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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.

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    81 Acres Burned in Scott County Grass Fire

    Fire Crews in Scott and Logan Counties worked to put out a large grass fire Sunday afternoon (Feb. 16). Northwest Scott County Volunteer Fire Chief Donnie Adkins said by the time crews got the fire put out Sunday night, a total of 81 acres had burned. Adkins also added that there were several homes threatened while the fire burned, but that crews were able to keep the fire from reaching those homes. Adkins said the fire started early Sunday afternoon, […]

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    Crews Respond to Several Grass Fires Sunday

    There were a handful of grass fires in Sequoyah County Sunday (Feb. 16). Authorities said 3 acres burned on South Paw Paw Road in Roland Sunday afternoon. Roland Fire Chief James Edwards said a family was burning brush when the fire got away from them due to extremely windy conditions. Edwards said no one was hurt in that fire.  Crews also responded to a large grass fire in the Liberty area, just off Old Remy. Authorities said about 20 acres […]

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    Drunk Driver Sends Nine-Year-Old to Hospital

    A nine-year-old boy from Spiro, Okla. is in critical condition at a Tulsa hospital after being involved in a single-vehicle crash in LeFlore County Thursday night (Feb. 13). Troopers said the driver of the car, Dylan White, 22, from Spiro was cited for driving under the influence after troopers smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage on him. According to the incident report, White was headed southbound on Cowshed Crossing road when he drove off into a ditch causing the […]

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    Oklahoma Judge Temporarily Blocks Sale of Execution Drug

    A federal judge has temporarily blocked an Oklahoma compounding pharmacy from selling a drug used in executions to the Missouri Department of Corrections. This, after a federal judge at the U.S. District Court in Tulsa handed down the injunction Wednesday night (Feb. 12) in a lawsuit filed by Missouri death row inmate Michael Taylor. As a result, Taylor’s lethal injection could be pushed back. Taylor was set to be executed on Feb. 26, after pleading guilty to the 1989 abduction, […]

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    Former Fayetteville Police Officer Pleads Not Guilty To Rape

    Former Fayetteville Police Officer Jamison Stiles, accused of rape and sexual assault, pleaded not guilty to the charges against him at an arraignment on Wednesday (Feb. 12). Stiles is charged with one count of rape, two counts of second-degree sexual assault and two counts of residential burglary, records show. He also is charged with one count of “release or disclosure to unauthorized persons” in using law enforcement records for personal use in attempting to find out whether someone had a […]

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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 […]

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    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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