Arm wrestling hooks Bikes, Blues & BBQ participants in Springdale

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Bikes, Blues & BBQ went over the top Friday when world-class arm wrestlers showed up at Arvest Ballpark and challenged everyday folks to lock arms and test their skill and will.

Bentonville's Amazeum works with schools to create makers spaces

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- The Scott Family Amazeum is one of 10 family learning facilities in the country named to help bring "maker education" into classrooms.

Northwest Arkansas Restaurant Inspections Database

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

Arkansas deputy won't face charges in police dog death

Subscriber onlyNo charges will be filed against a Madison County deputy who left a police dog in his car on a hot day, causing the animal's death.

Crash ends pursuit of stolen patrol car

Subscriber onlyA prisoner escaped from a Van Buren courtroom stole a deputy's patrol car and crashed on Interstate 40 near Alma on Friday after police rammed the vehicle, said Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown.

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Central EMS officials to consider buying old Prairie Grove Wal-Mart building

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Central EMS officials will consider buying the vacant Wal-Mart Express building in Prairie Grove, Chief Becky Stewart said. The facility may help the ambulance service house everything from billing to maintenance in one location, she said.

Filing: Exxon tries to dodge leak blame

Subscriber onlyExxon Mobil Pipeline Co. is trying to "escape responsibility" for not considering the aging Pegasus pipeline susceptible to seam failure despite a history of such problems, a federal regulatory agency said Friday.


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Health of our waters

Subscriber onlyIf you didn't visit the Buffalo River Watershed Alliance website last week and see the enormous infestation of algae blooming along a section of the country's first national river, the pictures are still there as proof of the muck stretching from Gilbert to South Maumee.

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J.B. Hunt to be bestowed hall of fame seat

Subscriber onlyJohnnie Bryan Hunt was a truck driver in Little Rock when he suggested to his wife, Johnelle, that he quit to start a new business in Stuttgart. Tired of being home alone, she made him promise one thing: "that we will never own another truck."