Aubry Killion comes to the River Valley all the way from New Orleans. The friendliness of Arkansans and the southern charm of the area make him feel at home. He is looking forward to exploring downtown Fort Smith and historic Van Buren, as well as venturing to the Sooner State.
Aubry is a graduate of the University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media. While Aubry was at Ole Miss, he worked as a reporter and correspondent for the campus TV station and interned with FOX 8 WVUE in New Orleans and CBS 3 WREG in Memphis.
While Aubry wasn’t reporting, he served as a member of the Ole Miss Cheerleading team competing in national competitions covered by ESPN.
Aubry’s hobbies outside of journalism include hiking and following SEC football.
One man is dead and another is in critical condition following a shooting at a Fort Smith home Thursday morning. Police said Mike Underwood, 47, shot and killed his ex-wife’s father before turning the gun on himself in a murder-suicide attempt. Underwood survived, though, and was airlifted to a Little Rock hospital in critical condition after being taken to a Fort Smith hospital. Michale Schook, 63, was pronounced dead by responding medical crews. The shooting occurred about 6 a.m. at 2000 […]
LOGAN COUNTY (KFSM) — The Logan County Sheriff’s office said they seized 29 marijuana plants with the help of a National Guard helicopter Friday (Sept. 4). Sheriff Boyd Hicks said firearms, processed marijuana and several items of drug paraphernalia were also seized from the suspect’s residence. Hicks said the man was arrested in the woods west of his residence.
FORT SMITH (KFSM) — This Labor Day weekend, drivers are expected to save $1.4 billion at the pump, according to GasBuddy.com On Wednesday (Sept. 2), many drivers were filling up at the Sunshine Gas Station on Kelley Highway in Fort Smith for $1.97. As millions of Americans prepare to hit the road this weekend and fill up at the pump, GasBuddy senior petroleum analyst Patrick DeHaan explained why prices have dropped. “Gas has fallen tremendously due to a huge drop in […]
CEDARVILLE (KFSM)– A seven-year-old boy is fighting for his life at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock after his family said a bench landed on him at a playground at Cedarville Elementary School. On Tuesday (Sept. 1), Cedarville Superintendent Danny Foreman and school administration met to discuss the playground after the incident on Aug. 18. Crawford County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called in after eyewitnesses said a bench was laying on top of Zach Moore and blood was coming out […]
FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The top Paralympic sprinter in the world was in Fort Smith Monday (Aug. 31). Jerome Singleton worked with Francois Van Der Watt with Total Rehabilitation, Inc. to make sure his prosthetic leg is in perfect condition. “I had tibiahememelia, so my tibia didn`t grow all the way and I didn`t have an inner ankle bone,” said Singleton, who was born with the birth defect. “So they amputated my leg when I was one and a half. I kind of […]
FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Patricia Porter and Wilfred Jackson moved to Fort Smith after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans on August 29, 2005. The two did not evacuate before the storm devastated the city. “It was a hard situation,” Porter said. “We were homeless, we had nowhere to go.” Their homes and city were unrecognizable after the hurricane passed. “It is a traumatic situation,” Porter said. “We were left there for five days without any food or water, we […]
OZARK (KFSM) — A lightning strike in Ozark caused tornado sirens to go off Saturday (Aug. 22), according to Rick Covert with Franklin County Emergency Management. Covert said a lightning strike caused a power surge and no lines are down. There was no tornado in the area and the public should not be concerned. He said there are several other ways to stay weather aware aside from depending on the siren. “We urge folks to have all the above: NOAA […]
VAN BUREN (KFSM) — A Mulberry man has bonded out Friday (August 21) after he was arrested on suspicion of raping a juvenile. Gerald Lee Graham, 44, was arrested Thursday evening (August 20) and bonded out at $60,000. His arraignment hearing has been scheduled for Sept. 2, 2015, according to the Crawford County Detention Center. The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office stated Graham is facing charges of rape and child pornography. Graham was having sexual relations with a juvenile female for quite some […]
OKLAHOMA (KFSM)– Are you thinking about cheating on your husband or wife? Well, think again, because according to Oklahoma law it’s a felony. The cheating website Ashley Madison was recently hacked and it’s users were exposed. The law states in part adultery is the unlawful voluntary sexual intercourse of a married person with one of the opposite sex; and when the crime is between persons, only one of whom is married, both are guilty of adultery. According to the Oklahoma […]
FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Fort Smith city director’s voted Tuesday (August 18) to cut hundreds of thousands of dollars from some several city departments to fund police and fire department pensions. Most of those cuts were made in the public transit department. “Sad. Anytime you have to cut your budget and stuff it takes away from what you are doing helping people,” transit employee Mike Irwin said. Irwin has been with Fort Smith transit for 15 years. “We provide […]
BOONEVILLE (KFSM) — A Booneville man, who donated stem cells to save a leukemia patient, is now fighting for his own life. John Taylor is a youth pastor at Free Will Baptist in Booneville. “It is kind of a roller coaster ride,” Taylor said. In February of 2012, Taylor was told he was a stem cell match for a leukemia patient in Europe and made the decision to make a donation to a stranger. “It felt like I had a […]
LOGAN COUNTY (KFSM) –The Logan County Quorum Court voted Monday (August 10) to hire a new, full-time narcotic deputy. Logan County Sheriff Boyd Hicks said the Quorum Court approved the position unanimously. There have been 95 people booked into the jail on drug-related charges so far this year, according to the sheriff. “We just do not have the manpower to even respond or deal with a lot of the information we get and that is of course one reason we […]