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Heather Lewis was raised in the small town of Alma, Arkansas, and as a local girl, grew up watching 5NEWS.
She graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. After interning with 5NEWS, she fell in love with the news industry.
Heather joined the team as a reporter in 2011 and by the following year became a morning anchor.
When she’s not reporting, you can find her cheering on the Razorbacks, eating at favorite spots in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley, traveling, working out, or learning how to play the guitar.


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    5NEWS Fit: Workout Motivation

    Fitness trainers at Van Buren Athletic Club give advice on how to get in shape and stay with a program.

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    Escaped Oklahoma Inmates Recaptured

    Two escaped Oklahoma inmates are back in custody Wednesday night. Muskogee Police said Anthony Anderson, 22, and Pete Wolf, 51 escaped from the Delaware County jail in Jay, Okla. shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 29). Delaware County Sheriff Harlan Moore said the men were picked up in Mayes County. Investigators found their jail uniforms behind an abandoned Mayes county home before finding the two walking down a county road outside Salina. Wolf was being held for armed robbery, and […]

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    Slick Roads Cause Dozens of Wrecks in River Valley

    Dozens off accidents were reported on slick roads in the River Valley as freezing rain coated the roadways with a glassy glaze early Wednesday (Jan. 8). Traffic was backed up in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 at the Franklin and Johnson county line after a tractor-trailer jackknifed Wednesday morning, said Randy Ort, Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department spokesman. (A photo of that incident is included with this story.) Arkansas State Police officials said they had responded to dozens […]

  • Poteau Man Injured While Saving Pets From Fire

    A Poteau man was injured while saving his pets from his burning home overnight.

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    Rogers Family Loses Home After Overnight Fire

    Firefighters have contained a house fire that broke out early Friday morning (Jan. 3) in Avoca.

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    Police: Suspected Shooter Did Not Know Victim

    An Arkansas state employee is dead and another woman is in police custody after a shooting at a rest stop early Tuesday morning. Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department officials identified the victim as 54-year-old Sharren Richards. She was shot twice, according to police. Patricia McClure-Hajek, 58, of Franklin County, was arrested and charged with 1st Degree Murder in Richards’ death. She’s being held at the Crawford County Detention Center without bond. Investigators do not believe the two women knew each […]

  • Icy Road Conditions In Northwest Arkansas

    Traffic was delayed in several places in Northwest Arkansas Monday morning (Nov. 25) after a wintry mix moved through the area creating icy road conditions. Arkansas State Police responded to multiple accidents in Northwest Arkansas. Fayetteville police said a 12-vehicle pile-up near exit 67 on Interstate 540 resulted in multiple injuries and left traffic at a standstill during rush hour. An accident was reported in Johnson on I-540 northbound leaving the bridge impassable, according to Springdale police. Five vehicles were […]

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    5NEWS Fit: Aerial Yoga

    It's yoga suspended in the air. Crystal McPherson shows us the new trend of Aerial Yoga.

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    Teen’s Joyride in Ambulance Ends in Rollover Crash

    An Oklahoma City teenager was taken to the hospital after allegedly stealing an ambulance from a gas station late Sunday night.

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    5 Problems With iOS 7, And How to Fix Them

    Here are five of the most frequently heard complaints about iOS 7, along with tips for how to fix, or at least bypass, them.

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    Rays Advance After Defeating Indians

    CLEVELAND — The Rays have gone from New York to Toronto to Texas to Cleveland, and now on to Boston after beating the Indians 4-0 in the American League wild-card game. They’ve gone from must-win game to must-win game to must-win game, and even though they’ve won, they’ve got to be exhausted. “They can’t kill us,” Rays owner Stuart Sternberg said. “They just can’t kill us.” For more on the American League Wild-Card game Wednesday night (Oct. 2), click HERE.

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    5NEWS Fit: Paddle Finatics

    Debbi Neece with Paddle Finatics in Lowell shows us how to use the beautiful Beaver Lake to our workout advantage. “You don’t notice you’re working out because you’re having such a good time,” said Neece. You can get a total body workout with a stand-up paddle board. “It’s mainly core; strong core workout because you’re constantly keeping your balance, but you’re also using your legs, especially your calves and your ankle,” said Neece. “You’re using your arms when you paddle, […]

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