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Meagan started her career at 5NEWS in February 2012 as an assistant producer on the new morning show on KXNW 34. She graduated from UAFS in December 2011 with a history major.


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  • Best Start: Neonatal Care

    Dr. Susan Averitt, from Best Start pediatrics in Springdale, talks this week about a facility trained to help babies who are born prematurely. Dr. Susan Averitt, M.D. Board-Certified Pediatrician 5501 Willow Creek Drive, Suite 104 Springdale, Arkansas 72762 Phone (479) 575-9359 Fax (479) 575-9415 http://www.beststartpediatrics.com

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    5NEWS Fit: Everyday Arm Exercises

    Gabby Mooney with G-Fit and our very own Heather Lewis show some great arm exercises you can try at home! If you want to have toned arms in time for the holidays, check out these exercises. All you need is two five pound weights and a chair. The first move is a bicep curl. Just drop your arms down and bring it up in a curl move. Be sure to keep your chest up! Gabby recommends doing three sets of […]

  • Most Haunted Hotels in Arkansas

    When most people think of haunted hotels in Eureka Springs, they think of the Crescent Hotel on the top of the hill. But lurking down below in the heart of downtown, there are plenty of good ghost stories to tell. The stories are just as spooky down the hill at the Basin Park Hotel. There are legends about visitors who checked into the hotel but never really left. Many say they saw ghosts of ballroom dancers, or even a young […]

  • 5NEWS Fit: G-Fit

    5NEWS AM is introducing you to a new segment called 5NEWS Fit. We’ll be learning quick workout tips and healthy eating habits from personal trainer Gabby Mooney with G-Fit in Van Buren. We’re also getting outdoors to find fun ways to get toned. Mooney is the owner/creator of G-Fit, a workout program exploding across the area. “G-Fit just kind of happened by accident,” said Mooney. “I had 20 girls and expected it for a month.” Megan Whitlock heard about the […]

  • Haunted Arkansas: The Clayton House

    The Clayton House in Downtown Fort Smith dates back centuries. It was first built in 1852 and once acted as a hospital for soldiers during the Civil War. The home’s most notable owner, William Clayton, was an attorney appointed to the Western District by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1874. Today, haunting rumors surround the house. There is one bedroom on the second floor that many say gives them a creepy feeling. There have been reports of what sounds like […]

  • VIDEO: BEST START Reading to Your Kids

    Dr. Susan Averitt, from Best Start pediatrics in Springdale, discusses the importance of reading to your children. Dr. Susan Averitt, M.D. Board-Certified Pediatrician 5501 Willow Creek Drive, Suite 104 Springdale, Arkansas 72762 Phone (479) 575-9359 Fax (479) 575-9415 http://www.beststartpediatrics.com

  • Goodwill Industries Opens Their Third Location in Fayetteville

    Goodwill Industries has opened their third location in Fayetteville, and it’s a sign of the times. With the economy struggling, grand openings at a thrift store can look like Black Friday for big box retailers. The new Goodwill Industries is located right across the street from Fiesta Square. It’s a huge place with good deals. They even have Hogs gear for sale! On the inside the store looks more like a major retail store than many of the thrift stores […]

  • Southern Trend Clothing Shirts Commemorate Bikes, Blues, & BBQ

    The company that is making all of the t-shirts for Bikes, Blues, & BBQ is called Southern Trend Clothing. The Fayetteville-based business has been working overtime for months by printing thousands of shirts to get ready for the rally. Tom Pagnozzi knows a little about rallies. The former Cardinals catcher is the co-owner of the business. “We got involved several years ago. Trent Brandon, a former U of A baseball player, drew a design for Bikes, Blues, & BBQ and […]

  • “The Huntin’ Show” Returns as Hunting Season Approaches

    You can catch the premiere of season two of “The Huntin’ Show” on KFSM-TV at 11 a.m. this Saturday and on KXNW-34 at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday. For more information, click here.

  • Allstate Encourages Bentonville High School Students to not Text and Drive

    Allstate started a foundation in 2005 to help prevent deaths among teen drivers.    This year, Allstate asked students at Bentonville High to sign a pledge, promising ”not” text and drive. “Our purpose here is to educate. Try to help kids understand that texting can degrade their driving as much as having sefveral beers. A four second text is like driving the length of a football field blind,” said Dan Cheek from Allstate. It’s a problem that Bentonville based textface.com […]

  • VIDEO: Bella Vista Golf Series Concludes at the Scotsdale Golf Course

    5NEWS anchor Mitch Roberts finally found the perfect golfing spot at the Scotsdale Golf Course. It’s hole number 15 and it’s about a 210 yard, par 3. To purchase golf cards for Bella Vista, click here.

  • VIDEO: Fayetteville Film Maker Combines Stars in “Toys in the Attic”

    A commercial engagement for “Toys in the Attic” will happen at the Malco Theater in Fayetteville on September 8. For more information on the film, click here.

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