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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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    Clarksville Suspect Uploads Facebook Video At Beginning Of 9-Hour Standoff

    CLARKSVILLE (KFSM) – The felon accused of barricading himself inside a Clarksville home for nearly nine hours Friday uploaded a video to Facebook at the beginning of the standoff. In the video, the man states he is committing suicide and apologizes to his family. Authorities stormed the house eight-and-a-half hours after the standoff began and took the suspect into custody, according to the Clarksville Police Department. The suspect was transported to Johnson Regional Medical Center, after which he is expected […]

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    Police Sweep School After Bomb Threat At Sallisaw High

    SALLISAW, Okla. (KFSM) – Sallisaw High School was placed on lockdown late Friday morning following a bomb threat at the school, according to the Sallisaw School District. School resumed early in the afternoon after local law enforcement concluded there was no credible safety threat to the students, according to the school district. Supt. Scott Farmer said a threat written on the wall of the high school’s agriculture building was discovered, leading to the lockdown. The written threat included Friday’s date […]

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    Child Abducted From Rogers Home Found Safe In Oklahoma

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Authorities have found a two-year-old boy abducted from his Rogers home Thursday (Dec. 18) morning. Deputies in Atoka, Okla., found the boy safe and arrested the suspect Thursday afternoon, according to Rogers police. Police said someone who saw an Amber Alert issued earlier in the day for the missing boy called 911 and reported seeing the vehicle believed to be driven by Brent Wilks, the suspect in the abduction. Atoka County deputies stopped the vehicle, recovered the child […]

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    No Working Smoke Detectors At Fort Smith Complex Where Girl Died

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A Fort Smith fire marshal says there were no working smoke detectors at a local apartment complex where a four-year-old girl died in a fire Tuesday morning. The four-year-old girl who died in the fire was identified as Erin Tash, officials say. “It’s a grief that unless you’ve lost a grandchild or a young daughter like this it’s more than people can bare at this time I can tell you that,” Tash’s grandmother Rebecca Neal said. […]

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    71-Year-Old Logan County Man Kills Daughter And Himself, Authorities Say

    LOGAN COUNTY (KFSM) – Authorities say a 71-year-old Logan County man shot and killed his daughter Wednesday afternoon before turning the gun on himself. Deputies with the Logan County Sheriff’s Office responded around 12:30 p.m. to 148 Old Sandy Road, just north of Paris, according to Arkansas State Police. Responders found the body of Leslie Ewing, 39, in the kitchen area of the home. They found Jerry Ewing, 71, on the back patio with a gun. After telling Ewing to […]

  • Upgrading Sewer System Could Triple Fort Smith Customers’ Bills By 2026

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The average Fort Smith water and sewer bill may triple over the next 12 years to bring the city in compliance with federal clean water laws, city officials said Tuesday night at the Fort Smith Board of Directors meeting. While city directors are scheduled to set definitive rate structures in the coming months, projections of the city plan shows an average increase from $40 to $80 for the average local household’s water and sewer bill by […]

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    Van Buren “I Just Killed My Daddy” Suspect Pleads Guilty To Second-Degree Murder

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) – The Van Buren man who gunned down his 76-year-old father earlier this year pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder in a deal with prosecutors, according to the Crawford County Prosecutor’s Office. Eddie Hice, 54, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and will receive a 25-year prison sentence, with an additional 20 years suspended, said Crawford County Prosecutor Marc McCune. Hice will be eligible for parole after six years and four months. Hice was originally charged with first-degree […]

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    Rollover Wreck Blocks Northbound I-49 Lane In Rogers

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – A pickup rolled over and temporarily blocked some northbound traffic Wednesday morning on Interstate 49 in Rogers, according to emergency responders. The Rogers Fire Department and Bentonville Fire Department responded just before 7:30 a.m. to the northbound side of I-49 near the Walnut Street exit (Exit 85), where the Toyota truck laid on its side. One person was reportedly injured in the wreck, although the injury is not serious, according to the Rogers Fire Department. The crash […]

  • Boozman-Sponsored Desert Storm Memorial Approved By Senate

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (KFSM) – The U.S. Senate on Friday passed legislation authorizing the construction of a $15 million memorial to armed forces members who fought in Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield. The memorial was first introduced by Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.) and Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.). The legislation was part of the national defense bill passed by the Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. It has been forwarded to President Barack Obama to be signed into law, according to […]

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    Rape Suspect’s Missing Baby And Girlfriend Found In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A missing baby and teenage girl out of Muskogee County, Okla., were found Thursday night in Fort Smith. The multi-agency case resulted in the arrest of a rape suspect accused of fathering the child with the teenage girl. Garrett Dobbs, 21, was arrested at a Fort Smith apartment complex by the U.S. Marshals Service, along with the Arkansas Department of Community Corrections and the Fort Smith Police Department, according to a statement by the Marshals Service. […]

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    Semi Smashes Pickup Truck In Highway Wreck Near Roland

    ROLAND, Okla. (KFSM) -One person was hospitalized Friday morning after a semi-truck collided with a pickup truck that had crossed traffic on U.S. 64 near Roland, Okla. Emergency crews responded to the scene just before 8 a.m. and an eyewitness administered CPR to a person on the ground, authorities said. The patient was placed on a stretcher and transported to a local hospital. Authorities said eastbound lanes of the highway were temporarily blocked because of the wreck. An eyewitness told […]

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    Sebastian County Rape Suspect Found Dead In Jail Cell

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) – A rape suspect was found dead Thursday night in his Sebastian County Detention Center cell, according to the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office. The inmate was found unresponsive around 7 p.m., after which jail staff attempted lifesaving procedures. Emergency crews transported the man to Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith, where he was pronounced dead, according to the Sheriff’s Office. A statement from the Sheriff’s Office states authorities are withholding the name of the inmate until […]


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