Ex-Sen. Woods, others plead not guilty

Subscriber only Former state Sen. Jon Woods along with two other men pleaded not guilty Tuesday afternoon to being co-conspirators in a kickback scheme involving state grants.

Northwest Arkansas Community College staff meets for info on gun law in Bentonville

Subscriber onlyNew legislation allowing people to carry guns on college campuses raises numerous policy-related issues at Northwest Arkansas Community College that "will be ironed out over the course of several years," one official said.

Northwest Arkansas Restaurant Inspections Database

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

Three from Springdale arrested in connection with drug ring

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Drug task force members arrested three suspects Tuesday in connection with a drug distribution operation.

Downtown Springdale design standards receive council approval

Subscriber only The city's downtown area now has design standards after receiving approval from the City Council during Tuesday's meeting.

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Retired exec pleads not guilty to fraud

Subscriber onlyA retired Procter & Gamble executive who’s president of a Fayetteville business training company pleaded not guilty to several fraud charges in federal court Tuesday.

State panel suspends Fayetteville doctor's license

Subscriber onlyA state board has suspended a Fayetteville doctor's medical license after a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs investigation found he diverted prescription pain medication for his use.


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Sports

Future arrives this weekend at Real Deal

Subscriber onlyIt's like a high school version of the NCAA Tournament, with great teams from all over the country vying to be the champions of Real Deal in the Rock.

Food

Simpler jambalaya makes repeat list

Subscriber onlyI recently had a craving for jambalaya -- not the kind chock-full of chicken, sausage and seafood -- but a simplified version made with bacon and sausage.

Opinion

Fran Alexander: Defend your vote or lose it

Subscriber onlyAnyone paying attention to the news during the last election must know there were reports of people not able to vote in numerous states for a variety of reasons. Too few and hard-to-locate polling places or multiple ID requirements, like producing birth certificates or passports, put up barriers to voting. In some locations poll hours were shortened, or ballots ran out, or voters just gave up after waiting hours in long lines.

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Business

Brazilian meat restrictions ease

Subscriber onlyAfter 11 days of arrests, bribery allegations and a full-blown international food-safety scare, the worst may finally be over for Brazil's meat industry.