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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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    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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    Conway Woman Seeks to Return Lost Love Letter

    CONWAY, Ark (KFSM) – A Conway woman is seeking to return a love letter she discovered that was written more than 70 years ago. Paige Hess found the love note at the bottom of a sewing box, stuffed under needles, thread, and stamps. It was addressed to Miss Edna Mae Smith at 308 E. 17th Street in Little Rock, from Private C.J. Skaggs of Camp Robinson. The envelope was postmarked September 3, 1941. Part of the letter reads, “Darling, you […]

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    Judge: Pistorius Did Not Intentionally Kill Steenkamp

    Pretoria, South Africa (CNN) — Oscar Pistorius cannot be found guilty of intentionally killing Reeva Steenkamp, the judge in his trial said Thursday. The judge has not issued a verdict, and the proceedings continue. Pistorius faces other possible verdicts, including culpable homicide. Under South African law, Pistorius will not be found guilty of “murder.” Pistorius could not have foreseen that the person he was shooting at, who was behind the bathroom door, would die, and therefore the state has not […]

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    Former Cedarville Officer Arrested On Suspicion Of Domestic Abuse Again

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY – A former Cedarville Reserve Officer was arrested Wednesday (Sept. 10) on suspicion of domestic assault and battery, authorities say. Ewell Ray Wilbourn, 53, was arrested at a home northeast of Muldrow early Wednesday morning, according to Sheriff Ron Lockhart. Wilbourn was fired from his position with Cedarville Police after being arrested on suspicion of domestic battery after a bar fight with his girlfriend in Fort Smith in April, according to authorities. He’s being held at the Sequoyah […]

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    Fort Smith Man Arrested for Human Trafficking in Multiple States

    BATON ROUGE, La. (KFSM) – Emmanuel Bailey, 22, from Fort Smith, is behind bars and facing charges, after he was arrested for trafficking two women and possibly others. Bailey was arrested by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana Tuesday (Sept. 9). Bailey forced two women into  prostitution in Kansas, and then took them to Louisiana, where he continued to prostitute them out, according to published reports. Bailey has been wanted since March, after authorities said they began […]

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