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Judge dismisses protection petition of woman accused in death of 6-year-old

Subscriber onlyThe parents accused of murdering their 6-year-old son appeared in court Thursday morning for a hearing concerning Cathy Lynn Torres' request for an order of protection against her husband. Continue reading...

Lowell man sentenced to 20 years in prison for robbery

Subscriber only A Lowell man was sentenced to 20 years in prison after he admitted he took part in the robbery of a convenience store. Continue reading...

Judge rules Zachary Holly's DNA can be used

Subscriber only Circuit Judge Brad Karren ruled Tuesday that prosecutors can use Zachary Holly’s DNA sample as evidence during his May murder trial. Continue reading...

Authorities: Chicago man arrested after being found with girl in Decatur

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE — A Chicago man was arrested Thursday after Benton County sheriff’s deputies found him with teenage girl who had ran away from her home, authorities said. Continue reading...

Felony charges dismissed in child abuse trial of Bella Vista couple

Subscriber only James and Janefer Ogborn hugged each other Tuesday after a judge found that prosecutors had not presented sufficient evidence for their case to go forward to the jury. Continue reading...

No bond for Bella Vista couple accused in death of son

Subscriber onlyA Bella Vista couple will be held without bond in the Benton County Jail as suspects in the rape and death of their 6-year-old son. Continue reading...

Centerton man guilty of utility knife attack

Subscriber onlyA jury found that a man’s actions were not self defense when he attacked and cut his then wife’s former husband with a utility knife. Continue reading...

Defense granted time in death-penalty trial

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County Circuit Judge Robin Green agreed Monday to give attorneys for a man accused of killing his grandmother more time to review findings of his mental evaluation. Continue reading...

Gentry man pleads guilty, sentenced for sexual assault

Subscriber onlyA Gentry man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl. Continue reading...

Decatur man sentenced for sexual assault

A Decatur man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting two girls. 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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