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Carroll County sheriff given job of collecting debt for court

Subscriber onlyStarting next month, it will be up to the Carroll County sheriff to try to collect some of the $2.8 million owed to the county's circuit court. Continue reading...

U.S.: Put Barber in prison for years

Defense balks at 235-293 months

Subscriber onlyFederal prosecutors want former Fayetteville real-estate developer Brandon Barber to serve about 20 years in prison for conspiracy to commit bankruptcy fraud, money laundering and conspiracy to commit bank fraud, according to a court document filed Thursday. Continue reading...

DNA tests in '94 death underway, project says

County declines to appeal court order

Subscriber onlyDNA testing of evidence from a 1994 homicide scene in Green Forest has been moving forward since a June 3 court order, said Karen Thompson, a lawyer with a New York-based nonprofit called the Innocence Project. Continue reading...

Retrial set for Bull Shoals chief

U.S. to try again after mistrial on excessive force charge

Subscriber onlyA new trial for Bull Shoals Police Chief Daniel Sutterfield is scheduled to begin Aug. 18 in federal court in Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Hutchinson, Ross jab at farm forum

Law client, health vote offer fodder

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Two candidates for governor criticized each other Tuesday morning during a forum that was ostensibly about agriculture. Continue reading...

Mistrial declared in police chief's excessive-force case

Subscriber onlyA mistrial was declared late Friday after 12 jurors in U.S. District Court in Harrison couldn't agree on whether Bull Shoals Police Chief Daniel Sutterfield had used excessive force during the July 9, 2013, arrest of Nicholas Dore. Continue reading...

Jury out in chief's excessive-force trial

Didn't stomp, kick or hit handcuffed man, Bull Shoals lawman testifies

Subscriber onlyHARRISON -- A jury deliberated Friday in the federal trial of Bull Shoals Police Chief Daniel Sutterfield but hadn't reached a verdict late Friday on charges that Sutterfield used excessive force during an arrest and tried to cover it up. Continue reading...

AG candidates favor more drug courts

Rutledge, Steel say alternative program aids jail crowds, vets in talk to club

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Expansion of drug courts should be a priority for Arkansas' next attorney general, the two main-party candidates for the office said Thursday. Continue reading...

Trial of police chief underway

‘Shocked’ to see handcuffed man hit, officer testifies

Subscriber onlyA Bull Shoals police officer testified Tuesday that he was "shocked" to see his police chief hit a handcuffed man in the head with the butt of a shotgun during an arrest on July 9, 2013. Continue reading...

Post office building brought back home

Glade was washed away by Beaver Lake; society aims to preserve history

Subscriber onlyA community that's mostly at the bottom of Beaver Lake got its old post office building back on Monday. Continue reading...

Judge doubts value of split districts

Master’s thesis argues for study of scheme’s financial logic

Subscriber onlySplit judicial districts in Arkansas should be eliminated if their costs outweigh need, according to a master's thesis written by Carroll County Circuit Judge Gerald Crow. Continue reading...

Innocent plea given in slaying of woman

Shop owner tied, robbed, police say

Subscriber onlyA Rogers man pleaded innocent Friday to a capital murder and other charges in connection with the July 2 death of Adah Lorraine Carte, 75, who owned the Ozark Emporium, an antiques and gift shop in Bear Creek Springs, 5 miles northwest of Harrison. Continue reading...

Knight retrial put on hold as U.S. files appeal

Prosecutor to dispute ordered acquittal, retrial in Barber lawyer’s fraud case

Subscriber onlyU.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge filed notice Tuesday that he will appeal a judge's order granting acquittal on one charge and a new trial on other charges for K. Vaughn Knight, a Fayetteville lawyer who represented former Northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber during his bankruptcy. Continue reading...

Water in fuel line of plane, agency says

Safety investigators continue probing for cause of crash near Harrison

Subscriber onlyInvestigators found water in the fuel line of a private airplane that crashed on takeoff July 2 at the Boone County Regional Airport near Harrison, a National Transportation Safety Board official said. Continue reading...

Police chief pleads innocent in 2013 excessive-force case

Subscriber onlyThe police chief of Bull Shoals pleaded innocent Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Harrison to three charges related to accusations he used excessive force during a July 9, 2013, arrest. Continue reading...

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