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State panel denies charter school application for Bentonville's Focus Academy, one other

A state panel voted Wednesday to deny initial approval of charter school applications for the Focus Academy of Arts and Sciences in Bentonville and Pioneer Schools in North Little Rock. Continue reading...

28-year-old woman dies in crash on I-40 in Alma

Subscriber onlyA 28-year-old woman was killed after the SUV she was riding in traveled off a wet Interstate 40 early Wednesday and hit two trees, state police said. The wreck occurred about 2 miles east of Alma in Crawford County about 4:15 a.m. Continue reading...

Teachers ready for the school year

Subscriber onlyTeachers from Reagan Elementary School in Rogers drove through their attendance zone talking to students and handing out treats. Also in our gallery is the Dawg Days of Summer dance in Fayettevile and other photos from Wednesday's paper. Continue reading...

Judge refuses to close hearings on Wendt documents

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The public will be able to attend court hearings about whether records related to the firing of Superintendent Matthew Wendt will be released, but discussions about sensitive materials could happen in private if the sides request, a judge ruled Wednesday. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas man wanted in connection with stabbing woman, kidnapping infant captured

Authorities on Wednesday morning were in pursuit of an Arkansas man accused of stabbing a woman and kidnapping an infant. Continue reading...

Rogers voters approve city bond plan

Subscriber onlyVoters gave a green light Tuesday to almost $240 million in projects for the city's roads, parks and Police and Fire departments. Continue reading...

Rogers elementary teachers take bus into neighborhoods

Subscriber onlyReagan Elementary School teachers and staff hit the streets Tuesday afternoon to drum up excitement about the new school year that starts today. Continue reading...

Springdale council OKs land purchase for shelter

Subscriber onlyThe City Council on Tuesday night approved 7-1 buying land on Don Tyson Parkway for the city's new animal shelter. Continue reading...

Community Clinic plans Fayetteville expansion, adds psych nurse

Subscriber only The low-cost Community Clinic is expanding its Fayetteville location and has added a behavioral health care provider to meet growing patient needs, its CEO said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Bentonville to sell City Hall building

Subscriber onlyCity officials will soon be looking to sell City Hall and the adjacent former bank building, Mayor Bob McCaslin told the City Council Tuesday. Continue reading...

McGill wins Fort Smith mayor post

Subscriber onlyDistrict 78 state Rep. George McGill handily won election over two opponents in Tuesday's municipal primary to become the city's first black mayor. Continue reading...

Two people drown in river incident

Subscriber only Authorities in eastern Arkansas are investigating the deaths of two people whose bodies were pulled from a car in the Mississippi River as a possible murder-suicide. Continue reading...

Wright seeks to take father's Rogers City Council seat

Subscriber onlyShawn Wright has filed to run for the Position 1, Ward 1 open seat on the City Council. Continue reading...

Prairie Grove's Sullivan sentenced to eight years in prison

Subscriber onlyA Prairie Grove woman was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday after a judge revoked the probation she was given for causing her child's death. Continue reading...

McKenzie sentenced to 20 years in prison

Subscriber onlyMathew Ryan McKenzie of Rogers was sentenced to 20 years in prison on 10 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child. Continue reading...

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