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Tuesday Traffic and Construction Delays

The closures will take place from 9:00 am- 3:00 pm until Thursday, August 28th. Fayetteville- Armstrong Ave. - Stone Bridge Road will see delays in construction zones while crews widen State Highway 16 from two lanes to four lanes with sidewalks and bike lanes.

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Related Topix: Washington County, AR, Fayetteville, AR, Springdale, AR, Bella Vista, AR

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The City Wire

August sales tax revenue mixed across Northwest Arkansas

The four largest cities across Northwest Arkansas reported $4.683 million in sales tax revenue this month, up 1.84% from $4.598 million a year ago.

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Related Topix: Springdale, AR, Rogers, AR, Bentonville, AR, Fayetteville, AR

5NEWSonline.com

Benton County Man Pleads Guilty To First-Degree Murder

Leon Lincoln, 42, of Bella Vista accepted a plea agreement on Monday. He was sentenced to 40 years in prison, according to Prosecuting Attorney Jim Clark.

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Related Topix: Bella Vista, AR

Sat Aug 23, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Car Show Brings Out Corvette Owners From All Over United States

The 18th annual Summer's End Corvette Show brought out nearly 150 old and new cars to the Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers.

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Related Topix: Rogers, AR, Springdale, AR

NWAonline

Benton County Judge Cited For Public Intoxication At Rogers' Festival

Benton County Judge Bob Clinard was arrested Friday night at Frisco Festival in Rogers in connection with public intoxication, according to the Benton County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Rogers, AR

Fri Aug 22, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Prosecutor Sworn In After Rogers Official Accused Of Impersonating An Officer

Crawford County Prosecutor Marc McCune was assigned the special prosecutor to the case because of a conflict of interest involving the Benton County prosecutor.

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Related Topix: Rogers, AR, Bentonville, AR

NWAonline

I-49 surface repairs require Benton County lane closures

Crews will repair the interstate just north of Exit 88, at Arkansas 72, to Exit 93, at U.S. 71B, which will reduce traffic to one lane, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said in a statement.

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Related Topix: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Thu Aug 21, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Bentonville Police Warn Of "Jury Duty" Scam

The Bentonville Police Department issued a warning about a jury duty phone scam on Thursday morning , according to a news release.

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5NEWSonline.com

Thursday Traffic Updates and Construction Delays

For the next two weeks The City of Fayetteville Transportation Department Division will be replacing a sidewalk along the east side of University Ave. from Dickson Street to Whiteside Street.

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Related Topix: Washington County, AR, Fayetteville, AR, Springdale, AR, Highfill, AR

Wed Aug 20, 2014

NWAonline

Arvest Files New Suit In Smiley Case; Appears To Settle Disputes With Other Banks

Arvest Bank filed a new lawsuit against former bank president Dennis Smiley after asking the court to dismiss a different case.

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Related Topix: Rogers, AR, Fort Smith, AR

NWAonline

Northeast Arkansas Votes Crucial, Hutchinson Says

Northeast Arkansas is the crucial region in the governor's race, GOP nominee Asa Hutchinson told a Republican crowd in Northwest Arkansas.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tim Griffin, Mike Ross, Democrat, Arkansas, 2012 Presidential Election

Tue Aug 19, 2014

NWAonline

How We See It: Bypass Tries To Find Its Way In Missouri

Unfortunately, the bypass that matters in this context doesn't involve asphalt; the push to create a highway loop around the west side of the Benton County town can currently be described as lost, at least in Missouri.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Bella Vista, AR, Arkansas Government, Hiwasse, AR

The Courier

Martin pays back $2,100 for homestead tax credits

Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin has paid $2,100 to Benton County for improperly receiving tax credits on two homes over the past three years, and indicated he planned to make more payments for claiming both houses as his primary residence.

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Related Topix: Rogers, AR, Washington County, AR, US News

NWAonline

How We See It: Election Fee Seems Reasonable Allocation Of Costs

Voting may be one of the most sacred civic responsibilities , but it isn't free.

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Related Topix: Washington County, AR

Mon Aug 18, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Executive Director Of The Decatur Housing Authority Arrested

Deborah Weston, 59, of Gentry was taken into custody after an arrest warrant was issued for her, according to authorities.

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Related Topix: Gentry, AR

5NEWSonline.com

Three Arrested In Benton County Meth Bust, Drugs Seized Worth $80,000

Three people were arrested in Benton county over the weekend in a methamphetamine bust, authorities say.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Drug Enforcement Administration

5NEWSonline.com

Police Catch Accused Gold Coin Auction Scammer In Benton County

The woman accused of stealing thousands of dollars in gold coins and antique toys by using fake checks at local auctions has been caught in Benton County, according to local police.

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Related Topix: Fayetteville, AR, Springdale, AR

Daily Mail

Married middle school teacher 'had sex with boy, 13'

Married middle school teacher, 32, 'had sex with boy, 13, after he accepted a "dare" to contact her and visit her home' Mary Faith McCormick, a sixth grade teacher in Arkansas, 'had sex with the boy at least twice after he visited her home to watch a movie' Their 'three-month affair was discovered when a friend found semi-naked photos of her on the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Siloam Springs, AR

5NEWSonline.com

Monday Traffic and Construction Delays

For the next two weeks The City of Fayetteville Transportation Department Division will be replacing a sidewalk along the east side of University Ave. from Dickson Street to Whiteside Street.

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Related Topix: Washington County, AR, Fayetteville, AR, Springdale, AR, Highfill, AR

Fri Aug 15, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Prison Inmate Escapes From Work-Release Program In Springdale

Clayton Shatswell, 30, walked away around 8:50 p.m. from the location he was working at for the Arkansas Department of Correction, according to the prison agency.

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Related Topix: Springdale, AR

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