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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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    Poteau Man in Critical Condition After Motorcycle Crash

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) – One man is in critical condition after being involved in a motorcycle accident yesterday (August 26) around 6:40 p.m., according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. According to troopers on scene, Raymond Moon, 54, was travelling southbound on US-270 near Red Oak when he failed to yield at a stop sign. Donald Patchin, 56, of Poteau was riding a 1999 Harley Davidson going eastbound, when he collided with Moon’s vehicle. Patchin was transported by helicopter to St. […]

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    Rogers Business Damaged in Overnight Fire

    ROGERS (KFSM) – The Rogers Fire Department is investigating a fire that broke out at the TRG Recycling Facility last night (August 26). The call came in around 11:00 p.m. about a fire on North Arkansas Street, and crews were able to keep the fire from spreading, according to Authorities. Authorities on scene believe the fire started at a conveyer belt. No injuries were reported. Below is a photo of the damage taken from the Rogers Fire Department Facebook page.

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    Former Fort Smith EMS Dispatcher Killed in Collision

    STEPHENS COUNTY, Okla. (KFSM) – A former Fort Smith EMS dispatcher and a 17-year-old girl were killed in a two-car collision last Saturday (August 23) in Stephens County, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Brittany Lemus, 26, of Comanche, Oklahoma was riding in the passenger seat of a Toyota Corolla being driven by a 17-year-old girl. According to troopers on scene, the car was travelling southbound on US-81, just north of Refinery Road, when the driver veered right for an unknown reason. She then overcorrected and crossed the center line, hitting a […]

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    Portions of I-40 Narrowed in Sallisaw for Construction Project

    SALLISAW (KFSM) – A five-mile stretch of I-40 in the Sallisaw area will be down to one lane in each direction, according to a release from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. The eastbound and westbound lanes between Dwight Mission Rd. and US-59 will be narrowed down to one lane for a pavement rehabilitation project. In June, the Oklahoma Transportation Commission awarded a contract with a $10.4 million base bid to Duit Construction Company, Inc./TTK Construction Company, Inc. of Edmond, the […]

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    Concert Tonight to Benefit Fallen Officers Memorial Fund

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A concert will be held tonight (August 22) in Fort Smith to benefit the Fallen Officers Memorial Fund. The Klocks will take the stage at Neumeier’s Rib Room and Beer Garden tonight and tomorrow (August 23), to raise money for the fund. “It goes to help all officers that are either killed in the line of duty or become ill, or injured seriously,” said Michael McCoy with the Fort Smith Municipal Police Association, “If their family needs help or […]

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    Alma High School Hosts Athletic Symposium

    ALMA (KFSM) –  Alma High School will bring hundreds of students together for a team building event tonight (August 22). 264 student athletes and 30 coaches from 13 different sports will participate in the 2014 Athletic Symposium. During the symposium, students will learn how to better themselves both academically and athletically. “The idea behind this is to really help each one of our athletes develop individually in as many different areas as we can help them develop”, said Assistant Superintendent, […]

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    Photo Gallery: Kids Head Back to School

    Today marks the first day of school for thousands of kids in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley. Below is a gallery of all the photos we’ve received so far. If you would like to send in a photo, send it to ipix@kfsm.com with their name, age, and city. If you’re interested in your child being a part of our Bus Stop Forecast, click here.

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    Car Hits Fort Smith Home Following Collision

    FORT SMITH(KFSM) – Fort Smith Police responded to an accident at the intersection of 14th Street and Dallas Street Monday(August 18) morning. According to officers on scene, a woman driving a white Ford Mustang failed to yield at a stop sign and t-boned a woman driving a black car. The woman in the white Mustang then hit the house located on 1324 Dallas Street. A family was inside the home at the time of the accident, but no one received […]

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    Ferguson Police Officer Identified in Deadly Shooting

    FERGUSON, Mo. (KFSM) – The Ferguson Police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Saturday (August 9) has been identified as Darren Wilson. Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson confirmed the name during a press conference held Friday morning (August 15). Wilson is a 6-year veteran of the Ferguson Police Department, according to Jackson. Brown’s death sparked days of protests which sometimes turned violent. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon ordered The Missouri Highway Patrol to take over security in the city on Thursday […]

  • Students Prepare for Move-In Day at U of A Campuses

    UNIVERSITY of ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Students at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith (UAFS) campus will start moving into campus housing today (August 14). UAFS Chancellor Dr. Paul B. Beran and First Lady Janice Beran will be on-hand to assist with move-in efforts at the Lion’s Den. Housing officials say the need for volunteers is great, due to the how many students will be on campus. “Over the course of the next three days, more than 450 students will move […]

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    Greenwood Teachers Honored at Annual Banquet

    GREENWOOD(KFSM) – Teachers with the Greenwood School District will be honored tonight (August 14) during the annual Teacher Appreciation Banquet. The all-day event is put on by the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce.  Thousands of dollars worth of prizes, donated by over 50 different area businesses and sponsors, will be raffled away to teachers. “Considering how many hours they put in as teachers, Everyone needs to be lifted up and appreciated and I think it’s just a great start to a […]

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    Fort Smith Library Hosts “Swap Your Stuff!” Event

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Fort Smith Public Library is hosting an event for teens and children to swap items they no longer need, or want,  today (August 13). The “Swap Your Stuff!” event will allow kids to trade  different items with each other, including books, DVDs, CDs, or games. The library asks those who attend to bring items that are in good condition. “Swap Your Stuff!” will be held in the Youth Services Department of the main library from […]


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