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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  • Holiday Food Drive Helping to Feed Local Families

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) –  Assisted living community, Clarity Pointe, is hosting its first holiday food drive for the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank. From November 1-21, community partners will be able to drop off nonperishable food items at Clarity Pointe any time between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on weekdays, and from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays. According to a release, the average number of families in Arkansas that are food insecure is 1 in 5. “Thanksgiving and Christmas are […]

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    Friday Traffic Updates and Construction Delays

    Northwest Arkansas (KFSM) : I-49- Nightly lane closures will continue through Friday morning on the southbound lanes of I-49 between Hwy 264 and Wagon Wheel Rd.  The two outside lanes will be closed each night from 8pm-6am. 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– […]

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    Officials Monitoring Patient for Ebola in Oklahoma

    TULSA, Okla. (KFOR) – A patient is being monitored for the Ebola virus in Tulsa County, according to officials with the Tulsa Health Department. The patient, who is currently classified as low-risk,  recently traveled from West Africa. The individual notified health officials Thursday evening that they had developed a fever, according to the Tulsa Health Department. Read more from our Oklahoma City sister station KFOR.

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    Arkansas Lawmakers Working to Raise Teaching Salaries

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The Joint Education Committee on Monday finished putting together its recommendations for the state public school budget. One recommendation is increasing the starting salary for teachers. On Monday, the committee voted to raise the minimum teacher salary to $31,000. The recommendations will have to be reviewed by the President Pro-tempore of the Senate and Speaker of the House. The Governor’s deadline to finalize the budget is November 13. Read more from our Little Rock Affiliate […]


    Actor LeVar Burton Comes to Fayetteville for Library Event

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Literacy advocate and actor, LeVar Burton, will be at the Fayetteville Public Library tonight for its 10th anniversary celebration. Burton has appeared on several television series, including ROOTS and Star Trek: The Next Generation. However, Burton is best known as the host and producer of the long-running PBS children’s series Reading Rainbow. Tonight, Burton will discuss children’s literacy and education. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the event is free to the public. Organizers say seating […]

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    Burgers and “Beer” Event Highlights Dangers of Binge Drinking

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – University of Arkansas Fort Smith student group Lions Reaching Out Advocating Responsibility (ROAR) will host an event on campus today to bring awareness to the dangers of binge drinking. The event is called Burgers and “Beer”, but organizers say the name was meant to catch the attention of students on campus. The group will actually be serving root beer with the burgers. Students attending the event will get to take part in several activities that are […]

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    Southbound Lanes of I-49 Near Winslow Cleared of Accidents

    WINSLOW (KFSM) – Four separate car accidents blocked the southbound lanes of Interstate 49 near Winslow Monday(October 20) morning, according to Arkansas State Police. Authorities were called out to the scene just north of the Bobby Hopper Tunnel around 7:30 a.m. Some of those involved were injured, according to dispatchers.  The extent of their injuries is unknown. The scene was cleared around 8:40 a.m., according to authorities on scene.  


    Cherokee Nation Opens New Office in Sallisaw

    SALLISAW (KFSM) – The Cherokee Nation is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony today to celebrate the opening a new one-stop office. The new office is located in downtown Sallisaw at 100 E. Choctaw Avenue. Officials say the office has several departments that will allow Cherokee citizens in Sequoyah County, and surrounding areas, to find jobs, apply for loans, and get a Cherokee license plate. Principal Chief Bill John Baker, Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr., and Sallisaw Mayor Julie Ferguson […]


    U of A, Red Cross Team Up for Annual Homecoming Blood Drive

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The University of Arkansas and the American Red Cross are working together for the annual Homecoming blood drive, which kicks off today. Organizers are hoping to bring in more than 1,200 blood donations this year.  Each donation is capable of saving up to three lives and could provide blood to more than 3,000 patients, according to a release. “This blood has already been committed to hospitals, it’s already been committed for surgeries, it’s already been committed for […]

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    School Finishes Renovation Project Started by Student’s Mother

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) –  Officials at Union Christian Academy in Fort Smith will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony today to unveil renovations made to the private school. The project started in 2010 when Karen Windsor, a mother of one of the students, decided to raise money to remodel the school kitchen. However, Windsor was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and passed away a year later. Since then, school officials say they were determined to finish the project Windsor started, raising $500,000 […]

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    Students Learn About Patriotism During Flag Presentation

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The General William O. Darby chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)  will present a Flag Awareness program to students at Union Christian Academy in Fort Smith today (Oct. 14). More than 80 students are expected to attend, along with teachers from grades 5 through 8. “Veterans–we’re all fighting for the flag and it’s just really, really something that’s been, in my lifetime, very important and important to all of our veterans as well,” […]

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    Tree Blocks Highway 59 Just North of Natural Dam

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) – A large tree fell during the thunderstorms Monday (Oct. 13), blocking both lanes of highway 59 just north of Natural Dam, according to Arkansas State Police. A Trooper was dispatched to the scene around 7:25 a.m. and the tree was cleared by 8:00 a.m. Traffic in both lanes is now back open.    


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