Krystle joined the 5NEWS team in May, 2016 as a reporter. She grew up in Maumelle, Arkansas and is a proud alumna of The University of Arkansas where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Broadcast Journalism.
During college, Krystle interned at The Ugly Uncle Sports Radio Show, where she was also an on-air talent and at KATV in Little Rock. During her time at the University of Arkansas, Krystle anchored and reported for The Razorback Sports Network and UATV, where she anchored an Emmy award-winning newscast.
Krystle is excited to be a new resident of Fort Smith and experience all that Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley have to offer.
When she isn’t working, you will likely find Krystle watching sports and calling the Hogs, spending time with her family and friends, working out, or just having fun!
FORT SMITH (KFSM)- It’s been more than 30 years since the last millage increase in Fort Smith and in the primary election, an increase to benefit local schools got the green light. The funds from the millage increase will go toward a more than $120 million dollar improvement plan for schools district-wide. “We`re really excited about it and the support shown to the district by the community of Fort Smith and Barling,” Doug Brubaker, Fort Smith Public Schools superintendent said. […]
GREENWOOD (KFSM)- Greenwood native and Miss Arkansas USA, Lauren Weaver competed in the Miss USA Pageant on Monday (May 21) and fans from her hometown had a watch party to show their support. “Go Lauren,” could be heard every minute leading up to the big moment Lauren introduced herself in the pageant and well after. Some of her biggest fans joined together to watch. “She never ceases to amaze me,” Mary Ann Sandifer said. “She gets more beautiful every year.” […]
FORT SMITH (KFSM)– A Fort Smith couple and their dogs are recovering after being attacked by two Rottweilers while on a walk around their neighborhood Friday night (May 4). Aaron and Beth Price were walking their dogs around their Park Hill neighborhood when they saw two large Rottweilers. “They crossed the street and immediately went for our dogs,” Aaron said. “We grabbed our dogs and just couldn’t get them away.” In a picture taken after the attack, you can see […]
FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A local business owner and mom is sharing her story after surviving several strokes and doctors are educating patients on the risk factors in young adults. Brook Borrengasser own Ultimutt Dog Care, is a wife and mother of two little girls and at just the age of 34, she’s already survived multiple strokes. “When I was 26, I had two strokes within 12 hours of each other,” Borrengasser said. “The first one I had, I felt […]
LOGAN COUNTY (KFSM)- After seeing problems with fire ants in past years, people in Logan county are working to keep the ants under control. Thousands and thousands of fire ants fill each ant hill, causing many to notice the increase over the years. “We`ve seen gradual increase in activity over the years,” Brad Simon, Board Member at Little Creek Country Club said. “A decade ago, it was unheard of and now it seems like about every spring, you`ll see those […]
FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The pollen so far this season is causing quite a few problems for those with allergies and doctors say it’s actually worse than previous years. “My mom has a runny nose, snot, crying, all that stuff,” Delia Ortiz said. Allergies are tough and this year, and people are noticing the pollen a lot more. Doctors said they’re seeing an increase in their offices, too. “We’ve had different seasons with rain and no rain and hot and […]
VAN BUREN (KFSM)- A Van Buren police officer is coming out of retirement of coaching gymnastics and hoping to make an impact on the kids he’s training, while continuing to serve the community. You may remember George Edelen as the officer known for his “Wiggle Dance” with students at local schools and the work he does as a resource officer at King Elementary School. “I was nervous and kind of questioned myself when I came back in because for the […]
OZARK (KFSM)- Graduation at Ozark High School included a big surprise for everyone as a student with a neurological disorder walked to receive his diploma in front of thousands. Senior, Connor McCormick attended public school for the first time this year at Ozark High School. His family never expected the surprise they would receive at his graduation. “They got him in his walker and he just took off,” Connor’s mother, Melodie Dotson said. “[He] took off, walked right up to […]
ROLAND (KFSM)- A waitress at 4 Star Diner in Roland received a hefty tip of $2,000 from a Mississippi truck driver on Sunday (May 13). After moving to Roland, Brenda Pearson has been working as a waitress at the diner and on Mother’s Day she waited on a customer who placed a to-go order she’ll never forget. He ordered a cheeseburger. “It actually got made wrong first and I said well, it`s not correct, it needed two patties, but we […]
PARIS (KFSM) — A female bear cub was rescued by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission in Paris on Monday (May 14). The female bear cub was on the run for two days and residents found it in a tree and helped an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission game warden safely rescue her. Police and the game warden spent several days trying to track down the female cub. “They tried to bait it down with some sand but it stayed […]
TALIHINA (KFSM)- Three days after the deadly shooting and fire in downtown Talihina, Oklahoma, business owners begin cleaning up what’s left behind after the destruction. The only stop light downtown is still changing, but Dallas Street is mostly closed off and business owners are trying to pick up the pieces. “My heart sunk,” Lauren Hubbard said. “[This] is my whole livelihood. I`ve been here ten years almost and everything that I`ve worked so hard for could be gone within a few […]
FORT SMITH (KFSM)- The work of students in Fort Smith is being shown off for parents and teachers at the Fort Smith Public Schools Arts & Sounds Showcase. More than 400 students from Northside and Southside High Schools including instrumentalists, photographers and dancer came together to show off their skills and work, but also to celebrate the Bicentennial of Fort Smith. “We`ve never brought together our fine arts groups in this way before, so the 200th anniversary of the founding […]