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Documents show Centerton Police Chief changed accident report involving Bentonville officer's daughter

According to documents obtained from the Benton County Sheriff's Office, Interim Centerton Police Chief, Lt. Anthony Keck, changed an accident report involving a Bentonville officer's daughter.


Bella Vista Man Gets 20 Years For Bentonville Bank Robbery

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A Bella Vista man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for stealing more than $3,000 from a Bentonville bank last summer. Damon Christian Vargas, 21, pleaded guilty last week in Benton County Circuit Court to robbery, theft of property and possession of a firearm by certain


Prosecutor Clears Benton County Corporal of Deputy-Involved Shooting

DECATUR, Ark. (KNWA) - A Benton County Deputy has been cleared after a deputy-involved shooting in Decatur. According to Benton County Prosecutor Nathan Smith, the deputy was justified in the shooting due to defending himself from what the law enforcement officer believes to be the use or imminent u


Rape case dropped against Bentonville man

BENTONVILLE -- Prosecutors dismissed a rape charge against a Bentonville man after his accuser recanted. John Bob Lewis was in court Thursday and Benton County Circuit Judge Robin Green granted a request from prosecutors to dismiss the case.


Springdale Man Gets 35 Years in Prison for Murder

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA) - A Springdale man was sentenced to 35 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder Friday. Anferney Amram, 20, was charged with capital murder, tampering with evidence and residential burglary in the 2017 death of 24-year-old Xavier Williams.


Arkansas Dispensaries to Start Selling in Less Than a Month

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KNWA)--Arkansans have less than a month to wait before they can buy medical marijuana in the Natural State. According to the Medical Marijuana Commission, the first dispensary to open its doors will be "Doctors Orders" in Hot Springs, set to start selling around May 12th.


Fayetteville Police Respond to a Reported Bank Robbery

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) - The Fayetteville Police department responds to a bank robbery on Martin Luther King Boulevard. The call came in just after 8:30 a.m. of an armed suspect in Centennial bank.


Arkansas woman accused of cutting husband's throat

A Mountain Pine woman was arrested Wednesday evening after she allegedly cut her husband's throat with a knife during an argument at their home. Michelle Dawn Grimmett, 38, was taken into custody near her residence shortly after 5:30 p.m. and charged with first-degree domestic battery, a felony puni


Crews On The Scene Of Structure Fire In Springdale

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — The Springdale Fire Department is on the scene of a structure fire on the south side of town on Aline Ct. and Bonita Pl. According to officials, it was a single story house and the home was fully involved when first responders arrived.


Man from Nicaragua Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Meth in Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) - A man from Nicaragua was sentenced on Thursday for conspiracy to distribute meth. Larry Navarrete, 38, was sentenced yesterday to over 23 years in prison followed by six years of supervised release on one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.


McDonald County man facing felony child abuse charge

PINEVILLE, Mo. — A judge ordered a rural Pineville man to stand trial on a felony child abuse charge after a preliminary hearing this week in McDonald County Circuit Court. Associate Judge John LePage found that probable cause existed for Aaron S. Holliday, 28, to stand trial on a charge that he abu


Former Arkansas youth jailer sentenced to 7 years in prison

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A former youth detention officer in northeastern Arkansas has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for what a judge called "sadistic and completely unjustified" actions in punishing disorderly juveniles.


Tree falls on Arkansas house during storm, trapping man inside

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. — Stormy weather caused real damage in parts of the Mid-South on Thursday, including a tree falling on a home in Helena-West Helena and trapping a man inside.


Man gets 23 years for setting up drug buy with undercover Arkansas agents while in California prison

A federal judge sentenced a California prison inmate to more than 23 years in prison after authorities said he set up a drug buy with undercover agents in Northwest Arkansas. Prosecutors alleged that Larry Navarrete, 38, contacted an undercover informant from a cellphone he had in prison and arrange


3 drivers killed in separate crashes on wet Arkansas highways

Three Arkansas drivers were killed Thursday in separate highway crashes, including two wrecks where vehicles veered off wet roads and another crash where the driver's car flipped over multiple times, authorities said.


No.19 Arkansas Run-Rules No.9 LSU to Secure the Series

FAYETTEVILLE – Sophomore Hannah McEwen went 4-for-4 at the plate on Friday night (April 19), as No.19 Arkansas needed only five innings to defeat No.9 LSU, 11-1. McEwen recorded four base hits in the victory, driving in three runs as the Razorbacks recorded their eighth consecutive win.


Police: Man, 51, dies after suffering apparent medical emergency while being booked into Arkansas jail

A 51-year-old man died while in police custody Friday morning in western Arkansas after his arrest stemming from an early morning traffic stop, officials said. The Arkansas State Police said Darrell K. Hays, II died after suffering an apparent medical emergency while being booked into the Sebastian


Prosecutor: No charges against Arkansas officer in shooting

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Prosecutors have declined to file charges against a Little Rock police officer who fatally shot a man by firing at least 15 times into the windshield as the car was in motion.


Mike Anderson’s new job should make many Razorback fans very happy

Former Arkansas basketball coach Mike Anderson is expected be named St. John’s latest basketball coach as soon as today, according to the New York Post and other news organizations.


Former Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson named St. John’s head coach

One of the most successful coaches in Division I over the past two decades, Mike Anderson has been named the 21st head coach in the history of the St. John’s Men’s Basketball program.