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
  • Benton County Judge Bob Clinard Seeks Third Term

    Bob Clinard, 63, tells 5NEWS he is seeking a third term as Benton County judge. He said if elected he will continue to work on the Quorum Court to improve the Benton County Road Department’s performance.

  • Post-Holiday Shoppers Hit Stores Early

    Stores across the region opened up early to accommodate shoppers who wanted to beat the crowds to snag a deal or return items on Thursday (Dec. 26). The Pinnacle Hills Promenade mall and Cabela’s in Rogers opened up two hours early. Ginny Wallace went to Cabela’s with her family early in the morning so her sons could spend their gift cards. “Usually we aren’t out and about as early as we are today,” she said. “There’s hardly anyone inside right […]

  • Christmas At The Movies A Growing Tradition

    Some families went to the movies on Christmas to keep their kids entertained. “We’ve already opened up all the presents and stuff like that, so it’s time to do something else or these girls are going to get bored,” John Phillips said. John’s wife, Jennifer said this was the first time to bring her two young girls to the movies. Her and John have been to the movies on Christmas before they had children. “We didn’t go home to see […]

  • World War II Veteran Hospitalized In Fayetteville Fire

    One person is transported to an area hospital after a home on Rom Orchard Road catches fire.

  • I-540 Iced Bridges Cause Multiple Accidents Sunday Morning

    16 vehicles ended up off the road Sunday morning because of icy bridges on Interstate 540 and the Fulbright Expressway, according to Fayetteville Fire Department officials. At 7:51 a.m., emergency responders were called out to an accident on I-540 northbound in Fayetteville near the Fulbright Expressway. By 8:30 a.m., authorities had blocked off a portion of I-540 because the bridges had a “solid sheet of ice” on them, according to officials. A salt and sand mixture was laid on the […]

  • Salvation Army Donations Behind

    As the Christmas clock ticks down, organizers with the Salvation Army are praying for a Christmas miracle. Even though the holiday season marks the busiest time of year for the Salvation Army, organizers said that donations are significantly down this year, compared to years past. In Northwest Arkansas, the donations fell by about $110,000 from last year, according to Major N.J. Pope with the Salvation Army. In the River Valley, red kettle donations are $80,000 less than expected. Officials said […]

  • Drug Agents Bust Fayetteville Marijuana Operation, Police Say

    Drug agents arrested a Fayetteville man Tuesday after finding 24 marijuana plants and a growing operation in his home during a drug raid, according to the local drug task force. Bryan A. Wise, 30, was arrested on suspicion of manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and simultaneous possession of drugs and a firearm. He was booked into the Washington County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. […]

  • Hope For The Holidays: Meals On Wheels

    Every week for the last 15 years, Jackie Holiman has spent an hour in her white mini-van driving meals to home-bound seniors. Jackie is more than 80 years old. Not only is Jackie transporting a hot, nutritious and ready-to-eat lunch, she is also providing companionship to the seniors. “My favorite part is seeing them every day and making sure that they’re OK,” Jackie said. Meals On Wheels Association of America is a non-profit senior nutrition program. Jackie serves with the […]

  • $25.8 Million Academic Grant Awarded To Springdale School District

    A committee of Springdale teachers and staff formed a plan and sent an application. The process took months and on Tuesday (Dec. 17), the Springdale School District officials were told they won a Race to the Top grant award. The $25.8 million award is the largest academic grant the school district has ever received. Five schools across the nation were awarded the U.S. Department of Education grant, Springdale was the only school district from Arkansas. The application included plans to […]

  • Missing Siloam Springs Man Found Dead By Friends

    A Siloam Springs man was found dead by his long-term girlfriend and a friend Saturday (Dec. 14) behind a house on Carl Street, according to local police. Twenty-year-old Robby Williams was reported missing to the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service on Tuesday (Dec. 10). He was found at 101 S. Carl St. along a commonly-used shortcut behind the house. His body showed no signs of trauma, and police said they believe he may have died from the cold temperatures. “Pedestrians cut […]

  • Shoppers Go Local For Holidays

    Local shop owners in Fayetteville are amping up their efforts to bring in more shoppers before Christmas arrives. Downtown Countdown has brought together more than 30 locally-owned stores together to give holiday shoppers a great deal. A receipt from one of the stores, earns 10 percent off at any other participating store in downtown Fayetteville. “There’s been a lot of people that have been coming in with that and I think the word is starting to get out, so we’re […]

  • National Cemeteries Receive Christmas Wreaths

    Boxes of wreaths were delivered to the National Cemetery in Fayetteville on Saturday (Dec. 14). The hand-made Christmas wreaths from Maine were placed on the graves for the Wreaths Across America event. The event is held across the world in 909 cemeteries using more than 550,000 wreaths. Despite the freezing temperatures, a large crowd of veterans and volunteers showed up for the event. It started with a ceremony filled with speakers and demonstrations of honor. Then, families of the people […]