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.

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Recent Articles
  • Muldrow Man Helps Deliver Daughter On Roadside

    MULDROW (KFSM) —  A new family is at home celebrating after a Muldrow man sprung into action Friday (Sept. 14.) and helped deliver his baby girl on the side of the road. “She pushed one time and I had a baby in my hands,” said Newt Hollis. His wife, Joanna Hollis, delivered the baby girl on the side of the road, ”she was seven pounds, one ounce and 19.4 inches long,” Joanna says. Earlier that afternoon Joanna told 5NEWS she […]

  • Elderly Man Hoisted Out Of Deep Creek Bed In Springdale After Falling In

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)– First responders from Fire Station No. 2 in Springdale say they rescued an elderly man out of a drainage ditch in his backyard on Wednesday (Sep. 12). They say he fell 10 feet. The fire department posted these pictures of the rescue on Facebook. The captain of Fire Station 2 said this was not an ordinary call, as several emergency responders came to help in the rescue. They said they tried to rescue the man with a rope […]

  • Islamic Association on UA Campus Helping Spread Compassion On 9/11 Anniversary With Blood Drive

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)– An Islamic association at the University of Arkansas said they are hoping to show compassion on the anniversary of 9/11 by holding a blood drive on campus. “Most people are a little uncomfortable with it being placed on 9/11,” said Abigail Pickardt, the president of the Al-Islam Student Association at the University of Arkansas. The U of A association held a blood drive named Muslims for Life, on the 17th anniversary of an extremist Islamic group attacking the […]

  • 7th Annual World Championship Squirrel Cookoff Set For The Weekend

    Bentonville (KFSM)– People from all around the world will be enjoying the 7th annual World Championship Squirrel Cookoff in Bentonville on Saturday (Sept. 8). Joe Wilson started this event 7 years ago and he told 5News, it all started with a little lie. ”I kinda lied about a squirrel cookoff, and whenever they said they actually wanted to see it, we had to throw one together,” said Wilson. That was 7 years ago, now people travel from across the nation […]

  • ARDOT Wants Voters To Know The Facts About Casino Measure On November Ballot

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — An ad campaign for a casino legalization proposal that was approved to appear on the November ballot in Arkansas is drawing criticisms from the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) for being misleading about the funds being used for Arkansas roads. The campaign’s ads claim revenue from the new casinos could go towards roads and highways in Arkansas, but ARDOT says it’s possible Arkansas roads might not get any of the funding from the casino measure. ARDOT spokesperson […]

  • Doctors Recommending FluMist Nasal Spray Again, Hoping For Milder Flu Season

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Doctors are recommending the FluMist Nasal Spray again after it was pulled off shelves for 2 years. The C-D-C quit recommending the nasal spray back in 2015 after it was found ineffective against the H1N1 strain of the virus. Now, experts say FluMist should better protect patients from all strains of the flu, including H1N1, and could be a good option for kids. “They think they that they have gotten a version of the H1N1 that is going […]

  • Self-Scanning Ticket Stations Debut At U Of A’s Stadium

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — The days of fans waiting for hours in the ticket line outside the stadium to catch a Hogs game could be over. On Saturday (Sept. 1),  fans used a new self scanning system that could make things move a little quicker. Fifty-five new self-scanning ticket scanners have been added to all 16 gates at  the Donald W. Reynolds Razorback stadium.  

  • New Fayetteville Task Force Wants To Ensure Students Have Adequate Access To The Internet

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A new digital task force has been formed in Fayetteville to make sure students have the best resources to finish their work online at home. Michelle Gibeault, a member of the task force, said the goal discussed in today’s (Aug. 31) meeting was for the Fayetteville community to ensure every student is able to do their homework at the kitchen table. “What that means is having access to broadband and high quality, high-speed broadband internet,” Gibeault told 5NEWS This […]

  • Disabled Veteran Living Without Central Heating Or Air Gets Home Renovation Grant

    WEST FORK (KFSM)– A disabled veteran has been living in his home in West Fork without heating or air. That is until some folks with kind hearts reached out to help. Jared Bishop was picked to receive a $7,262.50  grant from Haven Helps Heroes. The program is dedicated to helping disabled veterans with home improvements injured during military duty. While serving on a military base in Hawaii, Bishop suffered two traumatic brain injuries. He says he now has seizures. Due to […]

  • Mountainburg Places Iconic Dinosaur Statues Behind Fences

    MOUNTAINBURG (KFSM) — A petition is circulating the internet after the city of Mountainburg put up a fence around the iconic dinosaur statues at the city’s park. Tiffany Brown has brought her two young kids to play on the dinosaurs at the Mountainburg City park for years. ”My kids have been waiting all season to play on them again, they’ve been really sad because they’ve realized that they no longer get to play in or on the dinosaurs,” said Brown. […]

  • Parents Demand Action After Video Showing Child In Choke-Hold At Bus Stop

    LOWELL (KFSM)– A video that shows a child being held in a choke-hold at a bus stop in Lowell has parents upset about bullying. Jared Rollins, the husband of the woman who originally posted the video to social media, said his wife posted it as a plea to the public. “We feel like we exhausted every other option that we could, beyond getting out to the public and being like ‘hey guys we need to get people to do something.'” said […]

  • Arkansas Minimum Wage Increase Proposal Makes It On November Ballot

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Arkansas current minimum wage is $8.50,  but a local group is working to create a law that would raise the minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2021. Kristin Foster is the campaign manager for the newly formed group which submitted over one hundred thousand signatures in support of the initiative, successfully getting it on the November ballot. “This is going to be such a wonderful benefit for so many hard-working Arkansans, we’re really excited to see it […]

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