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Former Northwest Arkansas swim coach pleads guilty to sex crimes

posted: 04/28/2016 11:31 a.m. Comments 8

BENTONVILLE — A former Northwest Arkansas swim coach was sentenced to 35 years in prison after pleading guilty to sex crimes.

Court documents detail Rogers sting operation

posted: 04/28/2016 1:12 a.m. Discuss

Two Benton County Sheriff's Office deputies and a Cave Springs police officer fired shots after they attempted an arrest during a drug sting in a Rogers Wal-Mart parking lot last week, according to court documents filed Wednesday.

Northwest Arkansas' low unemployment falls lower still

posted: 04/28/2016 1:10 a.m. Discuss

Northwest Arkansas' already low unemployment rate ticked down another notch in March to the lowest level in a decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Storm damages Greenland school roof

posted: 04/28/2016 1:09 a.m. Discuss

Classes at Greenland High School were canceled Wednesday after a storm blew off part of the school cafeteria roof earlier inthe morning.

Witness says police tortured Thacker, confessions in 2010 killing not backed up

posted: 04/28/2016 1:08 a.m. Discuss

Confessions Elvis Aaron Thacker made in the 2010 murder of Briana Ault were unreliable because there was no physical evidence to verify them, a private criminologist retained by the defense team testified Wednesday.

Khat nets pair probation

posted: 04/28/2016 1:07 a.m. Discuss

Two men pleaded guilty in Washington County Circuit Court on Wednesday to possession of a controlled substance.

Clark-Torres gets pen time for fleeing, gunplay

posted: 04/28/2016 1:06 a.m. Discuss

A man who led police on a high-speed chase through several residential neighborhoods in Springdale and shot into the awning of a taqueria, among other charges, pleaded guilty to a laundry list of felonies in Washington County Circuit Court on Wednesday.

DHS to investigate sex-assault report

posted: 04/28/2016 1:05 a.m. Discuss

Police have turned their investigation of an 8-year-old boy accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old boy over to the state Department of Human Services' Children and Family Services Division, authorities said.

Oklahoma administrator seeks UALR post

posted: 04/28/2016 1:04 a.m. Discuss

An administrator at the University of Central Oklahoma is one of 18 vying for the chancellorship at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Bentonville street closed today

posted: 04/28/2016 1:03 a.m. Discuss

Northeast A Street will be closed from Northeast Park to Northeast Cub Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today for street repair.

The New School adds land in Fayetteville

posted: 04/28/2016 1:02 a.m. Discuss

The New School added 1.7 acres to its campus with the purchase of property to its south.

Valley View sewer commissioners resign; system placed in receivership

posted: 04/28/2016 1:01 a.m. Discuss

Three commissioners overseeing Valley View subdivision's sewer system resigned and a receiver was appointed to take possession of the troubled system and bring it into compliance with state laws and regulations.

Fayetteville police dog to receive special vest

posted: 04/28/2016 1:01 a.m. Discuss

A police dog will get a protective vest, thanks to a donation from a nonprofit organization, according to a Fayetteville Police Department news release Tuesday.

Records

posted: 04/28/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Arrests Bentonville Shawn Michael Ewert, 46, of 2900 N. 22nd St., Apt. 6 in Little Flock was arrested Tuesday in connection with possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence.

Public meetings

posted: 04/28/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Today 9 a.m. Fayetteville Subdivision Committee -- Room 219, City Hall, 113 W. Mountain St.

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