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Patent awarded to UA researcher for hair-loss drug

FAYETTEVILLE — A researcher at the University of Arkansas has received a patent for a drug intended to treat hair loss. Continue reading...

Former Siloam Springs teacher sentenced to eight years in prison

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- A former teacher hugged her family outside the courtroom moments before she was sentenced to eight years in prison for having sex with a 13-year-old boy. Continue reading...

Fayetteville retirement community planned

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A large housing complex for senior citizens is planned on an open field northwest of Arkansas 112 and Truckers Drive, near Sam's Club and across the highway from the 112 Drive In. Continue reading...

Washington County board OKs solar energy farm's preliminary permit

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Ozarks Electric Cooperative can move forward with planning a 1-megawatt solar power facility just east of Springdale. Continue reading...

Springdale, Rogers learn new strategies for helping English learners

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Students whose first language isn't English may understand photosynthesis when it's taught in science class but have difficulty explaining the concept because they lack enough vocabulary to describe how plants use sunlight to make food. Continue reading...

Fort Smith university considering beer-brewing program

Subscriber onlyThe University of Arkansas at Fort Smith is considering a new academic program to teach students about the craft brewing industry. Continue reading...

Eureka Springs woman amazed by Daily Show reaction

Subscriber onlyAn 83-year-old Eureka Springs City Council member said she was "overwhelmed" at the attention she was getting Thursday after appearing in a segment the previous night on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Continue reading...

Benton County to consider court building plans, costs

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- County Judge Bob Clinard is preparing new budgets for a downtown location and a site near the County Jail on Southwest 14th Street for a new courts building. Continue reading...

Jefferson County Jail inmates riot

Sheriff’s Office reports damage but no one injured

Subscriber onlyPINE BLUFF -- A riot involving 80 inmates at the Jefferson County jail broke out Wednesday night, causing more than $20,000 in damage to jail property during a disturbance in which prisoners clogged toilets and ripped sprinkler heads from the ceiling. Continue reading...

Gay-marriage lawyers dispute other's requested fees

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Subscriber onlyLITTLE ROCK -- A schism, hinted at earlier this year, has fully emerged between the two attorneys who defeated Arkansas' same-sex marriage ban, with one lawyer denouncing the other's request for at least $345,825 in compensation as "unreasonable and excessive." Continue reading...

Bentonville man named Arkansas solicitor general

Resume includes stint at Wal-Mart

Subscriber onlyLITTLE ROCK -- Lee Rudofsky, a former Wal-Mart lawyer, will become Arkansas' solicitor general. Continue reading...

Web renewal of vehicle tags stuck at 14 percent

To re-register, 72% still visit local offices, legislators hear

Subscriber onlyLITTLE ROCK -- About 14.4 percent of Arkansas' motor vehicle registration renewals are completed online each year and officials want more Arkansans to register online, a state official told lawmakers on Thursday. Continue reading...

Records

Subscriber onlyArrests 4th Judicial Drug Task Force Dakota Felan, 20, of 1821 Lela Court in Harrison was arrested Wednesday in connection with delivery of methamphetamine or cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. Continue reading...

Public Meetings

Subscriber onlyMonday 6:30 p.m. Elm Springs Sewer Committee -- Elm Springs City Hall, 289 Jayroe Ave. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyPottsville considers new water meters POTTSVILLE -- The City Council will consider replacing its 1,675 water meters to save money. Continue reading...