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Drug Trafficking Suspects Arrested after Year-long Investigation

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) -- Ten people have been busted for meth, cocaine and heroin trafficking in Benton and Washington counties, authorities said. The 10 suspects were recently arrested on federal complaints in a roundup conducted by local, state and federal law enforcement officials following a

NWAHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-03-21 22:22:42

Former Bentonville School Bus Driver Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Sexually Assaulting Teen

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) - A former Bentonville school bus driver was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a teenager, according to court documents. Joshua Bell, 26, was charged with one count of first-degree sexual assault. He was arrested following an investigati

5NEWSONLINE.COM - 2018-03-21 19:26:34

Police: Couple Stole Wallet From Walmart Customer, Used Credit Card

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) - Fayetteville police are looking for two suspects accused of stealing and using a credit card. Police said the two stole a customer's wallet from a local Walmart. They used a credit card from the wallet to shop at the mall, according to police. If you have any information, conta

5NEWSONLINE.COM - 2018-03-20 19:21:52

Springdale Seeks Land for Quick Airport Access

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA) -- The Springdale Municipal Airport is wanting to purchase land to provide quicker access to and from downtown. City leaders are focusing on property located by the northwest corner of the airport which borders Emma Avenue. The goal is to add a guest terminal for business e

NWAHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-03-22 02:28:18

Arkansas ex-police chief accused of rape awaits DNA test

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Prosecutors say they're awaiting confirmation from a DNA test they allege links a former police chief to the 1997 rape of a northwest Arkansas teacher. The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that a Monday arraignment hearing for Grant Hardin had been rescheduled bec

WESTPLAINSDAILYQUILL.NET - 2018-03-20 15:54:21

True Detective Filming At AQ Chicken House In Springdale

Photo Courtesy: 5NEWS viewer SPRINGDALE (KFSM) - Travelers in the area of AQ Chicken House in Springdale Monday (March 19) are experiencing some traffic delays. The area is flooded with police. That's because HBO is in town filming 'True Detective' inside the local staple restaurant. Photo Courtesy


The Elkins Senior Activity and Wellness Center: March 22-30

The Elkins Senior Activity and Wellness Center, located at 149 W. 1st Street, in Elkins, has announced its lunch menu and schedule of events for March 22-30. Lunch is served every weekday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. To be served, the center asks for a $3 donation from those who are over 60, and

MCRECORDONLINE.COM - 2018-03-21 16:44:00

Knife-wielding Suspect Arrested After Pursuit

LOWELL, Ark. (KNWA) -- A knife-wielding suspect told deputies they would have to kill him because he was not going back to jail, authorities said. Larry Goodine, 41, of Lowell was arrested Monday following a short standoff with Benton County Sheriff's Office deputies. Deputies tried to pull Goodine

NWAHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-03-20 22:42:15

Traffic Diverted On College Avenue In Fayetteville After Motorcycle Accident

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) - Crews are on the scene of a motorcycle accident on College Avenue in Fayetteville. The call came in late Wednesday night (March 21). According to dispatchers, the accident happened near Rick's Bakery. Officers are currently redirecting traffic through this area. The driver was

5NEWSONLINE.COM - 2018-03-22 03:50:15

Springdale Police Assist "True Detective"

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA) -- Police cars were on the scene around AQ Chicken for the filming of "True Detective" on Monday. The Springdale Police Department announced on its Facebook page Monday that officers were on Thompson Street providing traffic control and security for the HBO television series.


Police Go Underground to Find Stolen Items

PEA RIDGE, Ark. (KNWA) - Pea Ridge police are going below and beyond to fight crime in their city. Officers found some stolen items under a manhole cover prompting them to search several others in the vicinity. During the incident they found several other items including keys to two different vehicl


Fayetteville opioid victim's death sparks awareness

Woman will hike 2200 miles for her late fiance who died from opioids Updated: 6:59 PM CDT Mar 19, 2018 Monday a woman set off from Northwest Arkansas to hike the Appalachian Trail in honor of her late fiance, Matt Adams, who died from opioid overdose in September. After his death, Heather Starbuck


Police: 130 People Arrested for Cockfighting Ring

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) -- Approximately 130 people were arrested during a cockfight raid, police say. Arkansas Game and Fish Officers from the A4 District assisted the Sevier County Sheriffs Office, Arkansas State Police, U.S. Forest Service, Border Patrol and I.C.E. with a search warrant on a c


Thousands of New Jobs Planned for NWA

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) -- Employers in Northwest Arkansas are expected to add nearly 2,500 jobs over the next three years. Employers also plan to spend $747 million on expansions in the next three years. That's the highest since 2012. The survey says that employers think highly of our economy an


Veteran Says Months Have Passed Without Medical Help

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - A local veteran says he's already waited five months to be seen by the VA hospital in Fayetteville. "What if I need something done right away for my body?" Veteran Charles Baker said. Charles Baker's arm started giving him problems in November. "I started having severe pain an


Walmart Adds Handy Services to 2,000 Stores

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) - Walmart and Handy are making Handy's installation and assembly services for televisions and furniture available in more than 2,000 stores, Walmart officials say. The new program provides Walmart shoppers access to Handy's in-home installation and assembly while checking o


Rogers Student Accepted Into FBI Training Program

BENTONVILLE (KFSM)-- A Rogers High School student is training to be what she has dreamed of being since she was little, an FBI agent. Kate Nunley trains at the Inferno in Bentonville to stay in top physical shape -- a requirement that could lead to working for the FBI. Nunley is one of around 29 stu


Storms Moving Into Northwest Arkansas

A line of showers and storms is en route to Northwest Arkansas. Expect a few rumbles of thunder; small hail is possible. The following is when the rain will roughly start and end in your neighborhood:Prairie Grove | 4:45PM-6:15PMFayetteville | 5PM-6:30PMSpringdale | 5:10PM-6:45PMBentonville | 5:30PM


Springdale Firefighters Work Fast To Put Out An Apartment Fire

SPRINGDALE (KFSM) - On Saturday (Mar. 17), fire crews in Springdale were quick to put out a fire in an apartment before it was able to spread into the neighboring apartments. The fire started in the evening near Berry Street and E. Huntsville Avenue. No injuries were reported, but no working smoke d


Siloam Springs Man Arrested for Raping Teen, Police Say

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) -- A Siloam Springs man is accused of raping a teenage girl. Thomas Christopher, 27, was booked into the Benton County Detention Center on suspicion of rape, according to an affidavit written by detective Ron Coble of the Siloam Springs Police Department. The Arkansas State