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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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    Shot Deputy Has Bullet Removed, Remains In Good Spirits

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The deputy who was shot Wednesday night while responding to a fatal shooting underwent surgery Friday and is “recuperating well,” according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Cpl. Taylor Reed received surgery to remove the bullet that was lodged in his back. He continues to recover at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Reed received several visitors to his room over the past two days, including his wife and baby, Sheriff […]


    Shot Deputy Awaits Surgery As Deadly Shooting’s Investigation Continues

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The Washington County deputy who was shot in the chest Wednesday night is in good spirits while awaiting surgery scheduled for Friday, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Another man shot the same night in a related incident died from his injuries. Cpl. Taylor Reed was walking toward a house on South Whitehouse Road outside of Fayetteville on Wednesday night to investigate a shooting inside. The woman who called 911 to report the initial shooting—Roberta […]


    Prosecutor Sworn In After Rogers Official Accused Of Impersonating An Officer

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A special prosecutor was sworn in Friday morning to investigate whether the Rogers city attorney impersonated a police officer. Crawford County Prosecutor Marc McCune was assigned the special prosecutor to the case because of a conflict of interest involving the Benton County prosecutor. McCune was sworn in by Benton County Circuit Judge Brad Karren, according to Karren’s office. Officials said the investigation stems from a complaint the City of Rogers received alleging city attorney Ben Lipscomb […]

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    Website Raising Money For Former Razorback Player Charged With Murder

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – An online fundraising site has raised $2,500 for the former University of Arkansas football player accused of beating his friend to death after a night of drinking. A page on the popular fundraising site GoFundMe.com states it is raising money to pay Joshua Melton’s lawyers and expert witnesses in his second-degree murder case. The page was created Thursday by a woman named Monique Gray. “Prior to the criminal case in question, Josh had always been a […]

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    Rogers Emergency Crew Uses Jaws Of Life To Help Victims

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Emergency crews in Rogers had to use the Jaws of Life to help crash victims this morning, officials say. The accident happened on Friday morning (Aug. 22) at 13th Street and Walnut Avenue, according to officials. The Jaws of Life were used to cut people out of a passenger car, and there were multiple vehicles involved in the crash, officials said. Both lanes of westbound traffic on Walnut Avenue were blocked by fire engines and wreckage until […]


    Rogers City Attorney Accused Of Impersonating A Police Officer

    ROGERS (KFSM) – A special prosecutor is set to begin investigating Friday whether the Rogers city attorney impersonated a police officer in Bentonville, according to Rogers city officials. Crawford County Prosecutor Marc McCune is scheduled to be sworn in Friday in Benton County, after which he will begin his investigation into city attorney Ben Lipscomb’s alleged criminal action, according to the mayor’s office in Rogers. Officials said the investigation stems from a complaint the City of Rogers received alleging Lipscomb […]

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    Fayetteville Anti-Discrimination Law Won’t Make November Ballot

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Detractors of the recently-passed anti-discrimination law in Fayetteville can still reverse the ordinance if they can get the issue on a public ballot for a special election. The issue will not make the November general election ballot, though, according to the city attorney. Opponents of the issue technically have until Aug. 26 to turn in a petition with about 4,100 signatures, thus placing the measure on the general election ballot. Even if those signatures were turned in […]


    Sheriff: Man Kills Father, Mother Shoots Washington County Deputy

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A Washington County man shot and killed his father late Wednesday night (Aug. 20), after which his mother accidentally shot a deputy, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Cpl. Taylor Reed was transported to Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, where emergency crews described his status as critical but stable. His wounds are non-life-threatening, according to the Sheriff’s Office. “He’s in good spirits and feeling grateful today,” said Kelly Cantrell, spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office. […]

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    Former Razorback’s Murder Trial Delayed 1 Month After Mistrial

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The retrial of a former Razorback football player accused of killing his friend after a night of drinking has been delayed from October to December, according to court documents released Wednesday. A mistrial was declared in Joshua Melton’s second-degree murder trial July 2, with a retrial set for Oct. 20. Washington County Circuit Judge William Storey signed an order last week resetting the trial to Dec. 1. The order was signed Aug. 15, but was entered […]

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    UA Student Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In Deadly Boat Crash

    DELAWARE COUNTY, OKLA. (KFSM) – The University of Arkansas student who drove drunk in a boat crash that killed two classmates last year pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of first-degree manslaughter, according to his attorney. John Stuart DeSelms is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 29. He may receive between four years and life in prison for each charge, said Winston Connor, DeSelms’ lawyer. Connor said the student always planned to plead guilty and is taking responsibility for his actions. […]

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    Fayetteville Leaders Approve Controversial Civil Rights Issue

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) -After nearly nine hours of public discussion, the Fayetteville City Council early Wednesday morning approved the controversial civil rights ordinance that drew hundreds of audience members from across the area. The ordinance passed 6-2 at 3:20 a.m., with aldermen Martin Schoppmeyer and Justin Tennant voting against the measure. The council meeting began at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, but extended several hours because of the dozens of audience members who spoke during the public input section of the meeting. The […]

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    Police Investigate Possible Kidnapping In Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Police canvassed a Rogers neighborhood Tuesday while investigating a possible kidnapping. They are now looking for the public’s help in solving the case. Rogers police began investigating the case Tuesday afternoon after a caller told authorities they saw an approximately 13-year-old girl with her arm hanging out of a car window yelling, “Help me!” near Chateau Drive and 28th Street, according to a statement released by Rogers police. Area police on Tuesday received no reports of any […]


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