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Scarlet Sims

Washington County Reporter

Recent Stories by Scarlet Sims

Springdale officers not properly trained; captain suspended

posted: 05/23/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- A longtime police captain was suspended without pay for a week after an investigation showed three part-time security officers weren't fully trained before starting duties, according to a Police Department investigation.

Stalled subdivisions come back from recession woes

posted: 05/22/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Small trees and weeds grow out of the gravel roads once carved into 65 acres just off U.S. 412 near Beaver Lake. The road was supposed to be paved with curbs in front of green lawns and nice homes. But that never happened.

Washington County charges cities more to use animal shelter

posted: 05/21/2017 1:05 a.m. Discuss

Residents and small cities that use Washington County's animal shelter will pay a significantly higher fee per animal, city and county officials say.

Board mulls multimillion Washington Regional expansion in Fayetteville

posted: 05/19/2017 1:08 a.m. Discuss

Washington Regional Medical Center board members soon will decide whether to pursue a $43 million renovation and construction project to improve services for heart, stroke and trauma patients.

Tontitown special election set for July 11 for water project

posted: 05/16/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Tontitown voters will decide July 11 whether to increase the city sales tax to fund a connection to a regional water authority instead of using Springdale.

JPs concerned over budget gap; approve board for hospital bond

posted: 05/10/2017 1:08 a.m. Discuss

Justices of the peace must find "big picture ways" to stop the county's multimillion shortfall between spending and revenue, said Justice of the Peace Eva Madison during a finance committee meeting Tuesday.

Washington County committees tweak policy, approve new positions

posted: 05/09/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- The Washington County Personnel Committee decided Monday to revise a policy to add a 120-day cap on how long an elected officials has to adjust salaries for newly hired employees.

Police: Springdale man stabbed, died

posted: 05/09/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- A Springdale man died early Sunday after he tried to break up a fight and was stabbed four times, according to a preliminary police report.

Arkansas man stabbed to death after trying to break up fight, police say; 1 arrested

updated: 05/09/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 7

An Arkansas man died early Sunday after he tried to break up a fight and was stabbed four times, according to a preliminary police report.

Negotiators practice skill set

posted: 05/06/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- The negotiator on the loudspeaker used his most soothing voice to ask the man to roll down his car window and talk to him. In the training scenario Friday morning, police had stopped the man on a traffic violation, but now the driver had a gun he was holding under his own chin.

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