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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.

Recent Articles
  • Balloons to be Released in Honor of Morgan Nick

    Family and friends will gather Monday night to release dozens of pink balloons for the 19th anniversary of Morgan Nick’s disappearance. On June 9th, 1995 Morgan was kidnapped from a little league ball field in Alma. Her mother, Colleen Nick, went on to found the Morgan Nick Foundation in hopes of finding Morgan and helping other missing kids. “We’ve never been given any kind of proof that Morgan is not alive. And we’ve seen amazing stories of recovery: the girls […]

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    Friday Traffic and Construction Delays

    All the traffic updates and construction delays you need to know for Friday.

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    Push Being Made for Domestic Violence Registry

    An Arkansas woman, and victim of domestic violence, is asking lawmakers to help create a registry for domestic violence offenders. Two years ago, Laura Webb’s husband backed his car into her, then ran over her again as he left the scene of the crime. Now, Webb is pushing for lawmakers to create a state-run domestic violence registry. Similar to a sex-offender registry, people would be able to search a database of individuals convicted of domestic violence. The push has received […]

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    Manhunt Underway for Gunman in Canada

    A man dressed in fatigues and carrying a rifle went on a rampage, killing three police officers and wounding two others in Moncton, Canada.

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    Overnight Fire Damages Fort Smith Storage Building

    The Fort Smith Fire Department responded to a storage building fire at 1810 South T St. last night (June 3). According to dispatchers, the call came in around 10:45 p.m. and the scene was cleared about an hour later. Firefighters said a storage building and carport were damaged. A nearby home sustained some minor heat damage. No one was injured.

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    AHTD to Conduct Random Truck Inspections

    The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department will conduct random inspections through Friday (June 6) of this week. The inspections began just a day after a log truck lost control of its brakes and dumped several logs, killing two people and injuring dozens. Two of those injured were men from Van Buren. An annual inspection is required for trucks like the one involved in Monday’s crash, which is what prompted the road checks. On Tuesday (June 3) 10 trucks were pulled off the […]

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    Driver Hospitalized, Children Injured in Rollover Accident

    A woman is in the hospital, and several children are recovering from minor injuries, after being involved in a rollover accident on Albert Pike in Fort Smith on Tuesday (June 3), authorities said. Cpl. Allen O’Mara of the Fort Smith Police Department said the accident happened at 8 a.m. when a red Toyota SUV collided with a maroon minivan at Albert Pike and North O Street. The accident caused the Toyota sport utility vehicle to flip over, according to police. […]

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    Leaders to Decide on Budget for U.S. Marshals Museum

    Leaders at the U.S. Marshals museum in Ft. Smith will decide whether to approve spending $2 million on construction and operation costs.

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    Pilgrim’s Pride Tops Tyson Foods’ Offer for Hillshire

    (Reuters) - Pilgrim’s Pride Corp, the second largest U.S. chicken processor, raised its offer for Hillshire Brands Co, escalating a bidding war with Tyson Foods Inc for the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages. Hillshire’s shares rose 9 percent at $58.50 in premarket trading, after Pilgrim’s Pride said it raised its offer to $55 per share in cash from $45. Tyson Foods, the largest U.S. meat processor, has offered $50 per share in cash. Hillshire said it would “provide information” to both bidders and conduct talks […]

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    Five Swimming Areas Closed Due to E. Coli

    An E. coli threat has prompted the closing of five swimming areas in Arkansas. According to the Arkansas Health Department, the following areas are shut down at this time:   Camp Joshua – Gentry Beaverfork Lake – Conway Spring Lake – Yell County Storm Creek – Phillips County Hurricane Lake Estates – Saline County   Read more at our Little Rock affiliate THV11.  

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    Friday Traffic and Construction Delays

    All the traffic updates and construction delays you need to know for Friday.

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    Bomb Squad Investigates Suspicious Package at Gas Station

    The Bomb Squad, Fort Smith Police and Fire Departments were all called out to a gas station Thursday morning (May 22) after employees discovered a ‘suspicious’ package. A briefcase was found sitting in the middle of one of the gas station stalls at the Jam Mart on Cavanaugh Road, just off of Highway 71, according to police. Employees said they first noticed the briefcasearound 2:30 a.m., but decided to wait until their manager came in at 6:00 a.m. before calling […]