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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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    HealthWatch: Doctors Using Cancer-Spotting Glasses During Surgery

    Surgeons are now using a new technology that helps them spot cancerous cells while operating on certain patients. It’s a pair of high-tech glasses used for the first time at Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. The glasses actually make cancer cells glow blue after the patient is injected with a special dye which specifically targets the cancer cells.The glasses are designed to help surgeons distinguish cancerous cells […]

  • Man Who Led Police on Several Chases Due In Court Tuesday

    A Sebastian County man is scheduled to appear before a county judge Tuesday after he was arrested for leading officers on several chases throughout the area over the weekend, according to police. 21-year-old Dustin Moore faces charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, 2 counts of fleeing apprehension, theft by receiving, and resisting arrest. Authorities also added there was a warrant out for his Moore’s arrest before he was taken into custody. Corporal Patricia Sullivan with the Fort […]

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    Fort Smith Pregnant Woman Dies After Flu Hospitalization

    A Fort Smith woman died early Monday (Feb. 10) after being hospitalized with flu-like conditions while pregnant, according to her husband, Chris Creekmore. He said his wife Leslie died about 4:30 a.m. while battling the virus. In January, the woman lost her unborn daughter, Jera, after coming down with the H1N1 virus and being hospitalized in Fort Smith. Leslie was then taken by medical helicopter to a St. Louis hospital. At one point, she was unconscious and on a ventilator […]

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    Stabbing in Waldron Leaves One Dead

    An unidentified 23-year-old man is behind bars after the Scott County Sheriff’s Office said he stabbed and killed another man Sunday night (Feb. 9) near Waldon. The victim was confirmed to be a 59-year-old Asian male, but he is also unidentified. Chief Deputy Terry Staggs with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office said neither the suspect nor the victim’s names are being released at this time, due to the ongoing investigation. The incident happened approximately 2 miles east of Waldron, according […]

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    Bentonville Buses Delayed as Students Head Back to Class

    Ten Bentonville school buses had trouble starting because of cold temperatures, according to the school district. The delay forced some students to wait longer for their bus in -6 degree weather Thursday (Feb. 6). Bentonville school administrators posted on the school’s Facebook page, asking parents to be aware that students could be picked up later than usual. “Please be aware and take appropriate action with your student so they are not at their bus stop for long periods in the […]


    UN Denounces Vatican Over Child Abuse Policies

    A UN human rights committee has denounced the Vatican for adopting policies that covered up sex abuse by priests, according to published reports. The report claims that the Vatican “systematically” adopted policies that allowed clergy members to rape and molest tens of thousands of children. In the report, the UN committee demands immediate action, strongly encouraging the Vatican to open its files and immediately remove all clergy who are known or suspected child abusers. In addition, the committee’s also urging the […]

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    Clearing Roads After Winter Weather Takes Toll on Budget

    As road crews across the area work to clear all the slush and ice off the road, it takes a toll not only on the workers but on the budget as well. Crews at the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department in District Four began working around the clock Sunday morning (Feb. 2) as the last round of winter weather began moving through. Approximately 200 employees at the department were split into two 12-hour shifts. While District Engineer Chad Adams says […]

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    Former Rogers Fire Interim Chief in ICU After Accident

    Former Rogers Fire Department Interim Chief Alan Bradrick is in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit at a Joplin-area hospital Thursday morning (Jan. 30) according to authorities. Fire Chief Tom Jenkins said Bradrick was taken by medical helicopter to the hospital after being involved in a tractor accident Wednesday (Jan. 29) on Patton Road in Pea Ridge. Bradrick is in very critical condition and is currently on a ventilator, according to Bryan Hinds, deputy chief for field operations at […]

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    Tougher Guidelines Set for Elementary Students in Oklahoma

    Tougher guidelines are now in effect for students at elementary schools across Oklahoma. Under the third-grade amendment to the Reading Sufficiency Act, third graders are now required to pass a state test before moving up to the fourth grade. Students who don’t pass the reading portion of the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Test, proving that they can read on at least a second-grade level, will not be advance to the fourth grade, under the act. This third-grade amendment to the Reading […]

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    OSHA Investigates Deadly Explosion

    An investigation is underway after a 33-year-old Clarksville man identified as Daniel Rice was killed in an explosion in Johnson County on Friday (Jan. 24), according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. “He was a terrific, hard working man,” said Rice’s cousin Nicole Rice. “Everybody loved him.” Quick Transports Inc. said investigators with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were on site Monday (Jan. 27). The explosion happened about 7:30 a.m. at Quick Transports Inc., an oil field tanker company, authorities […]

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    Teachers Gear Up For Saturday School

    Fayetteville Public Schools students will have to be in class Saturday (Jan. 25). Students made up their first day missed on Monday (Jan. 20) for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Saturday will be the second snow make up day. Alan Wilbourn with the Fayetteville School District said if a student already had a trip planned or can’t get off of work, the absence will be excused. However, parents must call the school to get the absence excused. “It will be […]

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    Hundred-Year-Old Home Burns in Hartford

    A hundred-year-old home in Hartford burned Friday morning (Jan. 24). Firefighters on scene said there was no one living in the home when it caught fire. The woman who owns the home said she hadn’t lived there for a while, but still did have belongings inside her home that she lost in the fire. According to crews on site, the fire began on the main level of the home. It then spread quickly into the attic and the roof of […]


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