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Guilt admitted in $2.1 million fraud

posted: 09/25/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- A man who once ran for the Arkansas Legislature has pleaded guilty in federal court to bank and wire fraud in two schemes that netted him $2.1 million, according to the U.S. attorney's office.

Records

posted: 09/25/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Timothy Ryan McCauley, 39, of 311 S.W. F St. in Bentonville was arrested Friday in connection with possession of drug paraphernalia. McCauley was being held Saturday at the Benton County Jail with no bond set.

Public Meetings

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Monday 5 p.m. Benton County Budget Committee -- Quorum Courtroom, County Administration Building, 215 E. Central Ave., Bentonville

Divorces

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BENTON COUNTY The following divorces were recorded in the circuit clerk's office Sept. 14-22.

Salamander misses ‘endangered’ mark

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The Fourche Mountain salamander does not need the protection of the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced.

Manure-leak tests to begin at hog farm

posted: 09/25/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Drilling to test for hog manure leakage is set to begin at C&H Hog Farms near Mount Judea in Newton County, according to an Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality news release.

Sex trafficking of girl draws 12 years

posted: 09/24/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

A Fort Smith man has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to having a runaway 17-year-old girl work for him as a prostitute, according to U.S. Attorney Kenneth Elser.

Crash ends pursuit of stolen patrol car

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A prisoner escaped from a Van Buren courtroom stole a deputy's patrol car and crashed on Interstate 40 near Alma on Friday after police rammed the vehicle, said Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown.

Shot woman dies; husband charged

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A Russellville man was being held in the Pope County jail Friday in the killing of his wife, according to police.

Records

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Devin Thomas, 32, of 205 S. Peerson Ave. in Fayetteville was arrested Friday in connection with first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia. Thomas was being held Friday at the Washington County Detention Center on a partial bond of $2,000.

Two arrested in connection with Fayetteville drive-by shooting

posted: 09/24/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

A Farmington man and his girlfriend were arrested Friday after two drive-by shootings in Fayetteville, according to Fayetteville police.

Siloam Springs man sentenced to 25 years in prison for rape

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BENTONVILLE -- A Siloam Springs man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday after he admitted raping a 6-year-old girl.

Forum will address Northwest Arkansas job market

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The Bentonville School District will host an event next week to help inform the community on employment opportunities for Northwest Arkansas graduates.

Central EMS officials to consider buying old Prairie Grove Wal-Mart building

posted: 09/24/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Central EMS officials will consider buying the vacant Wal-Mart Express building in Prairie Grove, Chief Becky Stewart said. The facility may help the ambulance service house everything from billing to maintenance in one location, she said.

Bentonville's Amazeum works with schools to create makers spaces

posted: 09/24/2016 1 a.m. Comment 1

BENTONVILLE -- The Scott Family Amazeum is one of 10 family learning facilities in the country named to help bring "maker education" into classrooms.

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