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Shain Bergan joined the 5NEWS team as an assignments manager in our Northwest Arkansas newsroom in July 2012. If you have a story idea, email him at Shain.Bergan@kfsm.com.

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    Bentonville Man Accused Of Killing Grandmother Captured

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – The Bentonville man suspected of killing his grandmother was captured Friday night by Saline County deputies, according to the Saline County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities have been searching for Michael Conklin, 26, since Monday. His grandmother, Nelma Darline Conklin, was found dead in their Bentonville home Sunday. Conklin was arrested just before 8 p.m. without incident, according to the Saline County Sheriff’s Office. Bentonville police on Wednesday ruled The 76 year old’s death a homicide. An arrest warrant […]

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    Woman Scams Illegal Immigrants Out Of More Than $100,000, Report States

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A federal fugitive is behind bars in Washington County after authorities said she defrauded illegal immigrants out of more than $100,000 while promising to help them become American citizens. Wendy Espinoza-Reconco, 31, was arrested July 18 and is being held in the Washington County Detention Center for federal authorities, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. A warrant was issued in federal court for Espinoza’s arrest the previous day, court documents show. The suspect faces one […]

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    Beer Truck Pulls Power Lines From Rogers Jewelry Store

    A semi-truck accidentally snagged on power lines at a Rogers business Friday night, pulling the cable away from the building, according to the Rogers Fire Department. Fire crews responded at 7:22 p.m. to Al McCarty Jewelers on West Walnut Street in reference to the power line issue. The driver of the Miller Lite truck was trying to turn around in the store’s parking lot, when a low power line caught on the vehicle. By the time the truck stopped, the […]

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    Cows On The Loose In Springdale, Police Say

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Police and animal control officers rounded up a few cows that got loose Friday afternoon in Springdale near Arkansas 71B, according to police. Authorities responded to Arkansas 71B and Wagon Wheel Road after a heifer and two calves were seen roaming freely in the area. The animals were in front of the Wagon Wheel Cafe, according to the Springdale Police Department. Police and Springdale Animal Control gathered up the animals and located the owner. Authorities said the […]

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    1 Hospitalized After Jet Ski Collides With Pontoon Boat On Beaver Lake

    BEAVER LAKE (KFSM) – A man was hospitalized Friday afternoon after the jet ski he was on collided with a pontoon boat on Beaver Lake in Carroll County, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Emergency crews responded to Penitentiary Cove on the north side of Beaver Lake in reference to a two-vehicle crash on the water. Crews used a medical helicopter to rush the 24-year-old jet ski operator to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to the Game […]

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    Arrest Warrant Issued For Grandson Of Bentonville Woman Found Killed

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Michael Conklin on suspicion of first-degree murder, according to Bentonville police. Conklin went missing earlier this week after his grandmother was found killed in their Bentonville home. His whereabouts are still unknown, according to the Bentonville Police Department. Preliminary autopsy results released earlier this week state Nelma Darline Conklin died in her home Sunday as the result of a homicide. Police found the 76 year old’s body after […]

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    Emergency Crews Decline Comment As State Investigates Cyclist’s Death

    EUREKA SPRINGS (KFSM) – The Eureka Springs Fire Department on Thursday declined comment while state health workers investigate a cyclist’s death from last weekend. A preliminary state medical examiner report released Monday states a breathing tube placed in Laura Wooldridge’s esophagus by medical crews contributed to her death. The Arkansas Department of Heath announced later in the week it was investigating the incident. A spokesman for the fire department said Eureka Springs firefighters are cooperating with the state’s investigation, although […]

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    Girl On Bike Hospitalized In Fayetteville Hit-And-Run

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A 15-year-old girl was hospitalized Thursday afternoon following a hit-and-run collision in Fayetteville, according to emergency responders. Police and medical crews responded around 3 p.m. to College Avenue and 11th Street, where police said a girl might have been “clipped” by a car’s mirror while riding her bike. The vehicle sped off after the collision, according to the Fayetteville Police Department. The girl was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries, including scrapes and abrasions, according […]

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    Police Investigate After Construction Truck Abandoned In Rogers Field

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Police are searching for the driver of a construction vehicle that was found abandoned Thursday in Rogers. A Crossland Construction Company pickup truck was found in a field near Promenade Boulevard and Chastain Crossing, prompting officers to respond to the scene, according to the Rogers Police Department. No injuries have been reported, and there are no reports so far of where the driver may be.

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    Trouble With Breathing Tube Contributed To Cyclist’s Death, Report States

    EUREKA SPRINGS (KFSM) – The cyclist killed Saturday (July 19) while preparing for a Eureka Springs bike race died of esophageal intubation with complicating neck and face trauma, according to a state medical examiner’s report. Laura Wooldridge, 39, crashed her mountain bike while cycling the trails at the Fat Tire Festival, officials said. Emergency crews were called to the scene, and Wooldridge later died, authorities said. Wooldridge’s thyroid and larynx were crushed, requiring responding medical crews to place a breathing […]


    Bentonville Woman’s Death Ruled Homicide As Police Search For Grandson

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – A preliminary investigation reveals the Bentonville woman found dead in her home Sunday died as the result of a homicide, according to the Bentonville Police Department. Police found 76-year-old Nelma Darline Conklin’s body Sunday after responding to the home to check on her. Her 26-year-old grandson, who lives with her, is missing, along with the woman’s silver Ford Focus, according to Bentonville police. Authorities have been searching since Monday for Michael Conklin, but he has not been […]

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    Pregnant Woman Killed, Boyfriend Decapitated In Craigslist Sex Encounter

    WYOMING, MICH. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Police in Wyoming have released details in last week’s murder suicide at a news conference Monday. They continue to search for answers as to why 31-year-old Brady Oestrike killed 25-year-old Charles Oppenneer and his 18-year-old pregnant girlfriend, Brooke Slocum. Newschannel 3 talked with friends and roommates who say the pregnant teenager would use Craigslist to find men looking for sex, but it was her boyfriend who forced her to do it. Her roommate recalled conversations. […]