Kayla Paine joined the 5NEWS team as morning news reporter in July 2013.

She is a Siloam Springs native and lover of the Ozarks. Kayla graduated as a proud Red Wolf from Arkansas State University with a degree in news and editorial journalism and studied political science as a minor. Her background is in print journalism and worked for an area newspaper for a year and was on staff with the student newspaper at ASU.

When Kayla isn’t in the newsroom, she can be found climbing rock walls, doing research on her new travel destination, eating at hole-in-the-wall restaurants or dancing.

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Recent Articles
  • Flu Now Widespread In Arkansas

    The Centers for Disease Control reports ten deaths from the flu virus in Arkansas. The virus can be contagious two days before symptoms and up to seven days after, which can be even longer for children. Dr. Robert Karas, owner of Karas Urgent Care, said about 75 percent of his patients this week have come in because of flu-like symptoms. “What I usually ask people when they come in the clinic for the flu is if they have high fevers, […]

  • Fayetteville, Springdale Schools Make Up Snow Days

    The biggest school districts in Washington County will be in class in June to make up snow days. Fayetteville The Fayetteville School District has to make up seven days, most of those missed days were in the early December ice storm. School officials decided to extend classes until June 4 to make up three days. Other days will be made up by using a teacher in-service day, parent-teacher conference day, the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday and a Saturday in […]

  • Washington County Workers Clear Roads After Snowfall

    Rural Washington County roads received attention from the road department Monday (Jan. 6) as graters worked to remove ice and snow from gravel roads. “The grater is actually trying to get under the snow to try and peel it off,” said Henry Wilson, Washington County roads supervisor. “What we don’t get peeled off, the traffic will pack it back down and it will be just like ice.” Crews give high priority to roads on the north slope near West Fork […]

  • Springdale Family Loses Long-Time Home To Fire

    In frigid temperatures, firefighters early Monday (Jan. 6) battled a house fire at 2206 Monticello Place in Springdale. Three occupants had been in the house, but all three went to a neighbor’s home and escaped injury, officials said. There were not thought to be any pets in the house. The people who lived in the house had lived there for years, one daughter said she grew up in the house. Fire crews at the scene said the blaze spread into […]

  • Springdale House Fire Sends Firefighter To Hospital

    A Springdale house fire kept emergency crews on scene late into the night in response to a house fire at 8611 E. Wagon Wheel Road. A firefighter was hospitalized after he fell in the house then began to feel dizzy, according to Springdale Fire Chief Mike Irwin. Crews received a report of an attic on fire around 8:20 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 5). The fire started in a chimney, which may have not been cleaned recently, according to Irwin. Two residents […]

  • Drivers Experience Slick Roads In Northwest Arkansas

    Police departments in Rogers, Springdale and Fayetteville reported at least 20 minor accidents related to icy roads per city on Sunday (Jan. 5). A local towing company with seven trucks were responding to accident and assistance calls. “We’re seeing lots of people sliding off the road where they need to be winched out,” Mandy Manning, owner of NWA Towing and Recovery, said. “We’re seeing lots and lots of wrecks, people running off the road and running into each other.” Manning […]

  • Fayetteville Drivers Anticipate Winter Road Conditions

    Road officials and drivers await the predicted winter storm to affect roads in Northwest Arkansas. Fayetteville transportation division crews were brought Saturday (Jan. 4) at 8 p.m. to start watching the roads. “At the first hint of any freezing occurring and try to get an early jump on it and see if we can get that to not attach at the surface nearly as strongly as it did last time,” Terry Gulley, transportation services director, said. Gulley said priority is […]

  • New Year’s Day Shopping Brings In Crowd

    Cars circled the Northwest Arkansas Mall’s parking lot in pursuit of a spot, because the lot was filled with cars. Crowds of shoppers surrounded the doors of the mall as they waited to take advantage of post-holiday sales on the first day of the year. Rue 21, Etc. and American Eagle had everything on sale at half off. The store that received most of the traffic was Dillard’s. The store marked an extra 50 percent off all sale items. Valencia […]

  • Police Prepare For New Year’s Eve Drinking And Driving

    Local police have extra patrol cars out on New Years Eve to make sure people aren’t out drinking and driving. Law enforcement agencies scheduled more people for the holiday in anticipation of a high volume of DWI arrests, they said. “We advise that you be vigilant and watch what the cars are doing and what the other people are doing,” Fayetteville Cpl. Dan Montgomery said. “Just be careful… we want everybody to get home safe.” Some officers and deputies brought […]

  • Suspect In Adair County Killing Claims Self-Defense

    A Stilwell, Okla., man has been jailed on suspicion of shooting and killing a man in Adair County, Okla., on Friday (Dec. 27). Rodney Aaron Wilson, 38, phoned 911 about 6:30 p.m. on that date to report he had shot Rickey Lee Harlin, 53, at Harlin’s house in self-defense, according to Adair County Sheriff David Hardin. When deputies arrived at Route 5, Box 1866, near Stilwell, Harlin was found dead in front of his house. “When I arrived both vehicles […]

  • Bentonville Sisters Killed In Missouri Wreck Day After Christmas

    Two Bentonville sisters were killed on Thursday (Dec. 26) when a pickup slammed into their family van, overturning it in McDonald County, Mo., according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report. Katelyn M. Boxx, 16, and Bethany J. Boxx, 20, were pronounced dead at the scene by McDonald County Coroner B.J. Goodwin at the 2:45 p.m. accident on U.S. 71 in Pineville, Mo., the report states. Their bodies were taken to Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. The Boxx family […]

  • UPDATE: Gracen Boxx Out Of ICU

    Family members said Gracen Boxx, 18, is now out of the intensive care unit on Sunday (Dec. 29). Gracen’s condition has been upgraded to fair as she recovers in a Joplin, Mo., hospital, Gracen’s Aunt Sandy Tompkins said. Two of Gracen’s sisters were killed in a crash on the roads in Pineville, Mo., on Dec. 26. Funeral arrangements will be made Monday (Dec. 30). Bentonville parents, Janet and David Boxx were also injured in the accident but were released from Mercy Hospital in […]