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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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    Benton County Judge Set To Return To Work Tuesday

    Benton County Judge Bob Clinard says he’s planning on returning to work Tuesday (Sept. 2) after undergoing a heart procedure earlier this week. Doctors performed a successful heart procedure on the judge Monday. He went home Tuesday (Aug. 26) and began recovering, according to his office. Clinard said he experienced an emergency medical situation Friday and was hospitalized over the weekend. His heart rate was around 200 beats per minute, and he is taking medication to combat the issue, he […]

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    Fayetteville Man Kills Girlfriend’s Dogs, Police Say

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Fayetteville man was arrested Tuesday after police say he killed two of his girlfriend’s dogs. John Christopher Short, 32, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated animal cruelty and probation violation. He remained Tuesday night in the Washington County Detention Center on $7,500 bond, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Short’s arraignment is scheduled for Sept. 17. Police said Short injured his girlfriend’s dog Esther in March. The dog later died from her injuries. He then […]

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    3 Hospitalized In Rogers Scooter Crash

    ROGERS (KFSM) – A scooter was involved in a wreck that hospitalized three people Tuesday night in Rogers. Emergency crews responded around 9:45 p.m. to Dixieland Road and New Hope Road in reference to a three-vehicle wreck. A scooter was among the vehicles involved in the crash, according to emergency responders. Three people, including the scooter operator, were transported to a local hospital. The scooter operator suffered potentially life-threatening injuries, according to the Rogers Fire Department. The crash blocked traffic […]

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    Benton County Judge Recovering At Home After Heart Procedure

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Benton County Judge Bob Clinard is recovering from home after undergoing a heart procedure Monday in Bentonville, according to Clinard’s office. The procedure was performed Monday at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville. Clinard was then sent home and is now resting, the judge’s office said Tuesday. Local attorney Edwin N. McClure sent out a statement Monday saying, “(Clinard) and his family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers over the past few days.” […]

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    Benton County Judge Recovering After Heart Procedure

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Benton County Judge Bob Clinard underwent a heart procedure Monday and is recovering at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville, according to a statement released by attorney Edwin N. McClure. The statement calls the procedure “successful” and mentions Clinard plans to return to work sometime next week. “He and his family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers over the past few days,” the statement reads. Clinard was cited Friday at Frisco Fest in Rogers […]

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    Woman In DWI Death Arrested For Third Time This Summer

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The Fayetteville woman previously convicted in a DWI death was arrested Sunday for the third time this summer on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, according to the Fayetteville Police Department. Jo Jackson, 53, was arrested Sunday afternoon on suspicion of several misdemeanor charges, including DWI, reckless driving, expired vehicle licensing and driving on a suspended license. A preliminary arrest report states she had a .21 blood-alcohol level at the time of her arrest. Her arraignment is set […]

  • 911 Call Released In Fatal Shooting: “My Son Just…Shot My Husband!”

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office on Friday released the audio of the 911 call a woman placed after authorities say her son fatally shot his father. The woman can be heard in the first few seconds of the audio saying, “My son just came and shot my husband!” Hear more from the 911 call: (WARNING: CONTENT IS GRAPHIC AND MAY BE DISTURBING)   The woman later accidentally shot a responding deputy for the Washington County Sheriff’s […]

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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 […]


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