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Judge denies state's motion to stop Fayetteville civil rights ordinance

Subscriber onlyThe city's civil rights ordinance will continue to be enforced pending an appeal to the state Supreme Court.

Arkansas high court rules on youth terms

Subscriber onlySeven state inmates serving life-without-parole sentences out of Pulaski County for crimes committed in their youth can go before a judge for new sentences -- despite a new law stating what their term in prison should be -- the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Northwest Arkansas Restaurant Inspections Database

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Woman found dead in Springdale hospital lot identified

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The Arkansas State Crime Lab positively identified Christy Nichols, 45, of Noel, Mo., as the woman found dead inside a car in the Northwest Medical Center parking lot, according to police.

Springdale's "Politickin" event draws 550

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The seventh annual "Chickin, Peelin' and Politickin'" event drew a record crowd estimated at 550 Thursday night in its first gathering at Walter Turnbow Park in downtown Springdale.

  • Springdale power outage occurred during substation work

    Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- A power outage that left thousands in the dark for about 90 minutes Thursday occurred as equipment was being put into a substation.

  • Benton County prosecutors forgo death penalty in murder case

    Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Prosecutors won't seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing his roommate.

  • Public Meetings

    Subscriber onlyMonday 1 p.m. Washington Water Authority -- 12567 W. U.S. 62, Farmington

  • Records

    Subscriber only Jonah Thompson, 31, of Centerton was arrested Tuesday in connection with battery, possession of drug paraphernalia, fleeing and contempt of court. Thompson was at the Washington County Detention Center with a $175,000 bond Wednesday.

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PHOTOS: 8 members of Little Rock Nine reunite to answer questions 60 years after Central High desegregation

Eight surviving members of the Little Rock Nine who, as teens, braved the wrath of white mobs, pupils and politicians in the desegregation of Central High School were reunited Friday to field questions 60 years after the crisis.

Rogers' Bolt claims case against him was to 'get even' over 2007 acquittal

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- The federal government fabricated its criminal case against James Bolt to get even with him for losing its prosecution against him in a 2007 case, Bolt's attorney testified in federal court Thursday.


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Sports

Cubs rally to defeat Brewers

Subscriber only Javier Baez grounded a tying single with two outs in the ninth inning, Kris Bryant hit a two-run home run in the 10th and the Chicago Cubs widened their NL Central lead over Milwaukee, rallying past the Brewers 5-3 Thursday night.

What's Up!

Bikes, Blues & BBQ

Subscriber onlyBlues music has become inextricably entwined with the fabric of motorcycle rallies across the country. Perhaps it's because of the deep American roots the bikes and the blues both share. Whatever the reason, blues musicians -- and their genre-crossing peers with elements of rock, country and bluegrass -- will once again fill the weekend with free music for the annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ festival.

Outdoors

Fishing Hot Spots

Subscriber onlyLAKE MAUMELLE Crappie are biting well and stacking up around channel and brush piles. They are being caught on crappie minnows and Tennessee shad-colored jigs. Bream are hitting and can be found on the brush piles, but they are moving quickly. Lots of reports about redear on the west end of lake. They are being caught on crickets and live worms.

Opinion

Healthy creek, lake can co-exist in Bella Vista

Subscriber onlyThank you for printing my earlier letter in the Democrat-Gazette concerning Bella Vista Lake. From the Aug. 30 article in The Weekly Vista, I feel we can now have an informed discussion. The lake was established in 1915 because, as Mr. Chris Fuller said in the article, it's in a lowland area. It doesn't matter if it is a lake or creek, the water will congregate there. Do we want an organized gathering of water or a chaotic approach? A dam keeps a consistent level of water in the area. The creek will swell with rain but afterwards it becomes a low-water stream with ponds of stagnant, algae-covered water around it, which is what is happening now.

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Business

Insurers tallying hurricane losses

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- Allstate expects insurance losses of about $593 million in August after Hurricane Harvey left a path of destruction along the Gulf Coast.