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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.

Recent Articles

    Suspect Arrested After Pulling Knife on Hospital Guard

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A woman is behind bars after pulling a knife on a security guard at Sparks Hospital in Fort Smith early Thursday morning (Sept. 25). Tammie Stansbury is being held at the Sebastian County Detention Center, facing an aggravated assault charge, according to jail officials. Authorities said the security guard called for back up around 2:15 a.m., after Stansbury began acting up near the hospital’s front desk. “According to security, she was being loud and acting irate, […]

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    Road Construction Projects Move Forward After Bids Accepted

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – The Arkansas Highway Transportation Department has approved bids for several road construction projects across the area Monday (Sept. 22). In Benton County, bids were accepted on three projects, according to a press release from the highway department. APAC-Central of Fayetteville was awarded all three of the projects. The first project will be to widen 2.1 miles of Highway 12 to five lanes with a curb and a gutter. The work will extend west from near southwest […]

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    High School Sweethearts Tie the Knot After 63 Years Apart

    LAKE CITY, ARKANSAS (KFSM) – High school sweethearts from Lake City have vowed to spend the rest of their lives together after spending the past 63 years apart. Marcella McCall and Johnny Vick tied the knot at a small ceremony Saturday (Sept. 20) in Lake City. The two first met at a high school basketball game, back when they were teenagers. They said they dated in high school off and on but then each went their separate ways. The couple […]

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    Greenwood Starts Construction on New Police Department

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – Crews broke ground on a new $3 million police department Thursday (Sept. 18) afternoon. Greenwood Police Chief Will Dawson said the new station is being built at the site of a former post office and physical therapy building at 250 Hackett Road. Crews will also be expanding that building to create the new police department. “We’re actually doubling the size of the existing building over there just now,” Mayor Doug Kinslow said. “It’s about a 10,000 square foot […]

  • Lavaca Schools Cancel Classes Due to Power Outage

    LAVACA (KFSM) – Steve Rose, Superintendent at Lavaca Schools, said the district has cancelled classes Thursday (Sept. 18) due to a power outage. “We had a sub-station get hit by lightning last night, and we’re without power,” Rose said. Rose says Thursday’s parent/teacher conferences will be rescheduled to a later date. The volleyball game will still go on as planned inside the high school gym. The 7th grade football game will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Booneville, as well […]

  • New Details in Former Sebastian County Deputy’s Homicide

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office said a neighbor heard gunshots Friday (Sept. 12) morning, the day David Jackson was found dead outside his Bidville home, in the northeast corner of Crawford County. “We did go door-to-door. We did have one witness that felt like earlier that morning they heard a few gunshots,” Sheriff Ron Brown said. “But again, this is a very rural area. [The witness] didn’t know if someone was target practicing or what have […]

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    Fayetteville Police Search for Missing 14-Year-Old

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Officers with Fayetteville Police said a search is underway for a missing 14-year-old girl. Sgt. Craig Stout with Fayetteville Police said Megan Anderson ran away Monday (Sept. 8th) morning, after being dropped off at school. She has not been heard from since, according to authorities. However, at this point, Stout said officer do not have reason to believe she is in danger. She has brown hair and blue eyes, according to her missing poster on the National […]

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    Six People Arrested in Moffett Armed Robbery Months Later

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) – Six people have been arrested and are facing charges in connection to an armed robbery that happened in the Moffett Bottoms this past June, according to Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart. Authorities said a17-year-old, whose name is being withheld, was arrested Thursday night (Sept. 11) on several charges stemming from the armed robbery at the Freddy’s One Stop in Moffett on June 29th. Deputies also arrested the three people who were hiding the teenager after his […]

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    Former Cedarville Officer Arrested On Suspicion Of Domestic Abuse Again

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY – A former Cedarville Reserve Officer was arrested Wednesday (Sept. 10) on suspicion of domestic assault and battery, authorities say. Ewell Ray Wilbourn, 53, was arrested at a home northeast of Muldrow early Wednesday morning, according to Sheriff Ron Lockhart. Wilbourn was fired from his position with Cedarville Police after being arrested on suspicion of domestic battery after a bar fight with his girlfriend in Fort Smith in April, according to authorities. He’s being held at the Sequoyah […]

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    Fort Smith Man Arrested for Human Trafficking in Multiple States

    BATON ROUGE, La. (KFSM) – Emmanuel Bailey, 22, from Fort Smith, is behind bars and facing charges, after he was arrested for trafficking two women and possibly others. Bailey was arrested by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana Tuesday (Sept. 9). Bailey forced two women into  prostitution in Kansas, and then took them to Louisiana, where he continued to prostitute them out, according to published reports. Bailey has been wanted since March, after authorities said they began […]

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    Man Being Held Without Bond After Being Arrested in His Underwear

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Authorities said a man is being held without bond at the Sebastian County Detention Center Wednesday (Sept. 3) after being arrested in his underwear while refusing to leave a Fort Smith gas station. Josh Spence, 23, from Pocola was arrested for disorderly conduct early Tuesday morning (Sept. 2) at the EZ Mart on Highway 271. The store clerk called police after he said Spence came into the store, stripped down to his underwear and wouldn’t leave. […]

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    Street Reopens After House Catches Fire In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – North O Street in Fort Smith has reopened after being closed due to a house fire on Wednesday morning (Aug. 27). Both lanes of North O Street were shut down while crews investigated the house fire. Battalion Chief Mark Talley said the fire started around 7:15 a.m., and crews at the house said the fire started in the kitchen. One woman was inside the house when it started. She escaped safely, according to officials. The house […]


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