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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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    Man Arrested After Barricading Himself Inside Fort Smith Home, Police Say

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A man was arrested after he barricaded himself inside a Fort Smith home Wednesday(Oct. 8) night with a woman for almost two hours before surrendering, police say. Fort Smith officers and a SWAT team responded to the home on the 1900 block of South 71st Street just before 10 p.m. Police said a man and a woman were inside the house. Knight was arrested around 11:30 p.m. after surrendering to officers, police said. He was booked […]

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    Fewer Than 50 Students Held Out Of Bentonville Schools For Vaccine Requirements

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Fewer than 50 students are short of their vaccination requirements in Bentonville, as school officials worked quickly over the past two days to help students receive their immunizations. The Bentonville School District held out 153 students Monday, including 126 at Bentonville High School. Those students were not up-to-date on required vaccinations, but that number has decreased significantly since. School district spokesman Paul Stolt credited school staff and parents for their quick actions to get students into local […]

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    Vaccine Requirements Keep 153 Bentonville Students Out Of School

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – More than 150 students in the Bentonville School District were not allowed in class Monday (Oct. 6) because they were not up-to-date on their required vaccinations, administrators said. A new state law mandates students receive vaccinations for several potential illnesses, including chicken pox. Students were required to receive those immunizations by Oct. 1, but local school districts worked with area parents to give students more time to schedule vaccinations. “Our nurses, administrators, building administrators and registrars have […]

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    Special Election For Fayetteville’s Civil Rights Law Set For December

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A special election to decide the future of Fayetteville’s controversial Civil Rights Ordinance is set to take place Dec. 9, the Fayetteville City Council decided Tuesday night. Aldermen set the special election date, but said the Washington County Election Commission may move it to Jan. 13 if needed. The special election comes after a petition submitted to the City Clerk’s Office last month forced a public vote on a new anti-discrimination measure approved by the City Council […]

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    Pedestrian Killed, Suspect Behind Bars After Hit-And-Run

    VIAN, Okla. (KFSM) – One person is dead and another is behind bars after a deadly hit-and-run accident in Vian, Oklahoma Tuesday night (Oct. 7). Authorities said the accident happened around 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and East Sanders Street. Officers said a woman, who was walking along side the road with a friend, was killed after being struck by a car. 55-year-old Linda Finney was pronounced dead on scene, according to auhorities. Darrel Vanzandt is now behind […]

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    Fayetteville To Use $2.1 Million In Reserves On Downtown Parking Deck

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The City of Fayetteville will take $2.1 million out of its reserve funds to help pay for the planned downtown parking deck, whose cost has risen to $12.2 million. “We need the deck,” said Martin Schoppmeyer, a city council member. “It is hard to park [in downtown Fayetteville.] So, when we have the deck, there is going to be a lot more opportunity for people to come, and feel assured that they have a place to park.” […]

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    Inmates Recaptured After Escaping LeFlore County Correctional Center

    HODGEN, OKLA. (KFSM) – Two inmates escaped Monday night (Oct. 6) from a LeFlore County correctional center, prompting authorities to launch a manhunt. Shortly after 10:00 p.m., Gregory Bonds was captured. He is now back in custody, according to an official with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. John Sellers was recaptured early on Tuesday morning (Oct. 7) at 4:42 a.m. walking along U.S. 59 South. Both inmates escaped around 8:30 p.m. from the Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center in Hodgen, […]

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    Johnson Police Chief Fired, Will Appeal To Council

    JOHNSON (KFSM) – The Johnson police chief has been fired and will soon appeal his termination, the city’s mayor said Monday. Chief Vernon Sisemore had been employed at the Johnson Police Department since 2000. He appealed the mayor’s decision to the city council, which will meet Oct. 14, Mayor Buddy Curry said. The council is set to review the case and decide that meeting whether to approve or overturn Curry’s decision to fire Sisemore. The former police chief can be […]

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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 […]


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