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NW airport looks at improvements

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas Regional Airport officials think they can afford several major improvement projects over the next few years, including a parking deck, access road, a second parking deck and expansion of the terminal rotunda. Continue reading...

Planners discuss new signs, bike projects

Subscriber onlyMore signs and bicycle programs are on tap in the coming months, regional planners were told Wednesday. Continue reading...

Aguilar pleads not guilty to kidnapping informant

Subscriber onlyA woman accused of kidnapping a police informant who was trying to buy methamphetamine pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Washington County Circuit Court. Continue reading...

Number crunchers say Northwest Arkansas airport projects affordable

Subscriber only Regional airport officials think they can afford several major improvement projects over the next few years, including a parking deck, access road, a second parking deck and expansion of the terminal rotunda. Continue reading...

TRAFFIC ALERT: Lane closures set this week during Bella Vista Bypass work

BENTONVILLE — Construction on the Bella Vista Bypass will require lane closures on Peach Orchard Road in Benton County all week, according to Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department officials. Continue reading...

Matthews fit to proceed in Fayetteville murder case, according to doctors

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A man charged with murder in the stabbing death of his brother didn't show symptoms of a mental disease or defect during his court-ordered examination, but he does fit the criteria for some state of mental disorder, according to doctors. Continue reading...

Motions seek to increase juror pay

Attorney: Adequate compensation helps juries to focus better on case

Subscriber onlySome defense attorneys think jurors should be paid more so they can willingly serve and focus on the case instead of lost wages. Continue reading...

Judge dismisses lawsuit in Rogers police shooting

Subscriber onlyA federal wrongful death lawsuit against Rogers police officers who shot a knife-wielding woman at a convenience store five years ago has been dismissed by a judge. Continue reading...

State: Child-support cases treated same

Officials say men, women punished equally for nonpayment of support

Subscriber onlySarah Blevins stood in a Benton County court last month to explain why she had not paid her court-ordered child support. Continue reading...

Washington County Judge candidate to take time off for long-distance race

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The new Republican candidate for Washington County judge said Friday he plans to take time off from his job in Little Rock when needed to run his campaign. Continue reading...

Death penalty unconstitutional, Fayetteville man's lawyers say

Subscriber onlyOne of five people charged in connection with the killing of a woman last summer is asking a judge to declare the death penalty unconstitutional and to prohibit the selection of a jury comprised of only people who say they could recommend a death sentence. Continue reading...

Bidding near for I-49 projects to loosen traffic in state’s NW

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE — State highway officials are expected to take a big step toward alleviating traffic in the region when they seek bids over the next few weeks on two long-anticipated projects involving Interstate 49 interchanges. Continue reading...

I-49 projects set for bid letting

Officials hope to alleviate traffic worries at interchanges

Subscriber onlyState highway officials are expected to take a big step toward alleviating traffic in the region when they seek bids in the next few months on two major, long-anticipated projects involving Interstate 49 interchanges. Continue reading...

Judge tosses loud motorcycle suit against Fayetteville, Fort Smith

Subscriber onlyA federal lawsuit over loud motorcycles at local rallies has been quietly dismissed for lack of standing. Continue reading...

Guns seized illegally, threat-case filing says

Subscriber onlyLawyers for a woman charged in federal court with threatening someone on Facebook want firearms and ammunition found at her arrest suppressed as evidence in the case. Continue reading...

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