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Three girls testify against Matar in Bentonville trial

BENTONVILLE -- Their faces were the only thing visible as the three small girls sat in the witness stand Wednesday afternoon and identified their teacher -- Mr. Ollie -- as the man who had sexually abused them. Continue reading...

Mediation planned to settle Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport runway dust-up

Officials hope mediation of a federal lawsuit will put behind them the troubled project to replace the main runway at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport. Continue reading...

Rogers attorney settlement not complete, officials say

ROGERS -- City Attorney Ben Lipscomb had yet to sign settlement papers with the city Wednesday as he disputed the amount of tax withholding from his $390,000 check, city officials said. Continue reading...

Sales tax receipts rise for Bentonville, Springdale

Sales tax receipts jumped up in Bentonville and Springdale and were up around Northwest Arkansas this month. Continue reading...

Three sentenced for dealing meth in Northwest Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE -- Two Californians and a Springdale resident who were part of a drug trafficking ring were sentenced Tuesday to more than 32 years in federal prison. Continue reading...

Child porn nets Rogers man five years in federal pen

FAYETTEVILLE -- A Rogers man was sentenced Wednesday to federal prison on child pornography charges. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas Community College explores culinary scenes

BENTONVILLE -- Northwest Arkansas Community College officials are crossing the country in search of ideas for an expansion of their culinary arts and hospitality program. Continue reading...

Benton County election officials eye new vote systems

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County election officials are preparing for next year's presidential election cycle and the prospect of using a new voting system. Continue reading...

UAMS studies Northwest Arkansas' minority health disparities

CDC grant aimed toward Marshallese, Hispanic communities

FAYETTEVILLE -- Community leaders heard Wednesday how a $2.99 million grant can improve the health of more than 75,000 Northwest Arkansas residents. Continue reading...

State votes to take over LR School District

The state Board of Education has voted to take over the Little Rock School District, removing the local school board immediately but keeping Superintendent Dexter Suggs on an interim basis. Continue reading...

Supreme Court halts 3 forthcoming executions in Oklahoma

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has ordered Oklahoma to postpone lethal injections executions using a controversial sedative until the court rules in a challenge involving the drug. Continue reading...

Jurors hear interrogation in rape trial of former Bentonville school employee

Jurors spent Wednesday morning watching Ali Matar Jr.’s interview with a police detective. Continue reading...

Bill to split Lee, King holiday fails in House committee

A state House of Representatives committee rejected a bill Wednesday that would separate the Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert E. Lee holiday into two. Continue reading...

3 sentenced to more than 32 years for drug trafficking

FAYETTEVILLE — An Arkansas prosecutor says three people have been sentenced to a combined total of more than 32 years in federal prison for drug-trafficking offenses. Continue reading...

Arkansas researchers document first northern saw-whet owl

Wildlife biologists at the University of Arkansas have captured and documented the first northern saw-whet owl in the state. Continue reading...

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