Convicted murderer executed; state puts 4th inmate to death in 8 days

Three minutes after his lethal injection began, Arkansas inmate Kenneth Williams began coughing, convulsing and lurching with sound that was audible even with a microphone turned off, media witnesses to his execution said.

UPDATE: Har-Ber High closed Friday

Subscriber onlyHar-Ber High School students ate lunch in the football stadium today after evacuating because of a power outage, Springdale School District spokesman Rick Schaeffer said.

Northwest Arkansas Restaurant Inspections Database

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

Northwest Arkansas inundated, floods sweep away homeless camp

Subscriber onlyA torrent ran through Town Branch in south Fayetteville on Wednesday morning. Rushing water split a homeless camp near South School Avenue and Jessica Hopkins grabbed what's most important to her.

Ribbon cutting set to open Bella Vista Bypass

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The ribbon cutting for the completed portion of the Bella Vista Bypass has been set for next month, regional planners were told Wednesday. The road still doesn't go to Missouri.

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Benton County planners discuss marijuana-growing business

Subscriber only Two Fayetteville men approached Benton County planners for information about establishing a medicinal marijuana cultivation operation.

Cave Springs officials investigated by State Police

Subscriber onlyArkansas State Police is investigating the city's administrators amid accusations of wrongdoing, and a state audit of city finances also is under way.


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Sports

Raptors blow lead but hold off Bucks

Subscriber onlyMILWAUKEE -- DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points and the Toronto Raptors squandered a 25-point lead late in the third quarter before holding on for a 92-89 victory Thursday night over the Milwaukee Bucks to take their first-round playoff series in six games.

Our Town

'92 LA riots documentary initiates spring sweeps

Brace yourselves -- May sweeps have arrived. The official counting of the eyeballs begins today and runs through May 24.

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Business

P.A.M.'s 1Q net drops 22%; trucker cites shrinking rates

Subscriber onlyP.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. made $2.3 million in its first-quarter, down 22 percent from the same time last year.