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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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    Death Penalty Sought Against Bentonville Man Accused Of Killing Grandmother

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against the Bentonville man accused of killing his grandmother and leading authorities on a week-long manhunt last summer, Benton County prosecutor Nathan Smith said in a pretrial hearing Monday morning. Michael Conklin, 26, appeared in Benton County Circuit Court for a hearing ahead of his unscheduled trial. The prosecutor announced his intentions at the hearing to seek the death penalty against the suspect. Conklin has a mental evaluation scheduled for […]

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    Crash Shuts Down Eastbound Lanes Of Highway 64B In Sequoyah County

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY, Okla. (KFSM) – A two-vehicle highway crash shut down eastbound lanes of U.S. 64B in Sequoyah County, Okla., on Monday morning, authorities say. Emergency crews responded just before 8 a.m. to the wreck, which delayed eastbound traffic. Roland police reported unknown injuries at the time. The scene was cleared, and traffic continued on its way by 8:30 a.m.

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    Fort Smith Shooting Suspect Arrested

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Fort Smith police have arrested the suspect in a December shooting that left a man hospitalized, according to a statement released by the police department Friday. Fort Smith officers on Thursday arrested Jonathan Taylor in connection with the Dec. 22 shooting of Solomon Mousseaux. Mousseaux was treated at a local hospital at the time, after which investigators began searching for Taylor, police said. Detectives received information that Taylor was at a home on the 2200 block […]

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    Trial To Be Delayed For Greenwood Woman Accused In Baby’s Death

    YELL COUNTY (KFSM) – The Greenwood woman whose husband and 10-month-old son were found dead in July will have her manslaughter case delayed, according to the Yell County Prosecutor’s Office. Brooke Floyd, 21, was scheduled to appear in a pre-trial hearing Monday (Jan. 5), with her trial scheduled for Jan. 15. Both of those dates are expected to be delayed to February, according to a representative with Yell County Prosecutor Tom Tatum. Floyd is charged with one felony count of […]

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    Crews Respond To Roland House Fire

    ROLAND, Okla. (KFSM) -A Roland house fire on Friday damaged the home’s chimney, but did not harm anyone inside. Fire crews and police responded shortly after 1 p.m. to a single-story home at 101 Nichols St. after police said flames started shooting out of the home’s chimney. Authorities said the chimney fire was visible, and the fire at first looked to be spreading. It was later contained to the chimney and put out by firefighters. A man was in the […]

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    Scrub Store Employee Arrested In Theft Of Dishwasher, Stove

    ROGERS (KFSM) – The sole employee of a Rogers store that sells medical scrubs was arrested Wednesday night after police say he stole a stove and dishwasher. Leslie Michael McGhee, 44, was arrested on suspicion of commercial burglary and theft of property. He remains in the Washington County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office website. Washington County deputies on Dec. 16 began investigating the theft from an unnamed location on Hamstring Road in […]

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    River Valley Hospitals Won’t Publicize Year’s First Baby Because Of Safety Risks

    RIVER VALLEY (KFSM) – Two hospitals in Fort Smith and Van Buren will no longer publicize the first baby born in the new year “as a safety measure,” a representative with the Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith and Summit Medical Center in Van Buren says. The representative said the hospitals made the decision because of the risk of abduction or identity theft. They sought guidance from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in the decision, they […]

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    NWA Authorities Make 33 Alcohol-Related New Year’s Arrests

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Thirty-three people in Northwest Arkansas were arrested on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day on suspicion of alcohol-related charges, according to the sheriff’s offices for Benton and Washington counties. The Washington County Detention Center intake report shows 19 suspects arrested since Wednesday night on suspicion of alcohol charges, including driving while intoxicated, public intoxication and being a minor in possession of alcohol. The Benton County Jail’s count shows 14 such arrests. Authorities have not reported […]

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    2 Ejected In Deadly New Year’s Rollover Crash In LeFlore County

    LEFLORE COUNTY, Okla. (KFSM) – A 21-year-old man was killed in a rollover wreck in LeFlore County early Thursday morning, and his passenger was critically injured, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Emergency crews responded at 2:20 a.m. to Rosedale Hill Road southwest of Bokoshe, Okla., in reference to a one-vehicle wreck with injuries. The driver, Jean Thomas Craig, was declared dead at the scene. His passenger, Benjermen Wert, 20, was transported to Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith. […]

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    Rogers Man Dies In New Year’s Car Crash

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Police say a Rogers man was killed shortly after midnight early Thursday morning when his car ran off the road and struck a power pole. Investigators believe his death was from a medical condition and not from the collision. William J. Curry, 71, was driving his 2013 Chevrolet Equinox westbound on West Walnut Street at 12:35 a.m. when his vehicle left the south side of the road and struck a Southwestern Electric Power Company pole and other […]

  • Thieves Steal Thousands Of Dollars In Narcotics From Pharmacy

    ROLAND, Okla. (KFSM) – Police are searching for a pair of thieves they say stole thousands of dollars worth of prescription narcotics from a Roland, Okla., pharmacy. The Roland Police Department on Wednesday released video showing two people breaking into Johnny’s Hometown Pharmacy on Monday night and stuffing bags full of prescription medication. Authorities described the suspects as black males six feet tall and five-foot-nine. Investigators are still determining the dollar amount that was stolen, but police said the stolen […]

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    $1 Million Project To Replace Constantly-Flooded Bridge Begins Next Week

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) – A $1.05 million project to replace a constantly-flooded bridge in Crawford County is set to begin next week, according to the county emergency management department. The bridge on Pevehouse Road floods more than 20 times per year because it stands three feet over a creek. The project, set to begin Jan. 5, will build a bridge about 12 feet over the waterway, freeing it from the rising water during rainfall, said Dennis Gilstrap, emergency management director […]


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