Rally winds down with singing contest in Fayetteville

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A different noise emanated from the final day of Bikes, Blues & BBQ.

Legislator questions process for appraisals

Subscriber onlyGRAVETTE — The taxable value of real estate in Benton County increased 16.7 percent after a countywide update by appraisers earlier this year. The increase raised both the tax bill and the ire of state Rep. Kim Hendren, R-Gravette.

Northwest Arkansas Restaurant Inspections Database

A searchable database of restaurant inspections in Northwest Arkansas performed by the Department of Health.

Springdale parks receive improvement

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- City parks saw much improvements over the summer, and work is nearly completed on the fountain at Murphy Park.

Federal student aid requests start early

Subscriber onlyCollege students and high school seniors can begin submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid on Saturday, three months earlier than in previous years.

  • Springdale's Williams killed overnight in car crash

    Springdale High School football star Kyler Williams died overnight in a car crash, according to a Springdale Public Schools official.

  • Guilt admitted in $2.1 million fraud

    Subscriber onlyFORT 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.

  • Kansas man killed in motorcycle wreck

    Subscriber onlyA Kansas man died early Saturday after crashing his motorcycle near Wheeler, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

  • Records

    Subscriber onlyTimothy 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

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

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Arkansas McDonald's franchise managers deny firing man over HIV status, other violations

Subscriber onlyThe managers of a Bentonville McDonald's franchise accused of firing a man because he has HIV denied the claim and said the man wasn't protected by federal disability law, according to federal court filings this month.

Bonus helps entice minorities to Rogers teaching jobs

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- The School District this summer paid its first bonus to an employee through a grant intended to help attract and retain Hispanic educators.


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Outdoors

South Dakota pheasants

Subscriber onlyGREGORY, S.D. -- I awoke to the cackling of a ringneck pheasant Sept. 16, a sound that presaged three glorious days of picture-book quality hunting.

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Business

Dog pampering a niche business in Cuba

Subscriber onlyHAVANA -- Lourdes Ortega spent nine years castrating cattle and ridding pigs of parasites until a chronic nerve disease forced her out of veterinary medicine, leaving her struggling for two decades to raise three sons as a single mother on disability.