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I’m an early riser and coffee lover who gets to work early enough to manage morning and dayside assignments for reporters at 5NEWS. I also put together the noon show before leaving for the afternoon. I’ve been a producer for about two years now and am excited to deliver the news where you live.

Prior to producing, I was a reporter for 5NEWS based out of Fort Smith. I’ve also worked in both Kansas City and Columbia, Missouri in a variety of different roles throughout my career.

If you’d like to touch base with me, or talk about a story idea in the area send me an email at Meredith.Baldwin@kfsm.com. I’d love to hear from you!


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    School Closings for Thursday, January 21

    (KFSM) — Below is the updated list of school closings for Thursday, January 21st: Berryville Public School District Eureka Springs Public School District Oark School District Pea Ridge School District West Fork School District The following schools are OPEN, but will be operating on limited bus routes because of the roads Thursday, January 21st: Greenland Public School District Huntsville Public School District St. Paul Public School District      

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    Power Restored In Vian, Muldrow And Roland

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) – A number of homes and businesses were without power in Sequoyah County Wednesday morning (Jan. 20), according to Vian Police Chief Levi Risley. The outage specifically affected Vian, Roland and Muldrow. Risley said the outage also affected both OG&E and Cookson Hill customers. It’s unclear why the outage happened. Stay with 5NEWS for more on this story throughout the morning.

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    School Closures for Monday, Jan. 18th

    Here is a list of school closures across the area for Monday, January 18th: Ambassadors For Christ Academy Haas Hall Academy   We’ll continue to update this page if any more closures come in throughout the morning.

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    Lottery Director Says Arkansas ‘Unofficially’ Has One $50K And Five $100K Winners

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — A tweet sent out by Arkansas Lottery Director Bishop Woosley late Wednesday night (Jan. 13) says the state has a few big winners! Woosley tweeted “@MyARLottery unofficial: We have 1 $50K winner and 5 $100K winners.” The winning Powerball numbers (white) were: 08-27-34-04-19 The Powerball Red Power Number: 10 We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more about the Arkansas winners.    

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    Two Hospitalized After Semi Jackknifes, Burns On Interstate 40

    JOHNSON COUNTY (KFSM) – Two people are being treated for minor injuries  at a Clarksville Hospital after their semi jackknifed on Interstate 40 early Thursday morning (Jan. 14). Arkansas State Police said the accident happened in Johnson County around 2 a.m. The driver was headed westbound when his truck ran off the roadway and caught fire. Troopers said three men stopped to help pull both the driver and passenger from the burning truck. Both men injured are expected to be […]

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    One Injured After Collision On Highway 271 South In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — One person was severely injured after a collision at the intersection of Fianna Place Court and Highway 271 South in Fort Smith. Police said a dump truck leaving a Fort Smith landfill collided with an SUV around 5:40 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 13). Police said they do not know at this time who is at fault. Stay with 5NEWS as this story continues to develop.

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    Police Release Photos Of Suspects Wanted In Armed Robbery At Fayetteville Motel

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Two men are being sought after they robbed a Fayetteville motel Monday morning (Jan. 11), police said. The robbery happened at the Super 8 motel on S. Shiloh Drive just after midnight, according to police. The motel’s overnight clerk called dispatch around 12:10 a.m. and told police that he had been robbed at gunpoint minutes earlier, officers said. The clerk also told police that he gave the suspects all of the cash out of the cash register. […]

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    PHOTOS: Crews Investigate After House Burns In Poteau

    POTEAU (KFSM) — Poteau Police, Fire and EMS were at the scene of a house fire on LeFlore Avenue Monday morning (Jan. 11). Crews are working to figure out what caused the house to go up in flames. Firefighters on scene said the fire was called in around 7:15 a.m. When they arrived at the house, flames were shooting out of the roof. Firefighters said the home was abandoned, and that no one was inside the home when the fire started. They […]

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    Crews Working To Repair Fayetteville Water Main Break

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Crews with the Fayetteville Water Department are currently working to repair a water main break that occurred early Monday morning (Jan. 11). The break is in the 1200 block of Jasmine Lane, according to officers with Fayetteville Police. Officers said they were notified about the break around 3:45 a.m., when crews called to notify them of emergency line work as they began digging in the ground. Crews say these types of fixes usually take about six hours, […]

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    Family Offers $10,000 Reward In 2014 Missing Persons Case

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) — The Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday (Jan. 5) that a $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest or conviction of anyone involved in the disappearance of Judge Will, 39, in March 2014. Will’s father, Jim, put up the reward. Jim Will said he doesn’t believe his son is still alive and is desperately seeking answers. Judge Will was last seen in the East Hills Community east of Tenkiller Lake during the […]

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    Barling Firefighter Hospitalized After Falling Through Attic At Burning Home

    BARLING (KFSM)– A Barling firefighter has been released from Mercy Hospital after falling through the attic of a burning home early Tuesday morning (Jan. 5). Firefighter Robert Barker was treated for both lower back pain and arm pain following his fall at a home on Meadow Lane around 1 a.m., according to Edwin Anderson with the Barling Fire Department. Barker was one of several firefighters working to put out a chimney fire at 2207 Meadow Lane when the accident happened. […]

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    New EMS Services Now Available In Southeast Benton County

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — New EMS services are now available for a large area near Hickory Creek in the southeast portion of Benton County. The services, which are provided through Mercy Northwest Arkansas, began on January 1st. Under their contract with the county, Mercy says it will provide at least one response ready ALS unit with a minimum of one Paramedic and one EMT 24 hours a day, seven days a week. An on call staff will also be on […]

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