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Meredith joined the 5NEWS team in May, 2014 as a morning news reporter after graduating from University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) in Edmond, Oklahoma. She looks forward to being part of the Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas community.

Meredith is originally from Wichita, Kansas and was always very active in family businesses and sports, especially tennis. Her favorite teams are the University of Kansas basketball and Kansas City Royals baseball teams, but she is prepared to add the UA Razorbacks as another favorite.

Meredith attended UCO on a tennis scholarship and graduated with a degree in Mass Communications and Broadcasting. During college Meredith interned at KWCH12, the CBS affiliate in Wichita, and also was a reporter and news anchor for U Central, the television station for UCO.

When not at work, Meredith enjoys watching sports and chick flicks, travelling with her family, working out, playing tennis, cooking and shopping.

Meredith can be contacted by email at meredith.marney@kfsm.com.


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    OZARK (KFSM) – In light of all the recent shootings across the country, local first responders are taking extra precautions anytime they head outside. Fire crews and EMS received bullet proof vests at the beginning of the summer. They said it’s going to make them feel much safer when responding to a call. Crews said they saw the “need” to get them when a deadly shooting hit near home. This is even before Cpl. Bill Cooper was shot and killed […]

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    Local Criticism From EpiPen Price Hike

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — The price for the life-saving medical device “EpiPen” has sky-rocketed recently, and it has led to some major concerns for parents and how they will be able to afford the life saving device. An EpiPen is a portable device that can stop a potentially life threatening allergic reaction. It’s a pre-filled, spring loaded syringe that delivers a single dose of epinephrine. When it’s taken within minutes of a severe reaction, it could mean the difference between life […]

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    Youth Show Off Livestock At Sebastian County Fair

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) — The Sebastian County Fair continues on Thursday (Aug. 25) in the River Valley. While many kids look forward to the rides every year, there’s a special group of  kids that get excited about something else. Many children like to show off their sheep, goats, rabbits and much more during livestock competitions at the fair. These kids are competing for the top prize. For Patricia Hudlow, showing off their animals has been passed down from sister to sister. […]

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    Local Schools Deal With “Pokémon Go” In The Classrooms

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The popular app “Pokémon Go” was released this summer and all of a sudden people everywhere were walking around looking for virtual Pokémon characters. In case you didn’t know,”Pokémon Go” is a very popular app where players physically walk around the real world and look for virtual Pokémon characters to capture on their phones. However, school is underway now and local teachers are concerned that students will become distracted while playing it. Since classes started in […]

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    High Traffic Leads To New Lights Throughout Chaffee Crossing

    CHAFFEE CROSSING (KFSM) — More changes are coming to a community in our area that continues to evolve and grow almost daily. Crews have been hard at work putting in new lighting in different areas around Chaffee Crossing in Fort Smith. The reason why this is happening is because of the increase in the number of people and traffic coming through. According to Ivy Owen with the Redevelopment Authority at Chaffee Crossing, the surrounding area continues to grow at a […]

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    UAFS Students Start Classes, New Wellness Center Opens

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students started classes on Monday (Aug.22). Some additions are on campus this year for the lions including a state-of-art wellness center. The new facility has two basketball and volleyball courts, a rock climbing wall, an indoor track, numerous fitness machines and classrooms where they will offer exercise classes. Whether it’s running, climbing, or hitting the court, it offers students an opportunity to become more healthy. Due to the small size […]

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    Arkansas State Chess Championship Kicks Off In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A chess tournament that has been in the state of Arkansas for decades is kicking off in the River Valley Friday (Aug. 19). More than 25 players will be competing in the Arkansas State Championship that is being held at the River Valley Inn & Suites on Towson Avenue, many of them with impressive resumes. “I’ve played in about 250 national tournaments and I’ve played about 800 games,” competitor, Tyler Madsen said. “Right now, my goal […]

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    Students Now At New Greenwood Freshman Center

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – A new year means more space and new classrooms for one group of students in our area. A new facility was built for students that are freshman in high school. Classes began on Monday (Aug.15) and since then the 400 students who attend this new facility have been trying to find their way around the building. Inside the building, it has 16 classrooms, four computer labs, two science labs, and a new art room. “Our students are […]

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    Community Comes Together For Fallen Deputy’s Funeral

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The tragedy that happened last week in the River Valley will not be forgotten by many around our community and the nation. Days after the deadly shooting of one Sebastian County Deputy, it’s now time to lay him to rest. Cpl. Bill Cooper was shot near Hackett last week when he was sent to a domestic disturbance call. He was shot in the neck and died later that day at Sparks Hospital. The Fort Smith community […]

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    First Day Of School As The Southside Mavericks

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Students went back to the classroom on Monday (Aug. 15) in the River Valley. For one local school it’s the beginning of a new era. Students at Southside High School began a new tradition as the Southside Mavericks. For the past five decades, the school mascot was Johnny Rebel. However, during the last school year the tradition was retired because it’s connection to the rebel flag and suggested racism issues. Over the summer, crews worked on […]

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    Greenwood K-9 Officer Kina Found Alive, But Wounded In Neck, Back

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) — A Greenwood K-9 officer, who went missing during a gunfight that killed a Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office corporal Wednesday (Aug. 10), was found alive, but wounded Friday morning. K-9 Kina was found just before 8 a.m. in a fenced in yard about two miles from the scene of the shooting, according to Greenwood police. She was immediately taken to Cornerstone Veterinary Clinic to be treated after she was shot twice and found with bullet entrance and exit wounds, […]

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    Van Buren Church Holds Prayer Service Fallen Deputy And Injured Trooper

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — The tragedies this week in law enforcement has led to a prayer service happening in the River Valley. They’re asking the community to gather on Thursday (Aug.11) to pray for those involved in the tragic events that have happened in the River Valley this week. The prayer service will be at Momentum church in Van Buren. They’ll remember the life of Sebastian County Deputy Cpl. Bill Cooper who was shot and killed near Hackett while responding […]

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