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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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    Overheated Semi-Truck Backs Up Interstate Traffic In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – An overheated semi-truck temporarily backed up traffic on the interstate Wednesday afternoon in south Fayetteville, according to the Fayetteville Fire Department. The truck’s brakes overheated in the southbound lanes of Interstate 49 south of Wedington Drive around 5 p.m. The truck’s driver stopped along the road, backing up traffic, eyewitnesses said. No one was injured, and responding officers did not have to intervene with the overheated brakes, according to the fire department. Traffic started to pick back […]

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    Police: Man Gets In Fight With Family, Rams Springdale School Bus

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A man was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Springdale after police say he got into an altercation with his family and accidentally rammed a minivan into a school bus. There were no children on the school bus, and no one was hospitalized. Matthew Brightman, 22, was arrested on suspicion of six counts of aggravated assault, domestic battery, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, driving while intoxicated and violation of implied consent, according to the Springdale Police Department. Brightman, of Bethel […]

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    Springdale Man Stabbed Multiple Times, Police Say

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Springdale police are investigating a stabbing that occurred Sunday night. Police said a 23-year-old man suffered multiple stab wounds and was treated at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale. The injuries were non-life-threatening, police said. Officers responded at 9:57 p.m. to a call from the hospital that a man had suffered stab wounds. Police later determined the stabbing occurred near the intersection of Backus Avenue and Pleasant Street, according to the Springdale Police Department. Detectives are still investigating […]

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    Springdale Police Search for Armed Robbery Suspect

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Police are looking for a suspect they say walked into a Springdale Hardee’s with a gun Monday (Sept. 8) night and robbed the fast-food restaurant. Authorities responded around 8:53 p.m. to 401 S. Thompson St. after eyewitnesses said a man walked into the Hardee’s with what appeared to be a gun. The suspect fled the scene with cash in a bag, police said. Investigators describe the suspect as a slender white male in his late 30s to early […]

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    Suspects In Deadly Fayetteville Stabbing Booked Into Jail

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The three men Fayetteville police say were involved in Saturday’s deadly stabbing were booked into jail Monday, following questioning by authorities. Cory Lee Ryan faces a charge of capital murder, while Erick Picker and Stephen Scott face charges of being accomplices to capital murder. All remained in jail Monday night without bond, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. The three suspects also face charges of theft of property and aggravated robbery. Police said they were involved […]

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    Benton County Mayor Encourages Women To March Naked Against Muslims, Says It Was Joke

    SULPHUR SPRINGS (KFSM) – The mayor of a Benton County town says he was joking when he suggested women walk around naked Sept. 11 in order to offend Muslims. He also suggested men sit on lawn chairs and drink beer in support. A post on Sulphur Springs Mayor Greg Barber’s Facebook page declares Thursday as “Walk Naked In America Day”. The post states American women should circle their blocks naked at 10 a.m. as an anti-terrorism effort. If a Muslim […]

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    NWA Teen Hospitalized With E. Coli Infection

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) – A Northwest Arkansas 13 year old was flown by medical helicopter to Little Rock on Friday after contracting an E. Coli infection, his family said. The boy’s grandfather posted a message on social media saying the teenager had an E. Coli viral infection that was affecting his kidneys and liver. The boy’s spleen is also swollen, the grandfather said. The grandfather posted an update Saturday saying the teen’s kidneys are better, but he still has low […]


    Rogers Mayor Speaks Out Against City Attorney Using Badge At Concert

    ROGERS (KFSM) – The Rogers city attorney will face no criminal charges after using his city badge to get a drink at a local concert, prosecutors said Friday. Hours after the decision was announced, the mayor spoke out against the city attorney and called his actions “egregious”. Special prosecutor Marc McCune announced Friday no charges would be filed against city attorney Ben Lipscomb, after Lipscomb used a city badge to gain entry into a VIP tent at a Miranda Lambert […]

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    City Attorney Named As Fayetteville’s New Civil Rights Administrator

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Fayetteville’s city attorney will serve as the city’s newly-formed civil rights administrator, he announced during a panel discussion Thursday night at City Hall. The position will allow city attorney Kit Williams to mediate and decide on disputes concerning the city’s new anti-discrimination ordinance, which bans business establishments, housing agencies and others from discriminating against people based on real or perceived race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or other factors. Williams will be able to use […]

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    2 Juveniles Detained After Short Manhunt In Rogers For Person With Weapon

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Two underage suspects were detained by police Thursday afternoon, after a short manhunt following a report of a juvenile with a weapon, according to the Rogers Police Department. Officers on Thursday canvassed the neighborhood near the Rogers Activity Center on Olive Street in reference to the call. The suspects fled the area before police arrived, prompting officers to begin a search, police said. Authorities responded to the area before 4 p.m. Police announced just before 4:15 p.m. […]

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    Documents: Fayetteville’s Sound Warehouse Closed After Failing To Pay Rent And Taxes

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The Sound Warehouse in downtown Fayetteville was shut down Wednesday after the business fell into tax debt and failed to pay its rent on the building space, according to court documents in Washington County. A “No Trespassing” sign on the store’s window notes the property was seized by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, after a Writ of Possession was filed in a civil case between Sound Warehouse and Rendl Management LLC, according to court documents. The eviction […]

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    Benton County Judge Returns To Work After Heart Procedure

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Benton County Judge Bob Clinard returned to work Tuesday, eight days after undergoing a heart procedure. Clinard underwent a successful procedure Aug. 25, three days after he was cited at Frisco Fest in Rogers on suspicion of public intoxication. He was taken away in an ambulance and transported to Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville. The judge said he had been drinking only water at the event. He said he felt disoriented and tried to call his […]


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