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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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    Attempted Murder Suspect In Vehicle Shooting Released From Jail

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) – Deputies this week arrested a Crawford County woman accused of attempted murder following an argument that ended in gunshots. Andrea Pense was arrested several days after deputies began investigating a Dec. 2 shooting at 20435 N. U.S. 71. She was released Tuesday from the Crawford County Detention Center on $50,000 bond, according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office. An incident report from the Sheriff’s Office states Pense was involved in a shooting where two shots struck […]

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    Police Arrest Man Suspected Of Fleeing From Jeweler With $8,669 Wedding Ring

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Police have arrested the man they say asked to see a wedding ring from a jeweler, before fleeing from the Central Mall in Fort Smith with the $8,669 item. Jesse Wayne Pyles, 18, of Barling, was arrested on suspicion of felony theft of property and felony theft by receiving. He remains in the Sebastian County Detention Center on $5,000 bond, according to the Fort Smith Police Department. An incident report from the Fort Smith Police Department […]

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    Car Flips After Hitting Cow In Eastern Oklahoma

    HASKELL COUNTY, Okla. (KFSM) – Ten people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries Monday night (Dec. 8) after two cars collided with a pair of cows. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and emergency medical crews responded at 10:53 p.m. to Oklahoma 9 between Stigler and Keota in reference to the wreck, in which an SUV caught fire after striking the cattle. “We were pulling over and slowing down to help them but by the time we had time to do that we […]

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    Fort Smith Fire Damages Apartment Units

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – An afternoon fire damaged a few Fort Smith apartment units Wednesday, according to the Fort Smith Fire Department. Local firefighters and emergency crews responded just before 4 p.m. to 2100 Brooken Hill Drive in Fort Smith in reference to an apartment fire. Fire officials said smoke was showing from the building, but the fire did not spread to other parts of the structure. The building was evacuated, but no one was injured, they said. The fire […]

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    Mental Tests Ordered For Fort Smith Man In Alleged Murder-Suicide Attempt

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) – A Sebastian County judge ordered a mental evaluation earlier this week for the Fort Smith man accused of gunning down his father-in-law in a plot to kill his ex-wife. Circuit Judge James Cox on Tuesday granted a motion by the prosecution to have Michael Ray Underwood undergo a mental evaluation before the case moves forward, according to a representative at Cox’s office. Mental evaluations are common in capital murder cases. Underwood was released on $100,000 bond […]

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    Church Gets Money For Ad In Response To Atheist Group’s Billboard

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – An Alma church has purchased a digital billboard in Springdale as a response to a national atheist group running an anti-religion message on the same billboard, the church announced Tuesday (Dec. 9). Grace Church will run the billboard from Wednesday through Dec. 24, with the message, “Questions, Doubts, Curiosity? All welcome at Grace.” “The ad will start on Wednesday and it will run for two weeks,” said pastor Devon Walker. “It’s been exciting we were able to […]

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    Greenwood Stabbing Suspect Has Dec. 15 Court Date

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – A 19-year-old Greenwood man is being held without bond after police say he stabbed his stepfather Monday. Lane Christian was booked Monday night into the Sebastian County Detention Center, where he remains without bond. His next court date is scheduled for Dec. 15, according to the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office. Greenwood police said Christian stabbed his stepfather, Jerry Primm, while trying to break up an argument between Primm and Christian’s mother. Primm suffered a “bad slash” on […]

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    Police: Rogers Man Shoots At Officers; Police Find Pot Plants After Surrender

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Police say a Rogers man shot at them several times with a rifle before later giving himself up. Allen Lee Davison, 52, was arrested Thursday (Dec. 4) on suspicion of four counts of aggravated assault on an officer and a single count each of aggravated, manufacturing of a controlled substance, illegal possession of a firearm and simultaneous possession of drugs and a firearm, according to the Rogers Police Department. Davison remains in the Benton County Jail on […]

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    Thief Runs From Fort Smith Jeweler After Asking To See $8,669 Ring

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Police say a man asked to see a wedding ring at a Fort Smith jeweler, then ran from the mall with the item worth nearly $9,000. An incident report from the Fort Smith Police Department states a man walked into the Central Mall in Fort Smith on Sunday (Nov. 30) and entered Gordon’s Jewelry. He asked an employee if he could see a wedding set, identified as a Princess Halo Wedding Set worth $8,669. When the […]

  • Melton Goes Free After Jury Finds Him Not Guilty Of Second-Degree Murder

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A Washington County jury found former Razorback football player Joshua Melton not guilty of second-degree murder Thursday morning. Jurors began deliberating at 9 a.m. Thursday whether Melton was guilty in the beating death of his friend Michael Gover after a night of drinking last year.  The jury delivered its verdict just after 10 a.m. and acquitted Melton of all charges. He walked from the courthouse following the verdict. Prosecutor Matt Durrett said his team is disappointed by […]

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    Woman Connected To Teen’s Critical Wreck A No-Show At Court

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY, OKLA. (KFSM) – An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for the Muldrow woman accused of leaving the scene of an ATV wreck that left a local teen in critical condition last September. Angela Gray was scheduled to appear in Sequoyah County District Court for a pre-trial hearing Thursday. She did not show up, though, leading a judge to issue a warrant for her arrest, according to the Sequoyah County Prosecutor’s Office. Gray was arrested in August on suspicion […]

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    Drunk Driving Suspect Runs Car Into Creek In 8 A.M. Crash, Police Say

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – Greenwood police Thursday morning arrested a woman they say was drunk when she drove off the roadway and crashed into a creek. The single-vehicle wreck happened around 7:45 a.m. near the First Assembly of God church on Center Street, authorities said. Another driver witnessed the incident and called 911. The eyewitness then went to check on the driver to make sure she was O.K., police said. The driver of the crashed car was later identified as Lisa […]


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