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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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    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 […]

  • Walmart Neighborhood Market Opens in Siloam Springs

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) – City leaders and store officials will celebrate the grand opening of a new Walmart Neighborhood Market today (Sept. 10) in Siloam Springs. The store is located at the intersection of S. Holly street and Highway 412. Officials say, it will bring up to 95 jobs to the city. Store Manager Billy Cunningham says the store will provide customers with a different type of selection than they normally would not find at a Walmart Supercenter. “We want […]

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    Report: Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Hit by “High-Energy” Objects

    (CNN) — Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 broke apart in the air after it was hit by a burst of “high-energy objects” from outside, a preliminary report by Dutch aviation investigators said Tuesday. Flight 17 came down in eastern Ukraine on July 17 in an area controlled by pro-Russian separatists. Of the 298 people killed, around two-thirds were Dutch. The U.S. and Ukraine have accused pro-Russian separatists operating in the region of downing the plane with a missile. The Dutch Safety […]


    Fayetteville School District Holds Family Tech Night

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – In conjunction with Internet Safety Awareness Week, The Fayetteville School District will host Family Tech Night this evening. Through presentations, kids in grades K-12 and their parents will learn how to stay safe while online. “This is actually our first year to have the family tech night and we think its important that parents are aware of the resources that their students have access to, so that they can help their students whenever they are at home,” […]

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    Washington Regional to Unveil Mobile Dental Clinic

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Officials with the Washington Regional Medical Center will unveil the hospital’s new mobile dental clinic today (Sept. 8). The 40-foot customized vehicle houses a complete dentist’s office that can be driven to partner sites throughout Northwest Arkansas. Residents in Northwest Arkansas will be able to receive free dental care from the clinic and preventive education. The clinic was built using $1.86 Million provided by the Walmart Foundation, according to a release.      

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    NWACC Holds College Fair for Benton County Students

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Northwest Arkansas Community College will host the 7th annual Benton County College Fair today(Sept. 8), according to a release. Eight school districts will be participating including Bentonville, Siloam Springs, Rogers, and Pea Ridge. Students of all ages and grades will be able to speak with college representatives. The Fair begins at 5:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies building on the Bentonville Campus.

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    Second Royal Baby On the Way

    (CNN) — Another royal baby is on the way. Britain’s Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge are expected to become parents for a second time, Buckingham Palace announced Monday. “The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news,” the palace said. It didn’t say when the due date will be. Catherine and William’s first child, Prince George, was born in July 2013. The couple’s second child will become fourth in line to the British throne. Prince Charles […]


    Utility Truck Catches Fire in Sequoyah County

      SEQUOYAH COUNTY, Okla. (KFSM) – Authorities are investigating after a utility truck crashed into a ditch and went up in flames Friday (Sept. 5) morning. The Nicut Rural Fire Department responded to the call around 2:30 a.m.,¬†after a driver passed the truck on the side of Scratchout Road near Sallisaw. When deputies and firefighters arrived to the wreck, they found a truck which was full of tools in a ditch alongside the road. It had been engulfed in flames. […]

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    Boil Order In Place For Parts Of Sequoyah County

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) – A boil order is in effect for those who live in the Lee Creek Rural Water District, after a water main broke Friday (Sept. 5) morning, officials say. According to Laurie Ree, Manager of the Lee Creek Rural Water District, crews were working on the line when the break occurred. The boil order is expected to be in effect for the next 24 hours while the break is being fixed.    


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