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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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    Rogers Kidnapping Victim Stabbed 68 Times, Later Escapes

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Two kidnapping suspects are awaiting extradition back to Benton County after allegedly stabbing a man 68 times, before the man jumped out of a car window to escape, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. Erik Omar Herrera-Ruiz, 22, escaped the attempted kidnapping by jumping out of the vehicle at Arkansas Street in Rogers, at the Jiffy Kwick convenience store Friday night. Eyewitnesses said he was bleeding profusely and in his underwear. Herrera-Ruiz was transported to Mercy […]

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    Reports Of Arkansas Tech Shooting An “Inaccurate Rumor”

    RUSSELLVILLE (KFSM) – Social media reports of a shooting on the Arkansas Tech University campus Monday night are nothing but an “inaccurate rumor,” according to campus safety officials Unconfirmed reports of an active shooting spread on Twitter and other social media, leading the university’s Public Safety division to investigate. An investigation revealed there was no public safety threat, and the shooting report was just a rumor, university officials said. No one’s safety was compromised during the situation, officials said.

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    Semi Truck Overturns On Highway In Benton County

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A semi truck turned over onto its roof in a wreck on Highway 62 near Garfield early Monday afternoon, according to the Arkansas State Police. Emergency crews responded to the crash just north of Garfield around 2 p.m. The truck’s driver was hospitalized at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville with minor injuries, police said. No one else was hurt in the wreck. The truck, which was carrying steel bars, was the only vehicle involved in the […]

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    Man In Underwear Hospitalized In Rogers Stabbing

    ROGERS (KFSM) – A stabbing at a Rogers gas station sent an underwear-clad man to the hospital Friday night, according to the responding emergency crews. Rogers Police identify the victim as a 22-year-old man. Police say the incident happened in an address in Benton County and thus have transferred the investigation to the sheriff’s office. Medical crews responded shortly after 8 p.m. to the Jiffy Kwik in Rogers on South Arkansas Street in reference to a stabbing. Eyewitnesses said a […]

  • Fort Smith Commits $200 Million To Sewage Issue As Federal Lawsuit Looms

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – City officials say they have committed $200 million to solve major sewage overflow problems, as a federal lawsuit looms against Fort Smith. City administrators have been working with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency over the last eight years in order to comply with the federal Clean Water Act. The federal agencies are expected to file a lawsuit against Fort Smith because of constant sewage overflow in the city caused by episodes […]

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    Fayetteville Alderman Objects On Social Media To Tree-Cutting Policy

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Fayetteville alderman says he can “do something about” an electric company’s policy to cut down trees near power lines. City councilmember Matthew Petty took to Facebook on Wednesday morning (Oct. 1), saying he watched Southwest Electric Power Company crews cut down a 60-foot pine tree. He said it was part of a new policy by the electric company to “delete” any tree within 15 feet of a power line. “It makes me sick,” Petty said in the Facebook post. “And […]

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    Family Of Missing Scott County Man Offers $5,000 Reward

    WALDRON (KFSM) – The family of a missing Scott County man is offering a $5,000 reward for information regarding his whereabouts. Mark Nix, 39, has been missing since Sept. 19. About 45 searchers spent days scouring 300 acres south of Waldron while looking for the man. The search was called off Sept. 25, with authorities saying they did not suspect foul play in Nix’s disappearance. The Scott County Sheriff’s Office posted a flyer to its Facebook page Tuesday, asking anyone […]

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    Fayetteville Parking Deck $5.3 Million Over Budget; Reserve Funds On The Table

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – City staff want the Fayetteville City Council to approve a plan to dip into reserve funds to pay for the planned downtown parking deck, which is running more than $5 million over budget. A memo from the city’s development services director to aldermen states a recent estimate pegged the project’s deficit at $5.3 million. That brings the total cost of the project to a proposed $12.2 million, more than 77 percent higher than the Spring Street Municipal […]

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    Arrest Warrant Issued For Alison Krauss Impostor After Skipped Court Date

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – An arrest warrant was issued Monday for the woman who conned a local man by pretending to be country music star Alison Krauss. Washington County Circuit Judge Mark Lindsay issued the warrant for Peggy Sue Evers after she skipped her scheduled court hearing Thursday, officials said. Evers is believed to be in her home state of New Mexico. Evers was set to appear before Lindsay on Sept. 18 for a hearing on the revocation of her […]

  • Suspect In Realtor’s Disappearance Has Extensive NWA Criminal History

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) – The man arrested by Little Rock police Monday in connection with a real estate agent’s recent disappearance has a criminal history involving arrests in Northwest Arkansas and a local conviction that resulted in prison time. “Arron Lewis has an extensive criminal history, very extensive,” said Keisha Guyll, Benton County Sheriff’s PIO. “Nothing really violent, that we can tell. Just a lot of crimes against property.” Lewis is also listed as living on Clay Avenue in Springdale on […]

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    Walmart Blames Comedian Tracy Morgan In Crash Lawsuit Response

    (CNN) — Walmart has responded to a lawsuit filed by Tracy Morgan over a deadly car crash that left the comedian in critical condition. The big box store blamed the injuries suffered by Morgan on his failure to wear a seat belt. Walmart filed a 28-page response to a complaint by lawyers acting for Morgan and three others. Police said a truck driven by Walmart employee Kevin Roper collided with the rear of the vehicle in which Morgan was riding. […]

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    Chicken Truck Collides With Semi In 7-Car Wreck On I-49

    BELLA VISTA (KFSM) – Two truck drivers were injured in a seven-vehicle wreck on Interstate 49 in Bella Vista early Monday afternoon, according to Arkansas State Police. The crash blocked northbound traffic on the interstate after a chicken truck rear-ended a semi truck carrying non-consumable goods, state police said. Police said both truck drivers suffered injuries and were hospitalized at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville. Dale Pitts, 57, was driving a truck hauling frozen chicken parts, while Timothy Ryals, 52, […]

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