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Freezing rain, sleet, snow in forecast

Winter storm warnings are in effect for most of Arkansas overnight Wednesday into Thursday as a strong arctic front pushes toward the state, turning precipitation from rain into freezing rain, snow and sleet, forecasters said. Continue reading...

Bill advances to protect military monuments

LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas House committee has endorsed a proposal to make relocating, altering or disturbing military monuments a felony. Continue reading...

U.S. clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department says it won't prosecute former Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old that led to weeks of protests. Continue reading...

Judge won't lift stay in gay-marriage case

A federal judge in Little Rock on Wednesday denied a request to allow same-sex marriages while the issue is being appealed. Continue reading...

Weather cancellations and postponements

Closings and cancellations due to Wednesday's expected winter storm. Continue reading...

Self-representation for suspect in Realtor killing approved

A judge ruled Wednesday that a man charged in the kidnapping and killing of a Little Rock real estate agent will be allowed to dismiss his attorney and represent himself in the case. Continue reading...

SEC Women’s Tournament sets earlier start

The opening round of the Southeastern Conference women’s basketball tournament in North Little Rock will start earlier than planned Wednesday because of predicted wintry weather. Continue reading...

Basketball tournaments postponed due to weather

State basketball tournament play in all classes except 1A is being postponed due to the winter storm, according to a news release from the Arkansas Activities Association. Continue reading...

U.N.: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet

LONDON — The World Health Organization says people around the world are eating too much sugar and should slash their intake to about 5 to 10 percent of their overall calories. Continue reading...

Benton County earmarks $2 million for courts building

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County's Finance Committee voted Tuesday to set aside $2 million in the special capital reserve fund with an eye toward paying for some of the new courts building. Continue reading...

Tontitown Area Fire Department to provide fire protection service for city once again

Subscriber onlyThe Tontitown Area Volunteer Fire Department will provide fire protection service for the city starting 30 days after Mayor Paul Colvin signs a new contract, aldermen decided Tuesday. Continue reading...

Judge rules on jury issues in Holly case

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Prospective jurors in Zachary Holly's murder trial will be selected from a list of registered voters, Circuit Judge Brad Karren ruled Tuesday. Continue reading...

Walton Arts Center announces $5 million gift

Walton Family Foundation, taxpayer contributions to aid in expansion project

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The Walton Arts Center's expansion and renovation got a big financial boost Tuesday. Continue reading...

Bentonville West High principal search narrowed to nine

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- The School District will interview nine people hoping to be the first principal at West High School, said Judy Marquess, executive director of secondary instruction. Continue reading...

Bella Vista woman gets probation in attack on officer

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- A Bella Vista woman was placed on probation for battery in an incident where she hit and kicked at a police officer and ordered her dog to bite the officer. Continue reading...

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