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Family wants missing Bentonville woman declared dead

BENTONVILLE -- Former Pea Ridge police officer Cerilla Ann Doyle went missing almost 10 years ago. Now her family is asking to have her declared dead. Continue reading...

Former Bentonville DHS worker fined $15,000 for sexual assault

BENTONVILLE -- Jorge Alcon came to court Friday morning expecting to go to prison, but the same jury that convicted him of sexual assault recommended he be spared prison time. Continue reading...

Jury finds former DHS worker guilty of sexual assault

A jury deliberated for 11 hours before finding a former DHS worker guilty of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl. Continue reading...

Jury finds former DHS worker guilty of sexual assault

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- A Bentonville man was found guilty Thursday of sexually assaulting a four year old girl. Continue reading...

Jury deliberating in Alcon case in Bentonville

A jury deliberated for almost four hours Wednesday but didn't reach a verdict in the case of a former state employee charged with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl. Continue reading...

Judge denies request from Hardin

Benton County Circuit Judge Robin Green has denied an attempt by a convicted killer to withdraw his guilty plea. Continue reading...

Benton County judge rules girl competent to testify at trial of accused sexual abuser

BENTONVILLE -- A 6-year-old kindergartner is competent to testify at the trial of her accused abuser, according to a ruling Friday from Benton County Circuit Judge Brad Karren. Continue reading...

VIDEO: Rogers man held without bond following Lowell shooting

Subscriber onlyA judge on Thursday ordered a Rogers man, accused of killing the mother of his two children, be held in the Benton County Jail without bond. Continue reading...

Woman killed in Lowell shooting

A woman was shot Tuesday and died from her injuries at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, according to Lowell police. Continue reading...

Former Arkansas police chief pleads innocent to rape of school teacher

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- A former police chief pleaded innocent Monday to the 1997 rape of a Rogers school teacher. Continue reading...

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Kevin Lammers, a Benton County deputy public defender, walks in front of Grant Hardin who is being e...

Kevin Lammers, a Benton County deputy public defender, walks in front of Grant Hardin who is being escorted into court by Larry Ta...

Published: February 13, 2018

Edward Alexis Martinez-Torres (center), 22, of Springdale pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree mu...

Edward Alexis Martinez-Torres (center), 22, of Springdale pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree murder at the Benton County cour...

Published: December 22, 2017

Charles Alan Rickman, 30, of Siloam Springs is led Friday into a courtroom at the Benton County Cour...

Charles Alan Rickman, 30, of Siloam Springs is led Friday into a courtroom at the Benton County Courthouse in Bentonville. Rickman...

Published: October 7, 2017

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Rogers police at the scene Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 where a man barri...

NWA Democrat-Gazette/TRACY NEAL Rogers police at the scene Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 where a man barricaded himself in a home in Rog...

Published: August 29, 2017

Patrick Malone, 20, of Garfield is escorted Tuesday by a Benton County Sheriff's Office deputy after...

Patrick Malone, 20, of Garfield is escorted Tuesday by a Benton County Sheriff's Office deputy after his court appearance in conne...

Published: August 4, 2017

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