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Will Moclair


Fayetteville, AR, United States

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Recent articles by Will:

NWA Ukrainians celebrate Vyshyvanka Day

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – On the third Thursday of every May, Ukrainians celebrate Vyshyvanka day. A special day where everyone can celebrate their Heritage while wearing their favorite Vyshyvanka. Ukrainian native and Bentonville resident, Nataliya Chapovska, is now carrying on the tradition by getting her two children their first Vyshyvanka. While they may not be […] → Read More

Walmart stock takes a significant hit in the marketplace

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – When the market closed on Tuesday, Walmart was down 11.4%, the worst day for the Bentonville native since 1987. Today Walmart fell another 7%. National analysts agree with economist for the University of Arkansas, Jeff Cooperstein, that inflation has a hand to play in fiscal losses. However, consumers switching to spending […] → Read More

Arkansas State Police investigating a criminal action on a Greenwood school bus

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – On Friday, May 6th, the Arkansas State Police initiated an investigation involving allegations of criminal acts, criminal actions that took place on a Greenwood School District bus transporting students involved to a school sanction sporting event. There’s currently a lot of hearsay going around the town of Greenwood about what actually […] → Read More

Arkansas State Senate race for District 34

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – Voters in District 34 have the option of voting for either the mayor of Bella Vista, Peter Christie, or Representative Jim Dotson from the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 93. Both of whom have years worth of political experience. Christie has been the mayor of Bella Vista since 2015, and […] → Read More

University of Arkansas ready for commencement

Friday and Saturday, the University of Arkansas will be holding commencement for graduating seniors. However, this spring’s commencement won’t be like the last. “There are not going to be any COVID precaution, no mandates, no rules, no requirement,” says John Thomas with the University of Arkansas. Meaning there will be no capacity limit, no masks […] → Read More

What happens if Roe v. Wade is overturned

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – Jill Lens is a professor of Law at the University of Arkansas. She says if the Supreme Court is to go through with its drafted decision, it won’t take weeks or days to ban abortion in the Natural State. “I can’t imagine it would take more than a couple of hours,” […] → Read More

Army Corp. of Engineers open Beaver Lake dam

As of Wednesday, Beaver Lake’s water level hit an elevation of 1,129, the top of the flood pool is 1,130. → Read More

Army Corp. of Engineers open Beaver Lake dam

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – As of Wednesday, Beaver Lake’s water level hit an elevation of 1,129, the top of the flood pool is 1,130. Due to projected water intake, the Army Corp. of Engineers Little Rock district knew this critical level was about to be met. “So we open the gates now to make smaller […] → Read More

Arkansans weigh in on possible Supreme Court decision regarding Roe v. Wade

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA)- On Monday, Politico published a leaked draft that the Supreme Court is set to overturn Roe v. Wade. One local says when she heard the news, she felt she had to organize a protest as quickly as possible. “Where is our input, where is our say. Our say comes in the power […] → Read More

Washington County resident having a tough time getting rental assistance

In September, Samuel Rivera Lopez was approved for Washington County Rental Assistance. → Read More

Washington County resident having a tough time getting rental assistance

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) -In September, Samuel Rivera Lopez was approved for Washington County Rental Assistance. However, since then, Rivera Lopez says he hasn’t personally seen a dollar. Due to the lack of payment, his landlord tried to evict him. “So it was either pay $3,000 or give up everything,” says Rivera Lopez. Washington County says […] → Read More

Springdale residents hoping to be denied by the SBA Disaster Assistance Loan

SPRINGDALE. Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – The US Small Business Administration and the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management are now accepting in-person applications at the Springdale Rec. Center for Disaster Assistance Loans and the Individual Assistance Program. Kristy Miller says she’s been going door to door in the Woodridge trailer park, trying to get as many people […] → Read More

U.S. Small Business Administration accepting in-person disaster loans

SPRINGDALE. Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – Charlotte Fawcett was sleeping in her trailer when the EF3 tornado tore through Springdale on March 30th. “My camper started going from side to side up and down, well then we had a tree come down through the roof and on my shoulder,” says Fawcett. Thankful Fawcett wasn’t significantly injured; however, […] → Read More

Womack tours Springdale tornado damage

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – U.S. Representative Steve Womack and the mayor of Springdale toured all the damaged sites Wednesday, but also that covid funding may be able to help rebuild one of them. Mayor Doug Sprouse says they revisited all the sites; however, they spent the majority of their day at George Elementary. There they […] → Read More

Fayetteville votes to move $10 million of ARPA funds

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA)- On Tuesday, Fayetteville City Council voted to reallocate 10 of its 18 million American rescue plan dollars to cover the city’s fiscal losses. “So, in other words, it’s reimbursing the city for revenue losses that occurred during the coronavirus period,” says chief financial officer for the city of Fayetteville Paul Becker. $10 […] → Read More

How to report your crypto earnings

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – Jackie Vermillion and Annabelle Steelman-Berry are CPAs at Ronald G. Berry in Fayetteville. They say the phone has been ringing off the hook today with people looking to file at the last minute. Something which could be related to post-pandemic confusion. “This is the first time in three years that tax […] → Read More

Gravette resident and Ukrainian native headed home to save her mom

GRAVETTE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA)- “He saved me three months if not more, and this is probably why and because I’ll be able to see my mom,” says Gravette resident and Ukrainian native Elina Mahmens. She has been in the United States for the last 12 years but now getting on a plane and headed back to […] → Read More

Hail hammers cars in the River Valley

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – “It really is, and this is not our first rodeo; we saw this back in 18’ and 19’ same month,” says Chris Wilson, new car sale manager at Harry Robinson in Fort Smith. He says with hundreds of unsold new cars on the lot, yesterday’s hail storm was less than ideal. […] → Read More

County officials weigh in on the risk of flooding

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – Any time there’s a prolonged period of severe weather like the one we’re about to see, emergency managers say flooding becomes a real concern, and so does safety on the streets. Michael Waddle, director of emergency management for Benton County, says if you see flooding on the road, it’s best to […] → Read More

Northwest Arkansas is preparing for potential severe weather

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – With several days of severe weather in the forecast, emergency managers and responders say you and your family should be coming up with a plan now in case the worst happens in your neighborhood. “It doesn’t take much for a tornado to spin right on up, which we learned last week,” […] → Read More