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Language, law meet in court

Interpreters worry about fairest sentence of their own

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County Circuit Judge Tom Smith remembers occasionally seeing interpreters in court when he started working as a lawyer in Benton County in 1995. Now he uses translators in his courtroom at least three times a week. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas diversity creates need for court interpreters

Subscriber onlyBenton County Circuit Judge Tom Smith remembers occasionally seeing interpreters in court when he started working as a lawyer in Benton County in 1995. Now he uses translators in his courtroom at least three times a week. Continue reading...

Rogers woman pleads not guilty in manslaughter case

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- A Rogers babysitter pleaded not guilty Thursday to a felony manslaughter charge in the death of an 8-month-old girl. Continue reading...

Store robber gets 20 years in prison

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE — A judge sentenced a Benton-ville teen to 20 years in prison Thursday for his role in the robberies of two Dollar General stores. Continue reading...

Woman pleads not guilty in manslaughter case

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE - A Rogers babysitter pleaded not guilty to a manslaughter charge she faces in death of an 8-month-old girl she was watching. Continue reading...

King retiring from State Police after 30 years on force

Subscriber onlyCapt. Lance King’s tenure with the Arkansas State Police will end Dec. 31. Continue reading...

Charges dropped in hot tub death

Subscriber only A judge dismissed charges Wednesday against a man in a murder case capturing national headlines when prosecutors got information from an Amazon Echo device. Continue reading...

Stole actress's laptop, man admits

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- A Fort Smith man last week admitted stealing actress Geena Davis' laptop. Continue reading...

John Brown student accused of possessing explosive devices

Subscriber onlyA student at John Brown University was arrested Tuesday in connection with making references to committing a mass shooting or bombing. Continue reading...

Arkansas man admits to taking famous actress's laptop

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- A Fort Smith man admitted last week to stealing actress Geena Davis' laptop. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas city parks to benefit from Walton Family Foundation grants

Subscriber onlyThis year's grants from the Walton Family Foundation's design program are meant to improve access to downtown parks and public spaces across Northwest Arkansas, according to a news release. Continue reading...

Police arrest Centerton man in fatal crash

Subscriber only Police arrested a Centerton man in connection with a fatal car crash. Continue reading...

Arkansas man accused of tying up, beating, raping 69-year-old pleads innocent

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- A Siloam Springs man pleaded innocent Monday to aggravated residential burglary, kidnapping, two counts of rape, battery, terroristic threatening, aggravated assault and theft of property. Continue reading...

Judge dismisses Rogers annexation lawsuit against Bentonville

Subscriber onlyCounty residents living on a strip of land Rogers hoped to annex are now part of Bentonville. Continue reading...

Former Bentonville American Legion commander pleads guilty to theft

Subscriber only A former commander of an American Legion post admitted to stealing more than $100,000 from the organization. Continue reading...