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From the River Valley to the Northwest corner, I am beyond happy to call Fort Smith, AR my home. After moving to the area in the spring of 2012, I am completely in love with the city. I’m ecstatic to be covering news in both Arkansas and Oklahoma, and feel extremely lucky to be doing what I love everyday.

I was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. I began my broadcasting career in college at the University of Missouri both reporting and anchoring for KOMU, Columbia’s NBC affiliate. I graduated with honors and with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. I also studied Spanish in college, becoming fluent in both writing and speaking the language. Even though I don’t live in Kansas City anymore, I'll forever be rooting for the Royals, Chiefs and Tigers – no matter what their current record may be.

I also spent a little over a year working with WDAF in Kansas City. During my time there, I covered several big stories. The most memorable was when I was on the ground, talking with people in Joplin, Mo., after one of the deadliest tornadoes ever recorded ripped through the city.

When I'm not telling stories, I'm sharing them on Facebook. Share a story with me on my page. I’m also constantly updating my viewers about my stories via Twitter.

I have a true passion for storytelling and believe that everyone has a story. I would love to hear yours. If you have an idea, share it with me anytime at Meredith.Baldwin@kfsm.com.


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    Gas Drops Below $2 Per Gallon Across the Area

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Gas prices have dropped below $2 per gallon in both Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley as of Wednesday morning (Dec. 17). It’s the first time in five years that gas prices have dropped that low in the Natural State. Here’s a look at the cheapest gas prices on both sides of the hill, according to GasBuddy.com: Northwest Arkansas $1.97 – Casey’s on E. Henri De Tonti Boulevard and N. Maestri Road in Tontitown $1.97 – Walmart […]

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    Father, Daughter Arrested After Barling Stabbing

    BARLING  (KFSM) – One man has been hospitalized, and a father and daughter are behind bars after a stabbing in Barling on Monday night (Dec. 15), authorities said. After being stabbed six times, Jesse Pyles, 18, was hospitalized at Mercy hospital in Fort Smith, officials said. He was listed Tuesday in stable condition. Jason Becker, 41, and his daughter, Brittany Becker, 18, were booked into the Sebastian County Detention Center and face several charges in connection to the stabbing, officials said.. The father […]

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    Volunteers Needed to Help Pick Up Wreaths at National Cemetery

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Volunteers are needed to help pick up wreaths at the National Cemetery in Fort Smith Tuesday morning (Dec. 16). Organizers said strong winds moved through Monday afternoon and evening, blowing all of the wreaths over. Volunteers will have to collect the wreaths, re-assemble their bows and then place them back out on the graves of those who served. All of the wreaths must be back on display in time for a funeral at the cemetery at […]

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    Leaders Talk About Fort Smith Aquatics Park Prices

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Even though it’s the middle of December, area leaders in Fort Smith came together Thursday (Dec. 11) to talk about an aquatics park in the works. They’re trying to figure out how much people should pay for admission. City leaders said they’ve talked about charging people $20 a ticket for a one-time admission to the aquatics park. “This is definitely a $20 or more value as far as the theme park goes,” Deputy City Administrator Jeff […]

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    PHOTOS: Fort Smith Students Donate Jeans for Kids in Need

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Students at Ramsey Junior High School in Fort Smith wanted to do what they could to help those in need this holiday season. So, they collected nearly 250 pairs of blue jeans for the Children’s Service League in Fort Smith. Freshman English Teacher Michele Walker was the one who spearheaded the effort. She drummed up a friendly competition between students in all of her classes to raise as many pairs of blue jeans as they could. […]

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    SUV Crashes into Home in Greenwood

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – Authorities in Greenwood are on the scene of an accident after a driver crashed his or her SUV into a house. Authorities said the accident happened in the 600 block of Mount Harmony Road at 7:35 a.m. Thursday morning (Dec. 11). Police Chief Will Dawson said the SUV crashed into the home’s garage. The homeowners were asleep in their bedroom which is right next door at the time of the accident, Dawson said. “The SUV was about […]

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    Alma Celebrates Christmas with Annual Downtown Parade

    ALMA (KFSM) – People in Alma will be celebrating Christmas Friday night at their annual downtown Christmas parade. It’s a tradition more than 50 years in the making, according to Grand Marshal Dewayne Jones. Hundreds of people are expected to make it out and watch all of the floats go down Main Street. Cash prizes will be awarded for the three best decorated floats, and for the two best decorated bicycles. “We want everyone to come down to the parade,” […]

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    Fort Smith Church Hosts Keyboards at Christmas Concert

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Oak Cliff Baptist Church over on Gary Street in Fort Smith is hosting their Keyboards at Christmas Concert Friday night (Dec. 5). Using four grand pianos and the church choir, the church will celebrate the birth of Christ and the meaning of Christmas. The event includes traditional Christmas music, presented in a variety of piano duos, trios and choral arrangements. The performance starts at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free.

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    Teams Compete in Regional Robotics Competition in Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – More than 30 teams from at least five states are taking part in a regional robotics competition in Fort Smith Friday (Dec. 5). It all takes place at UA – Fort Smith and at the Fort Smith Convention Center starting at 8 a.m. Teams will compete all day Friday and Saturday. They’ll wrap things up with an awards banquet held Saturday night (Dec. 6). The high-school teams competing are from the following states: Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, […]

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    Special Olympics Football Team Plays in State Championship Game

    POTEAU (KFSM) – Some very special athletes from LeFlore County will have their dreams come true Friday night (Dec. 5) as they take part in a big state championship game. The Poteau Pirates Special Olympics Football team will be taking the field in Tulsa, Oklahoma during halftime of the 6A Championship Game. “For us to be invited to go and compete this time of year, it’s an honor,” coach Tanna Weaver said. “Our kids feel like it’s their Superbowl even […]

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    Drunk Driving Suspect Runs Car Into Creek In 8 A.M. Crash, Police Say

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – Greenwood police Thursday morning arrested a woman they say was drunk when she drove off the roadway and crashed into a creek. The single-vehicle wreck happened around 7:45 a.m. near the First Assembly of God church on Center Street, authorities said. Another driver witnessed the incident and called 911. The eyewitness then went to check on the driver to make sure she was O.K., police said. The driver of the crashed car was later identified as Lisa […]

  • Car Wreck On Fort Smith I-540 Bridge

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Arkansas State Police responded Wednesday morning 7:40 a.m. to the scene of two crashes involving four vehicles on the Interstate 540 Bridge, according to authorities. Traffic coming into Fort Smith to Van Buren came to a stop for an hour. A collison of three vehicles rear- ended each other in the right hand lane. It had cars in the left hand lane stop but one didn’t. This resulted in the four car collison. “The first three cars all got […]

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