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Report: Hospital cleared Arkansas man accused of killing his parents

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A Springdale man accused of killing his parents was released from the state hospital in June after a doctor said he did not suffer from mental illness, according to a report from the Arkansas Department of Human Services.

Arkansas lawyers sue over plan to cap lawsuit awards

Subscriber onlyA proposed constitutional amendment on attorneys' fees and damages in medical lawsuits is being challenged by the Arkansas Bar Association, which filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that voters will be deceived by the wording approved for the Nov. 8 general election ballot.

Northwest Arkansas Restaurant Inspections Database

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

Arkansas man, 77, charged in sexual abuse of 4 girls

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- A Bella Vista man pleaded innocent Monday to charges he sexually abused four children.

New leader shares plans for opening Catholic high school in Northwest Arkansas

Subscriber onlyThe new head of a planned Northwest Arkansas Catholic high school aims to raise $500,000 by December.

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Billboards to go up, encourage early voting in presidential general election

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The Washington County Election Commission has agreed to pay for six billboards along Interstate 49 to encourage voters to cast ballots early for the November general election, said Jennifer Price, executive director.

Innocent, ex-Arkansas deputy pleads in drug case

Subscriber onlyA former Carroll County deputy pleaded innocent Monday to charges of aggravated assault, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.


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Sports

Schedule to assist execution

Subscriber onlyArkansas Coach Bret Bielema has adjusted the team's weekly practice workload heading into Saturday's season opener against Louisiana Tech in an effort to have players ready for peak performances on game days.

Northwest Arkansas Outdoors

'Chip-issippi' journey

Subscriber onlyEditor's note: The 21st annual Great River Rumble canoe and kayak trip explored the Chippewa River in Wisconsin and the upper Mississippi River July 30-Aug. 6 and covered about 100 miles. The trip started on the Chippewa at Eau Claire, Wis., and ended at Winona, Minn., on the Mississippi. Flip Putthoff, Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette outdoors reporter, was among the 175 paddlers on the trip. Here are excerpts from a journal he kept during the week.

Outdoors

'Chip-issippi' journey

Subscriber onlyEditor's note: The 21st annual Great River Rumble canoe and kayak trip explored the Chippewa River in Wisconsin and the upper Mississippi River July 30-Aug. 6 and covered about 100 miles. The trip started on the Chippewa at Eau Claire, Wis., and ended at Winona, Minn., on the Mississippi. Flip Putthoff, Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette outdoors reporter, was among the 175 paddlers on the trip. Here are excerpts from a journal he kept during the week.

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Drone pilots scramble for licenses

Subscriber onlyThousands of would-be drone pilots are racing to get licensed under new U.S. regulations that have opened an aerial stampede.