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Martinez receives life in prison

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE — A Springdale man showed no emotion or remorse when told Wednesday he will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing Jimmy Rodriguez.

Rogers man set for court in gambling case

Subscriber onlyROGERS — Investigators of a suspected gambling operation found photographs of slot machines on a real estate website when the owner put the house up for sale in November, according to court documents.

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Judge dismisses federal lawsuit

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE — A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed against Cave Springs by its recorder-treasurer.

Sebastian County sheriff offers plans to reduce jail crowding

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- The Sebastian County sheriff has proposed two options to expand the jail to reduce crowding he told the Quorum Court has reached "dangerous proportions."

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Northwest Arkansas animal shelters participate Saturday in national event

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Prospective pet owners should check out their local animal shelter this weekend.

Benton County planners review marijuana growing plan

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County planners on Wednesday set a Sept. 6 public hearing for a proposed medical marijuana cultivation facility near Gentry.


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Sports

Grounded Rattlers to earn bus full of money

Subscriber onlyIt started with a simple story in the Tallahassee Democrat about how the Florida A&M Rattlers would bus to Little Rock to play the Arkansas Razorbacks on the night of Aug. 31 at War Memorial Stadium.

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Tailgate season takes off

Subscriber onlyWith football season quickly approaching, folks are making plans for ancillary activities such as tailgating. Arkansas Support Network is among them, and the agency will host to "The Great Tailgate for Inclusion" on Sept. 8 at the Shiloh Square in downtown Springdale.

Outdoors

Fishing this week

Subscriber onlyCANE CREEK LAKE Early morning and late evening have become extremely productive times to fish. Bream are biting nightcrawlers. Redear sunfish (shellcrackers) have started biting more frequently in shallow parts of the lake with visible insect activity on top of the water and structure underneath. With the heat, catfish have started to become increasingly nocturnal. Bait trotlines with strong smelling baits such as chicken liver and live baitfish late in the evening. Bass are increasingly active in the mornings and are hitting light-colored topwaters and natural-colored Rat-L-Traps from daybreak until about noon. Crappie are biting minnows over deep structure at the lake's southernmost end, across from the park all the way to the levee.

Opinion

Woody Bassett: Broyles coached us well

Subscriber onlyWhen the final seconds ticked off the clock of his remarkable and consequential life, a look at the scoreboard confirmed for all that Frank Broyles had won big in the biggest game of all--the game of life. He epitomized what it means to be a difference-maker for others.

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Business

Target raises outlook, says sales on rise

Subscriber onlyTarget Corp. on Wednesday delivered another sign that its comeback is taking hold as stronger online sales helped brighten the retailer's outlook.