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Crystal Martinez


Ardmore, OK, United States

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Recent articles by Crystal:

KNWA TODAY: Local girls soccer team win 3v3 Live National Championship

The team, Peppa Pig's Army, is comprised of six 12-year-old girls from Rogers and Springdale. → Read More

KNWA TODAY: Signing Men of Arkansas Perform

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A few members of the Singing Men of Arkansas appeared on KNWA Today Thursday morning to talk about their upcoming performance “Home for Christmas.” The free concert will take place this Sunday, Dec. 5 at First United Methodist Church in Springdale and will start at 3 p.m. → Read More

Special Report: Working during the COVID-19 pandemic as a funeral director

From healthcare workers to first responders, navigating through the pandemic has been difficult for many but there is another profession that's seen the toll the pandemic has taken on families. → Read More

KNWA Today: Farmland Adventures

From picking pumpkins, feeding animals to peddle carts, Farmland Adventures is just one place you take your family to get into the fall spirit. → Read More

Benton County Fair kicks off for 117th year

BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – The Benton County Fair returns for its 2021 season. This year families can enjoy fair food, rides, and even some new events like a beer garden and vendors. You can find more information including ticket prices and schedules by visiting the Benton County Fair website. The fair runs from Sept. […] → Read More

Kiss a Pig Gala: Meet Andrew Huntsinger

CAVE SPRINGS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Andrew Huntsinger was a teenager when he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. “Just over a course of those few weeks I went from 140 pounds to 110 pounds, I lost a ton of weight,” Andrew said. He says it’s forced him to have discipline in his life, planning what […] → Read More

Facebook puts Instagram for kids on hold after pushback

The announcement follows a investigative series by The Wall Street Journal which reported that Facebook was aware that the use of Instagram by some teenage girls led to mental health issues and anxiety. → Read More

KNWA Today/FOX24 Kiss a Pig Gala Preview

This year's Kiss a Pig Gala will take place on Oct. 2 at 6:00 P.M. at the Peel Museum & Botanical Garden. → Read More

Special Report: Transitioning back into the office during the pandemic

Some of you have been working from home for the past year now, companies are saying it's time to come back into the office. → Read More

KNWA Tries It: American Ninja Warrior Course

LOWELL, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Season 13 of American Ninja Warrior continues Monday night, June 21. Some of the most elite athletes in the country are competing on the world’s most difficult obstacle courses,three of those athletes are from NWA. The KNWA Today team paid a visit to Flip Side Ninja Park to see the training […] → Read More

5th grade student in Springdale receives surprise yearbook

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — On this last day of school, one student in Springdale received a surprise from his peers that he will never forget. One of Turnbow Elementary School’s finest students is fifth-grader Mario Pacheco. “It was a tough year but we finally got it through,” Mario said. Thursday, he was gifted with something […] → Read More

KNWA Today: Northwest Arkansas Naturals Home Opener Preview

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Our KNWA Today team gives you an inside look at what to expect this baseball season for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. You find the full schedule and purchase tickets by visiting the Naturals website. → Read More

Community comes together to help family of ten who lost home in fire

DECATUR, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – “It was just so powerful,” Wes McGee said. “I couldn’t believe how hot it was and how fast it ripped through our house.” Bailey and Wes McGee and their eight children watched as a fire destroyed their home Sunday night, starting from the carport and then spreading to their house. “By […] → Read More

ADH: Report severe COVID-19 vaccine reactions

The ADH recommends if you've suffered from severe or unusual symptoms like nausea or leg pain, you should see a doctor and make a report. → Read More

Community comes together to help injured crossing guard

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Bruce Fortin is an Air Force veteran. He runs a TV repair shop from home and volunteers as a crossing guard on Har-Ber Ave. in Springdale. Bryan Rooney is his neighbor. “He just said there was no reason for me not to do it, I was at the house anyways […] → Read More

Racial disparities and the COVID-19 vaccine rollout

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Arkansas Department of Health reports African Americans make up only 10.6% of people vaccinated in Arkansas but the census shows they make up almost 16% of the total population. Lindsey Leverett-Higgins and Quinton Green are with the NWA Dr. MLK council. They say this disproportion shines a light on […] → Read More

Doctor, Trans community/advocates react to HB 1570 and trans youth mental health

"They belong here, we love them, hang on - this is not over," Chris Attig said. → Read More

More mass vaccination clinics could start popping up in NWA

BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA/FOX24) – “Since we partnered with Collier, it’s helped them greatly,” Michael Waddle said. Michael Waddle is the Director of Emergency Management for Benton County. He says the county is partnering with the pharmacy to vaccinate 10 thousand Arkansans in 10 weeks at the Benton County Fairgrounds. “Up here in Benton County, […] → Read More

Remarkable Women: April Covington

ARKANSAS (KNWA/ KFTA) — April Covington works as a Certified Nursing Assistant at the Veterans Hospital in Fayetteville. When she’s not helping those who gave their all — she’s giving back to her church. “I’ve just always kind of felt called to help people out and I’ve had the honor and blessing to work with […] → Read More

Lifelong fan books a trip to Indy to watch the Muss Buss in action

"We were picked halfway down the sec and here we are," Alphin said. → Read More