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.

Catch her on Twitter: @5NEWSKayla

Recent Articles
  • It’s Lights Out For Traditional Light Bulbs

    In an effort to reduce the country’s carbon footprint, standard 40 and 60 watt incandescent light bulbs are no longer being produced as of the new year. New standards have been put in place for light bulbs, which make the traditional bulbs obsolete. Technologies in LED, halogens and compact fluorescent bulbs are more eco-friendly with the potential to use 85 percent less energy, according to Kevin Schiller with the Home Depot. The newer bulbs could cost consumers more at the […]

  • School Administrators To Approach Lawmakers For Flexibility

    Superintendents in Northwest Arkansas plan to speak with legislators to make it easier for districts to make up snow days. Michael Poore, superintendent with the Bentonville School District, has been at the forefront of the possible petition. “This year we’ve had significant weather,” Poore said. “It would be nice if we had flexibility to petition the state to say, let us add on minutes to our instructional day, because 20 minutes each day start to add up.” Poore said the […]

  • Jack Kraus Family Excited To See Him Become A Razorback

    This fall, Jack Kraus will put on a Razorback football uniform and hit the field. He was honored as a nominee to be named one of area’s best high school tight end players at Saturday’s All Stars Awards Banquet. He played as a tight end at Bentonville High School. His parent’s couldn’t be more excited to see Jack fulfill a long-time dream. “I feel like the father of a rock-star,” said Jack’s father, Paul. “It’s a dream come true. I […]

  • Flames Consume Near Century-Old Home; One Hospitalized

    An almost century-old home was destroyed in a Johnson fire Saturday afternoon. A man is reported to have been in the home when the fire started by neighbors, but got out before emergency responders arrived at 5783 Kell Road. “He was just about to drop down to the ground,” Michael Henson, a neighbor, said. “Then, I looked a little bit closer and the smoke was coming out of the house and his skin was turning black from the smoke.” The […]

  • AMP Completion Scheduled For June

    The infrastructure for the permanent Arkansas Music Pavilion in Rogers is now visible from Interstate 540. The AMP is set to open in June in Pinnacle Hills. The area has experienced a lot of economic growth and officials said they expect to see more now that the AMP is moving in. “More and more interest from restaurants and retailers and others around the country that may come here now and had not given us much of a look before,” Rogers […]

  • Fayetteville Superintendent Addresses Sudden Resignation

    Members of the Fayetteville School Board will launch a search for a new administrator immediately, after Superintendent Vicki Thomas submitted her letter of resignation in a special meeting Monday (Jan. 13). The school board accepted Thomas’ resignation, which will take effect at the end of her current contract, June 30. She is going back home to Texas to care for her 78-year-old mother-in-law, who has a rare degenerative disease. Thomas received a $207,000 salary, according to the district’s website. “It […]

  • Legislators Exploring Ban On Special Election To Replace Lt. Gov. Darr

    Now that Lt. Gov. Mark Darr will step down from office next month, legislators are planning how to move forward in filling his seat, with one option being to leave it vacant. In Arkansas, the law requires Gov. Mike Beebe to call a special election 150 days after a vacancy occurs, according to Alex Reed spokesman for the Arkansas secretary of state. The general election will be held in November, which includes the race for the lieutenant governor’s seat. Legislators […]

  • Crews Cleaning Up Debris From Strong Winds

    Benton County road crews are out Monday morning (Jan. 13) working to clean up debris left behind from strong winds Sunday afternoon (Jan. 12). On Sunday, the Bella Vista Fire Department said they received at least five reports of trees falling into power lines throughout the city, according to Battalion Chief Bryan Wolfgang. On Newport Circle, a tree fell on top of the power line Sunday afternoon, but didn’t cause an outage for residents on the street. A much larger […]

  • Wheeler Garage Fire Threatens Home

    Strong winds on Sunday (Jan. 12) almost pushed a fire into a family's home in Wheeler, but fire fighters put the blaze out just in time.

  • Girl Scouts Start Taking Cookie Orders Saturday

    Girls wearing vests started knocking on doors today to kick off the sale of Girl Scout cookies on Saturday (Jan. 11). The annual cookie sale is the organization’s largest fundraiser. After the baker’s are paid, the revenue goes to the local council, the Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, according to the Girl Scout website. Girls won’t be seen in front of businesses selling the cookies just yet. They just began taking orders for cookies that will be delivered early […]

  • Drivers Flock To The Car Wash After Winter Storm

    Vehicles lined up at car washes in Fayetteville Saturday (Jan. 11) after driving on grimy roads for the past week. Road crews spread a lot of sand and salt on the roads during early January’s winter weather. Salt can be corrosive to vehicles, according to division of transportation officials.  

  • Lincoln Students Get Out Early For Ice

    Students were let out of school early in Lincoln on Wednesday (Jan. 8) because of icy rural roads. Now, students have to make up nine days, with some classes scheduled on Saturdays. Buses and parents picked kids up from school at 1:30 p.m. Parent’s opinions were divided on the school administrator’s decision to cancel classes. “It really don’t matter to me because I’d rather them be safe at home than out of this ice because it is bad where we […]