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3 sentenced to more than 32 years for drug trafficking

posted: 01/28/2015 11 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE — An Arkansas prosecutor says three people have been sentenced to a combined total of more than 32 years in federal prison for drug-trafficking offenses.

Arkansas researchers document first northern saw-whet owl

posted: 01/28/2015 10:43 a.m. Comment 1

Wildlife biologists at the University of Arkansas have captured and documented the first northern saw-whet owl in the state.

Crawford County JPs vote to oppose power line project

updated: 01/28/2015 3:31 a.m. Discuss

Craig Smith and his wife retired to a "postage stamp" of land in rural Crawford County, where they planned to spend their lives enjoying the beauty of the Arkansas mountains.

Whirlpool questioned on cleanup's progress

updated: 01/28/2015 3:24 a.m. Discuss

Fort Smith city directors Tuesday questioned the progress that Whirlpool Corp. officials and representatives say they have made over the past year in eliminating a hazardous chemical tainting the ground under the company's closed plant and an adjoining neighborhood.

Crawford County leaders urge residents to keep tax

updated: 01/28/2015 3:23 a.m. Discuss

Members of the Crawford County Quorum Court voted Monday to ask voters to continue a 1 percent countywide sales tax for eight years.

McCaslin to speak at Bentonville POA meeting

posted: 01/28/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

BENTONVILLE -- Mayor Bob McCaslin will speak at the Bentonville POA Networking Group's first-quarter meeting.

Ozark Regional Transit to talk with Lowell residents about transportation needs

posted: 01/28/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Residents soon may have access to public buses after going without Ozark Regional Transit services for years, city and transit officials said.

Fayetteville High School greets incoming Ramay, Woodland eighth-graders

posted: 01/28/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Eighth-graders from Ramay and Woodland junior high schools exited buses in front of Fayetteville High School on Tuesday morning and found an inflated purple and gray Bulldog-shaped tunnel awaiting their arrival.

Bentonville jury trial for Matar under way

posted: 01/28/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

BENTONVILLE -- A woman testified her daughter said "Mr. Ollie" had tickled her in her private area.

Northwest Arkansas Community College enrollment down 3.2 percent

posted: 01/28/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

BENTONVILLE -- A strong surge in the number of high school students taking concurrent classes wasn't enough to keep Northwest Arkansas Community College's overall enrollment from declining this semester.

Fayetteville library must charge more or provide less, panel says

posted: 01/28/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- For the city's public library to survive, residents either will need to pay more for its services or expect some of those services to go away, members of a library committee said Tuesday.

Black History Month events planned in Fayetteville

posted: 01/28/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Several February events are planned in celebration of Black History Month.

Springdale aldermen approve Don Tyson Parkway widening contract

posted: 01/28/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- Residents could soon see more lanes and less traffic congestion on part of Don Tyson Parkway.

North Fayetteville street connection planned

posted: 01/28/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Another major street project is in the works in north Fayetteville.

Benton County officials clash over courthouse

posted: 01/28/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Benton County officials clashed Tuesday over a proposal to spend $2.8 million to renovate part of the county courthouse, with County Judge Bob Clinard telling justices of the peace he decided not to have the work done now, possibly forfeiting the grant money.

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