Bailey joined the 5NEWS team as a multi-skilled journalist in December 2019.
She grew up in Greenwood, Arkansas with her mom, dad, and little sister. Bailey pursued broadcasting at Arkansas Tech University, she quickly fell in love with her school and the crew at Tech TV. While in college, Bailey served as a producer for the school’s television program, Zeta Tau Alpha, Vice President of Society of Professional Journalists, and interned with KATV in Little Rock in 2018.
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SCOTT COUNTY (KFSM) — This week, the Scott County Quorum Court passed a Bill of Rights Sanctuary. People who live in the area say it adds another layer of protection for their constitutional gun rights. Quorum court members say they recognized laws changing in the United States, especially the changing gun laws in Virginia. This led officials to create an ordinance that protects citizens Constitutional rights. Any new law Scott County finds unconstitutional, including gun laws, will be nulled and […]
DURHAM, Ark. (KFSM) — Jan. 19 was a bittersweet day for Terra Studios. It took years to make the decision to stop production of the Bluebirds of Happiness, a staple of their foundation. Owners James Ulick and Val Gonzalez say glassblowing leaves too large of a carbon footprint, producing around one million cubic feet of gas emissions a year. “Using Art to Create a Better World” is Terra Studios’ slogan, and owners felt continuing production did not line up with […]
GRAVETTE, Ark. (KFSM) — Over a dozen firefighters from the Gravette Fire Department worked together on Saturday (Jan.18) to practice putting out fires by setting buildings ablaze, and putting them out. There are some members of the department who have yet to see a real structure fire, and training for every scenario is important. “There’s no way to recreate this because this is actually what we’re going to be working with when we go out to these structure fires,” said […]
LOGAN COUNTY, Ark. (KFSM) — As the sun came up in Logan County Saturday (Jan. 11), residents were able to get a better look at the destruction left behind from an EF-2 tornado that hit the night before. There were at least a dozen structures destroyed, roads flooded and many left without power. 5NEWS sent a crew to the Prairie View area to get a look at some of the damage. Damage is being reported from the Corley community near […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — Over 15,000 wreaths were gathered from the Fort Smith National Cemetery Tuesday (Jan. 7) morning. The volunteers who picked up and repacked the wreaths know how to volunteer and have fun doing it. After three hours of hard work, students from Northside High School had a party of their own in the Fort Smith Convention Center. “We try to let them work hard and play hard. We focus on academics and physical fitness, but we […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — A World War II Veteran in Fort Smith received a lifetime achievement award Monday (Jan. 6). 95-year-old Chester Bean was surprised Monday as he was honored with the Quilt of Valor. “I’m shocked, happy, I didn’t think anything like this would ever come to me,” Bean said. Bean enlisted in the U.S. Navy on January 19, 1943, serving in WWII. The Quilts of Valor Foundation surprised Bean with the quilt at the Methodist Village Retirement […]
ALMA, Ark. (KFSM) — The city of Alma is going green by installing solar panels that they say could save them more than a million dollars. The city is partnering with Entegrity Energy Partners to install renewable energy which will power Alma city offices. Alma City Hall, wastewater treatment and the parks department will be fueled by the panels. City leaders say it will take over seven acres of land to have room to install the solar panels. Over 25 […]
ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM) — A unique facility is coming to Northwest Arkansas. NWA Space is looking for land to build a huge planetarium. Working with PB2 Architecture and Engineering, the design of the facility is still in its preliminary stage, but computer-generated images show what the building should look like when completed. The planetarium will seat up to 125 people, large enough to take kids on a school field trip. Along with the planetarium, the facility will have an observatory with […]
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Today is the third day of Hanukkah, another candle will be lit tonight (Dec. 24) in celebration of the Jewish holiday. Hanukkah commemorates the victorious Jewish revolt over the Greeks 2200 years ago. To celebrate, they burn a candle every night for eight days, eat oil fried foods, chocolates and children play with dreidels. A local home-based synagogue is getting an upgrade after fourteen years of worshiping in members houses. Rabbi Mendel Greisman says with tremendous […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — The first Fort Smith cannabis dispensary had its grand opening today, serving patients who would usually have to travel out of town to fill their prescriptions. People began lining up in front of Fort Cannabis at 9 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 18), prompting owners to open an hour ahead of schedule. 100 patients were served in the first hour of opening. “It’s a constant restocking out there,” said Jordan Mooney, general manager of Fort Cannabis. “You […]
ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM) — A Christmas surprise made its way to Mercy Hospital as Santa and therapy dog, Mercy, stopped by the pediatrics unit Tuesday (Dec. 17) to give children a break from their regular treatments. “The children love the surprise, their faces light up, and it gives them relief from their usual symptoms,” said Jennifer Cook, staff member at Mercy Hospital. Seven children got to tell Santa their Christmas list before they moved onto special visiting requests for the […]