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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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    FEMA Funds Repair Projects in Scott, Polk Counties

    Federal aid is making its way into Scott and Polk Counties six months after flooding tore through the area. Scott County Judge James Forbes said the Federal Emergency Management Agency has provided the county with $488,885 in funding to help repair roads damaged in the deadly flood. In addition, a portion of that money will go to removing debris out from under Herr Road, where rocks and trees have been piled since the May 31st flood. “We’re very happy that […]

  • Modern Gun Season Opens Across Arkansas

    An estimated 300,000 deer hunters are out across the Natural State Sunday (Nov. 11) for opening weekend of modern gun season. Among them is Greenwood’s Police Chief Will Dawson, who says he takes his vacation this time of year so he can be out in the woods hunting, which is something he’s always loved to do. “When I was 12 years old a long time ago my uncle took me hunting and I’ve been hooked ever since,” Dawson said. “I’m […]

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    Cornerstone to U.S. Marshals Museum Dedicated

    More than four-hundred people gathered Saturday (Nov. 9) for the dedication of the cornerstone to the U.S. Marshals Museum’s Hall of Honor in Fort Smith. The museum is being built in honor of more than 250 federal marshals who have died in the line of duty. “This Hall of Honor has the potential to become one of the sacred sites of our nation  like the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Oklahoma City National Memorial and the National 9/11 Memorial,” museum president and […]

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    Bus Driver Fired After Praying With Passengers

    A school bus driver in Minnesota claims he lost his job after praying. George Nathaniel, who is a pastor in Minneapolis, as well as a school bus driver in Durham, Minn., said he prayed with students on board his bus. He said he gave the students a choice whether to pray. Nathaniel admits he was warned by the bus company not to pray with his passengers anymore. “The company gave me a written warning that you cannot pray on the […]

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    YCity Levee Breached; Homes Threatened

    A levee in YCity has been breached due to recent rainfall this week. According to Scott County Judge James Forbes, the water is high, but is not inside any homes at this point. However, those homes could be flooded if Scott County gets any more rain here in the next couple of hours. This is the same levee that was breached on May 31, when deadly flood waters tore through Scott County, killing five people. Both Scott County Sheriff Cody […]

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    Jeff Long Says He’s Staying Put At UofA

    Long states he is staying at Arkansas, after rumors surfaced that he was a finalist for the Texas AD job.

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    Firefighter Hospitalized After Blood Clot

    A Johnson County firefighter is out of the Intensive Care Unit after suffering a blood clot while on the job. Brian Williams, who works as the Captain of Johnson County Rural Fire District 1 near Clarksville, suffered the blood clot on Wednesday (Oct. 22), according to Fire Chief Craig Beerman. Beerman said Williams was first taken to a local hospital before being taken by medical helicopter to a hospital in Fort Smith, where he was in the ICU as of Sunday morning. […]

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    Bald Eagle Released in Honor of Joel Campora

    A ceremony was held Saturday (Nov. 2) in honor of  Joel Campora, a wildlife officer for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, who died earlier this year while attempting to rescue two women from rising flood waters in Scott County with Sheriff Cody Carpenter. Before his death, Campora found the bald eagle badly wounded with a broken wing. Campora took the eagle to his friend Thomas Young, who works at Ouachita Mountian Rehab as a wildlife rehabilitator, in hopes that […]

  • 188th Fighter Wing Celebrates 60 Years

    188th Fighter Wing Celebrates 60 Years

    The 188th Fighter Wing Air National Guard, which is based in Fort Smith, celebrated 60 years Saturday (Nov. 2). Hundreds of people, including past and present guardsmen, were there for the event. “The unit was formed and federally recognized in 1953 and so it’s been sixty years of really great things happening out here in Fort Smith,” said 1st Lt. Holli Snyder with the 188th Fighter Wing. The 188th began as the 184th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron on Oct. 15, 1953. […]

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    Water Main Break Closes Classes At UAFS

    Administrators canceled classes at University of Arkansas at Fort Smith on Wednesday after a water main break caused some flooding on campus, according to school officials. City officials shut down the water supply to the university after the water main break. They are not sure what caused the break. City workers responded to the location after someone reported seeing a large amount of water pooled near Grand Avenue at about 2:30 p.m. Officials shut off water to UAFS buildings along […]

  • $1 Million Grant to Build Trail in Fort Smith

    A project to connect downtown Fort Smith to its river front got a $2 million dollar boost Wednesday. City leaders announced Wednesday (Oct. 30) that the Walton Family awarded Fort Smith Parks & Recreation a grant totaling $1 million. That money will go towards expanding a trail from the Fort Smith National Historic Site to the north bend of the Arkansas River. More specifically, the funds will be used to construct a two-mile section of the River West Trail from […]

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    Rare Triplet Bull Calves Born in Crawford County

    A Crawford County rancher got quite the surprise Saturday (Oct. 26) as one of her cows gave birth to triplets. Their birth, something of a statistical miracle. “I couldn’t believe it,” said rancher Earlene Boone, who watched her cow Annie give birth to three bull calves Saturday morning. “I saw this one cow that was laying off from the rest of them, and so I got in my Kubota and go and look and she’s having her first calf,” Boone […]


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