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Former Bentonville school employee takes stand, says abuse confession was false

Ali Matar Jr., a former Bentonville school employee, took the witness stand Thursday morning and denied ever sexually abusing three of his former students. Continue reading...

Jurors hear interrogation in rape trial of former Bentonville school employee

Jurors spent Wednesday morning watching Ali Matar Jr.’s interview with a police detective. Continue reading...

Bentonville jury trial for Matar under way

BENTONVILLE -- A woman testified her daughter said "Mr. Ollie" had tickled her in her private area. Continue reading...

Jury seated in rape trial of former Bentonville school employee

Twelve jurors and two alternates have been seated for the trial of a former Bentonville school employee accused of sexually abusing three girls. Continue reading...

Gravette man sentenced to 24 years in prison

A Gravette man was sentenced to 24 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. Continue reading...

Judge: Recording can be used in rape trial of former Bentonville school employee

Prosecutors can use a former school employee’s recorded interrogation as evidence in the Lowell man’s upcoming trial. Continue reading...

Gravette man sentenced for sexual assault

A Gravette man was sentenced to 24 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. Continue reading...

Former Springdale bus driver pleads guilty to having child porn

A former Springdale school bus driver admitted he possessed child pornography, and he now awaits sentencing. Continue reading...

Man waiting to go to prison back in jail

Lowell man arrested with gun

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- A Lowell man waiting to go to prison was arrested with methamphetamine and a loaded handgun. Continue reading...

Lowell Man Waiting To Go To Prison Back In Jail

BENTONVILLE -- A Lowell man waiting to go to prison was arrested with methamphetamine and a loaded handgun. 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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