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Dillon Thomas joined the 5NEWS team in May of 2014 as a reporter in Fayetteville.

Dillon grew up in Aurora, CO, where he began his journalism career at Smoky Hill High School. He later enrolled at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Technical Communications, with a minor in Political Sciences in 2014.

While in college, Dillon bounced between sports and news anchoring. In 2013, Dillon worked in The White House as a politics reporter. He later returned to Colorado to work as a sideline reporter for the NBA’s Denver Nuggets.

Dillon is a Heartland Emmy nominated journalist, and the recipient of the Denver Press Club’s Damon Runyon Storytelling Award.

On his free time, Dillon can be found playing basketball, watching the NBA, rooting for the Denver Broncos, or scanning through social media. He looks forward to adding the Razorbacks to his sports watch-list.

Dillon believes everyone has a story, let him tell yours!

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    Arkansas’ Early Primary Date Could Draw Presidential Candidates’ Attention

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — For the first time in recent history, Arkansas will have its presidential primary voting on March 1 instead of May. Voters in The Natural State have shown a tendency to vote for Republican candidates in recent elections, which may explain why the state typically does not receive attention during presidential primaries and caucuses, according to Janine Parry, a political science professor at the University of Arkansas. But, the earlier-than-usual primary may have put the state on the […]

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    Former Springdale IT Worker Says He Warned City Of Computer Network Vulnerabilities

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Earlier this month, after 5NEWS revealed Springdale Police Chief Kathy O’Kelley’s computer was accessed by an IT worker, others came forward anonymously claiming the city leaders were warned their computer network was vulnerable to unauthorized access. In an exclusive interview with 5NEWS, IT specialist Mike Mahoney said he was one of the people who filed reports with the city, warning them that every computer within their network was at risk of being accessed without permission. Before parting […]

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    Judge Candidate Hopes To Bring Business Experience To Benton County

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – For Quorum Court Judge Barry Moehring, now is the time for the county to look in the future. “Certainly, we are blessed to live in Benton County,” Moehring said. “We have had a lot of prosperity. We have had a lot of great things happen here. And, we have a lot of strong businesses here.” Moehring said his decades of experience in managing large businesses will help the county plan for growth. “We have 50,000 people […]

  • Benton County Judge Announces Reelection On 5NEWS

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Benton County Judge Bob Clinard officially announced his candidacy for another term on 5NEWS. Clinard said he is down 75 pounds, re-energized and ready to hit the campaign trail for the fourth time. “I feel great, I am ready to go and I could run a mile or two, or three,” he said. “I just feel good, I really feel good.” Clinard said he hoped to continue to carry the county as a leader in Arkansas. […]

  • Police: Multiple Political Signs Vandalized Or Stolen

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Multiple political campaigns signs having to do with the new civil rights ordinance in Fayetteville have been vandalized or stolen, according to the Fayetteville Police Department. The special election on Ordinance 5781 will be held September 8, about two weeks from Monday (August 24). Duncan Campbell, with the opposition group called Protect Fayetteville, said many signs put up by his campaign have been stolen or vandalized, so his campaign workers have had to go back to replace […]

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    Centerton Residential Insurance Rates To Drop Following Purchase Of New Fire Trucks

    CENTERTON (KFSM) – With the purchase of two new fire engines, residents in Centerton will soon see a drop on their insurance premiums. The city purchased a pumper and a rescue pumper, which cost the city nearly $1 million. Centerton firefighters said they are in the process of training on the new trucks, but the purchase is already paying off for some residents. Residential insurance rates are based on Insurance Service Office (ISO) ratings and an ISO rating is set […]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Brother Describes Fayetteville Murder Suspect’s First Call From Jail

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Four of the five suspects accused of killing Victoria “Tori” Davis, 24, appeared in court Friday (August 21) morning. John Davis, 27, Mark Chumley, 45, Christopher Treat, 29, Desire Treat, 29, and Rebecca Lloyd, 36, are all facing charges of capital murder, tampering with evidence, and engaging in violent criminal group activity, jail records show. Lloyd is scheduled to go before a judge August 24. A judge set the next court date for Davis, Chumley and the […]

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    Fayetteville Police: Fifth Person Arrested In Connection To Beating Death Of Woman

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Another suspect was arrested Thursday (August 20) on suspicion of capital murder after the body of a woman in her 20s was found in a Fayetteville home Wednesday, bringing the total of suspects in the death to five people, according to Fayetteville police. John Davis, 27, Mark Chumley, 45, Christopher Treat, 29, Desire Treat, 29, and now Rebecca Lloyd, 36, are all facing charges of capital murder, tampering with evidence, and engaging in violent criminal group activity, […]

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    One Dead, One Hospitalized In Fayetteville Investigation At Hill Avenue

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Police said they are investigating the suspicious death of a 20-year-old woman found in a Hill Avenue home on Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 19). “You typically don’t have 20-something-year-old females who just died of natural causes,” an officer said. There four or five potential witnesses, police said. The crime scene unit is on the scene. Two households are involved in the investigation. Stay with 5NEWS as more information becomes available.  

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    New Ticketing System Speeds Up Traffic Stop Times In Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM) – The Rogers Police Department invested in a new high-tech ticketing system which should get motorists back on the road faster, if pulled over. With the simple scan of a bar code on a driver’s license, the Rogers Police Department is able to upload all of a driver`s information into their data base in a matter of seconds. “It is kind of stream lining, and making [an officer’s] process more efficient,” said James Baker, a captain with the […]


    A Dozen Students Treated After School Bus Crash

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) — A dozen students had to be treated for minor injuries Monday (August 17) after a car hit a school bus just outside Springdale, according to Springdale School District officials. The accident happened south of Arkansas Highway 412 on Sonora Road, Rick Schaeffer, spokesman for the Springdale School District, said. The bus was going northbound on Sonora Road when it started raining and a car slid into the bus’s lane, hitting the bus head on, Schaeffer said. […]

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    Wounded Warriors Beat Tyson Foods’ Team In Softball

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Friday night was no average night for softball. The only Wounded Warrior amputee softball team in the world made their way to town for an exhibition game against Tyson Foods. Team officials said the sport provides team members a way to get away from home. “What was missing was something competitive, where they could get with their fellow guy amputees, and have the competition,” said David Van Sleet, the team general manager. “And, [the team allows them] […]


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