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Katelynn Zoellner joined the 5NEWS team in August 2013 as a sports reporter. She is currently a news reporter and weekend anchor alongside Bobby Swofford.

She previously worked as a sports anchor and reporter for KLST in San Angelo, Texas.

Even though Katelynn has lived in Nevada, Texas, and now Arkansas, she still refers to herself as a Californian. She was born and raised in Northern California and graduated from San Diego State University with a B.A. in Journalism and Media Studies.

Outside of work, you will likely find Katelynn watching sports, exploring the beautiful outdoors or in the kitchen trying to hone her cooking skills.

If you have a story idea or just want to say hello, Katelynn can be contacted at Katelynn.Zoellner@kfsm.com.


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    One Person Injured In Two-Car Wreck In Springdale

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The Springdale Police Department responded to a two-vehicle accident in Springdale on Saturday (Jan. 17), according to police. The wreck happened around 6:45 p.m. on Saturday near Y Liquors on South Thompson Street in Springdale, police said. One person was injured in the accident, according to police. The extent of the injuries are unknown

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    Bentonville Student Wins Benton County Spelling Bee

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A new champion emerged at the Benton County Spelling Bee on Saturday (Jan. 17) at Northwest Arkansas Community College. Pavani Chittemsetty, who is in third grade at Elm Tree Elementary School in Bentonville, won the spelling bee by correctly spelling the word “emissary.” “I reviewed the 450 words from the school and looked at other books in case they were out-listed, but they weren’t so that kind of helped,” Chittemsetty said.

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    New Walmart Neighborhood Market To Open In Bentonville

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Wednesday (Jan. 21) for a new Walmart Neighborhood Market in Bentonville, according to a release. The ribbon cutting-ceremony will be held 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the store located at 1703 E. Central Ave. in Bentonville. The store will be open 24 hours a day, the release states. It will offer fresh produce, a full line of groceries, pharmacy and a fuel center.

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    Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Sets Passenger Record

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) – The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport announced that it set a record with 640,537 passengers in 2014. Passenger-figures rose by 10.15 percent last year. “The airlines have started bringing in larger planes,” said Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Executive Director Scott Van Laningham. “We’ve got more seats, more capacity and they’re filling them up.” Van Laningham said that several factors resulted in the increase, including the upsurge in the economy. “We’ve all seen the increase in economic activity,” he said. “The […]

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    Rogers Fire Department Receives ISO Class 1 Rating

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Homeowners in Rogers could soon save a lot of money on their fire insurance premium rates when the fire department’s new insurance rating goes into effect in March. The Rogers Fire Department received the ISO Class 1 Rating, the highest score a community can receive. Rogers’ ISO Class 1 Rating is up from the ISO Class 3 Rating it received in 2007. “There are no 1 ratings in Northwest Arkansas,” said Rogers Fire Chief Tom Jenkins. “As a matter of fact, the […]

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    Accidents Pile Up After Slick Conditions In Washington County

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Arkansas State Police responded to almost a dozen accidents in Northwest Arkansas on Sunday (Jan. 11) due to slick conditions on roadways and bridges. State police said they worked eleven wrecks in Washington County. Most of the accidents happened near Winslow and West Fork. “Several vehicles were off on the side of the roads and some guardrails were damaged,” said Matthew Molnar, lives in Winslow. State police reported no serious injuries in any of the wrecks on Sunday.

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    Firefighters Put Out Shed Fire In Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Firefighters put out a shed fire in Rogers on Saturday (Jan. 10). The Rogers Fire Department responded to a shed on fire in the backyard of a home on South 13th Street around 2:15 p.m. Saturday, according to Fire Chief Tom Jenkins. Jenkins said that the shed was completely destroyed in the fire. He said firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to the home. No one was home at the time of the fire, Jenkins said. The […]

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    Deputies: Woman Drives Vehicle Into Beaver Lake

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A woman drove her vehicle into Beaver Lake on Saturday (Jan. 10), according to authorities. Deputies said the woman appeared to be intoxicated at the time of the accident. The woman was transported to Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville with non-life threatening injuries, deputies said. Multiple agencies responded to the accident including the Benton County Dive team and the Beaver Lake Fire Department.

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    One Hospitalized After Two-Vehicle Crash In Springdale

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – One person was taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash in Springdale on Saturday (Jan. 10), according to police. The wreck, involving a semi truck and passenger car, happened around 11:37 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Miller Road and Highway 112 in Springdale, police said. Police said the crash shut down the highway for about an hour while officers cleared the scene. Traffic is slowly returning to normal in the area. One person was taken to the hospital, police said. […]

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    Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Gives 242 Acres To Fayetteville Company

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones bought 10 pieces of land near Fayetteville’s planned regional park, in a $7.3 million deal, according to Washington County property records. Records show the land was sold Dec. 30 to Jerral W. Jones, of 1 Cowboys Parkway in Irving, Tex. The tracts of land, mostly off of Cato Springs Road and Judge Cummings Road, total 242 acres, with a total assessed value of just over $80,000, property records show. Jones bought the […]

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    Battery-Powered Apparel To Keep Warm This Winter

    ROGERS (KFSM) – With temperatures expected to plunge into the single digits this week, it’s time to bring out the winter jackets and gloves or shop for new ones. Cabela’s in Rogers offers a wide range of apparel and products to keep warm. Some of the hot items include heated insoles, hand warmers and battery powered gloves and jackets. Clayton Dowdy said it’s all about staying warm and stylish this winter. “As long as you have a bunch of batteries, I […]

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    Local School Districts Prepare To Combat The Flu

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Local school districts are taking precautions to try to keep the flu out of the classrooms, as students head back to school on Tuesday (Jan. 6). The Springdale School District has been preparing for a potential outbreak of the virus since October. “We give free flu shots at all of our schools and you don’t have to participate, but well over 50 percent of our students did participate,” said Rick Schaeffer, with Springdale Public Schools. The Fayetteville […]

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