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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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    Police Search For Woman’s Grandson After Her “Suspicious” Death

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – The Bentonville Police Department on Monday released the identity of the body found in a local home the day before, while they search for a man connected to the case. The body was identified as 76-year-old Nelma Darline Conklin. Police said they are investigating the incident as a suspicious death, but have not determined a cause of death. Authorities are searching for the woman’s grandson, 26-year-old Michael Eugene Conklin, in connection with the case. The two lived […]

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    Two Injured In Rollover Accident In Springdale

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Two people were hospitalized in a single-vehicle rollover accident in Springdale on Sunday evening (July 20), police said. The incident happened around 6:11 p.m. at Briggs Equipment at 477 E. Robinson Ave., according to police. A gray Chevrolet Blazer was traveling eastbound on Robinson Avenue and attempted to turn into the Briggs Equipment parking lot. The vehicle was going too fast, and it rolled over, police said. Two people were inside the vehicle when the incident occurred. Both were taken […]

  • Police: Man Killed Pregnant Girlfriend In Fort Smith Home, Found Toddler With Injuries

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A man killed his pregnant girlfriend in Fort Smith on Saturday, according to police. Officers identified the woman killed as 22-year-old Briana Butler. Fort Smith Police said they received a 911 call from Douglas True, 21, around 11:52 a.m. on Sunday (July 20). True requested officers to meet with him in the 2900 block of South 66th Street. When officers responded, True was waving them into his driveway, police said. Police said once they realized the […]

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    Five Injured In Arkansas River Boating Accident

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Five people were injured in a boating accident on the Arkansas River in Sequoyah County on Saturday. Oklahoma Highway Patrol said they responded to the accident around 7 p.m. on Saturday (July 19). The boat was traveling eastbound when it struck a navigation buoy, lost control and struck the shoreline, troopers said. Five people were on the boat at the time of the accident, according to troopers. They were all treated and released from St. Edward Mercy […]

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    Man Survives After Falling Off 50-Foot Cliff

    OZARK (KFSM) – A man was hospitalized after he fell 50 feet off a cliff at the Ozark National Forest on Sunday(July 20) afternoon. A 52-year-old man reportedly got too close to a cliff and slipped and fell about 50 feet to the bottom of a ravine, said Randy Boren, Franklin County EMS Coordinator. He was transported Mercy Hospital in Ozark with non-life threatening injuries. The man and his wife were walking around in the national forest looking for wild […]

  • Local Kids Participate In NFL Punt, Pass And Kick Competition

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – The NFL Punt, Pass And Kick Competition was Saturday (July 19) morning in Bentonville. The competition was held at the Old Tiger Stadium and practice field at Lincoln Junior High from 8 a.m. to noon. Close to 300 kids participated in the competition, according to organizers. The competition was open to all students ages 6-15 who live in the Bentonville School District or go to school in Bentonville. The top finisher in each of the divisions from […]

  • ‘Meet Your Trails’ Introduces Locals To Clear Creek Trail

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The city of Fayetteville’s “Meet Your Trails” series continued this weekend with a bicycle tour of Clear Creek Trail. City Accounting Manager Shelly Turberville led a bike tour of Clear Creek Trail on Saturday (July 19) morning. The tour of Clear Creek Trail was a 7.4 mile round trip bike ride and included portions of the Mud Creek and Scull Creek Trails. Saturday was the third of four trail tours.  

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    Mother Of 2 Killed By Car Remembered For Strong Faith

    PRAIRIE GROVE (KFSM) – A Prairie Grove mother of two killed in a car crash Tuesday is being remembered as a woman of compassion and strong faith. Deborah Hildebrand, 46, was jogging near her home in Prairie Grove when she was killed after being hit by a sport utility vehicle. “My immediate reaction was, I’m not seeing this right now,” said Steve Pulliam, senior associate pastor at Central United Methodist Church. “Then it hit me that Deborah loved to run. […]

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    Pea Ridge Walmart Neighborhood Market Opens

    PEA RIDGE (KFSM) – The new Walmart Neighborhood Market in Pea Ridge opened Wednesday, July 16 following a ribbon cutting. The 41,000-square-foot store is located at 240 Slack St. and will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “We’ve got a lot of associates making sure that the counters are clean, everything is pulled forward and everything is looking nice,” said Store Manager Scott McMillan,  who started his Walmart career in 2005 as an assistant manager trainee. […]

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    Jogger Hit By SUV And Killed Near Prairie Grove Identified; Driver Cited

    PRAIRIE GROVE (KFSM) – The driver whose Jeep Cherokee hit and killed a  jogger on Tuesday (July 15) near Prairie Grove has been cited, police said. Jason Purvis, 35, of Prairie Grove was cited on suspicion of negligent homicide, reckless driving and driving right of roadway, said Capt. Jeff O’Brien of the Prairie Grove Police Department. The victim, Deborah Hildebrand, 46, was struck and killed while on a routine run near her home. “She typically jogs in the morning and jogs […]

  • AMP Officials React To Overcrowding Allegation

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Some fans say Saturday’s Miranda Lambert concert at the Arkansas Music Pavilion in Rogers was overcrowded, with spectators pushed up against each other. Officials on Monday, though, said the event was not oversold. Country music star Lambert attracted about 9,000 concert-goers to the AMP, the largest crowd the venue has had since opening at its new site in June. That big crowd created confusion among some fans about the venue’s capacity. But officials said the show was […]

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    Ribbon Cutting To Celebrate Completion Of Mt. Kessler Trailhead

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Monday, July 14 to celebrate the completion of the Mt. Kessler Trailhead. The ceremony will be held at the trailhead at 5:30 p.m. and city officials said the public is encouraged to attend. The trailhead is located at 2600 Judge Cummings Road, west of Cato Springs Road and Interstate 49 in south Fayetteville. In February, aldermen voted to allow Mayor Lioneld Jordan to apply for and accept a $1.5 million matching grant from […]


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