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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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    Siloam Springs Drowning Victim Identified, Search Continues

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) – The Benton County Sheriff’s Office identified the drowning victim on Tuesday afternoon (June 30). Authorities resumed their search Wednesday morning (July 1) looking for Randy Barton, 55, of Siloam Springs who was last seen swimming in the Illinois River under the Arkansas 59 bridge. The Tri-County Dive team and the Mennonite Disaster Service Search and Rescue joined the search Wednesday morning. According to the Benton County Department of Emergency Management, the group Barton was with called 911 […]

  • Vietnam Business Center To Open In Bentonville

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – The State of Arkansas will open its first trade office with the country of Vietnam on Tuesday (June 30.) A prime location in Arkansas will be given to organizations from Vietnam, as they will be opening their first American trade office across the street from the Walmart Home Office. Monday (June 29,) Governor Asa Hutchinson made the announcement while at a press conference in Little Rock. The office is set to help businesses in Vietnam thrive in […]

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    Police Look For Man Believed To Be Involved In Springdale Shooting

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The Springdale Police Department released new information regarding a shooting that took place Thursday (June 25). The police department said they have reason to believe a man named Hector Vega, 20, of Lowell, was involved in the shooting last night at Crawford and Marylyn. Vega was the passenger in a silver car with Arkansas vehicle license 999TXW that was last seen leaving the scene of the shooting. Police said the shooting happened following a fight at the […]

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    Pea Ridge National Military Park Ends Sales Of Confederate Flags

    PEA RIDGE (KFSM) – Pea Ridge National Military Park Superintendent Kevin Eads said the company that runs the gift shop at the park is pulling its confederate flag merchandise. Eads confirmed this came as a result of discussions about the message the flag carries, following the shootings at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. “One item was identified [as inappropriate for sale,] and it was the confederate first national flag,” Eads said. The decision to stop selling the flag didn’t […]

  • Flooding Alongside Highway 62 Traps Elderly Man In Home

    PRAIRIE GROVE (KFSM) – After heavy rain made its way through our area Friday (June 26,) water rescue teams were called to a home alongside Highway 62, where an elderly man was trapped inside due to flooding. Family members told 5NEWS the man who was inside suffers from Parkinson’s Disease, and is in his seventies. They said he was home alone when the creek behind their house overflowed, ultimately trapping him with flood water. Emergency crews responded, and swift water […]

  • Local Cities Enforce Firework Sale And Use Laws

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – As the fourth of July approaches, many firework stands have popped up across the region. But some local laws prohibit the sale, and use, of the explosives for another couple days. In the City of Lowell, fireworks will be allowed from 9 A.M. until 10 PM most days. On the 4th of July, that time restraint will be loosened to 11 P.M. In Springdale, fireworks can be used from 8 A.M. until 11 P.M., with an exception […]

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    Police Investigate Shooting In Springdale

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Thursday evening (June 25). Police said the shooting happened at Marylyn Street and Crawford Avenue in Springdale following a fight at the Kum and Go on N. Thompson. Eyewitnesses told 5NEWS the victim in the shooting is a teenager. His name has not been released at this time. He was riding his bike near the intersection when he was shot, according to eyewitnesses. Those at the scene during the shooting, […]

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    Public Debates If Confederate Monuments Should Remain

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Many have taken confederate flags down across the country, and some have called for other symbols of the confederacy to be taken down. After the mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina, the debate over whether confederate flags and monuments should come down in public places spread. “It’s time that we start having the conversation. A conversation that we haven`t had before,” said Dandre Jones, Urban League of Arkansas Board Member. “[Confederate memorabilia] is taking […]

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    14-Year-Old Girl Dies In Jet Ski Collision On Beaver Lake

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) -A 14-year-old girl died Thursday (June 11) following a Jet Ski collision on Beaver Lake, according to the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission. The accident took place at 9654 Prairie Creek Marina Road just before 6 p.m. Two eyewitnesses described the wreck as horrific. They told 5NEWS the 14-year-old was driving full-speed ahead in front of two other family members on another Jet Ski when she did a doughnut in the water. The other driver, an adult, […]


    Police: DWI Offender Jo Jackson Arrested After Setting Driveway On Fire

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Multiple DWI offender Jo Jackson is back in jail again after police say she set a driveway on fire Tuesday evening (June 23). Jackson was booked into the Washington County Detention Center around 1:15 a.m. on Wednesday (June 24), jail records state. She faces charges of of reckless burning, public intoxication, resisting arrest and fleeing, her intake report states. On Tuesday at 11:02 p.m., police responded to 2670 N. Valencia Ave. in Fayetteville for a call of […]

  • Bentonville West High School Takes Shape In Centerton

    CENTERTON (KFSM) – The City of Centerton is preparing for the new Bentonville West High School, more than one year before it is scheduled to open. Mayor Bill Edwards said the city is working on developing the surrounding area, as the school is being built. “The whole community is behind this. Right now we are just making arraignments to get ready for the school as far as the city goes,” Edwards told 5NEWS. “We are making some infrastructure changes right […]

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    City Of Fayetteville Using Goats To Remove Poison Ivy At Wilson Park

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The City of Fayetteville has brought in a team of goats Tuesday (June 23) so they can eat their way through invasive plants at Wilson Park. The goats are owned by Connie Rieper-Estes and play a major role in her company called “Greedy Goats.” “The goats love to do this work,” she said. “They are the happiest yard crew you will ever see.” Rieper-Estes said she volunteered her services to the Fayetteville Parks And Recreation Department, after […]


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