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Teen Killers Given Hope of Parole

Subscriber onlyThree middle-age men spending life in prison for murders they committed as teens might have a chance to get out of jail. Continue reading...

Copeland, Nations square off for west Washington County district judge

Subscriber onlyThe single race for district judge in Washington County features two small town boys who made good, went on to successful legal careers and want to serve their community from the bench. Continue reading...

Springdale man pleads guilty in drive-by shooting

Subscriber onlyA Springdale man involved in an Aug. 4 drive-by shooting on Crutcher Street pleaded guilty in Washington County Circuit Court on Friday to committing a terroristic act and other related charges. Continue reading...

Coloradan pleads guilty in bank heist

He robbed Bentonville bank last summer, was apprehended in California

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A Colorado man pleaded guilty Thursday to robbing a Bentonville bank in August. Continue reading...

Murder suspect's lawyers quit

Public defenders cite conflict of interest in Fayetteville case

Subscriber onlyA North Little Rock man accused of fatally shooting a woman in Springdale in May is getting a new lawyer after Washington County public defenders asked to be removed from the case because of a conflict of interest. Continue reading...

Auto travel stuck in gear in state’s NW

Bus, bike, rail alternatives limited, with further infrastructure costly to build

Subscriber onlyThe automobile is still king of the road in Northwest Arkansas, rolling through the vast majority of state and federal money dedicated to transportation improvements. Continue reading...

5-year plan's draft funds NW projects

Trammel: Bypass, I-49 jobs included

Subscriber onlyState highway officials have identified money in a draft version of a new five-year transportation plan that can be used to finish work on three major Northwest Arkansas traffic corridors and start on a fourth, Highway Commission Chairman Dick Trammel told regional planners Wednesday. Continue reading...

Ex-Arvest exec gets prison stint

Smiley sentenced to federal prison for bank fraud

Subscriber onlyDennis Smiley Jr. began getting into financial trouble early in his marriage by running up credit card debt, he told a judge at his sentencing Thursday. Continue reading...

Former Arvest executive Smiley sentenced to 8 years for fraud

FAYETTEVILLE — H. Dennis Smiley Jr., the banker who pleaded guilty to a federal bank fraud charge, was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison and ordered to pay $4.9 million in restitution. Continue reading...

Money identified to finish major road projects

Subscriber onlyState highway officials have identified money in a draft version of a new five-year transportation plan to finish work on three major Northwest Arkansas traffic corridors and start work on a fourth, Arkansas Highway Commission Chairman Dick Trammel told regional planners Wednesday. Continue reading...

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Officials from the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration post a sign on the front doors ...

Officials from the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration post a sign on the front doors of Mary Maestri’s in Tontitown...

Published: May 15, 2010

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