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Dismissal of police-shooting suit sought

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Rogers police officers had ample reason to fear for their lives and the safety of bystanders when they shot to death a woman wielding a knife in a store almost five years ago, according to a defense motion filed in a federal lawsuit. Continue reading...

Holiday season could stretch TSA screening lines at XNA

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas Regional Airport managers aren't expecting travelers to wait in long lines for security screening, but said that may not be the case when passengers reach the major hub airports on their journeys. Continue reading...

Missouri needs $30M more to finish bypass

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Missouri highway officials said they budgeted some of the money needed to meet up with Arkansas' portion of the Bella Vista Bypass but not enough to finish the job right now. Continue reading...

Arkansas woman gets 6 years for filming underage girl having sex, posting images online

Subscriber onlyA Fayetteville woman was sentenced to six years in prison Monday for filming an underage girl having sex with an adult male and then sharing the images online. Continue reading...

Woman sentenced for filming teen having sex with former Razorback player

FAYETTEVILLE — A Fayetteville woman was sentenced to six years in prison Monday for filming an underage girl having sex with a former Razorback basketball player and sharing it online. Continue reading...

Man gets life term in slaying

30 years, $15,000 fine added for also trying to kill mother

Subscriber onlyA man convicted of killing his stepfather and trying to kill his mother was sentenced Thursday to life in prison. Continue reading...

Hill sentenced to life for fatal shooting rampage in Elkins

Subscriber onlyA man convicted of killing his stepfather and trying to kill his mother was sentenced Thursday to spend the rest of his life in prison. Continue reading...

Hill guilty of first-degree murder, attempted murder in shooting spree

Subscriber onlySamuel Robert Hill was convicted Wednesday afternoon on the lesser charges of first-degree murder for gunning down his stepfather and attempted first degree murder for trying to kill his mother. Continue reading...

Sam Hill had mental disease, doctor tells Washington County jurors

Jury begins deliberations Wednesday afternoon

Subscriber only A psychologist who examined Sam Hill told jurors hearing the murder case Tuesday she diagnosed Hill with schizophrenia and other mental diseases that made him incapable of appreciating the criminality of shooting his stepfather to death. Continue reading...

Son shot her, slew stepdad, mom testifies

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A man charged with capital murder in the shooting death of his stepfather almost two years ago in rural Washington County was suffering from a mental illness, according to his attorney. 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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