Meagan joined the 5NEWS team as a reporter in June of 2018. She grew up in Cabot, Arkansas and attended The University of Central Arkansas, graduating with a degree in Broadcast and Print Journalism.

When she is not working, you can find her sitting on her front porch in a rocking chair.

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Recent Articles
  • A New Age Of Pumpkin Carving: People Carve Pumpkins With Laser Beams

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)–Some people in Fayetteville are carving out a new way to decorate pumpkins for Halloween with laser lights and 3D printers. Fayetteville is home to one of 250 Fab Labs in the United States. Fab Lab is a workshop for digital fabrication. According to Fayetteville City Chamber President Steve Clark,  Fayetteville is the only city chamber in the nation to have a Fab Lab. Clark says anyone is invited to come to the lab located on the Fayetteville Square to […]

  • Springdale Church Burglar Arrested After Removing Clothes To Deter K-9 Officer

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)– Friendship Baptist Church in Springdale is thankful after a burglar was unable to get away with any property after breaking a window and entering the church around 6 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 25). David Brinkman says a church trustee got a call that the church’s alarm had been set off. ”He came over here and saw that there was a window broke and he called the police,” said Brinkman. Springdale Police arrested 48-year-old Hector Alcantara in connection to the […]

  • Aldi’s Opens New Store In Bentonville

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM)– An Aldi grocery store opened its doors in Bentonville, at 1316 W. Walnut Street in Rogers,  Thursday (Oct. 18). Representatives from Aldi said the Bentonville store is part of the discount grocery retailer’s $3.4 billion U.S. expansion plan to open 2,500 stores by 2022. Bentonville resident, Chance Jones, said he lived near the Aldi store and had to come to check out the new grocer. “We just felt like the prices were really cheap. They had some really good […]

  • Red Bull Chooses Springdale For First Ever Pump Bike World Championship, Junior Competition Held Wednesday

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)– Red Bull has chosen to host the 1st ever Pump Bike World Championship at the Jones Center in Springdale on Saturday (Oct. 13). Jesse Abbott is helping host the event, he said Red Bull chose to have the event in Springdale because northwest Arkansas is considered up-and-coming cycling headquarter in the United States. “I think the bulk of the people that are here are from the United States but, I think they still have a good amount of people […]

  • Gun Rights Activists Planning Open Carry Kilt Walk On Dickson Street

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A group of gun rights activists, dressed in kilts, will be showing off their 2nd amendment rights Friday (Oct. 5). The Patriots of Act 746, a Second Amendment activist group, are hosting an Open Carry Kilt Walk on Dickson Street in Fayetteville at 6 p.m. ”How often do you get to see grown men walking around in skirts, carrying guns?” said Chuck Clifton, a member of the Patriots of Act 746. The group said they chose to wear […]

  • Bikes, “Blues,” & BBQ: One Man Gets His Bike Stolen

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Thousands enjoyed Bikes, Blues, & BBQ in Fayetteville … except for one Oklahoma man. He posted on Facebook about his motorcycle that was stolen and pleaded with those who he accuses of stealing it. Chris Lancaster tells 5NEWS  it was stolen from the Baum Motorcycle Village.  He said he parked his bike there Friday (Sept. 28) afternoon and when he returned the parking spot was vacant. ”Give it back … I worked hard for that bike,” […]

  • Local Law Enforcement Using Extra Man Power To Monitor Bikes, Blues, & BBQ

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) —  Thousands of motorcycles are revving and riding up and down the streets of Fayetteville Saturday (Sept. 29) for the last night of the Bikes, Blues, and BBQ rally. And with all those visitors, police are working overtime to patrol the crowds. It’s been a busy week for not just Fayetteville police, but law enforcement across Northwest Arkansas. The Fayetteville police department said they called in officers from across the region. To patrol an estimated 350,000 people, […]

  • Bikes, Blues & Barbecuing For A Cause

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)– Some teams will work through the night Friday (Sept. 28) to prepare for the Bikes, Blues & BBQ Arkansas BBQ Championship. Teams who are competing Saturday (Sept. 29) feel it’s worth all the hard work, not because of the money, but the inspiration behind it all. The first place winners in each of the four categories will split $20,000. Janetta Mason competes in barbecue to encourage others after her own battle with colon cancer. ”What I went through, […]

  • Bikes, Blues, & BBQ Host First Professional Bull Riding Rodeo

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)– The Bikes, Blues, & BBQ motorcycle rally coordinators decided to add a new event after 19 years. On Thursday (Sept. 28) for the first time in the rally’s history it hosted Bikes, Bulls & BBQ, a professional bull riding rodeo at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Carey Madewell said he has been attending the motorcycle rally since its early years, and that the rodeo brings a sense of newness to the rally experience. “It’s something new. I’ve experienced all the […]

  • Shops On Dickson Street Working To Better Accommodate Customers During Bikes, Blues & BBQ Rally

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)– Prepare to hear the rumble of thousands of bikes heading into Fayetteville for the 19th Annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ Motorcycle Rally. In the past, stores on Dickson Street have chosen to close their doors during the four-day rally due to large crowds and tents set up in storefront parking lots, but this year some businesses are choosing to stay open. Dickson Street Bookstore has closed during the Bikes, Blues & BBQ Rally in the past, but this […]

  • Algae Concerns On The Buffalo River Addressed In Meeting

    Fayetteville (KFSM) — Some environmentalists worry that the Buffalo River could soon be taken over by algae. The Buffalo River Watershed Alliance held a meeting Thursday (Sept. 20) to discuss the concern about algae growth on the river. “It has gone from twenty miles of coverage which we thought was pretty high already, to seventy miles this year,” said Martie Olesen with the Buffalo Watershed Alliance. Gordon Selckmann is an algae expert who has recently studied the Buffalo River. Selckmann […]

  • Are Guns Allowed At Bike’s, Blues & BBQ Events?

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — There’s confusion over if guns will be allowed at Bike’s, Blues and BBQ events, even though Arkansas has open carry laws. A recent Facebook post by the Fayetteville Police Department said no weapons in violation of state law will be allowed at the upcoming Bikes, Blues & BBQ festival. Sergeant Tony Murphy with the Fayetteville Police Department said the post to social media was to remind those carrying guns to follow the law. “The statute itself doesn’t […]

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