Police tipped off as Arkansas escapee visited mom; police trying to learn where he hid for 32 years

Subscriber onlyA prison escapee who had been on the lam for 32 years was visiting his elderly mother in Springdale when police got a tip that he was there.

School Board stalls trash vote

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- An attorney told the Fort Smith School Board on Monday that the school district should not accept a bid to hire Fort Smith for its sanitation services because the city was not providing a recycling service when it submitted its bid.

Northwest Arkansas Restaurant Inspections Database

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

Rogers man accused of robbing, beating grandmother

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- A Rogers man who claimed he needed money to pay back drug debts robbed and pistol-whipped his grandmother last month, according to court documents.

Would refuse 2% raise, Griffin, Martin declare; they’re alone among 7 top officers

Subscriber onlyLt. Gov. Tim Griffin and Secretary of State Mark Martin are the only two of the state's seven constitutional officers saying they'll decline to accept a 2 percent pay raise if a state commission that sets salaries of state elected officials grants the increase.

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First 13 students from China pact to arrive at UA

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A program once anticipated to draw as many as 100 Chinese undergraduate students yearly to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville will have 13 students on campus in August, a UA faculty member said.

Fayetteville Planning Commissioners table Housing Authority plan

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The Planning Commission on Monday tabled for two weeks the development plan to expand Morgan Manor that would have about 100 residents living in public housing at Willow Heights move there.


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Northwest Arkansas Outdoors

Good fishing makes great stories

Subscriber onlyEditor's note: Joy Long of Fayetteville is the winner of the 2017 Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette fish story contest. Her story, along with other entries from the contest, are published below.

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Good fishing makes great stories

Subscriber onlyEditor's note: Joy Long of Fayetteville is the winner of the 2017 Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette fish story contest. Her story, along with other entries from the contest, are published below.

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Mining on rise for coal's 3 biggest users

Subscriber onlyBEIJING -- The world's biggest coal users -- China, the United States and India -- have increased coal mining in 2017, in a departure from last year's record global decline and a setback to efforts to rein in climate change emissions.