Alex joined the 5NEWS team as a reporter in August of 2016. She grew up in Hope, Arkansas and is a proud alumna of Henderson State University and Alpha Sigma Alpha. Alex holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Mass Media with a minor in Communication.
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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Fayetteville Public Schools will hold a special reception today to welcome its new superintendent. Dr. John L Colbert is new to the position, but he’s actually been in the school district for nearly 40 years. Tonight beginning at 5:30 p.m., Fayetteville Public Schools will celebrate his new position with a reception at the Fayetteville Public Library. Colbert began in the district as a teacher and eventually became the associate superintendent. He is now the first African-American to […]
ROGERS (KFSM) — The Ronald McDonald family is celebrating an anniversary. The Ronald McDonald Family Room is marking five years at Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas in Rogers with refreshments and a tour of the room. The open house-style event takes place today from 4-6 p.m. at the hospital, on Rife Medical Lane just off Interstate 49 in Rogers. The Ronald McDonald Family Room offers beds, showers and a kitchen area as part of a space for families to regroup while […]
ROGERS (KFSM) — Parents had the chance to meet the new Rogers Heritage High School principal Tuesday (July 17) at Coffee with the Principal. New principal Jim Davis met with community members and parents to answer questions and talk about expectations of the upcoming school year. The first day of school at Heritage High School is Wednesday, August 15 and freshman orientation is Friday, August 10.
PRAIRIE GROVE (KFSM) — Members of a local organization are gearing up to give back and prepare kids for school. Altrusa International of Washington County Inc. is hosting the Back to School Resource Fair in Prairie Grove on July 21. The event benefits children and parents in Washington County and will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m at Prairie Grove Elementary. On that day, children will be able to get new backpacks, school supplies, books and snack packs. […]
GRAVETTE (KFSM) — A new park is making a big splash in Gravette, even more than city officials expected. Gravette opened its new splash park next to the city swimming pool on June 29. The splash park has slides and themed water fountains, as well as plenty of room for children to run around and play. The splash park has proven incredibly popular, even more than city officials expected. “We’ve had about 1,700 people come through the facility so far […]
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — You can find anything from small group chats to zip lining while Kanakuk’s KampOut! is in town. KampOut! is a one week, high energy, Christian day camp. The organization is set up at Mount Sequoyah Monday (July 9) through Friday (July 13) for a week long camp for kids ages 5 to 12. Campers will spend time building friendships, learning in bible studies and participating in outdoor activities. There are several inflatable obstacle courses set up along […]
ROGERS (KFSM) — The fun of shooting fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July may be over, but the dangers — and the garbage — of those fireworks still exist. Getting rid of fireworks and fireworks debris, as well as storing fireworks, can be dangerous. The National Safety Council says people should soak unused fireworks in water for a few hours before throwing them in the trash. This includes fireworks that appeared to have malfunctioned or misfired. Rogers firefighters responded […]
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Hundreds of runners gathered at Veterans Memorial Park at Lake Fayetteville on Wednesday (July 4) morning to support homeless veterans in Northwest Arkansas. Run For Vets partners with Veteran Services Program at 7hills Homeless Center. All proceeds will support basic needs and housing services. This includes housing deposits, dental work, mental health services, transportation costs, home furnishings, and other items. These funds allow the case managers at 7hills to deliver the highest quality of services to homeless […]
BELLA VISTA (KFSM) — Bella Vista is getting a head start on its Fourth of July celebration tonight (July 3). The city’s Independence Blues Festival takes place tonight at Loch Lomond dam off Glasgow Road in Bella Vista. Performances will take place from the Cate Brothers and The Downtown Livewires. Those attending are welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs and coolers, as well as their own drinks and snacks. Various food trucks will be available as well, including The Piggy […]
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) — The Farmers’ Market Alliance is hoping to encourage people to visit other markets across Northwest Arkansas with a passport program. The NWA Farmers Market Trail is a 5-week-long event that highlights diverse and abundant markets in the area. A passport is available at the manager booths of participating local farmers markets. Patrons can then get the passport stamped at each market. The goal is to get at least five stamps from different participating farmers markets to […]
SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Some of the best cowboys and cowgirls are in Northwest Arkansas this week for Rodeo of the Ozarks, which kicks off with a parade today (June 27) at 3 p.m. The parade goes down Emma Avenue and through downtown Springdale. Rode of the Ozarks will be held at Parsons Stadium in Springdale through Saturday (June 30). Organizers say it’s known as one of the top five best outdoor rodeos in the nation. Each year, the rodeo brings […]
PRAIRIE GROVE (KFSM) — Whether it’s carefully curated antiques or small trinkets, The Junk Ranch in Prairie Grove has something for everyone. The Junk Ranch Spring Show kicks off Friday (June 8) with plenty of “junk” to shop. The Junk Ranch started with a few vendors in 2013 and has grown to hosting more than 200 vendors from several states. The vendors feature repurposed and vintage items, as well as jewelry, boutiques and handmade goodies. The prices of items range […]