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Woman with history of arrests and missed court dates appears in court

FAYETTEVILLE — A woman with a history of alcohol-related arrests and missed court dates appeared for arraignment on a failure to appear charge in Washington County Circuit Court on Wednesday. Continue reading...

Contempt hearing set for no-show witnesses in Springdale case

Subscriber onlyA judge has ordered two Springdale teens who didn't show up to testify at a recent attempted murder trial to appear before her and explain why they shouldn't be held in contempt of court. Continue reading...

Fayetteville pair arraigned on elder abuse charges

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Two Fayetteville women accused of abusing an elderly relative pleaded not guilty Monday in Washington County Circuit Court. Continue reading...

State prosecutors add charges against Crawford

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A woman who police said threatened someone online following a verbal altercation at a Prairie Grove restaurant was arraigned on three more misdemeanor charges in Washington County Circuit Court on Friday. Continue reading...

Primary runway at XNA opened to air traffic

Subscriber onlyHIGHFILL -- The main runway at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport was to open early this morning, ending several years of renovation work and related litigation. Continue reading...

Ex-caregiver who stole benefits checks sentenced

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A judge on Tuesday sentenced a Lincoln woman to prison on federal charges of stealing the benefit checks of a deceased man who was once in her care. Continue reading...

Crawford attorney wants to raise mental defense

Man faces felony fleeing, misdemeanor charges

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- An attorney for an Oklahoma man charged with fleeing police and endangering his child asked Monday for a mental competency exam for his client. Continue reading...

Suit filing urges no immunity

Rogers officers previously cleared in woman’s 2011 death

Subscriber onlyRogers police who shot and killed a knife-wielding, mentally disturbed woman at a convenience store nearly five years ago caused the deadly situation to escalate and should not be entitled to qualified immunity, according to a response filed in a federal lawsuit. Continue reading...

Fight video OK'd for shooting case

Fayetteville prosecutor says footage shows gang activity

Subscriber onlyWashington County prosecutors can use evidence of gang association and video of an altercation between gang members in this week's trial of a man accused of shooting and wounding a 14-year-old boy in Springdale last year, a judge ruled. Continue reading...

Defendant: Prohibit death-qualified jury

Such a panel biased, attorneys argue

Subscriber only One of five people charged with killing a woman last summer is asking a judge to prohibit the selection of a death-qualified jury because it would violate his constitutional right to an impartial jury drawn from a cross-section of the community. Continue reading...

Agreement keeps teen's statements out if trial is held

Subscriber onlyWashington County prosecutors will not use statements made last year to police by a Springdale teen accused of participating in a fatal shooting. Continue reading...

Judge will allow evidence of Vega's gang ties at trial

Subscriber onlyWashington County prosecutors can use evidence of gang association and video of an altercation between gang members in next week's trial of a man accused of shooting and wounding a 14-year-old boy in Springdale last year, a judge ruled. Continue reading...

Judge: Evidence of gang affiliation allowed in Springdale shooting trial

FAYETTEVILLE — A judge will let Washington County prosecutors use evidence of gang association and video of an altercation between gang members in next week's trial of a man accused of shooting and wounding a 14-year-old boy in Springdale last year. Continue reading...

No-show Jackson taken into custody

Subscriber onlyA woman with a history of alcohol-related arrests who missed a court appearance in June has been arrested and is being held at the Washington County Detention Center. Continue reading...

Prosecutors say they'll use gang evidence in Springdale shooting trial

Subscriber onlyWashington County prosecutors say gang associations or activities are central to their case against one of two men accused of shooting and wounding a 14-year-old boy in Springdale last year. Continue reading...

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