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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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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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    Priest Killed, Another Injured During Attack at Church

    (CNN) — A shooting at a Catholic church in Phoenix left one priest dead and another one in critical condition, authorities said early Thursday. A 911 call came in about 9 p.m. Wednesday local time from the Mother of Mercy Mission Catholic Church, said Sgt. Steve Martos of the Phoenix Police Department. One of the victims made the call about the attack, which Martos described as a burglary. When police arrived, they found the two priests badly injured. One had […]

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    Greenwood Police App Becomes Available to the Public

    A new smartphone app created by Greenwood Police has just become available to the public Tuesday (June 10). With just one click, people in town will now be able to alert police to crimes that are happening within the city. The department will also be sending out notifications of its own, to better serve the public, Greenwood Police Chief William Dawson said. Dawson says notifications will also go out when accidents block traffic around town and when severe weather hits. […]

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    Employees Return to Work After Business Catches Fire

    About 60 employees are being allowed back inside a Chaffee Crossing business, after being evacuated after a fire sparked early Monday morning (June 9). The fire happened at Graphic Packaging International, located on Roberts Boulevard at Chaffee Crossing, around 5:15 a.m., according to crews on site. Crews said several people called in to report the building being on fire after seeing heavy smoke in the area. When fire crews got on scene, they did evacuate all employees while they worked […]

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    Group Protested at Walmart Headquarters

    About 50 protesters were at Walmart’s Home Office in Bentonville. They demanding higher wages from the company ahead of the annual Walmart Shareholders Meeting Friday (June 6). The protesters represent a group called Our Walmart. They are asking the company to pay them at least $25,000 per year, which works out to $12.25 an hour. Currently, the average hourly wage for a sales woman working at Walmart is $10.58. Moronica Owens, an associate from Minnesota, carried her 3-year old son […]

  • Greenwood Police Unveil New Smartphone App

    Greenwood Police are putting the final touches on a new smartphone app which could help save lives. The new app has been in the works for quite some time now, and is finally ready to be rolled out to the public, according to Chief Will Dawson. With just one click, people in town will be able to alert police to crimes that are happening within the city. The department will also be sending out notifications of its own, to better […]

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    Driver Hospitalized, Children Injured in Rollover Accident

    A woman is in the hospital, and several children are recovering from minor injuries, after being involved in a rollover accident on Albert Pike in Fort Smith on Tuesday (June 3), authorities said. Cpl. Allen O’Mara of the Fort Smith Police Department said the accident happened at 8 a.m. when a red Toyota SUV collided with a maroon minivan at Albert Pike and North O Street. The accident caused the Toyota sport utility vehicle to flip over, according to police. […]

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    SHERIFF: Sallisaw Man Killed in Accident

    A 28-year-old man identified as Andy Wilson, of Sallisaw, was killed Monday night (June 2) after being involved in a single-car accident, according to Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart. The accident happened around 11:15 p.m. Monday, on Highway 59, just south of the Sallisaw airport, Lockhart said. A sheriff’s deputy was driving in the southbound lane, when he noticed another driver swerving across the center line. Lockhart said that’s when the deputy turned on his emergency lights, attempting to pull […]

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    Crawford County Mobile Home Destroyed in Fire

    A mobile home in Crawford County was destroyed in an early morning fire Monday (June 2). Crews on scene said a neighbor called to report the home on Angel Falls Drive burning around 1 a.m. Monday morning, after seeing heavy smoke in the area. When crews arrived, they said flames were shooting about 25 feet in the air. “At that point, everything was fully involved from one end of the home to the other,” said District Five’s Assistant Fire Chief […]

  • Stabbing Investigation

    Heavener Man In Critical Condition After Being Stabbed

    A Heavener man is in critical condition in a Fort Smith hospital after a later night stabbing incident. Officers were dispatched to a home on East First Street around 11:45 p.m. Thursday (May 29). When officers arrived on scene, they discovered a fight had taken place involving numerous people and two men had been stabbed, Chief Ty Armstrong said in a news release. Charles Poynter Jr., 58, was treated and released from the hospital, according to Chief Armstrong. The other […]

  • Kinslow to be Sworn in as Greenwood Mayor

    Greenwood Mayor-Elect Doug Kinslow will be sworn into office Friday (May 30) at 12. This, after former Greenwood Mayor Del Gabbard stepped down back in January, citing his family, medical problems and the toll of the job. Since his resignation, there have been three different acting mayors in the vacant spot. However, after Friday’s ceremony, Kinslow will take over as mayor. “I’m just happy to be in this position,” Kinslow said. “I’m excited about it, excited about working with the […]

  • Authorities Arrest Three Suspects Involved In High-Speed Chase

    Authorities in Crawford County have arrested three suspects after a high-speed chase that, at times, got up to 100 miles-per-hour, but one suspect is still on the loose. Several different law enforcement agencies in the River Valley are searching for one remaining suspect involved in a high-speed chase that spanned three counties Wednesday night (May 28), according to Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown. The stolen flatbed truck used in the chase was found abandoned in south Logan County Thursday morning. […]

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    Report: Officer Arrested After Holding Gun To 5 Year Old’s Head

    A Fort Smith police officer was arrested and placed on administrative leave Tuesday after Sequoyah County deputies said he fired a gun inside his home and held a gun to a five-year-old child’s head. Officer Naaman Adcock was placed on administrative leave with pay while authorities conduct an internal investigation. Sequoyah County authorities said they took nine guns from Adcock’s possession after he fired off several rounds into a wall inside his home after he got into a drunken dispute […]