Jessica Boykin

Jessica Boykin is a multimedia journalist for 5NEWS.

Jessica is excited to be in Fort Smith and keeping the citizens of Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley well informed.

Jessica looks forward to hearing from viewers on Twitter at 5NEWSJessicaB. She can also be reached by e-mail at

Recent Articles

  • Van Buren Residents In Favor Of Public Transportation To Fort Smith

    Posted on: 5:15 pm, April 24, 2014, by

    Residents in Van Buren said they thought public transportation to Fort Smith was a good idea. Dianne Morrison, Director of...
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  • Signs Go Up This Week For Official Name Change Of Interstate 540

    Posted on: 5:10 pm, April 20, 2014, by , updated on: 09:34am, April 21, 2014

    Highway officials said signs would be going up starting the week of April 21st changing Instate 540 to Interstate 49....
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  • Soldier Returns Home After Being Deployed For 6 Years

    Posted on: 8:49 pm, April 19, 2014, by , updated on: 09:41pm, April 19, 2014

    Anthony Mason returned home Saturday (April 19), after serving six years in the military as an artillery soldier. He was...
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  • Suspect In Missing Albuquerque Teen Faces Sexual Assault Charges in Crawford County

    Posted on: 5:16 pm, April 18, 2014, by

    The suspect in the missing New Mexico teen case, 26-year-old Robert Butler, was apprehended Thurday (April 17) in Fort Smith....
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  • Van Buren Residents Going To County For Help With Thor Global Defense

    Posted on: 4:41 pm, April 17, 2014, by , updated on: 12:36pm, April 18, 2014

    People who live near Thor Global Defense in Crawford County were worried about their safety. Many had filed police reports...
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  • Booneville Cleans Up After Storm Damage

    Posted on: 5:36 pm, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 06:19pm, April 16, 2014

    The city of Booneville was still cleaning up from destruction made during Sunday’s (April 13) storm. Mayor Jerry Wilkins said...
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  • PBR In Fort Smith

    Posted on: 8:40 pm, April 12, 2014, by , updated on: 09:14pm, April 12, 2014

    PBR was back in Fort Smith. The show comes to Fort Smith for a one day show once a year....
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  • First National Texting Enforcement Crackdown

    Posted on: 4:52 pm, April 10, 2014, by , updated on: 12:11pm, April 11, 2014

    October of 2009 a law was passed against texting while driving. April 10- 15 officers in Arkansas would be strictly...
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  • Doctors Say Allergy Season Could Be Worse This Year

    Posted on: 6:20 pm, April 9, 2014, by

    Sneezing, coughing, runny nose, in other words, allergy season is here and doctors said it would only get worse. Winter...
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  • Evangel Temple Feeds Hundreds At Annual Grocery Giveaway

    Posted on: 5:43 pm, April 6, 2014, by , updated on: 10:46pm, April 6, 2014

    A local church fed over 700 people during their annual Grocery Giveaway Sunday (April 6) morning in the River Valley....
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  • Super Heros Invade Chaffee Crossing

    Posted on: 6:00 pm, April 5, 2014, by

    April is Autism awareness month, and Developmental Wings hosted it’s first super heroes for Autism 5K and 1 Mile run...
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  • Spring Cleaning In The River Valley

    Posted on: 5:43 pm, April 5, 2014, by

    Sebastian County held a cleanup event for the River Valley Saturday (April 5). People went to locations across the area...
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