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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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    Suspect Found 5 Months After Woman Injured In Hit-And-Run

    Police say they have arrested the man who fled from a Springdale hit-and-run crash that sent a woman to the hospital with a head contusion and abdominal brusing. Harris McNeill, 43, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident with an injury. McNeill, of Dardanelle, was arrested by Arkansas State Police and booked virtually into the Washington County Detention Center, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect was released from custody the same day […]

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    Springdale Man Killed After Jeep Flips Over

    A Springdale man was killed Wednesday night after his Jeep left the roadway and flipped over, according to Arkansas State Police. Robin L. Bartlett, 48, was found dead by emergency crews who responded to the scene on Natural Walk Road in Springdale. State police estimate the crash occurred around 10 p.m., according to a state police fatal crash report. Bartlett was driving his 1976 Jeep vehicle westbound on Natural Walk Road near War Eagle Blacktop Road and crossed into eastbound […]

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    1 Hospitalized In Laceration Injury At Apartment Complex

    One person was hospitalized Wednesday night following a laceration injury at a Little Flock apartment complex. Police and emergency crews responded around 9:30 p.m. to a local apartment complex in reference to a man who suffered unspecified lacerations to his body, according to medical crews who responded to the scene. The call came in as a disturbance at Unit L6 at the apartment complex. Police dispatchers said they could not release any information Wednesday night about the incident. It is […]

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    Mail Truck Runs Off Interstate, Crashes Into Trees

    A mail truck ran off of Interstate 540 and lodged into some trees between Kelley Highway and the Arkansas River bridge on Wednesday night in Fort Smith. No one was seriously injured in the one-vehicle crash, and police are still investigating the cause of the wreck, according to Arkansas State Police. State police said emergency crews responded to the scene near the bridge at 6:13 p.m. The truck was wedged into a wooded area near the interstate, an eyewitness told […]

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    Sentencing Begins For Businessman Who Defrauded Investors Out Of $1 Million

    Sentencing began Wednesday in Fayetteville for the Rogers businessman convicted of defrauding investors out of more than $1 million by selling them parts of a fake Bulgarian software company. The defendant’s sentence is not expected to be announced until Friday, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Fort Smith. The multi-day sentencing hearing comes 10 months after Allen Wichtendahl pleaded guilty on one charge each of mail fraud, securities fraud and money laundering, in exchange for the other 33 charges […]

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    2 Hospitalized After Crash Blocks Major Fayetteville Intersection

    Two people were hospitalized Tuesday night in a two-vehicle wreck in Fayetteville. The crash at the intersection of Joyce Boulevard and College Avenue slowed traffic just after 9 p.m. A black pickup truck’s front end was smashed in, while a white passenger car also sustained damage. At least one of those hospitalized suffered serious injuries. Emergency responders said the other patient was “less critical”. Several police cars, ambulances and fire trucks responded to the scene. The area was still mostly […]

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    Rogers Man Who Collected $1 Million For Fake Company To Be Sentenced

    A Rogers businessman convicted in a $1 million investment fraud scheme is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in Fayetteville. Prosecutors want to put him in prison for 27 to 34 years, according to federal court documents. Allen Wichtendahl pleaded guilty last October to one charge each of mail fraud, securities fraud and money laundering, in exchange for the other 33 charges against the defendant being dropped, court records state. As part of the plea agreement, Wichtendahl also agreed to relinquish […]

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    Police: Woman Drowns After Huffing Spray And Passing Out

    The dead woman found face down in a Fayetteville creek last week has been identified by police as 30-year-old Patricia Sprouse. Sprouse’s body was found last Wednesday (July 2) in a creek just east of the Fayetteville Salvation Army. Police said three spray cans of “Dust Off” were discovered next to her body. An autopsy by the Arkansas State Crime Lab determined Sprouse’s cause of death as drowning. She passed out from difluoroethane toxicity after inhaling the “Dust Off” spray, […]

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    Man Arrested After Pointing Pellet Gun Out Car Window, Police Say

    Police arrested a driver they say continually pointed a pellet gun out of a car window Tuesday morning in Rogers. The suspect was arrested after police responded to a call around 11:05 a.m. about a man in a car with a gun, according to Rogers police. Responding officers said they found two people in the silver Toyota Corolla, one of whom had a pellet rifle with a scope. Andreas Lopez, 21, was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct and driving […]

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    Police Investigate Adair County Woman’s Death As Homicide

    An Adair County woman’s death is being investigated as a homicide. Her body was found Monday morning at an apartment complex in Westville, Okla., according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Westville police discovered 30-year-old April Meridith dead inside her home at Savannah Park Apartments around 7 a.m., investigators said. Her body was sent to the medical examiner’s office to determine the cause of death, according to state police. State investigators spent Monday in Westville conducting interviews and gathering […]

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    Worker Found Dead At Rogers Construction Site Identified

    Authorities have identified the worker found dead at a Rogers construction site Friday. Rogers police said the body of Tracy Williams, 52, was discovered around 10 a.m. by a coworker at the construction site at 5100 W. JB Hunt Drive. Williams was last seen Thursday around noon, when he was performing maintenance on a bulldozer at the site, according to the Rogers Police Department. The Crossland Construction Company employee was unresponsive when his co-worker found him, police said. Investigators have […]

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    Police: Man Wrestled Over Gun With 14 Year Old, Struck Wife With Pistol

    A Prairie Grove man is behind bars after police say he wrestled over a gun with a 14 year old and struck his wife with a pistol. Shane Hankins, 42, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of aggravated assault, terroristic threatening, endangering the welfare of a minor and domestic battery. He remained Friday in the Washington County Detention Center without bond, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. A woman told police she and Hankins got into an argument, during which […]