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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    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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    Several Hundred Lose Power in Benton County

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Several hundred people were without power for about an hour in Benton County Friday (Sept. 5) morning, according to the outage map on the Carroll Electric website. 913 people, all near the Beaver Lake area, were affected. The cause for the outages is unknown.      

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    Two Bridges Under Repair in LeFlore County

    LEFLORE COUNTY, Okla. (KFSM) –  Construction crews will begin repairing two bridges near the Wister area today (Sept. 2), according to the LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office. For the next six months,  crews will be rebuilding the bridge on Pocahontas Rd. over Caston Creek. Officials say the new bridge will be built using concrete beams and will feature two lanes. Some in the area who live close to the bridge say they are glad repairs are being made, despite the inconvenience. […]


    Springdale Firefighters Train Residents for CERT Progam

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The Springdale Fire Department will hold an 8-week training course for its Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program starting Tuesday (Sept. 2) night. An instructor from Benton County will train residents how to respond to emergencies and natural disasters. Those who attend the classes will also learn how to work alongside firefighters if something major were to happen. “On a day-to-day type incident we deal with, we have more than enough equipment and people to handle it,” said […]

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    Lead Singer of 1980’s Rock Band, Survivor, Dead at 63

    (CNN) — Jimi Jamison, who belted out the hits “The Search is Over” and “Burning Heart” for 1980s rock band Survivor, has died. He was 63. “The entire Survivor family is very shocked and saddened by the passing of our brother Jimi Jamison,” the band’s official Facebook page said. “Our thoughts, love and prayers go out to his family and friends.” Jamison joined the band in 1984 after Survivor scored the No. 1 hit “Eye of the Tiger,” from the […]

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    Police Arrest Van Buren Man After Hours Long Standoff

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – One man has been arrested after authorities say he engaged them in a standoff at a home at 2304 Durango Drive Friday (Aug. 29) morning. Daniel Yates Franklin, 59, was booked into the Crawford County Detention Center and faces charges of first-degree terroristic threatening, aggravated assault and third-degree domestic battery, according to authorities. The call came in Thursday around 11:00 p.m. (Aug. 28) as a possible domestic battery at a home in the Legacy Heights neighborhood, according […]

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    Burning RV Slows Traffic on I-40 Eastbound Near Roland

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) – The Roland Fire Department responded to an RV fire on I-40 eastbound Friday ( Aug. 29) around 7:15 a.m. According to authorities, the driver of the RV was headed eastbound between Roland and Dora when the engine caught fire. It then spread to propane tanks on board the vehicle, causing it to become engulfed. One man was inside, however they made it out without any injuries, according to authorities on scene. Traffic was heavily backed up […]

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    Woman Killed, Man Hospitalized in Washington County Accident

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – One woman is dead and a man hospitalized after a crashing their truck Wednesday (Aug. 27) morning, according to Arkansas State Police. Kevin Cain, 40, of Lincoln was driving northbound along Highway 59 entering Washington County, when he veered to the right off into a ditch. Cain then over corrected to the left, crossing both lanes of traffic where he then hit the embankment head on. The truck then caught on fire, according to troopers on […]


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