Kayla Paine joined the 5NEWS team as morning news reporter in July 2013.
She is a Siloam Springs native and lover of the Ozarks. Kayla graduated as a proud Red Wolf from Arkansas State University with a degree in news and editorial journalism and studied political science as a minor. Her background is in print journalism and worked for an area newspaper for a year and was on staff with the student newspaper at ASU.
When Kayla isn’t in the newsroom, she can be found climbing rock walls, doing research on her new travel destination, eating at hole-in-the-wall restaurants or dancing.
A woman accused of bilking a Fayetteville man out of almost $300,000 while pretending to be country music star Alison Krauss was arrested Oct. 8 when she showed up for a scheduled appearance in the Washington County Circuit Court. Peggy Sue Evers, 52, was supposed to go to a mental hearing Sept. 18, but didn’t show up. Her $10,000 bond was revoked and an arrest warrant was issued. Ever’s lawyer, James Hensley, said she was in New Mexico when she […]
A Florida State track team bus slid into a ditch, according to Bentonville Police. The accident happened at Highway 112 and Gator Road in Bentonville Sunday afternoon. Police said there were 47 kids on the charter bus, and said the kids are waiting at Central Park School. No injuries have been reported.
Four male teens have been arrested in connection with stealing and totaling a Pea Ridge street department pickup after crashing into an arch in Gateway. Two 14-year-olds, a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old from Pea Ridge went to the Benton County Juvenile Detention Center and face felony charges, according to Pea Ridge Police Chief Tim Ledbetter. The teens are suspected of stealing two maintenance vehicles from the gated street department early Saturday (Jan. 18) morning, according to Ledbetter. Police said the […]
Three homes were threatened by a Tuesday (Jan. 28) grass fire at 824 Summit Drive in Rogers, at the height of a burn ban issued because of the dry conditions in the county. One of the homeowners was at work at the time of the fire and credits her nanny for making sure her 10-month-old daughter was out of harm’s way. “I have a wonderful nanny, and I knew that she would have done whatever she had to make sure […]
Across Arkansas, 26 people have died in relation to the flu this season, and with six weeks to go, experts said they think it has hit a peak. Flu season began mid-fall and will end early spring, they said. Dr. Jim Holden, an emergency room physician at Northwest Medical System in Bentonville, said he has noticed the number of people coming in for the flu rise in the past couple of weeks. “It’s starting to pick up, and I think […]
A Fayetteville High School teacher walked the red carpet to the Grammy awards show Sunday (Jan. 26) after winning an internet music popularity contest. Barrett Baber, 33, won the Grammy Gig of a Lifetime contest. His prize was an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles to perform at Club Nokia in front of thousands of people on Jan. 23. He opened for California-based The Neighbourhood. See the performance here. “All these people had never heard of me before and never […]
The second of eight snow days was made up Saturday (Jan. 25) in Fayetteville. Some parents of Vandergriff Elementary School said it was a little hard to prepare their young children for the sixth day of classes in a week. “Well, they were dreading it, but once they got up and got here, they let them have a fun day,” Christy Plummer said. “I mean, they’re doing some work, but they’re making it fun for them.” Clayton Hamilton said his […]
A rollover car accident in Rogers sent one woman to the hospital Saturday (Jan. 25). The woman was driving a Saturn car on Walnut Street, when she ran into a tree and her car rolled over onto its hood around 4:30 p.m., according to the Rogers Fire Department. Authorities had to extricate the woman from the car at the 4200 block and she was sent to Mercy Hospital with minor injuries. The accident is still under investigation.
The downtown scene in Bentonville may grow south of the square if a plan is approved by the city council Tuesday (Jan. 28). Two areas southeast of the square would be developed into districts for the arts and a market. The plan was approved planning commission members Jan. 21. The arts district would cater to the art community that boomed after Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and 21C Museum Hotel moved into town, according to city documents. The market […]
Leaders in Springdale plan to almost double their arsenal to fight icy roads by purchasing more equipment. The $157,112 purchase would include two front snow plows for the city’s Mack trucks, two belly plows for pickup trucks and two salt and grit spreaders from Grand Truck Equipment Company. The public works department currently has two front snow plows, one belly plow and three spreaders, said Sam Goade, Springdale public works director. An ordinance is set to appear before the Springdale […]
An explosion rattled western Benton County early Sunday night (Jan. 19). The “boom” sound was the result of a man shooting a dryer filled with explosive material near Highfill and Cave Springs, according to Benton County officials. That material is a binary explosive used to make exploding shooting targets. It is legal because the two components are sold in separate packages and only becomes explosive after they are combined, according to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. […]