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Central EMS committee mulls budget increase, staff pay and workload

Subscriber onlyCentral EMS officials want a 2018 budget that recruits and retains emergency workers. The key is to pay employees a competitive rate and reduce their heavy workload, said Steve Harrison, assistant chief. Continue reading...

Bentonville Community Center hits 1 million visits

Subscriber only City officials knew the Bentonville Community Center would get a lot of use, but they didn't know just how much. Continue reading...

Jan. 1 to deliver insurance shock for some

Subscriber onlyUnless they take action before Dec. 15, about 20,000 Arkansans will find themselves on Jan. 1 in health insurance plans that they never signed up for. Continue reading...

State ranked 1st in count of kids of jailed parents

Research finds 16% affected

Subscriber onlyArkansas surpasses all other states in the percentage of its children who have had a parent or guardian locked up, according to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Continue reading...

14 sites get look for U.S. register

Ancient village, Cash home listed

Subscriber onlyJohnny Cash's boyhood home and the site of a prehistoric village -- both in Mississippi County -- are two of the 14 properties the state review board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will consider Wednesday for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. Continue reading...

Ex-county aide given probation in embezzlement

$366,000 to be repaid at $300 a month, circuit judge orders

Subscriber onlyA county judge's former administrative assistant, who pleaded guilty earlier this year to misusing the county's credit card, was sentenced to 20 years' probation and ordered to pay more than $366,000 in restitution after a short court hearing Wednesday in Garland County. Continue reading...

Family loses home to fire on Thanksgiving

Subscriber onlyA fire destroyed a family's home Thanksgiving morning. Continue reading...

Springdale police look for robbery suspect

Subscriber onlyPolice are looking for a black man they said robbed a Family Dollar store in Springdale late Wednesday night. Continue reading...

Death sets mother on crusade for mentally ill

Subscriber only Kelsey Cox placed the cigarette between her lips, drew in a deep breath, letting it soothe her as it always did, and blew the smoke into a cloud, her mother said. Continue reading...

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Dreamers plan Thanksgiving at Northwest Arkansas home

Subscriber onlyJuan Mendez and his wife, Rocio Aguayo, will enjoy Thanksgiving dinner twice today in Springdale -- once with his side of the family and once with hers. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas firefighters ask all to be careful in the kitchen

Thanksgiving worst day for fires

Subscriber onlyMany kitchens today will be filled with the aroma of turkey and homemade pies, children scampering around and family members chattering. In the midst of all the festivities, it's important to keep safety in mind to prevent fires and injuries, Northwest Arkansas firefighters said. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas' Marshallese work to send more of their own to college

Subscriber onlyThe Marshallese community is working to send more of its people into higher education. Continue reading...

Benton County officials eye turnback money

Subscriber onlyBenton County officials have all but completed the 2018 budget, but spending decisions still have to be made, including how best to use a projected $1.5 million to $2 million in turnback money. Continue reading...

Attorney points to race, politics behind Washington County lawsuit

Subscriber onlyAn attorney representing Washington County apologized for citing race and politics as possible reasons for a former employee suing the county judge, according to Circuit Court documents. Continue reading...

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