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Federal officials to evaluate Little Rock Air Force Base as site to house migrant children

Subscriber onlyFederal officials will visit the Little Rock Air Force Base on Thursday to discern whether the base could temporarily house migrant children who are being separated from their parents at the southern border of the U.S., a spokeswoman said Wednesday morning Continue reading...

Arkansas-Texas Tech delayed until 2:30 p.m.

OMAHA, Neb. — The Arkansas-Texas Tech game at the College World Series is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Continue reading...

Pitsch wins Senate runoff

Subscriber onlyThese are unofficial returns from runoff races around the state Tuesday. Continue reading...

Democrats to ask governor to stop deploying Arkansas National Guard soldiers to border

Subscriber onlyThe top Democrats in the state House and Senate are preparing to ask Gov. Asa Hutchinson to end the deployment of Arkansas National Guard soldiers assisting Border Patrol operations at the southern border of the U.S. "We are preparing a letter," said State Rep. Charles Blake, D- Little Rock, who is in his third day serving as House Minority Leader. Blake said Senate Minority Leader Keith Ingram, D- West Memphis, is helping him draft the letter. Continue reading...

Mammoth Spring caretaker gets 30 years in biting attack, death of 92-year-old patient

Subscriber onlyA Mammoth Spring caretaker has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty in the biting attack of a 92-year-old patient who later died of complications. Jennifer Lea Collins, 56, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of second-degree murder, according to a news release from the Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney's office. Continue reading...

Trump says he'll be 'signing something' on detained children

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has drafted an executive action for President Donald Trump that would direct her department to keep families together after they are detained crossing the border illegally. She was at the White House where Trump told reporters he would be "signing something" shortly. Continue reading...

Homeland Security drafts plan to end family separation

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is drafting an executive action for President Donald Trump that would direct DHS to keep families apprehended at the border together during detention. Continue reading...

Innocent is murder-for-hire plea

Springdale woman accused of seeking to ‘take out a judge’

Subscriber onlyA couple facing charges of solicitation to commit capital murder entered innocent pleas Monday in Benton County Circuit Court. Continue reading...

Crowe faces negligent homicide charge

Affidavit: Mother says she was driving in wreck that killed daughter

Subscriber onlyA Springdale woman faces a negligent homicide charge after admitting she was driving the vehicle that crashed and killed her daughter, according to a probable cause affidavit. Continue reading...

Commissioners OK fire station plans in Bentonville

Subscriber onlyThe Planning Commission approved plans for the city's seventh fire station Tuesday evening. Continue reading...

Public Meetings

Subscriber onlyToday, 9 a.m., Springdale Water and Sewer Commission -- Springdale Water Utilities, 526 Oak Ave. Continue reading...

Ex-state official Dalton dies of cancer

He was city manager, DHS director

Subscriber onlyTom Dalton, the former Arkansas Department of Human Services director who worked to implement ARKids First in the 1990s, died of cancer last week in Hot Springs. He was 78. Continue reading...

Fayetteville City Council awards contract to design cultural arts corridor

Subscriber onlyVisitors to downtown will see trail improvements, a more scenic streetscape and immersive outdoor elements incorporated with the city's biggest cultural attractions within the next few years. Continue reading...

Rogers panel OKs large office complex

Subscriber onlyA city committee approved a development request that will add almost 150,000 square feet of office space to the growing area on J.B. Hunt Drive. Continue reading...

Rogers has all coaches in place for 2018-19 school year

Subscriber onlyAll of the School District's coaching positions, including those needed to implement a seventh-grade athletic program, have been filled for the coming school year. Continue reading...

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