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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 Meteorologist Tyler Southard.

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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    Springdale Police To Crackdown On Drunk Driving

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The Springdale Police Department plans to crack down on drunk drivers this month as part of a nationwide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. The campaign begins Friday, August 15 and runs through Monday, September 1, according to a news release. In 2012, there were 10,322 people killed in drunk-driving crashes in the United States, the release states. Over Labor Day weekend that year, more than a third of all traffic fatalities were in drunk-driving crashes, […]

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    Ozark Regional Transit To Run Demonstration Route In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Ozark Regional Transit will be conducting a final data-gathering test of a downtown route in Fayetteville on Thursday, August 21st from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., according to a release. A trolley-type bus will be used for the demonstration, the release states. The demonstration route will begin in the Evelyn Hills Shopping Center and go to Dickson Street, Fayetteville Public Library, Fayetteville City Hall, Fayetteville square and the Chancellor Hotel, the release states. The fare will be free. Anyone […]

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    Cabela’s Celebrates The Start Of Fall With Fall Great Outdoor Days

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Cabela’s celebrates the beginning of fall with Fall Great Outdoor Days. It’s the largest outdoor event of the year with a variety of fun interactive activities for the whole family. Cabela’s will offer a full schedule of free workshops and in-store demonstrations on a variety of topics during Fall Great Outdoor Days. Topics include Game Cameras 101, Dive Into Dove, All About Smokers, Fall Food Plots and Whitetail Hunting Tips. The events will take place on Saturday, […]

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    Hogs Take The Stage At Benton County Fair

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) –  Hogs took center stage in livestock competitions during the second day of the 110th Benton County Fair. Competitors showed off their market pigs at the fair on Wednesday (Aug. 13). The Cloverbud Market Hog and Junior Market Hog shows were held at the small arena inside the Livestock Barn. For brothers Treyton and Tyler Hudson, showing animals is a family affair. Their mother, Jessica Burchette, grew up showing pigs. “My father was an agriculture teacher, so it’s kind […]

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    Kids, Livestock Take Center Stage At Benton County Fair

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Kids took center stage in livestock competitions Tuesday (Aug. 12) at the 110th Benton County Fair. Participants spruced up their animals one last time,  giving them baths and brushing them, before entering the pen and facing the judge. “You have to be calm, let your goat be calm and just show,” said Luke Coffee, a participant. Jordan Cook has been showing goats since she was five. The ten-year-old has four animals competing this year. “It’s so interesting […]

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    Homemade Goods Keep Benton County Fair Judges Busy

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The 110th Benton County Fair kicks off Tuesday. The four-day event will include carnival rides, pageants and farm animal competitions. On Monday (Aug. 11), hundreds of home and fine arts entries got judged inside the Exhibit Hall. Entries included everything from cakes and cookies to jarred jams and vegetables. Katie Rieff has worked in the home economics and fine arts division for 25 years. “It’s just a good opportunity to get together,” she said “You make a […]

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    NWA Regional Bicycle And Pedestrian Master Plan Workshops

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) – The project team for the NWA Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan will be facilitating three open-house community workshops. The workshops will be held Monday, August 11 at the Bentonville Public Library, Tuesday, August 12 at the Fayetteville Public Library, and Thursday, August 14 at the Siloam Springs City Hall Board Room. The purpose of the workshops is to provide the community an opportunity for public review and comment of the Draft Plan. The plan can […]

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    Street Closures For Sidewalk Replacement In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The City of Fayetteville Transportation Division will begin work replacing sidewalk along the east side of University Avenue from Dickson Street to Whiteside Street this week. Work is scheduled to begin Monday, August 11th. It’s expected to take two weeks, according to city leaders. During construction University Avenue, from Dickson Street to Center Street, will be closed Monday through Friday during work hours from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. City leaders said detour routes will be marked. […]

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    Overturned Semi-Truck Causes Traffic Delays

    WALDRON (KFSM) – A semi-truck hauling an oversize load overturned Saturday (Aug. 9) on Highway 71 in Waldron. The accident happened near the Square Rock area, according to the Scott County Sheriff’s Department. Authorities said the truck overturned while driving around a curve near the area. No injuries were reported, but the accident seriously impeded traffic, authorities said. Traffic was at a stand still for close to an hour. Authorities have not said if the accident was weather related.   […]

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    Multi-Vehicle Wreck Slows Down Traffic On Highway 59

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – A multi-vehicle wreck slowed traffic on Highway 59 near Van Buren on Saturday. According to police, the incident happened around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday (Aug. 9). Police said three vehicles were involved in the accident. Three people were taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said. Traffic was down to one lane as crews worked to pull a truck out of a ditch, according to an eyewitness. The accident was likely caused by […]

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    Bella Vista Bypass Hits Roadblock After Missouri Sales Tax Fails

    BELLA VISTA (KFSM) – Plans to extend the Bella Vista Bypass have hit a dead end after Missouri voters defeated a sales tax increase Tuesday (Aug. 5) that would have funded more than 800  transportation projects. Missourians voted the measure down with 59 percent voting ‘no’, and 41 percent voting ‘yes’. If approved, the meausre would’ve raised the sales tax three-quarters of a cent for the next 10 years. It would not have applied to groceries, gasoline or prescriptions. In addition, the tax would’ve funded […]

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    Local Law Enforcement Participate In Cold Water Challenge

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) – A unique competition has law enforcement officials across Northwest Arkansas taking a cold plunge, all in the name of charity. The Cold Water Challenge has gone viral nationwide. It’s a spin-off of the polar bear plunge and has been taking off on social media. “I think it has just picked up steam and everybody is doing it,” said Washington County Sheriff Tim Helder. “When you start to challenge type a personalities, which most officers are, they […]


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