John Sandner joined the 5NEWS team as a producer in July 2013.

Recent Articles
  • Willie Nelson concert rescheduled, for now

    Music legend and country singer, Willie Nelson has tentatively rescheduled his Fayetteville concert at the Walton Arts Center for Tuesday, March 4th. The show was originally scheduled for November 26th, but was postponed after a bus crash injured three of his band members just days before the show. Nelson’s representatives say the singer was not on board the bus at the time of the crash, but his band members did suffer ankle, hip and rib injuries. This wasn’t the first time Nelson cancelled an […]

  • Winter Storm Downs Power Lines

    An early season winter storm blanketed much of Arkansas last night (December 5) leaving behind several inches of snow and ice all across the area. Several spots along highway 71 between Greenwood and Fort Smith were shut down for hours due to downed power lines and trees but have since reopened. The heavy snow and ice caused major problems for drivers coming home during rush hour Friday night (December 5). Officials say power lines began gathering ice around midnight. Authorities say the weight of the ice […]

  • VIDEO: Alligator Caught Outside Walmart

    A wild scene in Florida, as an alligator was spotted hanging outside a Walmart store in a small central Florida town, early Sunday morning (Oct. 20).

  • Fire Damages Historic Church

    An historic church in Northwest Arkansas caught fire early Friday evening. Fire crews responded to the scene at Tucks Chapel in Benton County around 7 p.m. Half of the chapel suffered extensive damage. No one was inside the church at the time, and no injuries have been reported. No information on what caused the fire. The investigation will continue Saturday morning.

  • Springdale Student Helps Artist

    A local student is selected to help a world famous artist work on a project in Springdale. Irish artist Maser and his crew are painting a mural on an outside wall at the Jones Center. The purpose of the mural is to inspire people to take part in and support the arts. Ron Goodman was selected to help. “It’s been amazing getting to meet the people from Ireland, getting to come to work after school and to just be painting.  […]

  • Motorcycle Crash Sends One to Hospital

    One person was hospitalized when his motorcycle was struck by a Jeep on Interstate 540 Thursday night (Sept. 19), authorities said. Kevin Erickson of Yukon, Okla., was taken to Washington Regional Medical Center with non-threatening injuries and has been released, officials said. The accident happened about 8:30 p.m. when a Jeep changing lanes struck the motorcycle from behind, said Highway Patrol Trooper Justin Nowlin. The motorcycle became pinned beneath the Jeep. The driver was wearing a helmet. The Jeep driver, […]

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