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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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    Two Hospitalized After Motorcycles Collide Near Sallisaw

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY, OKLA. (KFSM) – Two men are recovering in the hospital after their motorcycles collided on U.S. Highway 59 near Sallisaw. Troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the accident happened Monday night (July 21) around 10:30 p.m. Shawn Chambers, 42, of Muldrow, was taken by ambulance to Sparks Hospital in Fort Smith with trunk-internal injuries, troopers said. Craig Silvay, 48, of Fort Smith, was taken by helicopter to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with arm, leg, head, […]

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    Missing 5-Month-Old Oklahoma Girl Found Safe in Texas

    CASHION, Okla. (KFSM) – An Amber Alert for a 5-month-old girl was cancelled shortly before 2:00 a.m. this morning (July 18) after officers located her in Seminole, Texas, according to the Kingfisher County Sheriff’s Office. Olivia Smith was abducted from her home near Cashion, Oklahoma Thursday (July 17) afternoon, according to deputies. The baby’s great-aunt, Cindy Findley, allegedly kidnapped the child from her grandmother’s home, authorities said. Findley and another woman, Jennifer Skousen, then drove away in a grey SUV with Texas tags, according to […]

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    Friday Traffic Updates and Construction Delays

    Northwest Arkansas (KFSM) : Bentonville- Expect delays on East Battlefield Blvd., from E. Central Ave. to Woods Creek Rd. Crews are working to overlay the road. 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- Slowdowns expected in Washington County as crews work to widen the […]

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    Thursday Traffic Updates and Construction Delays

    Northwest Arkansas (KFSM) : 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- Slowdowns expected in Washington County as crews work to widen the Johnson Mill Blvd. overpass and access ramps on Interstate 49. This project is expected to be completed later this year. Hwy. 112- Spur […]

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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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    Victim Identified In Van Buren Fatality Accident

    A man that was hit and killed just off the interstate in Van Buren, moments after surviving a rollover accident, has been identified by authorities. Karl Brandon Kasprytzki, 34, of Mulberry was named as the victim by authorities. Others involved in the accident haven’t been named yet. Troopers with Arkansas State Police said the first single-vehicle accident happened on East Pointer Trail around 6:40 a.m. Authorities said the car struck a barrier cable, which then caused the vehicle to roll over multiple times. The […]

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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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