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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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    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.

  • 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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