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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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    Paris Schools Placed On Lockdown During Manhunt For Suspect

    LOGAN COUNTY (KFSM) – Several schools in the Paris area were placed on lockdown Wednesday during a manhunt for a local suspect who was later caught, school administrators say. Law enforcement for Paris and Logan County contacted schools around 11 a.m. to tell them they were searching for a suspect and should activate lockdown procedures. Teachers locked students in their classrooms and secured school buildings. The lockdown was lifted around 3 p.m. after authorities told school administrators the suspect had […]

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    Murder Suspect Arrested After Burned Body Found In Car Trunk

    JOHNSON COUNTY (KFSM) -The manhunt for a Pope County man is over after authorities in Morrilton arrested the first-degree murder suspect. The suspect was sought in connection with a burned body that was found in the trunk of a car over the weekend at Cabin Creek Park in Johnson County. Prosecutors filed an arrest warrant Wednesday afternoon for Nathaniel Talkington, 25. Local deputies began looking for Talkington, who they said might be driving a 2007 Honda Accord. Talkington was arrested […]

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    Fort Smith Man Pleads Not Guilty In Niece’s Rape Before Her Death

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Fort Smith man accused of raping his two-year-old niece hours before her death pleaded not guilty through his attorney, prosecutors said Wednesday. Cohen J. Davis, 24, remains in the Sebastian County Detention Center without bond while facing a charge of rape. His attorney waived the defendant’s arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty this week, according to the Sebastian County Prosecutor’s Office. Davis was arrested Friday in LeFlore County, Okla., and transported to Sebastian […]

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    Cotton, Hutchinson Declared Winners In Arkansas Senate And Governor Races

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Shortly after Election Day polls closed Tuesday night, CNN called Republican Tom Cotton the winner in his U.S. Senate race against Democrat incumbent Mark Pryor. CNN also called Republican governor’s candidate Asa Hutchinson as the winner in his campaign against Democrat Mike Ross. Heading into Tuesday, Republicans needed a net gain of six Senate seats to take over Congress’ upper chamber. Former Rogers mayor Steve Womack (R-Ark.) was declared the winner in his U.S. House of Representatives […]

  • Washington County Election Results Delayed Almost 5 Hours

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – High voter turnout and ballot glitches delayed Washington County’s early voting results almost five hours Tuesday night, as officials released their first numbers at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday. Washington County election workers had to recount votes Tuesday night because of an electronic ballot glitch from the first day of early voting that complicated the vote-counting process on Election Day, officials said. In that situation, an electronic glitch left party affiliations off of local ballots. The software problem […]

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    Voting Machine Switch Gives Some Siloam Voters Wrong Ballot

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – An accidental switch of electronic voting machine left a few Siloam Springs voters with the wrong ballots Tuesday morning, according to the Benton County Election Commission. Election officials were notified early on Election Day of a problem with electronic ballots in Benton County’s Precinct 9, where about six people voted before officials realized a machine at the location had accidentally been switched with a machine at Precinct 10. The two ballots were identical except for city […]

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    1 Hospitalized In Springdale School Bus Crash

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A Springdale school bus wreck hospitalized one person and blocked traffic Tuesday afternoon on U.S. 412, according to the Springdale Police Department. No children were on the bus. The driver of the passenger car involved in the crash was transported to Northwest Medical Center in Springdale with unspecified injuries, police said. No other injuries were reported. A caller told police a tan Cadillac passenger car struck the bus on U.S. 412 near Powell Street. No other vehicles […]

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    Greenwood School Evacuated Following Bomb Threat

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – East Hills Middle School in Greenwood was evacuated Tuesday following a bomb threat, according to the Greenwood School District. Parents can pick their children up at the East Point Elementary School. Bus riders are also being dismissed, according to the school district. Stay with 5NEWS for more on this developing story.

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    Body Found In Trunk Following Johnson County Car Fire

    JOHNSON COUNTY (KFSM) – Deputies found a body in the trunk of a burned car early Saturday morning (Nov. 1) after responding to a vehicle fire in Knoxville, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy received a report around 1:30 a.m. of a vehicle on fire near the pavilion at Cabin Creek Park. Responding firefighters later pried open the trunk of the BMW that was on fire and discovered a badly burned body, according to the Sheriff’s Office. […]

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    Crawford County Woman Killed In Truck Crash On Interstate

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) – A Mulberry woman was killed Thursday night in a three-vehicle wreck involving a Kenworth truck on the highway, according to the Arkansas State Police. Brittany A. Brewer, 23, died of her injuries suffered in the wreck, which occurred on Interstate 40 at 7:43 p.m. Her body was transported to the Washington County Coroner’s Office, according to a state police crash report. Brewer was driving her Ford Taurus westbound on the interstate when the Kenworth truck in […]

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    Fort Smith Man Accused Of Raping Niece Before Her Death Denied Bond

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Fort Smith man accused of raping his two-year-old niece before her death was denied bond over the weekend and remains in the Sebastian County Detention Center, according to the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office. Cohen J. Davis, 24, was arrested Friday in Pocola, Okla., on an arrest warrant issued out of Sebastian County on suspicion of rape. He was transferred Friday from LeFlore County to the Sebastian County Detention Center, authorities said. Davis’ arraignment is set […]

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    Bill Clinton To Visit Fort Smith Northside High On Sunday

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – President Bill Clinton is set to attend a rally at Fort Smith Northside High School on Sunday, Sebastian County Democratic officials announced Thursday. The event is part of a Get Out The Vote rally for U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and governor’s candidate Mike Ross (D-Ark.), according to a statement released by the party. Tickets are free, and the rally begins at 7 p.m. Those wanting tickets are asked to call 479-650-1618 or stop by the […]

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