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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.

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    Highway 412 Shut Down in Carroll County After Semi Overturns

    CARROLL COUNTY (KFSM) – Troopers with Arkansas State Police say Highway 412 in Carroll County is blocked after a semi overturned earlier this morning. Authorities said the accident happened 5 miles west of Alpena just before 6:30 a.m. Both eastbound and westbound lanes are blocked. Those lanes are expected to open back up to drivers around 9:30 a.m., according ASP. Authorities said the driver of the semi is okay and that they are continuing to investigate what caused the accident […]

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    Three Hospitalized After Wreck on U.S. 59 in Van Buren

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – First responders are on the scene of a two-vehicle wreck on U.S. 59 in Van Buren. The accident happened just after 6:30 a.m. at the intersection of Mount Vista Street and U.S. 59. Two women, and a baby were all hospitalized for minor injuries as a result of the accident, authorities said. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.  

  • High Five: Elementary Students Make Snowflakes For Hospital Patients

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Students at Fairview Elementary School in Fort Smith are busy making some homemade snowflakes for hospital patients Thursday (Jan. 22). Fifth and sixth graders have spent the last few weeks crafting together hundreds of snowflakes in their art class. They’ll be making the last few Thursday morning. They’ll then pack them up and take them over to patients at Sparks Hospital. Lisa Sellers is the teacher behind the project. She said it warms her heart to […]

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    VBPD Searches For Suspect Stealing Jeep Tires

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – Van Buren Police are investigating after a number of Jeep tires were stolen throughout the day Wednesday (Jan. 22) at and near Van Buren High School. Detective Jonathan Wear with VBPD said police reports were filed Wednesday after the tires were taken. At least two spare tires were removed from Jeep Wranglers in the parking lot of Van Buren High School, Det. Wear said. A third spare tire was reported missing from the back of a […]

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    FBI Awards Fort Smith School for Online Safety

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Special agents with the FBI are giving a Fort Smith School a national award Thursday (Jan. 22). Students at Chaffin Junior High School are being given the award for staying safe online. This, after 40 eighth graders at the school took a test in their computer technology class last semester. Those students were asked a variety of multiple-choice questions, detailing how to handle certain situations that could quickly turn dangerous online. Turns out the students did […]

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    Stigler Teen Killed, Boy Hospitalized After Truck Crashes Into Semi

    HASKELL COUNTY, Okla., (KFSM) – A Stigler teen was killed after a three-vehicle accident on Oklahoma State Highway 9, just outside of Whitefield, Monday morning (Jan. 19). Troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the 16-year-old driver was headed eastbound on the highway around 7:30 a.m., when his GMC pickup truck crossed the center line and hit a semi headed westbound. Both the pickup and semi ran off the highway and ended up in a ditch, according to authorities. The teenager […]

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    PHOTOS: Truck Driver Hospitalized After Colliding with Elkins School Bus

    ELKINS (KFSM) – Elkins Police responded to a school bus vs. truck accident on Highway 16 Tuesday morning (Jan. 20), according to Elkins Schools’ Superintendent Daniel Jordan. No kids were on the bus at the time of the accident, Jordan said. “The driver had already dropped off his students at the Primary School,” Jordan said. “The driver was pulling out of the Primary School when his bus was hit.” Jordan spoke with the driver of the bus after the accident. […]

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    Cedarville Residents Under Boil Order After Water Main Breaks

    CEDARVILLE (KFSM) – Cedarville residents are under a precautionary boil order Tuesday  (Jan. 13), after a water main line broke and shut off water to parts of town Monday night. Fred Snipes, with the Cedarville Water Department, said the areas affected are on Cedarville Road, Neal Road, and Highway 162, ending at 1209 Highway 162. “These are only residents that are affected,” Snipes said. “We’re very fortunate that this did not affect our schools, our stores, our delis or our […]

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    Mountainburg, Oark Schools Closed Monday Due to Icy Roads

    MOUNTAINBURG AND OARK (KFSM) – Mountianburg and Oark Schools are both closed Monday, January 12th because of icy conditions out on the roads. Mountainburg Superintendent Dennis Copeland said he decided that it was too dangerous for buses to be out on the back roads that are still iced over after he drove on them himself early Monday morning. “The safety of our students is our number one priority,” Copeland said. “We wanted to make sure all students could arrive to […]

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    Crawford County Home Destroyed in Early Morning Fire

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) – A Crawford County family is working to salvage what they can Friday morning (Jan. 9), after their home was destroyed in an early morning fire. Authorities said the two-alarm fire started at a home on Dry Hill Loop, near Chester, just before 2:30 a.m. The family of four says they were asleep inside their home when the fire sparked. They woke up to the smell of smoke and called 911.  They were able to make it […]

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    Crash Shuts Down Eastbound Lanes Of Highway 64B In Sequoyah County

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY, Okla. (KFSM) – A two-vehicle highway crash shut down eastbound lanes of U.S. 64B in Sequoyah County, Okla., on Monday morning, authorities say. Emergency crews responded just before 8 a.m. to the wreck, which delayed eastbound traffic. Roland police reported unknown injuries at the time. The scene was cleared, and traffic continued on its way by 8:30 a.m.

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    Man Arrested After High-Speed Chase Through Springdale

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A man is behind bars at the Washington County jail after leading authorities on a high-speed car chase and foot pursuit through Springdale early Wednesday morning (Dec. 31). George Clark-Torres is now facing multiple charges for outstanding felony warrants with the U.S. Marshals Service and out of Washington County, authorities said. He’s also facing weapon and drug violation charges, in addition to several other misdemeanor charges, according to Springdale Police. Authorities said they first pulled up behind […]

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