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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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  • Arkansas Blood Institute, Sparks Hospital Team Up for Blood Drive

    Today (June 25) in Fort Smith Sparks Medical Plaza is hosting a blood drive with the Arkansas Blood Institute. During the summer months, local blood supply becomes low and donations are desperately needed. Those who donate will get two free tickets to the Tulsa Zoo and free t-shirt, courtesy of the Arkansas Blood Institute. Greg Womack with the Arkansas Blood Institute said donors will need to bring a photo ID with them. A new online feature, called “Donor Express”, will allow […]

  • Oklahoma Primary Election: What You Need To Know

    Today (June 24) voters across Oklahoma will cast their ballot in the primary election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. To find a polling location near you, click here. Some of the key races voters will decide on: Governor (TV) Mary Fallin (R) Dax Ewbank (R) Chad Moody (R) Chad Moody (R)   Superintendent for Public Instruction Ivan Holmes (D) Freda Deskin (D) John Cox (D) Jack Herron Jr. (D) Joy Hofmeister (R) Brian Kelly (R) Janet Barresi […]

  • Guardsmen Evacuated After Fort Chaffee Building Catches Fire

    Two National Guardsmen who are staying in a supply administration building at Fort Chaffee were evacuated early Friday morning (June 20) after their building caught fire, according to authorities. Fort Chaffee’s Chief of Operations Commander Lt. Col. Dwight Ikenberry said the guardsmen were asleep inside the building, when another guardsman who was assigned to watch the facility, because of the guns and gear inside, noticed the fire spark. He was able to wake up the other guardsmen and get them […]

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    Friday Traffic Updates and Construction Delays

    Northwest Arkansas: Fayetteville- Razorback Rd. – Expect delays on Razorback Rd. between MLK and Nettleship Dr. Crews are widening the area to four lanes. Construction is expected to wrap up by spring 2015 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 […]

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    Bicyclist Hospitalized After Accident in Sequoyah County

    A bicyclist is recovering in the hospital Thursday morning (June 19) after an accident in Sequoyah County, according to authorities. Officers on scene said the accident happened around 12:15 a.m. on Highway 64, just east of Roland. Several law enforcement agencies, including the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, as well as Muldrow and Roland Police, were on scene for several hours working to clear the scene. Authorities said they’re still investigating what exactly happened, and plan to release more details about the […]

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    Thursday Traffic and Construction Delays

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

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    Four Hospitalized After Accident in Crawford County

    Four people have been hospitalized after a two-car accident in Crawford County Thursday morning (June 19), according to authorities on scene. Arkansas State Police troopers say the accident happened on U.S. 64 and Firefly Lane, just east of Alma in the county limits around 7 a.m. Traffic was blocked in that area, but has now re-opened according to troopers on scene. At this point, authorities are not releasing the names of those involved in the accident. 5NEWS does have a […]

  • Chaffee Crossing Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Trail

    The Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority (FCRA) will host a ribbon cutting ceremony today (June 19) to celebrate the opening of Coyote Trail at Chaffee Crossing. Volunteers, Michael Milton and Rich Mann, constructed the trail on a part-time basis over the past three years, according to Lorie Robertson with the FCRA. “We were very happy when Michael and Rich came to us with the idea to build this trail because it created a new amenity for Chaffee Crossing tenants and the public to […]

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    Barling Leaders to Push for Liquor Law Change

    The Barling Board of Directors will meet with Arkansas’ Municipal League in Little Rock tonight (June 18) to lobby for a change to legislation that restricts the city from being wet or dry. In a November 2012 vote, residents in Barling approved for the city to become wet. However, that vote was ruled invalid under Arkansas law which states cities in a dry county cannot choose to go wet. “We want to bring [liquor sales] to our city for sales tax revenue or […]

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    Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus Receives National Accreditation

    The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has granted accreditation to Arkansas Tech University Ozark Campus’ collison repair technology program (CRT), according to a news release. Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus was recommended for ASE accreditation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). NATEF, a nonprofit organization, performed the evaluation of the CRT program. According to the release, the program was analyzed against a set of educational and industry standards in areas such as administration, equipment, and cooperative work aggreements. “By […]

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    Friday Traffic and Construction Delays

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


    Thursday Traffic and Construction Delays

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