April 24), workers were told they’d be locked out due to employees not agreeing to work under conditions of the company’s final offer. Dozens […]

  • Horses Loose On 540 Near Arkansas River Bridge Cause Traffic Backup

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Traffic is moving again after Arkansas State Police wrangled four horses on the loose along 540 near Kelley Highway Tuesday morning (April 25). Southbound lanes were backed up as troopers worked to get the horses off the roadway, and directed traffic through the area. Dispatchers said none of the horses were injured by passing vehicles while they were on the loose. At this time, it isn’t known how the horses got out, or whom they belong to.

  • Two Rescued After Being Trapped Under Fallen Tree At Barling Park

    BARLING (KFSM) — A man and woman have been rescued after being trapped in a tent under a fallen tree at Springhill Park in Barling on Friday morning (April 21). According to Fort Smith Battalion Chief Stanley Cole, the rain from the early morning thunderstorm soaked the ground, and a strong gust of wind caused the tree to fall. The woman was pinned for two to three hours, but the man was easily freed by rescuers, Chief Cole said. Crews lifted […]

  • 21st Anniversary Of Deadly 1996 Tornado In Fort Smith & Van Buren

    RIVER VALLEY (KFSM) — On April 21, 1996 an F3 tornado hit Fort Smith at 11:12 p.m. and later hit the Van Buren area, killing two people and injuring over 40. Several historic buildings were destroyed in downtown Fort Smith before the half-mile-wide twister moved to neighborhoods on both sides of the Arkansas River. With wind speeds of up to 200 mph, the tornado left two Fort Smith children dead in its wake. Most residents in the area remember that night […]

  • One Hospitalized Following Overnight Hazmat Spill At Rogers Plant

    ROGERS (KFSM) — One person was hospitalized following a hazardous material spill at Pepper Source, Ltd. in Rogers on Old Wire Road Thursday morning (April 20). The incident happened just after 1 a.m. when two hazardous chemicals mixed together, according to Robert McGowen, Benton County Administrator of Public Safety. The building was evacuated, and the name of the victim, their condition and the hospital they’ve been transported to has not been released, McGowen said. Dispatchers said the scene was cleared shortly before […]

  • Hundreds Lend A Hand For United Way’s Day Of Caring

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Communities across the River Valley will get a dose of TLC Tuesday (April 18) for United Way’s Day of Caring! Over 800 volunteers will be lending a hand to tackle projects for nonprofits in the area that would otherwise cost them valuable dollars. Projects will be happening in Van Buren, Fort Smith, Barling, Alma, Booneville, Greenwood, Charleston, Lavaca, Mansfield, Mulberry, Ozark, Paris, Poteau and Sallisaw for a total of 87 projects! Groups will be doing things like painting, […]

  • Lowell Man Arrested Following Standoff In Little Flock, Two Injured In Shooting

    LITTLE FLOCK (KFSM) — A Lowell man is facing attempted capital murder charges following a lengthy standoff with police early Friday morning (April 14). The standoff began after two people were shot at the Fairways At Lost Springs Apartments shortly after 1 a.m. The suspect, later identified as Keylan Osburn, barricaded himself in the complex, according to a release from the Little Flock Police Department. The Benton County SWAT team worked to negotiate with Osburn. Around 5 a.m. the SWAT team […]

  • Possible Standoff Between Police & Driver Comes To An End In Roland On US 64

    ROLAND (KFSM) — A standoff between police and a driver has come to an end in Roland, just east of the I-40 and US 64 interchange near the McDonald’s and Interstate Inn on Wednesday morning (April 12). Randy Potter is facing nine charges, and he was taken to the Sequoyah County Jail early Wednesday morning. Potter was pulled over for an obstructed view around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday night after a Roland police officer noticed he had several things hanging on his front […]

  • EF-2 Tornado In Missouri Leaves Behind Path Of Damage

    MCDONALD COUNTY, Missouri (KFSM) — A tornadoes tore through Southwest Missouri on Tuesday night (April 4), leaving several to deal with damage in Goodman, Missouri in McDonald County. Goodman is about half way between Joplin and Bella Vista. The National Weather Service in Springfield confirmed that an EF-2 tornado hit the town and stayed on the ground there for 10 to 15 minutes. Goodman Elementary, a fire station and several homes in the area were damaged by the storm. Ryan Leach […]

  • Child Abuse Prevention Month: Knowing The Signs

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Every 10 seconds in the United States a child abuse report is made, and between four and seven kids die everyday from abuse or neglect in our country, according to Childhelp Foundation. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and one local organization is working to bring hope to kids in need throughout the area. On Tuesday (April 4), Hamilton House is placing pinwheels on the lawn of Mercy Hospital at the corner of 74th and Rogers Avenue […]