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  1. Man wounded in Benton; 4 arrested in gunfire probeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | NWAonline

    Three men and a woman were being held in the Saline County jail in connection with a shooting Monday in the parking lot of a Benton sporting goods store. Police went to the parking lot of Academy Sports + Outdoors on Interstate 30 near Alcoa Road in Benton at 2:30 p.m. Monday in response to a report of gunfire.


  2. Business news in briefRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | NWAonline

    The state Department of Agriculture will set up shop in 10 counties next month for the collection of old and abandoned pesticides. The 12-year-old program has kept some 3 million pounds of pesticides and other chemicals from being disposed of illegally or improperly.


  3. Beat Goes On 5K, LOViT 100 Mile, 100K on cuspRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | NWAonline

    The Beat Goes On 5K begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at Saline Memorial Hospital, 1 Medical Park Drive in Benton. This year's race is a fundraiser for the Saline Memorial Health Foundation and aims to increase awareness of the new Wellness Park at the hospital.


  4. Paper Trails: Little Rock-made $8,795 bike draws aahs; Arkansas native on 2 TV showsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 12 | NWAonline

    BIG WHEEL: Tony Carklin's newest high-performance carbon bike Allied Alfa graces the cover of the March issue of Bicycling magazine. Carklin was the former managing director of Little Rock-based Orbea USA and Chainwheel prior to that.


  5. Study: Arkansas 5 needs $57M in work to handle growthRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 11 | NWAonline

    An analysis of a section of Arkansas 5 in Saline County has concluded that upgrades worth up to $57 million are required to relieve congestion, increase safety and accommodate development along the busy corridor that parallels Interstate 30 and serves as a substitute route to the freeway. Two alternatives developed by the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department would widen the 7-mile section to four travel lanes.


  6. Telemedicine legislation clears House committeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 10 | NWAonline

    Legislation that would allow phone-based health care services in Arkansas, while restricting telemedicine in schools, cleared another hurdle Thursday when it won a favorable recommendation from a House committee. Sponsored by West Memphis Democratic Rep. Deborah Ferguson, whose husband is a radiologist, House Bill 1437 would remove restrictions enacted by the Legislature in 2015 that have prevented Arkansans from being able to use smartphones or computers to receive diagnoses and prescriptions from doctors they have never met in person.


  7. Aggravated robbery suspect escapes from central Arkansas health center, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 6 | NWAonline

    A 20-year-old North Little Rock man facing charges including aggravated robbery should be considered armed and dangerous after his escape Sunday from a central Arkansas health center, authorities said. Courtney Zyronne Johnson was able to jump the fence at Rivendell Behavioral Health Services in Benton around 6:40 p.m. Sunday after he was transferred there under a court order, the Benton Police Department said in a statement.


  8. Entertainment NotesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | NWAonline

    Diana Derma and Vittorio Grigolo sing the title roles of Charles Gounod's Romeo et Juliette at the Metropolitan Opera. Postponed by inclement weather from Jan. 5, the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program's first 2017 "Sandwiching in History" tour visits Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, 4823 Woodlawn Drive, Little Rock, at noon Friday.


  9. Officer at DHS accepts new jobRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2017 | NWAonline

    The official in charge of publicly funded mental health services in Arkansas has resigned for a job with a private mental health and substance abuse treatment provider. Charlie Green, director of the Department of Human Services' Behavioral Health Services Division, said he will become chief executive of Preferred Family Healthcare Arkansas on Jan. 30. Green said he will be in charge of Kirksville, Mo.-based Preferred Family Healthcare's Arkansas operations, which include mental health and substance abuse services provided at about 50 locations.


  10. Death toll from crashes on Arkansas roads during winter storm rises to 4Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2017 | NWAonline

    At least four people died in crashes on Arkansas roads as a wintry system moved through a broad swath of the state Friday, turning roadways slick and prompting schools and state offices to shut down for the day. In a report released Monday morning, Arkansas State Police said 46-year-old Otis D. Love of Memphis died in a crash Friday morning when he lost control of his pickup on an Interstate 40 bridge near mile marker 254 in St. Francis County.


  11. Winter's first storm in state icy, deadlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2017 | NWAonline

    Chad Denman helps push motorists up Crystal Hill Road near Interstate 430 in North Little Rock after several vehicles got stuck on the ice-slicked road Friday morning. More photos are available at


  12. Benton schools get email threatRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2017 | NWAonline

    A technology coordinator received the threatening email through the district's website, prompting all school campuses to be placed on lockdown, said Benton School District Superintendent Mike Skelton. Police and school administrators visited the schools Tuesday, Skelton said, before the district sent its employees home for the day as a precautionary measure.


  13. Woman hit cars, waved knife, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2016 | NWAonline

    A Texas woman brandished a knife at drivers after striking several vehicles Sunday morning on Interstate 30 in Saline County, according to authorities. Trooper Liz Chapman, a spokesman for the Arkansas State Police, said the agency received multiple 911 calls about 11 a.m. in regard to a reckless driver on the interstate at mile marker 105, which is west of Benton.


  14. Arkansas state parks offer ways to start 2017 -- in natureRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2016 | NWAonline

    It's a tough time of year to be writing a column about active-type events. They're few and far between, and some of our go-to annual races have posted apology notes for activities discontinued .


  15. Arkansas woman killed, 6 hurt in 2-vehicle crash, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 25, 2016 | NWAonline

    A 34-year-old Benton woman was killed and six people, including five minors, were injured in a two-vehicle crash Christmas Eve, authorities say. The Benton Police Department said officers responded to the wreck on state Highway 35 near Kidd Street about 4 p.m. Saturday.


  16. Rx-marijuana growers to be merit-selectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2016 | NWAonline

    Prospective cultivators of medical marijuana will have to compete for state licenses on a merit-based system, rather than a lottery, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission decided Thursday. Meeting for the third time in two weeks, the commission did not determine criteria for how it will grade the applications it is scheduled to start receiving next year.


  17. In Sherwood, officer is driven into, driver shotRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2016 | NWAonline

    Sherwood police are investigating after an officer shot a man after a low-speed chase through a residential area Wednesday morning. The Sherwood Police Department said in a news release that officers responded to a disturbance shortly before 10 a.m. at Whitewood Drive and East Woodruff Avenue, north of East Kiehl Avenue.


  18. State licenses for marijuana growing set at 5Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2016 | NWAonline

    People pack the room where the newly formed Medical Marijuana Commission met Tuesday in Little Rock. The commission, in its second meeting, decided how many cultivation centers to license for growing marijuana for medical use.


  19. Allen energizes Bryant attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2016 | NWAonline

    Calvin Allen had no time to relax Tuesday night, but the 6-0 senior guard did not seem to mind. Allen scored 8 of his 17 points during a key first-quarter outburst that led Bryant to a 64-46 victory over Benton in the Saline County Shootout at Panther Arena.


  20. Arkansas' medical marijuana commission meets; chairman selectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2016 | NWAonline

    Members of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission are sworn in Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 in Little Rock during the commission's first meeting. Five commissioners were sworn in Monday during the first meeting of a commission established after Arkansas voters approved a constitutional amendment in favor of medical-related marijuana.


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