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Leah Seiter is the producer of Wake Up with 5NEWS. She also produces 5NEWS Weekend that airs on both KFSM-5 and KXNW-34.

Leah is new to Arkansas and television news. She has degree in print and online journalism from Missouri State University.

Leah is a huge sports fan, animal lover, and news addict!


Recent Articles
  • Devil’s Den Busy Despite Cold Spring Start

    Spring breakers didn’t seem to mind the cold start to the season; they were out enjoying the beautiful outdoors Arkansas boasts at Devil’s Den State Park in Winslow. Tim Scott, assistant park superintendent said the campground and cabins were full all week and weekend with spring breakers hiking and biking. Devil’s Den also offers free programs such as guided hikes and learning exhibitions. Click here for the schedule of events. 5NEWS Weekend is designed to give you your news headlines […]

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    ‘Suspicious Package’ Found at Bentonville Child Center Deemed Art Supplies

    A “suspicious” unmarked package found at the back door of a Bentonville preschool Thursday morning (March 21) was deemed arts supplies. After a two hour investigation, the Bentonville Bomb Squad, police and fire crews said the Helen R. Walton Children’s Enrichment Center was safe. The center enacted its risk management protocol and the Bentonville police were called to review the situation, according to a news release from the child center. “We sent some officers out and they helped them try […]

  • VIDEO: Local Priest Praises Cardinals’ Choice for Pope

    Father Greg Luyet from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fort Smith shares his thoughts on the selection of the new leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. “Having an American shows the church is a universal body, and having a Latin American where the church is growing very rapidly (shows a lot.)” Father Luyet said he will take away this from the Holy Father’s first homily: “to know Christ, to confess Christ and to always walk in Christ’s ways.” 5NEWS […]

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    30 Allegedly Drunken Adults, Teens Arrested in Party

    Thirty people were arrested at a house party in Van Buren after officers responded to a loud party early Saturday morning (March 16.) Detective Jonathan Wear with the Van Buren Police Department said officers arrived at 710 Adeline Drive around 1:30 a.m. When the officers arrived multiple people ran from the scene, and alcohol containers were outside. Inside, officers found intoxicated adults and juveniles ranging in age from 14 to 30. Alcohol and marijuana was also found inside. Thirty people were […]

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    Man In Custody After Shots Fired At Lowell Apartments

    Police took a man into custody after they say he was involved in a shooting that brought a SWAT team and deputies to a Lowell apartment complex. Lowell Police responded to a report of a man who may have fired a gun late Monday night at The Links apartment complex, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. Someone near the scene told police he heard what he believed to be three shotgun blasts come from inside an apartment located on […]

  • River Valley Safety Council Offers Conference, Trade Show

    The River Valley Safety and Environmental Council provides training and education to prevent education to promote EPA compliance among area businesses Tom Wazelle said on March 20 at the Fort Smith Convention Center the council has their 16th Annual Arkansas Safety Conference and Trade Show. 5NEWS Weekend is designed to give you your news headlines and current events each weekend. The newscast airs from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. on KXNW-TV 34 and from 6 a.m. – 8 a.m. Sunday […]

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    Dryer Fire Forces Aloft Hotel Evacuation

    A dryer caught fire in the laundry room of the Aloft Hotel in Rogers forcing the entire hotel to evacuate Friday morning. Rogers Fire Chief Tom Jenkins said the crew got the call just after 7 a.m. When they arrived, the hotel was evacuated. “The signal had gone off to the fire department,” said Jodi Lightner, Aloft Hotel Director of Sales. “They were here within two or three minutes. The guests where evacuated. Everything was fine by the time the […]

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    Walmart, First Lady Team Up to Fight Obesity

    Research shows consumers struggle buying healthy foods because it’s just too expensive. Walmart is teaming up with the First Lady, Michelle Obama, to bring down the costs. Friday, the retail giant showed customers how they’re working to fix the problem. “We don’t think that any of our customers should have to pay more to eat healthy, Andrea Thomas, Vice President for Sustainability said. Some of the steps include reducing sugar and sodium in processed food. “We are also helping them […]

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    Three Men Arrested in Poteau Meth Bust

    Police arrested a three men during a methamphetamine bust in Poteau Thursday (Feb. 28.) Officers served a search warrant at 112 Teakwood. Authorities say they then arrested three men who were inside the home. Octavio Guiterrez was arrested on two counts of conspiring to traffic methamphetamine, one count of traffic methamphetamine and one count of unlawful delivery of methamphetamine. Wheston Jones, 23, and Samuel Jones, 21, were also arrested. Both men were taken into custody on one count of possession […]

  • VIDEO: What the Pros are Using at the Bassmaster Classic

    Mark Goines with KFSM’s “Hooked on Fishing” is our newest addition to 5NEWS Weekend. Each week Mark will join Daren and Heather with the newest fishing gadgets, tips, and spots the fish are biting. This week, Mark talks about his recent fishing trip to Lago Vista Lodge, Mexico. He also previews the Bassmasters in at Grand Lake and tells us what the pros are using this weekend. Mark’s show, “Hooked on Fishing” airs on KXNW-TV 34 on Saturday mornings at […]

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    18 Students On Board Bentonville Bus Hit By Car

    When school districts in Northwest Arkansas decided before daybreak to let buses roll, most streets were clear of snow accumulation. The problem for Bentonville is that many of their buses were later traveling routes just as the heaviest snow began to fall. That led to some slippery situations for about a dozen buses – and questions about why the buses were allowed to run at all. A car rear-ended a school bus carrying 18 students Tuesday (Feb. 26) on Highway […]

  • VIDEO: 4th District Congressman Explains Sequestration

    4th District Congressman Tom Cotton explains the budget cuts Congress is facing.

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