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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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  • Fort Smith School Board to Meet with City Leaders

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Fort Smith Board of Directors will meet with the Fort Smith Public Board of Education, and the City of Barling Monday (July 28) as part of a special study session. One of the main topics of the meeting will be the school district’s plans for the future. “We have school issues and we want to make sure that the city leaders in both of these towns are up to speed on what we’re doing,” said Superintendent Benny Gooden, “We […]

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    Cabela’s To Host Events To Celebrate Archery Classic

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Cabela’s announced plans to celebrate its Archery Classic with guest appearances, seminars, and family activities at its Rogers location on July 26 and 27.  During those days, people who attend can enjoy seminars on topics such as making their own jerky, how to take trophy photos, or women’s archery. There will also be a trail camera photo contest; the winners will receive gift cards. Cabela’s asks customers to join the celebration and to advantage of the sales, all while learning more about archery. […]

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    Two Military Jets Shot Down in Ukraine

    (CNN) — Two Ukrainian military jets were shot down Wednesday in the eastern part of the country, where pro-Russian rebels have fought against government forces, a Ukrainian military office said. The pilots ejected, the office said. Information on the conditions of the pilots wasn’t immediately available. An air defense system shot down the jets after the pilots completed a task near Dmytrivka, near the Ukraine-Russia border, the military press office said. Read more at CNN

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    Car Crashes Into Fort Smith Home, Driver Injured

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – One person is injured after driving their car into a house Wednesday (July 23) morning, according to Fort Smith Police. Authorities say it happened around 5:00 a.m. at the home located on 39th street and Park Avenue. No one was inside the home at the time of the incident, but the driver was injured according to authorities on scene. The identity of the driver has not been released. Police have not issued any citations at this time. […]

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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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