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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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    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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    Lincoln Woman Arrested In $5,000 Murder-For-Hire Plot

    LINCOLN (KFSM) – A Lincoln woman is behind bars after authorities say she tried to hire an undercover detective to kill her estranged husband. Jamie Cianflone, 47, was arrested Monday on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder. She remains in the Washington County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing. Her next court date is set for Oct. 1, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Cianflone on Friday tried to hire an undercover detective with the Sheriff’s Office to kill […]

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    911 Call Released In Suspect’s Arrest Following Realtor’s Disappearance

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – Authorities on Monday released the 911 call placed by a tipster letting police know where to find the kidnapping suspect implicated in the recent disappearance of a Little Rock real estate agent. (Hear the audio of the 911 call above) In the call, a man tells the dispatcher the suspect being sought in the kidnapping case—Aaron Michael Lewis—is at a local bus stop. The suspect then walked into a nearby Subway restaurant during the call, the […]

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    Special Election Forced For Fayetteville Anti-Discrimination Law

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Fayetteville residents will get a chance to vote in a special election whether to approve a controversial anti-discrimination ordinance passed last month by the City Council, the city announced Friday night. City Clerk Sondra Smith on Friday certified more than the 4,095 signatures needed on a petition to force an election on the civil rights issue. Those wanting a public vote on the newly-passed ordinance turned a petition in to the clerk Sept. 20. The clerk had […]

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    No Foul Play Suspected In Scott County Man’s Weeklong Disappearance

    WALDRON (KFSM) – Authorities say they do not suspect foul play in the case of a Scott County man who has been missing since last Friday (Sept. 19). Crews looking for 39-year-old Mark Nix south of Waldron called off their search Thursday, in a joint-decision between the Scott County Sheriff’s Office and the missing man’s family. Authorities said they are hoping the man comes home soon. Neither the man’s family nor investigating deputies have any reason to believe he is […]

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    Motorcycle Officer Crashes While Escorting Razorbacks, Hospitalized

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) –  A motorcycle officer escorting the University of Arkansas football team was injured Friday afternoon in a traffic crash, according to the Fayetteville Police Department. The motorcycle wreck occurred at Mitchell Street and Razorback Road. The officer was taken by an ambulance to Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Police said the officer’s injuries are not severe. The motorcycle was towed because of the damage to it.

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    1 Dead, 2 Hospitalized After Motorcycles Collide In Benton County

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) -One of the men injured in Thursday afternoon’s deadly motorcycle wreck in Benton County faces potential charges after crossing the center line, according to Arkansas State Police. Arkansas 12 was shut down late Thursday afternoon (Sept. 25) after two motorcycles collided with each other, killing one man and injuring two other people, according to responding authorities. Police said Floyd B. White died and two other people were hospitalized with serious injuries following the major collision at 5:11 p.m. Among […]

  • Medical Helicopter Responds To Rogers Motorcycle Wreck On I-49

    ROGERS (KFSM) – A motorcycle crash Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 49 prompted emergency crews to call a medical helicopter to the scene. The motorcycle laid near the interstate in chunks, while a man lying on the ground near the wire median was being treated by medical crews. Rogers fire trucks, an ambulance and a medical helicopter were called to help with the wreck in the southbound lanes near Exit 81 around 2:45 p.m. Medical crews loaded the man onto a […]


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