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
  • Semi Accident on Highway 83

    Highway Shuts Down In LeFlore County After Semi Overturns

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) – Both lanes of Oklahoma State Highway 83, just west of Monroe, are shut down after a semi overturned and leaked fuel, according to troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Several agencies, including OHP and the LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office, are on scene, working to direct traffic around the accident on the shoulder. They’ve also set up road blocks in that area. Authorities said the accident happened just after 5:00 a.m. The semi was the only vehicle […]

  • Semi Catches Fire On Interstate 49 in Lowell

    LOWELL (KFSM) – A semi caught fire on Interstate 49 in Lowell, at the Monroe exit, Friday morning (March 20th) according to troopers with Arkansas State Police. Troopers said it was the semi’s brake line that caught fire. The fire was quickly extinguished and no one was hurt, troopers said. Traffic is now moving in that area like normal.  


    Johnson County Deputies Search for Suspect’s Vehicle After Burglaries

    JOHNSON COUNTY (KFSM) – Deputies with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a suspect’s vehicle, after it was seen in the area of two recent residential burglaries. Sheriff Larry Jones said those two burglaries happened in the past month and a half in the western part of the county and are believed to be connected at this time. Sheriff Jones described the vehicle they’re looking for as a bronze-colored Chevy S-10 single-cab truck with damage all the way down […]

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    Motorcycle Rider Killed In Bentonville Crash Identified

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Authorities have released the name of the motorcycle driver who died in a Bentonville crash on Tuesday morning (March 17). The Bentonville Police Department is searching for a suspect involved the deadly hit-and-run incident that left the scene. Aron Nathanial Romero, 33, of Centerton was identified as the dead motorcycle driver, authorities said. He was driving a 2003 Honda XTR when the incident took place. On Tuesday at 6:54 a.m., officers were sent to Southwest Regional Airport […]

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    Fort Smith Police Search For Suspect After Gas Station Robbery

      FORT SMITH (KFSM) -Fort Smith Police are searching for a man who robbed the Pic N’ Tote gas station at the intersection of 66th Street and Phoenix Avenue Friday morning (Mar. 13). Cpl. Vincent Clamser with Fort Smith said the call came in just after 6:15 a.m. “I was actually already in the area, and was on scene within one minute of the robbery,” Clamser said. Clamser talked with the clerk who got robbed, Jake Patterson, who said the […]

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    One Dead in Semi Accident on I-40 West of Alma

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — According to Arkansas State Police, one person was killed during an accident involving a semi on Interstate 40 just west of Alma Friday morning (Mar. 13th). ASP troopers are on scene, along with the coroner. Traffic is being diverted around the accident for the time being. Stay with 5NEWS for the latest information as it becomes available.

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    PHOTOS: Crews Investigate “Suspicious Fire” After Corvette Burns Overnight

        FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Fort Smith Fire Marshal is investigating what’s being called a “suspicious fire” that destroyed a Corvette in the 700 block of North 18th Street early Thursday morning (Mar. 12). Battalion Chief Skip Mathews said the family found their 2000 Corvette convertible, which was parked in the front yard, on fire just before 2 a.m. and called 911. “We had a full response coming [to the scene], but once the first pumper arrived they […]

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    UAFS Hosts Spring Career Fair Thursday

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is hosting a Spring Career Fair on campus Thursday (Mar. 12). Officials said it’s being put on mainly for the seniors who will be graduating this May, in hopes of getting them a job lined up before their final exams. However, all students are welcome to attend and explore different career options. UAFS Academic Advisor Julie Mosley said the career fair really helps students with their post-graduation plans this […]

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    Lowell Family “Very Thankful” Home Was Spared in Fire

        LOWELL (KFSM) – A Lowell family said they’re “very thankful” they woke up to the sound of a train going by early Wednesday morning (Mar. 11). That’s because they then noticed their detached garage was up in flames. The family was able to make it out of their home safely, and call 911. “When I looked out the window, I thought it was a grass fire,” said homeowner Frank Mocivnik. “When I came running down then I saw it was the […]

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    New Walmart Supercenter Opens in Booneville

    BOONEVILLE (KFSM) – A new Walmart Supercenter opened its doors in Booneville Wednesday morning (Mar. 10), with a grand opening ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new 103,000 square feet facility is located at 1400 East Main Street, and will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Store manager Galen Dahler has been with Walmart since 1989. He said he’s been anxiously awaiting the store’s grand opening. “We first got the idea to open up a new store […]

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    Sallisaw Man Accused of Killing Mother Makes First Court Appearance

    SALLISAW (KFSM) – A Sallisaw man, accused of shooting and killing his mother, is set to make his first appearance before a Sequoyah County judge Wednesday afternoon (Mar. 10). Jessie Mosby is facing a first-degree murder charge in Karen Gregg’s death, according to Sallisaw Police Chief Terri Franklin. Investigators believe Gregg died from a gunshot wound to the right side of her face, according to a probable cause affidavit. The victim’s body has been sent to the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s […]

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    Convicted Murderer, Armed Robber Escape from SE Oklahoma Prison

    STRINGTOWN, Okla. (KFSM) – Search crews with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections are looking for two inmates who escaped from a from the medium-security prison in the Southeastern part of the state. Officials identified the two inmates as Lance Colbert and Dwayne Motsenbocker. The two escaped early Monday morning (Mar. 10) from the Mack Alford Correctional Center in Stringtown, Oklahoma. Court documents show Colbert is serving life in prison for murder in the first degree in Tulsa County. Motsenbocker was in prison […]


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