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Guilt admitted in $2.1 million fraud

Ex-House candidate’s swindle involved 2 contruction jobs

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- A man who once ran for the Arkansas Legislature has pleaded guilty in federal court to bank and wire fraud in two schemes that netted him $2.1 million, according to the U.S. attorney's office. Continue reading...

Springdale parks receive improvement

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- City parks saw much improvements over the summer, and work is nearly completed on the fountain at Murphy Park. Continue reading...

Kansas man killed in motorcycle wreck

Subscriber onlyA Kansas man died early Saturday after crashing his motorcycle near Wheeler, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Continue reading...

Records

Subscriber onlyTimothy Ryan McCauley, 39, of 311 S.W. F St. in Bentonville was arrested Friday in connection with possession of drug paraphernalia. McCauley was being held Saturday at the Benton County Jail with no bond set. Continue reading...

Rally winds down with singing contest in Fayetteville

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A different noise emanated from the final day of Bikes, Blues & BBQ. Continue reading...

Public Meetings

Subscriber onlyMonday 5 p.m. Benton County Budget Committee -- Quorum Courtroom, County Administration Building, 215 E. Central Ave., Bentonville Continue reading...

Divorces

Subscriber onlyBENTON COUNTY The following divorces were recorded in the circuit clerk's office Sept. 14-22. Continue reading...

Mathews companies deny firing man over HIV status, other violations

Subscriber onlyThe managers of a Bentonville McDonald's franchise accused of firing a man because he has HIV denied the claim and said the man wasn't protected by federal disability law, according to federal court filings this month. Continue reading...

Bonus helps entice minorities to Rogers teaching jobs

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- The School District this summer paid its first bonus to an employee through a grant intended to help attract and retain Hispanic educators. Continue reading...

On The Agenda

Subscriber onlyMonday 1:30-3 p.m. -- Arkansas adult education classes, Goodwill Career Center, 1001 S. Mt. Olive St., Siloam Springs. Classes include: employability, customer service, clerical, bank teller and industrial. Information: (479) 373-6120. Continue reading...

NW BUSINESS PEOPLE

Subscriber onlyJulie Olsen was promoted to director of development for University Initiatives and will assume fundraising responsibilities for the graduate school, international education and the Office of Research and Economic Development at the University of Arkansas. She will work with volunteers from each unit to raise private gift support, reporting to Kim Needy, dean of the graduate school and international education, and Jim Rankin, vice provost of the Office of Research and Economic Development. Continue reading...

Business news in brief

Subscriber onlyEJ Ball building bought for $3.1M Continue reading...

INCORPORATIONS

Subscriber onlyBenton County Geobits Inc., Will Battles, 11856 Highfill Ave., Gentry Continue reading...

Salamander misses ‘endangered’ mark

Subscriber onlyThe Fourche Mountain salamander does not need the protection of the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced. Continue reading...

Manure-leak tests to begin at hog farm

Subscriber onlyDrilling to test for hog manure leakage is set to begin at C&H Hog Farms near Mount Judea in Newton County, according to an Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality news release. Continue reading...

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