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Arkansas transit system to resume routes; buses on loan after 20 burned

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Ozark Regional Transit should be running most regular routes today, with some still combined, officials said Monday. Continue reading...

Austin fit to proceed in elder abuse case

Subscriber onlyA woman charged with elder abuse for allowing a relative to lie in filth and squalor is mentally competent to proceed, according to the results of mental examination filed Friday in Washington County Circuit Court. Continue reading...

Deputy cleared in fatal shooting

Prosecutor: Knife-wielder left officer no other choice

Subscriber onlyThe Washington County prosecuting attorney has decided that a sheriff's deputy was justified in killing a man who approached him with a knife outside a tire store in December. Continue reading...

No buses hurting those in need the most in Northwest Arkansas

Subscriber onlyOzark Regional Transit officials say they hope, if all goes well, to have all their bus routes back up and running by Tuesday. Continue reading...

Burned buses at Arkansas transit center probed for cause, cost; loaner offers pour in

Subscriber onlyInvestigators and insurance inspectors examined the charred remains of 20 Ozark Regional Transit buses Wednesday, looking for the cause of Tuesday's fire and trying to determine the cost of the damage. Continue reading...

Washington County prosecutor says deputy justified in fatal shooting

Subscriber onlyThe Washington County prosecuting attorney decided a Sheriff's Office deputy was justified in killing a man who came at him with a knife outside a tire store in December. Continue reading...

Not guilty plea entered in Fayetteville killing

Subscriber onlyA man charged with accomplice to first-degree murder in the death of a roommate pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Washington County Circuit Court. Continue reading...

Washington County prosecutor says deputy justified in fatal shooting

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The Washington County prosecuting attorney decided a sheriff's deputy was justified in killing a man who came at him with a knife outside a tire store in December. Continue reading...

VIDEO: Blaze decimates Arkansas transit agency's bus fleet

Subscriber onlyA fire early Tuesday at Ozark Regional Transit destroyed 20 buses, depleting the fleet and impairing the transit agency's ability to maintain bus routes in the near future, Executive Director Joel Gardner said. Continue reading...

Arkansas deputy is cleared in deadly shooting

Victim a threat, his agency finds

Subscriber onlyA Washington County deputy who fatally shot a man at a tire shop in December has been cleared by an internal investigation. 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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