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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    Bentonville Police: Woman Arrested For Attempting To Shoot Husband

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – A woman was arrested Saturday(Sept. 19) for attempted capital murder after she fired a gun at her husband, according to a release from the Bentonville Police Department. Officers responded to a home located at 6201 SW Bear Road in reference to a domestic disturbance, the release states. When they arrived, the officers determined that Cheryl Rusk, 53, had produced a handgun and fired one shot at her husband, Gary Rusk, 63, according to the release. The bullet […]

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    Accident Blocks Portion of Rogers Avenue in Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Two people are hospitalized following a two-car accident that happened 5111 Rogers Avenue, according to Fort Smith Police. According to officers on scene,  a silver car and a black SUV were involved in the wreck. The driver of the silver car was ejected through the windshield, according to police. They were transported to Mercy hospital with injuries, their condition is not known at this time. Police on scene said a passenger in the black SUV was […]


    Body Of Missing Crawford County Swimmer Found

    RUDY (KFSM) – The body of a 19-year-old Alma man who went missing while swimming near Rudy has been found, according to Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown. Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown said Skylar Combs, 19, was swimming at Grotto swimming hole in Rudy, when he went under and never resurfaced Monday afternoon. Combs was found by a civilian volunteer near the low water bridge at the Grotto Swimming Hole, authorities said.

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    IPIX GALLERY: Severe Storms Bring Hail and Lightning to the Area

    Several 5NEWS viewers sent in ipix of severe weather that hit the area on Sunday, April 19. Below is a gallery of some of them. If you would like to send in photos of the weather where you live, send them in to


    Celebrating National Puppy Day: Where You Can Adopt

    Dog lovers around the world are celebrating National Puppy Day today (March 23). According to the official website, the day was founded by Colleen Paige, celebrity pet and home lifestyle expert. Paige also founded National Dog Day and National Cat Day. The day was founded in an effort to bring awareness to orphaned puppies around the world, to shed light on the horrors of puppy mills, and to encourage people to adopt. There are several animal shelters and humane society […]

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    Both Lanes of I-49 In Crawford County Back Open

    ALMA (KFSM) –  Both south bound lanes of Interstate 49 near mile marker 21 in Alma are back open, this after a overturned semi truck blocked them, according to Arkansas State Police dispatchers. No one was injured in the crash and the cause is unknown. Crews were able to get the scene cleared and traffic is back to normal.  

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    Four Hospitalized After Accident on Highway 71

    FORT SMITH(KFSM)- Four people were taken to the hospital after being involved in a wreck on Highway 71 South Tuesday (Dec. 9), according to Fort Smith Police. The accident happened at the intersection of Highway 71 South and Planters Road around 5:30 p.m., according to police. Authorities on scene said a woman dropped her purse while driving, causing the four-vehicle pileup. She was cited for careless driving, according to police.

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    Fort Smith Man And Woman Killed In Sequoyah County Car Crash

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) – A Fort Smith man and woman were killed in a Sequoyah County car crash on Thursday (Nov. 27), police say. Diana Lozano, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, and her body will be transferred to the medical examiner’s office in Tulsa, according to a crash report. The incident took place at 3:35 a.m. on East 1120 Road one mile southwest of Roland, the report states. Lozano was riding in a 1996 Nissan […]

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    8-Month-Old Baby Killed in Guthrie Apartment Fire

    GUTHRIE, Okla. – An 8-month-old baby was killed and several people were injured after an apartment complex caught fire in Guthrie, Oklahoma early Wednesday (Nov. 19) morning. According to the Guthrie Fire Department, the people who were injured had to jump from the second floor of the complex to escape the flames. Search crews looked for the infant who was originally unaccounted for. Authorities on scene later confirmed the infant had died. The baby’s name will not be released, according […]

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    Police Arrest Two Suspects In Springdale Armed Robbery

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Police have arrested two suspects wanted in an armed robbery that took place early Friday morning (Nov. 7), according to the Springdale Police Department. Springdale Police received a call about an armed robbery that had taken place shortly after 4:00 a.m. at the White Oak Gas station on Wagon Wheel Road, according to Sgt. Derek Wright. The caller told police that two men came into the store and approached the counter; one of them holding a handgun, […]

  • Holiday Food Drive Helping to Feed Local Families

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) –  Assisted living community, Clarity Pointe, is hosting its first holiday food drive for the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank. From November 1-21, community partners will be able to drop off nonperishable food items at Clarity Pointe any time between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on weekdays, and from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays. According to a release, the average number of families in Arkansas that are food insecure is 1 in 5. “Thanksgiving and Christmas are […]

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    Friday Traffic Updates and Construction Delays

    Northwest Arkansas (KFSM) : I-49- Nightly lane closures will continue through Friday morning on the southbound lanes of I-49 between Hwy 264 and Wagon Wheel Rd.  The two outside lanes will be closed each night from 8pm-6am. Fayetteville- Armstrong Ave. – Stone Bridge Road will see delays in construction zones while crews widen State Highway 16 from two lanes to four lanes with sidewalks and bike lanes. Traffic signals will be installed at three intersections. Should be complete by early 2015. I-49– […]


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