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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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    Woman Hospitalized After Aggravated Robbery in Springdale

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) -Officers with Springdale Police are investigating an aggravated robbery that sent one woman to the hospital early Thursday morning (Mar. 5). Authorities said the robbery was reported at a home on the east side of town just after 12:15 a.m. When officers arrived on scene, they found a woman with obvious injuries to her face. The woman told officers that when she arrived home, two men approached her and demanded money. When the woman told them she didn’t […]

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    Knoxville Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Delivering ‘Large Amount’ Of Drugs

    JOHNSON COUNTY (KFSM) – A Johnson County man has been arrested on suspicion of delivering what authorities called a ‘large amount’ of methamphetamine and cocaine, officials said. Christopher Price, 37, of Knoxville was arrested Wednesday morning (March 4) and booked into the Johnson County Detention Center, records show. Price is facing charges of delivering two to 10 grams of methamphetamine and cocaine, officials said.    

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    Son Arrested In Sallisaw Woman’s Death

    SALLISAW (KFSM) – A Sallisaw man is arrested in connection with his mother’s death. 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 Office for an autopsy. Franklin said officers found the woman’s body in the driver’s seat […]

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    Preliminary Dates Expected to be Set for Fort Smith’s Sewer Hike

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Fort Smith Board of Directors is expected to set a preliminary time-table for when proposed sewer hikes could go into effect at their meeting Tuesday night (Mar. 3). Over the next 12 years, sewer rates are expected to triple to fund repairs to the city’s aging sewage system. The sewer rate increase would cover the costs needed to bring the city into compliance with the federal Clean Water Act after the Environmental Protection Agency alleged […]

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    Additional Hazmat Funding for Fire, Motorcycles for Police Top Fayetteville Agenda

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – City leaders in Fayetteville are expected to discuss several things at their meeting Tuesday night (Mar. 3), including additional funding for Hazmat services for the fire department and purchasing three, new Harley Davidson motorcycles for the police department. If approved, the resolution regarding the fire department states the city would recognize $11,315 in Hazmat services from Washington County and increase the related expense budget for the remainder of the year. City leaders will also consider authorizing the […]


    Deer Causes A Rollover Accident In Crawford County

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) – A driver is okay after flipping her car multiple times down a steep ditch in Crawford County early Friday morning (Feb. 27). The single-vehicle accident happened on Old Uniontown Road around 5:30 a.m., authorities said. Once first responders arrived on scene, they talked with the driver who said she swerved while trying to avoid hitting a deer. Authorities said no one was seriously injured in the accident; however, the driver is currently at a local hospital […]

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    Fort Smith Police Search For Gunman In Gas Station Robbery

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Officers with Fort Smith Police are searching for a man who they say robbed a Fort Smith gas station at gunpoint early Thursday morning (Feb. 26). The robbery happened at the Jet-Away on 3638 Midland Blvd. around 2:20 a.m., said Sgt. Dewey Young with Fort Smith police. “The suspect came in, demanded money from the clerk and showed [her] his gun,” Young said. The clerk told officers on scene that the suspect then took off on-foot […]

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    One Dead, Two Injured After Four Semis Crash on I-49

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – One person is dead and two others are hurt after four semis crashed into each other on Interstate 49 in Washington County Wednesday night (Feb. 25). Troopers with Arkansas State Police said the accident happened in the northbound lanes at the 57 mile marker, near Greenland, just before 10 p.m. after a Volvo semi ran off the road and into the median. The driver, Mark Newswander, 48, of Harrison, Arkansas, then over-corrected causing his semi to […]

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    Oklahoma Man Arrested After Fatal Washington County Wreck

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – An Oklahoma man is facing a negligent homicide charge after a Saturday night (Feb. 21) wreck that killed a man and critically injured a woman, according to an arrest report form the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Benn Garrett, 26, of Stillwell, was arrested Monday (Feb. 23) by Arkansas State Police and released on a $15,000 bond, according to jail records. On Saturday, around 11:20 p.m., Garrett was driving on Highway 16, just west of Fayetteville, when […]


    Machine At Former Whirlpool Facility Catches Fire

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A machine at the former Whirlpool Facility in Fort Smith caught fire Thursday morning (Feb. 22), according to Capt. Levi Risley with Fort Smith Police. Dispatchers said someone called just after 7 a.m., reporting the roof of the building was on fire. Crews with Fort Smith Fire arrived on scene minutes later and were able to get the fire put out. They left the scene by 7:45 a.m. At this time, it’s unclear what caused the […]

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    Main Street Back Open In Greenwood

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – Main Street, between Bell Park and Meadow Bridge, was shut down due to ice on the roads Tuesday morning (Feb. 24), according to Greenwood Police Chief Will Dawson. Dawson said signs are up in that area, alerting drivers to the closure. Anyone who drives around those signs will be ticketed for disobeying a traffic control device. Main Street will reopen to drivers at 10 a.m., granted it is safe to drive at that point, Dawson said. Officers are […]

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    17-Year-Old That Died After An SUV Plunged Into Lake Atalanta Identified

    ROGERS (KFSM) – A 17-year-old boy, identified as Trenton Whitfield, was killed when the SUV he was riding in crashed into Lake Atalanta in Rogers on Friday (Feb. 20), according to officials. Justin Richards, 18, was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo around the west side of the lake when the vehicle slid on the icy road, traveled down the embankment and into the water, according to police. Richards and a 15-year-old passenger in the back seat of the SUV were […]


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