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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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    Thursday Traffic Updates and Construction Delays

    Northwest Arkansas: 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. I-49- southbound traffic will be down to one lane between highway 16 and Wedington Rd. at various times from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. This is expected to last into the first week of July. I-49- Slowdowns expected in Washington County […]

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    One Hospitalized With Injuries After Accident in Fort Smith

    Authorities say one person was hospitalized with injuries after an accident in Fort Smith Wednesday morning (July 9). The accident happened at the intersection of Phoenix and Towson around 5:40 a.m., when a minivan ran a red light, according to authorities on scene. Officers with Fort Smith Police said that was when the minivan was t-bond by another car. The driver of the car that hit the minivan was taken to the hospital by ambulance with minor injuries, according to […]

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    Prison Bus Fight Breaks Out On Oklahoma Turnpike

    CHICKASHA, Okla.– Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers pulled over a prison bus on H.E. Bailey Turnpike, after a fight broke out on board Monday morning (July 7). Officers said the bus, which was carrying federal inmates, had to be pulled over at I-44 and Newcastle Rd. shortly after the fight erupted. U.S. Marshals had to assist OHP to help break up the fight. Read more from our Oklahoma City sister station KFOR-TV  

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    7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes off southern Mexico

    (CNN) — A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Monday morning off Mexico’s southern coast near the border with Guatemala, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake happened at 6:23 a.m. local (7:23 a.m. ET), centered in the Pacific Ocean but not far from the coast, about 22 miles west-southwest of Tapachula, Mexico, and about 140 miles west of Guatemala City, Guatemala. Read more at CNN.com

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    Authorities Search For Armed Robbery Suspects

    Authorities in the River Valley are searching for two armed men after they robbed a convenience store in the Moffett bottoms late Sunday night (June 29), according to Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart. He said the robbery happened around 11:15 p.m. The suspects left in a silver Nissan Frontier crew cab pickup truck with a luggage rack on top, authorities say. Surveillance video from the crime scene showed the men walked into the store wearing dark clothing with scarves covering their faces. […]

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    Friday Traffic Updates and Construction Delays

    All the traffic updates and construction delays you need to know for Friday.

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    VIDEO: Ropin’ and Ridin’ at Rodeo of the Ozarks

    This morning, 5NEWS Reporter Jocelyne Pruna was joined by Rider Kiesner at the Rodeo of the Ozarks. Watch as he shows off his skills with whips, lassos, and gun spinning. A four-time world champion, Kiesner has performed in every state in the U.S. except for Hawaii. Tonight is “Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night.”  Rodeo Board member Sach Oliver talks about the partnership between the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association and Susan G. Komen. As day two of Rodeo of the […]

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    Thursday Traffic Updates and Construction Delays

    All the traffic updates and construction delays you need to know for Thursday.

  • VIDEO: Joe Saddles Up for Rodeo of the Ozarks

    5NEWS Meteorologist Joe Pennington made it out to the Rodeo of the Ozarks in Springdale. In this clip, see him take a ride on Bailey the horse and talk with Rodeo Board Member Sach Oliver who is riding Chuckles. As the Rodeo of the Ozarks celebrates its 70th year, there are several aspects you and your family can enjoy from veteran rodeo clowns to mutton bustin’.

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    Friday Traffic Updates and Construction Delays

    All the traffic updates and construction delays you need to know for Friday.

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    Michigan Boy, Missing for 11 days, Found Safe in Dad’s Basement

    (CNN) — An 11-day search for a missing Michigan boy came to a bizarre conclusion Wednesday when he was discovered alive and well, hidden in the basement of his father’s home in Detroit. Finding 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell resolves the key issue in the missing-child case, but the circumstances of his discovery leave numerous other questions hanging. “I’ve never seen anything quite like this,” Detroit Police Chief James Craig said. “We found him barricaded in the basement, behind boxes and a […]

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    Thursday Traffic Updates and Construction Delays

    All the traffic updates and construction delays you need to know for Thursday.