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Chainee Bartlett is a graduate of Arkansas Tech University with a Bachelor of the Arts degree. She is a native Arkansan with a passion for news and popular culture. Chainee joined the morning show staff as a producer in June 2013.


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    Southbound Lanes of I-49 Near Winslow Cleared of Accidents

    WINSLOW (KFSM) – Four separate car accidents blocked the southbound lanes of Interstate 49 near Winslow Monday(October 20) morning, according to Arkansas State Police. Authorities were called out to the scene just north of the Bobby Hopper Tunnel around 7:30 a.m. Some of those involved were injured, according to dispatchers.  The extent of their injuries is unknown. The scene was cleared around 8:40 a.m., according to authorities on scene.  

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    Cherokee Nation Opens New Office in Sallisaw

    SALLISAW (KFSM) – The Cherokee Nation is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony today to celebrate the opening a new one-stop office. The new office is located in downtown Sallisaw at 100 E. Choctaw Avenue. Officials say the office has several departments that will allow Cherokee citizens in Sequoyah County, and surrounding areas, to find jobs, apply for loans, and get a Cherokee license plate. Principal Chief Bill John Baker, Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr., and Sallisaw Mayor Julie Ferguson […]

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    U of A, Red Cross Team Up for Annual Homecoming Blood Drive

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The University of Arkansas and the American Red Cross are working together for the annual Homecoming blood drive, which kicks off today. Organizers are hoping to bring in more than 1,200 blood donations this year.  Each donation is capable of saving up to three lives and could provide blood to more than 3,000 patients, according to a release. “This blood has already been committed to hospitals, it’s already been committed for surgeries, it’s already been committed for […]

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    School Finishes Renovation Project Started by Student’s Mother

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) –  Officials at Union Christian Academy in Fort Smith will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony today to unveil renovations made to the private school. The project started in 2010 when Karen Windsor, a mother of one of the students, decided to raise money to remodel the school kitchen. However, Windsor was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and passed away a year later. Since then, school officials say they were determined to finish the project Windsor started, raising $500,000 […]

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    Students Learn About Patriotism During Flag Presentation

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The General William O. Darby chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)  will present a Flag Awareness program to students at Union Christian Academy in Fort Smith today (Oct. 14). More than 80 students are expected to attend, along with teachers from grades 5 through 8. “Veterans–we’re all fighting for the flag and it’s just really, really something that’s been, in my lifetime, very important and important to all of our veterans as well,” […]

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    Tree Blocks Highway 59 Just North of Natural Dam

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) – A large tree fell during the thunderstorms Monday (Oct. 13), blocking both lanes of highway 59 just north of Natural Dam, according to Arkansas State Police. A Trooper was dispatched to the scene around 7:25 a.m. and the tree was cleared by 8:00 a.m. Traffic in both lanes is now back open.    

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    Semi Rollover Causes Delays on Highway 264 in Lowell

    LOWELL(KFSM) –  Traffic is backed up on Highway 264W in Lowell following a semi rollover, according to the Lowell Police Department. No one is injured, according to authorities on scene. Crews are trying to clear the area. We do have a crew on the way to the accident. Stay with 5NEWS as we continue to follow this developing story.

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    Child Fingerprinting Services Offered at Bentonville City Expo

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – The city of Bentonville’s emergency Dispatch Center will have a booth at the Bentonville City Expo today (October 7), offering free fingerprinting services for children. Earlier this year, the Dispatch Center was certified as a partner in the Missing Kids Readiness Project by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, according to a release. Parents will be able to bring their children to the booth to have them fingerprinted. The fingerprint cards will then be given […]

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    Deadline For Student Immunizations Nears

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – The deadline for students in Arkansas to have their required immunizations is drawing near. All students must have all of the required immunizations by October 1. Students will be able to receive their vaccinations from a local health department or at their doctor’s office. According to school officials, if students do not get their required immunization in time, they could be suspended. But the state has allowed some flexibility in case of a shortage of vaccines. “The […]

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    Fayetteville Jimmy John’s Location Affected In Data Breach

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Sandwich chain Jimmy John’s announced more than 200 of their business locations were affected in a data breach, including a location in Fayetteville. The company posted a statement on their website along with list of affected locations. According to the list, the Jimmy John’s at 518 W. Dickson Street was exposed from July 1 to August 1 of this year. In the statement, the company said it first learned of the breach, which involves credit and debit […]

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    Annual Hispanic Women’s Conference Held in Springdale

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The Hispanic Women’s Organization of Arkansas (HWOA) will host their 14th annual conference today (Sept. 19) at the Jones Center in Springdale. Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and Kellogg Co. CEO, Carlos Gutierrez, will deliver the keynote address, according to a release. Gutierrez, an immigrant, worked his way up to become a member of President George W. Bush’s cabinet. Officials say the objectives of this year’s conference include understanding diversity, promoting community leadership and involvement. 5NEWS Reporter […]

  • U of A Prepares for Bill Nye “The Science Guy”

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Bill Nye “The Science Guy” will make his way to Barnhill Arena tonight (Sept. 19), and university officials are preparing. Nye is speaking as part of the Student Distinguished Lecture series. Alex Chaffin, Chairman of the Distinguished Lectures Committee, says the university is expecting a big turnout. “We want people to really come and enjoy the event,  maybe it might hit home with them, ” said Chaffin, “It`s something they remember growing up so we think that`s […]

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