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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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    Hundreds Gather For Memorial For Former Arkansas Congressman

    HARRISON (KFSM) – Hundreds of Arkansans were in Harrison Monday (May 4) to celebrate the life of the late Congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt. The memorial service for Hammerschmidt was held at the First Presbyterian Church. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, U.S. Sen. Steve Womack, R-Ark. and U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark. were among those who attended the service. “He’s made such a big difference for so many people throughout the state,” Boozman said. “He loved […]

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    Washington County Animal Shelter Offering Adoption Special

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The Washington County Animal Shelter is offering $10 adoptions for dogs and cats through the end of May as part of an adoption special, according to a news release. All pets come spayed or neutered, with up-to-date vaccinations and are microchipped, the release states. The shelter is located at 801 W. Clydesdale Dr. in Fayetteville. It’s open Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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    Dogs Take Over Dickson Street For Annual Pup Crawl

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Dozens of four-legged friends took over Fayetteville on Saturday (May 2) for the 4th Annual Dickson Street Pup Crawl. Participating bars included Kingfish, Jose’s, Grub’s and Powerhouse as well as new stops this year at Something Urban and Deluxe Burger. The money raised goes to the Fayetteville Animal Shelter which adopted out almost 1,500 pets last year.

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    Man Injured After Falling From Bluff At War Eagle

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A man was injured after falling from a bluff near War Eagle Marina on Saturday (May 2), according to the Springdale Fire Department. The man was airlifted to Washington Regional Medical Center with unknown injuries. Stay with 5NEWS on this developing story.      

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    Local, State Officials Break Ground On New Bypass

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) –  Leaders from across Northwest Arkansas gathered on Wednesday (April 15) to break ground on the U.S. 412 Bypass. The ceremony was held just west of Interstate 49 where an interstate interchange will be built in Springdale. The more than $100 million 4.5 mile bypass being built is the most expensive single road project ever undertaken by the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD). “It’s going to make it much easier to get to our great airport,” said Dick Trammel, Chairman of […]

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    New $100 Million Bypass To Impact Local Businesses

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The U.S. 412 Bypass is expected to make travel easier for drivers in Northwest Arkansas, but some business owners are worried their sales may take a hit once the bypass is complete. Gary Boatman is the owner of Rolling Dogs Grill in Cave Springs. He said his location near the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport helps with business. “We do hot dogs, sausage dogs, brat dogs, bacon dogs, burger and fries and Frito pies,” he said. “I would say about 40 […]

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    Local Volunteers Help Victims Of Illinois Tornado

    ROGERS (KFSM) –  Volunteers from Northwest Arkansas helped victims of the deadly tornado that touched down in two Northern Illinois communities last week. Most of the damage from the EF4 tornado on Thursday (April 9) was in Rochelle and Fairdale, where more than 100 homes and other buildings were damaged or destroyed. Two people were killed in that tornado and several others were injured. The Northwest Arkansas Chapter of Sheep Dog Impact Assistance sent six volunteers to help families clean up in the hardest hit […]

  • Neighbors React To Deadly Springdale Gang-Related Shooting

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A drive-by shooting in Springdale that left a 20-year-old man dead on Saturday (April 11) has some neighbors in the area concerned. The gang-related shooting happened on Saturday at a residence located on Savage Street in Springdale, according to the Springdale Police Department. Yanelis and Amarilys Aponte have lived in Springdale for about five years. Their grandmother recently moved into a home on Savage Street where the shooting happened. Yanelis Aponte said that her grandmother heard gunshots on Saturday. “My grandmother went […]

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    Vintage Market Days Brings In Thousands To Bentonville

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – A vintage inspired shopping event, listed in a national magazine as one of the top places to visit in 2015, was held in Bentonville this weekend. Vintage Market Days was open to the public Friday (April 10) through Sunday (April 12) at the Benton County Fairgrounds. More than 100 vendors from Northwest Arkansas and all over the Midwest were at the market selling everything from original art and antiques to clothing and jewelry. Vintage Market Days was featured in Country Living as one of […]

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    Fayetteville Police Looking For Rape Suspect

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Police in Fayetteville are looking for a man who allegedly raped a teenage girl on Friday (April 10), according to a post on the Fayetteville Police Department’s Facebook page. Police said they are trying to locate Jose Mauricio Vargas. Vargas is wanted for questioning in the rape of a 13-year-old female at his home in Fayetteville on Friday, the post states. Vargas was last seen driving a Green Acura four door passenger car with the Arkansas license 887UBB, according to the post. The post states that […]

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    New Brewery Opens In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A new brewery opened in Fayetteville on Saturday (April 11). Columbus House Brewery held its grand opening Saturday. It’s located at 701 W. North Street in Fayetteville. Cary Ashworth, co-owner of Columbus House Brewery, said they’re located at a convenient spot in Fayetteville and encourages people to buy local. “We’re located right off the bike trail here in Fayetteville, so if you’re out walking around and want a refreshment you can just pop in in your sweaty […]

  • Springdale Police Search For Two Suspects In Deadly Gang-Related Shooting

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) –  Police are looking for two suspects in connection with a fatal gang-related shooting that happened in Springdale Saturday (April 11), according to the Springdale Police Department. Police said they are looking for Rodolfo Martinez, 18, who is believed to be the shooter. They are also searching for Giovanni Vasquez -Sanchez, 17, who will turn 18 in a couple of days. Martinez faces felony charges of capital murder and engaging in continuing criminal enterprise. Giovanni faces charges of accomplice to […]


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