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Will Moclair


Fayetteville, AR, United States

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Recent articles by Will:

The last night of Hanukkah

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – Sunday is the final night of Hanukkah and locals gathered on the Fayetteville square to light the last candle of the menorah. This was a ceremony put together by the Chabad Jewish Center of Northwest Arkansas. The Rabbi of the synagogue says after not being able to celebrate together last year […] → Read More

Razorback fans ready for their first bowl game in five years

FAYETTEVILLE As special as this season has been for the team; it’s been just as exciting for Razorback nation as a whole. The most common theme of the fan I’ve spoken to is there happy to be back on a national stage and to be in the conversation here on this bowl selection Sunday. When […] → Read More

Christmas Honors at the Fort Smith National Cemetery

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – A Christmas wreath was placed in front of every grave Saturday at the Fort Smith National cemetery. “This year was definitely interesting because we didn’t have Christmas honors last year because of COVID. I think the community rallied behind Christmas honors this year because he was a missed tradition last in […] → Read More

Bella Vista Bypass benefits those in the area

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) The Bella Vista Bypass has been officially opened now for more than two months, and local businesses are starting to notice the benefits of its completion. The general manager of Allen’s Food Market, located right off the Bella Vista Bypass, says not only has it made his own commute easier and brought […] → Read More

South African Razorbacks unable to go home for the holidays

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – Recently imposed travel bans to southern African countries may cause Razorback athletes to not be able to see their families for the holidays. Carina Viljoen is a professional distance runner from Johannesburg, South Africa, who graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2019. She is currently here in Northwest Arkansas training. […] → Read More

Chabad Jewish Center of NWA celebrates the first night of Hanukkah

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – Sunday marks the first night of Hanukkah. To celebrate, members of the Chabad Jewish Center of Northwest Arkansas got together to light the menorah’s first candle. “The message of Hanukkah is that light always wins over darkness, good always prevails over evil,” says Rabbi Mendel Greisman with Chabad Jewish Center of […] → Read More

Hundreds head to Springdale for Christmas on the Creek

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – Christmas on the Creek is back in full swing at the Shiloh Square, and the community has come out in full force to get into the holiday spirit. Organizers have had the street closed since noon—Saturday for vendors, live music, and even Santa himself. One of the organizers says this is […] → Read More

In-person deals back on Black Friday

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – Black Friday last year was anything but average, with more deals being put up online to avoid in-person crowds. But this year, Arkansans are back out in full force for what’s looking like a more nostalgic Black Friday experience. We’ve been talking to customers at Bass Pro Shop, and we […] → Read More

Arkansas lawmakers react to the Build Back Better Bill

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Bill is now headed to the Senate after passing the house on Friday. The nearly $2 trillion social spending plan has been heavily debated by politicians, and it now has Arkansas’s elected officials divided as well. We spoke with State Senator Greg Leding and U.S. […] → Read More

Turkey prices on the rise

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – Prices at the grocery store may be causing families in Northwest Arkansas to cut back on their Thanksgiving menus. According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, the cost of a Thanksgiving dinner has risen 14% from last year. The USDA Turkey Market Price report states the average prices on everyone’s favorite […] → Read More

River Valley Veterans Thanksgiving Giveaway

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – Several elected officials came out Saturday morning to help the River Valley Regional Food Bank with its Veterans Thanksgiving Giveaway. The director of the River Valley Regional Food Bank says the veteran’s thanksgiving giveaway is a yearly event they host, but they were able to 1,600 people this year. “It’s amazing; […] → Read More

Rising case numbers going into Thanksgiving

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – COVID-19 case numbers are once again on the rise here in the Natural State, and it has health officials even more concerned about the upcoming holiday season. State Epidemiologist, Dr. Jennifer Dillaha, says this most recent surge in COVID-19 cases we’re noticing here in Arkansas can be directly attributed to the […] → Read More

School districts noticing a lack of subs

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – Staffing Shortages in Northwest Arkansas could be affecting your child’s quality of learning. Districts across the area are reporting a lack of substitutes and bus drivers, causing some teachers to have to double up on classrooms. The Director of Human Resources for Fayetteville Public Schools says he’s worked for the district […] → Read More

Stalking students with AirTag

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – University of Arkansas students are worried unknown individuals are stalking them, and the student says the stalker is using new Apple technology to do so. The student I spoke with discovered an Apple Airtag attached to the front bumper of her friend’s car. Airtags are equipped with a GPS tracker and […] → Read More

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill’s effect on NWA

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – President Joe Biden says he plans on signing the bipartisan infrastructure bill Monday. Still, agencies in Northwest Arkansas are already planning on how they’ll use the funds. In an exclusive interview with Congressman Steve Womack, he says even though he voted against the bipartisan infrastructure bill he believes this will speed […] → Read More

One Walk for juvenile type I diabetes

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – November is National Diabetes Awareness Month; in light of that, a walk was held Sunday to raise money for juvenile type I diabetes. Sundays One walk for juvenile type I diabetes is a yearly event and is put together to raise funds for the JDRF. Not only is it a chance […] → Read More

ARDOT will reorganize its bridge inspection program

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – After an internal investigation by the Federal Highway Administration, ARDOT says it will be reorganizing its bridge inspection program. This comes following the I-40 bridge over the Mississippi River being shut down on May 11 after inspectors found a crack in one of two 900-foot horizontal steel beams. Spokesperson of the […] → Read More

Colleen Nick responds to FBI naming person of interest in daughter’s case

The announcement seeking information on a person of interest in the Morgan Nick disappearance may have come as a surprise to many watching, but it's something Morgan's mom, Colleen, has known about for some time. → Read More

“Instead of turkey and dressing, it may be chicken and dressing this year,“ River Valley Regional Food Bank

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – Meat shortages in Northwest Arkansas may cause families to not have a turkey this year for Thanksgiving. According to local food banks, turkey supply and turkey donations are down significantly compared to 2020. The Northwest Arkansas Food Bank says it’ll probably be distributing more chickens Thanksgiving than Turkeys. Another food bank […] → Read More

Local lawmakers react to the bipartisan infrastructure bill

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – Arkansas legislators have opposing views regarding the bipartisan infrastructure bill, which passed Congress on Friday. State Senator Greg Leding says he couldn’t be happier the Infrastructure bill passed in congress, and he believes the improvements the state will be able to make because of it have been long overdue. “It’s incredible […] → Read More