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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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    Police Investigate Death Of 2-Year-Old River Valley Girl

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Fort Smith police are investigating the death of a two-year-old girl after she was admitted to a local hospital with “suspicious” injuries last week, according to the Fort Smith Police Department. Family members held the funeral Thursday for Naomi Nichols, who died Oct. 15 after she was taken by emergency crews to Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith with what police called “suspicious injuries.” Family members told 5NEWS the girl was injured after falling down […]

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    Man Found Dead In Fort Smith Wooded Area

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A man believed to be homeless was found dead Thursday morning in Fort Smith near Towson Avenue, according to the Fort Smith Police Department. The body was found in a wooded area behind Anglers Liquor Store on Towson. The location appeared to be a homeless camp area, police said. The cause of death is unknown at this time. Authorities will send the body to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy, police said.

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    Power Outage Shuts Down Polling Location In Washington County

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) –Early voting was disrupted Wednesday afternoon in Washington County after a power outage left 738 local customers without power. Power went out at 1:15 p.m. for some of downtown Fayetteville, including the Washington County Courthouse, where voters were taking part in the third day of early voting for the November general elections. Election officials were forced to shut down the polling location because of the power outage, they said. Electricity was later restored for most of the […]

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    1 Hospitalized As Crews Pull Driver From Rogers Wreckage

    One person was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash that temporarily blocked traffic along U.S. 71B in Rogers. Three Rogers fire trucks and an ambulance responded just after 3 p.m. to North Eighth Street and West Easy Street in reference to a crash needing possible extrication from one of the vehicles. Crews used equipment to pop the door off of the passenger car that lay in the middle of the street. They pulled the driver from the vehicle, and […]

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    Police And Feds Investigate $2 Million Vehicle Arson In Bentonville

    An arsonist in Bentonville set fire Thursday to two construction vehicles being used to construct the Bella Vista Bypass, Bentonville police said Friday. The Bentonville Police Department and the Bentonville Fire Department responded to an area south of the Lowe’s department store on Lowes Avenue regarding an arson investigation. Police said the three vehicles intentionally set on fire represent a loss of $2 million. The state fire marshal and the federal Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms agency are assisting with the […]

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    Train Trips To Continue, As Crash’s Initial Investigation Wraps Up

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The Arkansas & Missouri Railroad company will continue its excursion train trips Thursday, a week after two trains collided near West Fork, injuring 44 people on-board. The announcement comes the same day federal safety investigators said they are wrapping up their preliminary investigation into the collision. The day-long passenger train trips were suspended following the crash. Officials will lift that suspension, and anyone with tickets for Thursday’s excursions will be able to use those without incident, […]

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    State Rep Wants Answers On Washington County Ballot Glitch

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A local state representative says he wants answers to how candidates’ party affiliations were left off of Washington County digital ballots Monday, the first day of early voting for the November general elections. Rep. Justin Harris (R – West Fork) is afraid some voters’ voices may not be properly heard because of the electronic ballot glitch. Harris said he may file an official complaint if election officials do not remedy the issue. County election commissioners met […]

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    Police Investigate Possible Bomb Threat at Fayetteville Walmart

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Fayetteville Walmart was shut down early Tuesday morning due to a possible bomb threat, according to the Fayetteville Police Department. An employee found a suspicious object in a high-traffic area of the Walmart on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard around midnight, according to authorities. Several police cars and two fire trucks responded to the scene. Once police arrived on scene, they decided the object could not be dismissed as harmless. The Bentonville Bomb Squad was called […]

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    NWACC Touts New Springdale Center Location

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – NorthWest Arkansas Community College officials hope to soon start raising money for the college’s planned Springdale center, which now has a sign planted at the future site’s location. NWACC held a celebration last week of the 20 acres purchased by the community college west of Arvest Ballpark. The $2.4 million piece of land is one Watkins Avenue. The college plans to build a three-story building, acting as the Bentonville-based school’s Washington County Instructional Center. The third story […]

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    NTSB: Train Was Traveling At 25 Miles Per Hour At Time Of Impact

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The rescue train that collided Thursday with a passenger train in Washington County was traveling at 25 miles per hour at the time of impact, federal safety investigators said Friday. National Transportation Safety Board member Mark Rosekind said the brakes were applied at 28 miles per hour prior to the collision. The train should have been traveling at a safe limit of 20 miles per hour or lower, he said. The speed limit along the track […]

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    Crews Block Off 71B To Battle Fire At Springdale Construction Business

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A Springdale construction business went up in flames Friday night, stopping traffic in both directions on U.S. 71B. Fire crews from Springdale and Lowell responded around 5:30 p.m. to a call of smoke near the intersection of U.S. 71B and Arkansas 264. When firefighters arrived, they found Scott Construction Equipment Company on fire, according to the Springdale Fire Department. Crews extinguished the flames by 6:30 p.m. Traffic was stopped in both directions as firefighters had to lay […]

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    Fayetteville Man Arrested In Drug Task Force Investigation

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Local drug task force agents arrested a Fayetteville man Wednesday following a drug-dealing investigation that lasted several weeks. Andrew Scott Tabor, 25, was arrested on suspicion of several possession of a controlled substance charges after members of the Fourth Judicial Drug Task Force began investigating a group selling marijuana in the Northwest Arkansas area, according to a preliminary report from the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office. The Fourth Judicial Task Force is made up of law enforcement from […]


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