I’m an early riser and coffee lover who gets to work early enough to manage morning and dayside assignments for reporters at 5NEWS. I also put together the noon show before leaving for the afternoon. I’ve been a producer for about two years now and am excited to deliver the news where you live.

Prior to producing, I was a reporter for 5NEWS based out of Fort Smith. I’ve also worked in both Kansas City and Columbia, Missouri in a variety of different roles throughout my career.

If you’d like to touch base with me, or talk about a story idea in the area send me an email at Meredith.Baldwin@kfsm.com. I’d love to hear from you!


Recent Articles
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    Students, Drivers OK After Bus Crashes With Truck In Lavaca

    LAVACA (KFSM) — Lavaca high school students had a scare early Tuesday morning (April 26) when their school bus crashed along Highway 96. No students were injured during the accident, according to Lavaca superintendent Steve Rose. There were elementary, middle and high school students on the bus at the time. The accident happened just after 7 a.m., Rose said. A white pickup truck was also involved in the accident. The truck overturned and slid into a ditch, but that driver was also […]

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    Gore Schools Closed Thursday Due To Police Emergency, Superintendent Says

    GORE, Okla. (KFSM) — Gore Schools are closed Thursday due to a police emergency near the elementary school, according to Superintendent Lucky McCrary. Colton Cheater barricaded himself inside a trailer home near the elementary school overnight, leading to a standoff which then caused the closure at all Gore Schools, according to Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart. Cheater is facing multiple charges. Cheater threatened to kill his girlfriend after an accident on Highway 64 overnight, Lockhart said. When his girlfriend called 911 […]

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    Bricks For General Darby Project Now Available For Purchase

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) -A project honoring a Fort Smith legacy is nearing completion, but organizers are asking for the public’s help finishing it up. Specifically, they’re asking area residents to purchase a brick which will then be laid near the base of the historical monument downtown. Those who purchase the brick can also have a name engraved on it. Organizers said some engrave the names of their family members while others choose to engrave the name of a military member […]

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    UPDATE: Fayetteville Woman Hospitalized After Meth Lab Explosion Takes Responsibility

      FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Fayetteville Police said that the woman being treated for injuries from a meth lab explosion has taken responsibility. She said the man that was also treated for injuries was not at fault. No names have been released. ===== A woman is being treated for injuries at an area hospital after an explosion inside a Fayetteville apartment complex early Monday morning (April 18), according to Sgt. Craig Stout with Fayetteville Police. Stout said the explosion happened at […]

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    UPDATE: Missouri Jail Escapees Captured In Texas; Vehicles Stolen From NWA Recovered

    PINEVILLE (KFSM) — Two inmates who escaped from a Missouri jail Sunday night were captured in Bowie County, Texas Tuesday (April 12) after stealing a vehicle and two dirt bikes from a Springdale dealer ship Monday morning. The inmates have been identified as Matthew Miller, 22, of Eagle Rock, Missouri and Keith Davis, 24, of Anderson, Missouri. According to Texas authorities, workers on a railroad spotted the vehicle and two motorcycles around 8 a.m. Tuesday morning and contacted law enforcement. […]

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    Central EMS: Man Falls Off Washington County Bluff

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Crews are working to rescue a man who fell off a Washington County bluff Monday afternoon (April 11). Dispatchers with Central EMS said the accident happened around 12:15 p.m. near the Winn Creek and Bethlehem intersection. The car was going around a hairpin turn at the intersection, when his car slid. The man got out to look at his vehicle, and he fell about 5 or 6 feet down the bluff. The man’s injuries are not […]

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    Sebastian County Robbery Suspect Captured In Poteau

    POTEAU (KFSM) — A Sebastian County robbery suspect was captured in Poteau Friday afternoon (April 1), according to Poteau Police Chief Stephen Fruen. Officers were tipped that Tyler Dunigan was inside a home at 607 Holson Street earlier in the day. He was found with several other people, according to law enforcement officials. Dunigan was then taken into custody and booked at the LeFlore County Jail. He’s facing several charges in connection to a recent robbery in Sebastian County, as well […]

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    Fort Smith Schools Working To Expand Pre-K Program

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Administrators at Fort Smith Schools are working to expand the district’s pre-kindergarten program for the 2016-2017 school year. The district requested an additional 80 preschool slots through a grant provided by the Arkansas Better Chance program this week, according to Sarah Biggs, who is the district’s Supervisor of Early Childhood Education, Parent and Community Services. If the grant funding is approved, the district will also be able to add another four pre-k classrooms at existing elementary […]

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    Fayetteville Police Searching For Possibly Endangered Five-Year-Old

    UPDATE: John and Pilut Scharnhorst were found and both are safe, as of Tuesday morning (March 22).   FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Officers with Fayetteville Police are searching for a five-year-old child and his dad Tuesday morning (Mar.  22), according to a post on the department’s Facebook page overnight. The post states the dad, John Scharnhorst, 44,  took off with his son, Pilut, after a verbal disturbance Monday night (Mar. 21). The post continues on to state that officers believe Scharnhorst […]

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    Smoke Leads To Evacuation Hotel Evacuation in Springdale Overnight

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — The Holiday Inn of Northwest Arkansas had to be evacuated overnight after smoke began filling the building, according to crews with Springdale Fire. The hotel, which is located on South 48th Street in Springdale, had a number of guests staying inside rooms at the time. A post on the Springdale Fire Department’s Facebook Page states firefighters were able to track the fire down and knock it out before it was able to cause any major problems. Guests […]

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    Pocola Business Destroyed In Early Morning Fire

    POCOLA (KFSM) — A Pocola business was destroyed after it caught fire early Tuesday morning (Mar. 22). Firefighters said an antique store along Highway 271 went up in flames around 3:30 a.m. When fire crews arrived on scene, the building was fully engulfed in flames. Pocola Fire Chief Wesley Riggs said that the fire could have started in the north side of the building. At this time, they think the fire sparked due to an electrical issue. They were out there […]

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    Driver Hospitalized After Overnight Rollover Accident On Highway 112

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — A man is being treated for injuries at the Northwest Medical Center Wednesday morning (Mar. 16) after being involved in a rollover accident overnight. The single-vehicle accident happened just north of Carrie Smith Road and Highway 112 intersection. The driver was the only person inside the vehicle, according to police. Officers on scene said it’s unclear what caused the accident at this time.

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