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Meredith Baldwin


Fort Smith, AR, United States

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Deputies Searching For Escaped Inmate From LeFlore County Detention Center

LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) -- LeFlore County Deputies are searching Wednesday (July 26) for an inmate that escaped from the LeFlore County Detention Center. The inmate's name is Joseph Woodard. → Read More

Fallen Sebastian County Deputy’s Name Added to National Memorial

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KFSM) -- A Sebastian County deputy was among those honored at a candlelight vigil Saturday night (May 14) in the nation's capitol as part of National Police Week. → Read More

Northwest Arkansas Flash Flooding Road Closures

WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) -- Heavy rains overnight on Friday (April 28) have caused several roads to shut down due to flooding. Flash flooding can sweep vehicles off roadways, so use extreme caution if water is covering the road. Do not cross flooded low-water bridges. → Read More

Deadly Wreck Shuts Down Highway 59 South Near Crawford-Washington County Line

CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) -- One person is dead and another person is being airlifted to a hospital following a wreck on Arkansas Highway 59 South near the Crawford-Washington County line on Friday morning (Feb. 17), officials on scene said. Traffic is currently blocked in both directions in that area as crews work to clear the accident. → Read More

One Found Dead On Train Tracks In Sequoyah County

SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) -- Emergency crews are investigating a man's death after his body was found on train tracks near Muldrow Thursday morning (Sept. 8). According to authorities, a train was in the area at the time. → Read More

Multiple Agencies Responding To Shots Fired In Sebastian County

SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) — Multiple law enforcement agencies are responding after shots were fired in Sebastian County Wednesday morning (Aug. 10), according to Inv. Philip Pevehouse with the … → Read More

Police: Mother Waiting For Prison Bed Kidnaps Daughter From Van Buren Home

VAN BUREN (KFSM) — The Van Buren Police Department was searching for a three-year-old girl Friday (July 15) after she had been kidnapped by her mother from her great-grandmother’s home,… → Read More

UPDATE: Kidnapped Three-Year-Old Located Safely In Illinois

VAN BUREN (KFSM) — Van Buren Police have reported that missing child Layla Munholland, 3, was located safely in Grayville, Ill. ===== Arkansas State Police issued a Level 2 Amber Alert Friday… → Read More

One Person Missing After Fireworks Set Fayetteville Home On Fire

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — One person was missing Tuesday morning (July 5) following a house fire on Athens Lane in Fayetteville, according to Fayetteville Police Department Sgt. Craig Stout. Crew… → Read More

Community Garden Built By Northside High School Students Wins $20,000 Grant

FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A community garden, built by students at Northside High School in Fort Smith, beat out 851 other community gardens across the country to win a $20,000 grant Tuesday night … → Read More

Gore Schools Closed Thursday Due To Police Emergency, Superintendent Says

GORE, Okla. (KFSM) — Gore Schools are closed Thursday due to a police emergency near the Elementary School, according to Superintendent Lucky McCrary. McCrary said a person barricaded himsel… → Read More

Woman Hospitalized After Fayetteville Apartment Explodes

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A woman is being treated for injuries at an area hospital after an explosion inside a Fayetteville apartment complex early Monday morning (April 18), according to Sgt. C… → Read More

Woman Hospitalized After Possible Meth Lab Explosion At Fayetteville Apartment Complex

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A woman is being treated for injuries at an area hospital after an explosion inside a Fayetteville apartment complex early Monday morning (April 18), according to Sgt. C… → Read More

UPDATE: Driver Hospitalized After Overnight Rollover Accident On Highway 112

SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — A man is being treated for injuries at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Medical Center Wednesday morning (Mar. 16) after being involved in a rollover accident overnight. Th… → Read More

Vian Toddler Life Flighted After Being Hit By Car

VIAN (KFSM) — A Vian toddler is being treated for injuries in St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa after he was hit by a vehicle on Friday (March 4). Vian Police said the accident happened in the 20… → Read More

Fayetteville Named Third In Top Places To Live In The U.S.

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Fayetteville has been named as the third best place to live in America, coming in behind Denver, Colorado and Austin, Texas in the 2016 U.S. News Best Places To Live Ran… → Read More

Super Tuesday Voting Begins; Polls Open From 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. in Arkansas

Voting is now underway for the Presidential Primary Election in both Arkansas and Oklahoma. Polling sites in Arkansas are open from 7:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (Mar. 1). If you’re confu… → Read More

Police Searching For Stabbing Suspect, Victim Released From Hospital

FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- Officers with the Fort Smith Police Department are currently searching for a suspect involved in stabbing that sent one man to the hospital early Friday morning (Feb. 19). The ... → Read More

Woman Dies In Alma House Fire; Husband Injured

ALMA (KFSM) -- A woman died Thursday morning (Feb. 18) when a fire broke out at her home in Alma, according to her family. Family said Connie Yearwood died in the Locust Street home and her husband... → Read More

Pulaski County Firefighter Shot, Killed While Responding To Medical Call

PULASKI COUNTY (KFSM) -- An Arkansas firefighter was shot and killed while responding to a medical emergency in Pulaski County early Friday morning (Jan. 22), Capt. Carl Minden with the sheriff's o... → Read More