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New trial date for accused killer

Subscriber onlyAttorneys for a man accused of killing his six-year-old son want to delay their client's May jury trial because they need to interview people in California and El Salvador, according to a recently filed court motion. Continue reading...

Man pleads not guilty in deaths of hunting dogs

Subscriber onlyA Decatur man pleaded not guilty to charges that accuse him of shooting and killing two hunting dogs. Continue reading...

Benton County Sheriff candidates speak at forum

Subscriber onlyThe candidates seeking the Republican Party's nomination for Benton County sheriff had another opportunity Tuesday night to present their messages to voters in their attempts to win the primary election. Continue reading...

Former Centerton chamber president found not guilty

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE — A judge found the former president of the Centerton Area Chamber of Commerce not guilty of charges accusing him of using the organization’s money for his personal expenses. Continue reading...

Hunt's criminal case ends with diversion agreement

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- A diversion agreement entered Monday has resolved Johnnie Hunt Jr.'s criminal case. Continue reading...

Two tampering charges filed against Cradduck

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE — Sheriff Kelley Cradduck was formally charged with a felony and misdemeanor by a special prosecutor Monday. Continue reading...

Benton County sheriff's arraignment moved away from election

Prosecutor files formal charges

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE — Benton County Sheriff Kelley Cradduck will be arraigned a week before the March 1 primary election, instead of the day before the election as previously scheduled. Continue reading...

Sheriff candidates speak at forum

Subscriber onlyFour men seeking the Republican nomination for Benton County sheriff faced off Tuesday night for the third time in a week. Continue reading...

VIDEO: Cradduck maintains innocence

Campaign manager says ASP trying to influence election

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County Sheriff Kelley Cradduck continued to maintain his innocence during a press confernce Friday, repeating that politics motivate an investigation that lead to his arrest this week on a felony and a misdemeanor charge. Continue reading...

Cradduck gives daily duties to chief deputy

Sheriff cites ‘recent events,” need to campaign

Subscriber onlyBenton County Sheriff Kelley Cradduck said Thursday he'll hand over the daily operation of his office to his chief deputy as he campaigns for re-election and deals with "recent events." Continue reading...

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Scott Stober pleaded guilty Monday to stealing from Benton County while he worked there as an admini...

Scott Stober pleaded guilty Monday to stealing from Benton County while he worked there as an administrator.

Published: July 21, 2014

Perry Dennis Davis Jr., 50, of Bentonville is escorted Friday morning  by a sheriff's deputy to a pa...

Perry Dennis Davis Jr., 50, of Bentonville is escorted Friday morning by a sheriff's deputy to a patrol car after a hearing in hi...

Published: January 18, 2014

Perry Dennis Davis Jr., 50, of Bentonville is escorted Friday morning  by a sheriff's deputy to a pa...

Perry Dennis Davis Jr., 50, of Bentonville is escorted Friday morning by a sheriff's deputy to a patrol car after a hearing in hi...

Published: January 17, 2014

Paul Martinez, a Benton County sheriff's deputy, escorts Perry Davis to a patrol car following a hea...

Paul Martinez, a Benton County sheriff's deputy, escorts Perry Davis to a patrol car following a hearing in Davis' murder case.

Published: November 1, 2013

Firefighters at the scene of a July 24th fire at 11888 Malone Road.  The abandoned house was destroy...

Firefighters at the scene of a July 24th fire at 11888 Malone Road. The abandoned house was destroyed, but other firefighters nea...

Published: September 15, 2013

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