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Chainee Bartlett


Fort Smith, AR, United States

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Police: Fort Smith Man Wanted After Shooting Brother

FORT SMITH (KFSM) - Police are searching for a man wanted in a shooting Thursday(June 21) morning in Fort Smith. Marvin Rojas, 26, is believed to be armed and possibly dangerous, according to Sgt. Wendell Sampson. → Read More

Mountainburg Police Raising Money For K9 Officer’s Surgery

MOUNTAINBURG (KFSM) -- From his sloppy kisses to his wagging tail, you would never guess K9 Officer Duke had a rough past. “He came from a very difficult background," said Mountainburg Police Chief Vincent Clamser, "We like to present him to the school kids to show that you can go from a ve... → Read More

Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking Dead At 76

(CNN) Stephen Hawking, the brilliant British theoretical physicist who overcame a debilitating disease to publish wildly popular books probing the mysteries of the universe, has died, according to a family spokesman. He was 76. → Read More

Bomb Threat Being Investigated At Waldron Tyson Plant

WALDRON (KFSM) -- Scott County Sheriff Randy Shores said a bomb threat is being investigated at the Tyson Plant. An unknown suspect threatened to bomb the Tyson Plant Tuesday evening (Feb. 20). Shores said investigators will track a phone number used by the suspect during the threat. → Read More

Mansfield City Council To Vote On Mayoral Duties At January Meeting

MANSFIELD(KFSM) - In a special meeting Thursday(Dec. 28) night, the city council discussed the Mayor's duties amid the ongoing boil order issue. City council members attempted to transfer Mayor Larry Austin's powers to recorder and treasurer Becky Walker by unanimously voting to replace the word "Mayor" in the personnel policy handbook to "Recorder/Treasurer", but Austin vetoed that vote. → Read More

Sallisaw Parents Arrested After Three-Week-Old Infant Found Dead

SALLISAW(KFSM) - Two people are arrested in connection with the death of a three-week-old infant girl Monday (Dec. 18) afternoon, according to Capt. Jeff Murray with Sallisaw Police. The infant's mother, Bretta Workman, 26, is charged with second-degree murder. → Read More

Greenwood Teacher Awarded $500 After Being Voted “Favorite Teacher”

GREENWOOD(KFSM) - An elementary school teacher in Greenwood was surprised with a big check on Tuesday(Nov. 9). James Perry was voted "Favorite Teacher" for the Greenwood area. Arvest Bank surprised Perry with a check for $500 to be used for his classroom. → Read More

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Van Buren Man Stabbed During Fight

VAN BUREN(KFSM) - A neighbor of Friday's stabbing victim sent 5NEWS video from their security camera. In the video you see the suspect approach the home and knock on the door. The victim steps out and the two start having a physical fight. → Read More

ASP Trooper: Man Arrested After Hitting Two Vehicles, Injuring Four On I-40

CRAWFORD COUNTY(KFSM) - One man is arrested after hitting two vehicles with his van on Interstate 40 Monday(Oct. 10) night, according to Trooper Ricky Denton, with Arkansas State Police Troop H. Four people were injured in the incident. → Read More

Multiple Agencies Investigate Deadly Sequoyah County Shooting

GORE (KFSM) -- An investigation is underway following a deadly shooting north of Gore, according to Sequoyah County Sheriff Larry Lane. The victim's family confirmed to 5NEWS that Bob Shanks, 61, of Salina, Kansas, is the person who was killed. On Saturday (Oct. → Read More

One Person Dead, Three Critically Injured After Multi-Vehicle Highway 112 In LeFlore County

LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) - One person is dead and three people are in critical condition after a multi-vehicle accident on Highway 112, according to the LeFlore County emergency manager. → Read More

Former Westside School District Treasurer Arrested For Embezzlement

HARTMAN (KFSM) - The former treasurer for the Johnson County Westside School District was arrested on theft charges in August for embezzling thousands of district funds over a four-year period, according to an arrest affidavit. → Read More

35 Years And Counting: Walmart Employees Look Back On Career

FORT SMITH(KFSM) - A local Walmart store is celebrating 35 years of business. Walmart #388 originally opened on Midland Boulevard in 1982, but later moved to its current location just off Kelley Highway at 2100 North 62nd Street. → Read More

Fort Smith Sack Lunch Program To Relocate

FORT SMITH(KFSM) - After 30 years of serving free lunches to people in need at the corner of North 6th and North B Streets in Fort Smith, the Sack Lunch Program will be moving to a new location. On Friday (Sep. 1), the final sack lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m. → Read More

Crash Destroys Fort Smith Landmark

FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- A driver was injured and a landmark demolished after a crash around noontime Thursday (Aug. 24), according to Fort Smith police. Police on scene tell 5NEWS it is possible the driver may have fallen asleep or passed out behind the wheel. → Read More

Portions Of U.S. 64, I-40 Shutdown Due To High Waters

SEQUOYAH COUNTY(KFSM) -Interstate 40 west bound and east bound is shut down due to high waters at milemarker 311 and 318.5, according to a release from Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Also U.S. 64 is shutdown about 1.5 miles west of Muldrow because of flooding, OHP said. → Read More

One Dead, One Hospitalized in Alma Crash

ALMA(KFSM) -- A man is dead and a woman is in the hospital after being involved in a wreck Thursday (Aug. 10) morning, according to Alma Police Chief Russell White. Alma police were called out to the scene at 9:56 a.m. at the intersection of East Cherry Street and U.S. Highway 64 East. → Read More

Greenwood Police Department Raises Enough Money For New K-9 Officer

GREENWOOD(KFSM) - The Greenwood Police Department raised enough money to purchase and house a new K-9 Officer, according to Police Chief Will Dawson. Former K-9 Officer Kina was officially retired by the city council on July 10, 2017. She was placed in the care of her handler, Dennis Wisner. → Read More

Plan For Animal Shelter In Greenwood Moves Forward

GREENWOOD(KFSM) -- Stray dogs and cats picked up by animal control in the Greenwood area will soon have a shelter to go to. The Greenwood City Council gave approval for Mayor Doug Kinslow to enter into a contract with a private owner to house stay cats and dogs at their facility, according to the Greenwood Police Department. → Read More

Lavaca Community Theatre Brings High School Comedy To Stage

KFSM(LAVACA)- The Lavaca Community Theatre celebrated its second annual summer production over the weekend (July 29-July 30). The group, founded by Lavaca drama teacher Mary Rollins and Lavaca alumna Kortney Ricketts, allows community members of all ages to participate. → Read More