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No threats made, motion to dismiss claims against Fayetteville woman

Subscriber onlyLawyers for a woman charged in federal court with threatening someone on Facebook are asking the indictment be thrown out, arguing no threats were conveyed and her speech was protected by the First Amendment. Continue reading...

Fayetteville murder defendant claims mental retardation

Subscriber onlyAttorneys for one of five people accused of killing a woman last year are asking a judge to bar the state from seeking the death penalty claiming their client is mentally retarded. Continue reading...

Claims of excessive force by Arkansas inmate rejected by jury

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A U.S. District Court jury last week rejected the excessive force claims of a man convicted of shooting at Fayetteville police during a standoff four years ago. Continue reading...

Man accused of shooting Arkansas deputy unfit for trial, mental exam finds

Plumlee charged in deputy’s shooting

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A man police say shot a Washington County sheriff's deputy is not mentally fit to be tried, according to doctors at the Arkansas State Hospital. Continue reading...

Newly approved alcohol sales expected to spur development in Farmington, Greenland

Subscriber onlyTwo Washington County towns passed local options approving the sale of alcohol by overwhelmingly wide margins Tuesday. Supporters said the measures are aimed at economic development by attracting businesses such as hotels and restaurants. Continue reading...

Springdale man who shot deputy mentally unfit to proceed, doctors say

Subscriber onlyA man police say shot a Washington County Sheriff's Office deputy is not mentally fit to be tried, according to doctors at the Arkansas State Hospital. Continue reading...

Incumbents leading in Fayetteville council races

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- All of the city's incumbent aldermen seemed to be on their way to surviving Election Day with one fresh face being added, based on early and incomplete results. The numbers did not include about 1,800 absentee ballots being counted late Tuesday. Continue reading...

Death penalty sought against 1 of 6 accused of killing Arkansas woman

Subscriber onlyWashington County prosecutors will seek the death penalty against one of six people accused of killing a woman last year. Continue reading...

Teen killer back in court after 30 years

Subscriber onlyA man who murdered a 4-year-old girl 30 years ago when he was a teen was in Washington County Circuit Court on Friday seeking his release. Continue reading...

Turner lawyers want prosecutors booted from Fayetteville trail attack case

Subscriber onlyAttorneys for a Lowell man accused of assaulting two women on a north Fayetteville trail last fall want the entire Washington County Prosecutor's Office disqualified and a special prosecutor appointed because a deputy prosecutor is expected to be a witness if the case goes to trial. Continue reading...

Curl convicted of endangering cops

Subscriber onlyA Springdale man was convicted of endangering the lives of several police officers who were trying to help save his life after an intentional overdose. Continue reading...

Orange barrels coming down on Interstate 49 widening

Subscriber onlyEight miles of new lanes on Interstate 49 from Johnson to north Springdale will open to traffic tonight, according to Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department officials. Continue reading...

Curl guilty of endangering Springdale rescuers

Subscriber onlyA Springdale man was convicted of endangering the lives of several police officers who were trying to help save his life after an intentional overdose. Continue reading...

2 convicted of murder as teens set to argue for release before Arkansas judge

Cases go to judge after juvenile life terms ruled cruel

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Two men who were teenagers when they were sentenced decades ago to life in prison without parole for murder are going before a judge to argue for their release. Continue reading...

Widow wins appeal of benefits decision

Subscriber onlyA state appeals court reversed a fire and police pension board Tuesday and sent the case of a deceased Springdale firefighter who was denied duty-related disability benefits back for a different decision. Continue reading...

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