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Brittany Boyett is a Fort Smith native and 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 now the Producer for the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts. Prior to this, she was the Lead Morning Producer for 5NEWS This Morning until January of 2018.

She loves the River Valley and Northwest Arkansas and has a passion for telling stories where you live.

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Recent Articles
  • Fort Smith Police Search For Wanted Woman

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Investigators with the Fort Smith Police Department need your help finding a wanted person. According to police, Alexis Bowman, 20, is currently wanted for three outstanding warrants out of Fort Smith for the charge of theft by deception. Bowman is also wanted for several unrelated warrants out of another county. Detective Danny Stanley with the Financial Crimes Unit would like to speak to Bowman about her involvement in these cases. Anyone with information on the whereabouts […]

  • Officers Sustain Minor Injuries After Disturbance In Mansfield

    MANSFIELD (KFSM) — Multiple agencies were on the scene of a disturbance call at a home on the 800 block of Grove Street in Mansfield late Tuesday night (May 1). According to Mansfield Police, when the officer arrived at the home and began to talk with the homeowner, the suspect, later identified as Clift Swindel, became irate which led to the altercation. The officer called for backup and a Huntington officer came to the scene to assist. Police said it appeared […]

  • Bentonville Restaurant Owners Clean Up After Damaging Fire

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — Crews were on the scene of a fire at A Taste of Thai II in Bentonville Monday night (April 30). Dispatchers said the call came in about 8 p.m. at the restaurant located on  S. Walton Boulevard. Crews on scene said the fire started in the back of the building, and everyone was able to evacuate safely. Officials said the building was not destroyed, but was heavily damaged. Northbound traffic on Walton Boulevard was down to one lane […]

  • Fort Smith Police Arrest & Charge Burglary Suspects

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Fort Smith Police have arrested two burglary suspects. According to police, officers were called to North 44th Street in reference to a burglary in progress. Witnesses called dispatch saying two white males, identified as 34-year-old William Waylan Winters and John Crossno Jr.,  were loading property from the residence into a blue Chevy Cobalt. Officers attempted a felony stop on the vehicle, but the suspects fled the residence at a high speed.  After receiving a tip that the […]

  • Madison County Sheriff: Armed & Dangerous Man Turns Himself In To Crawford County Sheriff’s Office

    MADISON COUNTY (KFSM) — A suspect believed to be armed and dangerous turned himself into the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday (April 25), according to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. Teral Garett, 59, was being held Thursday (April 26) at the Washington County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond and a hold for Madison County Circuit Court. The search began when officers with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas State Police and Huntsville Police Department responded to an address off […]

  • Crews Investigate Fire At Golden Rules Clothes Closet In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Crews were on the scene of a fire at The Golden Rules Clothes Closet in Fort Smith Tuesday night (April 24). According to dispatchers, the call came in about 8 p.m. at the business on North 3rd street. Firefighters said the back of the building sustained the most damage. According to United Way of Fort Smith, The Golden Rule Clothes Closet provides low-income families and victims of fires and natural disasters with clothing, furniture and household items […]

  • Book Released Commemorating 50th Anniversary Of Deadly Greenwood Tornado

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) — Thursday (April 19) marks the 50th anniversary of a deadly tornado in Greenwood. On April 19, 1968 a powerful twister, which was likely an EF-4, swept through the heart of the Greenwood community. It touched down for about four minutes, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses and killed 13 people. To mark the occasion, Farmer’s Bank and the Wilkinson family released a book of photos and articles from the tornado. The book, titled “Rising from the Rubble”, […]

  • Local World War II Veteran Interviewed For The Library Of Congress

    BARLING (KFSM) — A 100-year-old World War II veteran was interviewed for the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project. Paul Lux was born in December of 1917, and is originally from Subiaco. Lux enlisted in the army 1939 and became a mess sergeant with the 575th Anti-Aircraft Division protecting the Panama Canal Zone, and later survived German shells in the Battle of the Bulge. He was interviewed Friday (March 30) at Mercy Crest Assisted Living in Barling by Anita Deason, […]

  • Fire Chief: Fort Smith Hotel Shutdown After Fire

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Best Western Aspen Hotel is closed following a fire Thursday evening (March 22), according to Chief Teddy Abbey with the Fort Smith Fire Department. The hotel will be shutdown for the next six to eight months while it undergoes renovations and repairs, according to general manager Amanda Grant. Grant said that water damage is the main source of problems, and the entire roof will have to be replaced. The hotel will have to gut and […]

  • Muldrow Police: Armed & Dangerous Suspect Turns Himself In

    MULDROW (KFSM) — A suspect that was once considered to be armed and dangerous has turned himself into police Monday (March 19), according to Muldrow police. Officers began searching for Trenton Pedon, 29, on March 5th after investigators said Pedon was involved in a drive-by shooting on SW 4th Street. Police said Pedon fired two shots at the back of a home, then he fired once at the front of the home, all while his father was inside. According to […]

  • Pedestrian Dies From Injuries In Fort Smith Hit-And-Run, Search Continues For Suspect

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A man is dead and the search for the driver continues following a hit-and-run collision at 14th Street and Grand Avenue that happened Wednesday night (Feb. 14). The pedestrian has been identified by police as 55-year-old Jeffrey Campbell of Quinton, Oklahoma. He was in Fort Smith visiting a friend. Campbell’s family said he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at UAMS in Little Rock about 4:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 15). His family said he had […]

  • Fort Smith Police Serving Community For 130 Years

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Tuesday (Feb. 6) is the 130th anniversary of the Fort Smith Police Department. The department was created on February 6th, 1888 through ordinance #140 of the Fort Smith City Council. According to the department’s Facebook page, “We’d like to thank the community for the privilege of serving you for 130 years.” Below is a look at the department through the years.