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  1. County youth lockups set to beat 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | NWAonline

    Pulaski County is on track to jail 5 percent more children - roughly 30 more - this year than last, records show. Between January and October of 2017, 486 youths were locked up at the Pulaski County Juvenile Detention Center.


  2. Mayor candidate's wife arrested in murder plotRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 21 | NWAonline

    A Monticello woman whose husband is running for mayor was arrested Thursday after attempting to hire a contract killer, authorities said. Stephanie Rogers, 48, faces charges of conspiracy to commit capital murder and solicitation to commit capital murder, according to a news release from the Arkansas State Police.


  3. Humble Arkansas couple's multimillion-dollar gifts surprise town, collegeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2018 | NWAonline

    Karla Hughes, chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Monticello, speaks with UA System Presi-dent Donald Bobbitt before the announcement of an estimated gift to UAM from a trust established by the estate of Merle and Deloris Peterson of Dumas. Merle, who died in 2004, had been a founding director of a bank who served as a state senator in the 1960s.


  4. College funding increase advisedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2018 | NWAonline

    Six out of 10 state universities have been recommended to receive a financial boost because of gains posted in their productivity index, a funding methodology championed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson as a way to prioritize student success and program completion. But 14 out of 22 two-year colleges with declines in their productivity index would see less funds than they would otherwise, based on annual recommendations approved Friday by the state's Higher Education Coordinating Board.


  5. 1 dead, 2 hurt in three-vehicle wreck on Arkansas highway, state police sayRead the original story

    Jul 14, 2018 | NWAonline

    A 26-year-old was killed and two people were hurt in a three-vehicle wreck on a state highway Thursday evening, authorities said. The wreck occurred around 5:15 p.m. on Arkansas 83 near Monticello, about 2 miles north of Rose Hill Cutoff Road, according to Arkansas State Police.


  6. $90M Monticello pellet mill scuttledRead the original story

    Jul 14, 2018 | NWAonline

    Zilkha reached a deal four years ago to build a facility that would support 52 new jobs. After a recent meeting with Zilkha's legal counsel, the Monticello Economic Development Commission said the energy company will not be building a mill there after all.


  7. Star City man killed in three-vehicle crash, two others hurtRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2018 | NWAonline

    A 26-year-old was killed and two people were hurt in a three-vehicle wreck on a state highway early Friday, authorities said. The wreck occurred on Arkansas 83 near Monticello, about 2 miles north of Rose Hill Cutoff Road, shortly after 12:30 a.m. According to a preliminary report, 57-year-old Teresa Walton of Pine Bluff was driving a 2016 Dodge Caravan south on the road when the minivan crossed the highway's centerline and hit two northbound vehicles: a 1997 Chevrolet truck and a 2015 Dodge Ram.


  8. He became a regular shopper to check out cashierRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2018 | NWAonline

    Lucille and Michael Mothershed will celebrate their 45th anniversary next month. Family has always been important to their relationship.


  9. History's all around us, and Preserve Arkansas wants to keep it that wayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2018 | NWAonline

    The sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church in Fordyce "looks like a cozy little chapel," says Agnes Phillips of Historical Fordyce Inc. The church is one of Arkansas' Most Endangered Places, according to Preserve Arkansas. In 2008, when talking about Yankee Stadium in New York being dismantled and replaced by a newer version, Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller made this observation: "Yankee Stadium, it's like everything else in this country.


  10. Arkansas justices rule 5-2 on path for killerRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2018 | NWAonline

    A convicted murderer from Monticello who was tried as a teenager -- and potentially more than 40 others sentenced to life terms as minors -- can forgo the resentencing path chosen by lawmakers and instead opt for a new hearing before a judge or jury, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The 5-2 decision by justices held that the 2017 state Fair Sentencing of Minors Act does not apply retroactively to Derrick Harris, an inmate who at the time the law was passed had had his sentence vacated by other court decisions.


  11. Chef's Thai food spices things up in southeast Arkansas and beyondRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2018 | NWAonline

    The hot day at the 2011 Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival in Warren didn't start with much promise for Chaiporn "Paul" Phurisri and his Tiny Thai Trailer. Several hours had passed without a sale, portending a day of business worse than even the worst of days at the trailer's usual spot in the parking lot of a Warren gas station.


  12. State sports briefsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2018 | NWAonline

    Arkansas Tech University completed an undefeated run through the Great American Conference Softball Championships as the Golden Suns rallied for a 2-1 victory against Southern Nazarene on Sunday at the Tiger Athletic Complex in Bentonville. The Golden Suns trailed 1-0 in the fifth inning until Bailey Bunch hit a two-out home run down the right-field line to even the score.


  13. State sports briefsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2018 | NWAonline

    The University of Arkansas at Monticello lost 13-8 to Southwestern Oklahoma State in the first round of the Great American Conference Tournament in Enid, Okla., on Saturday. Southwestern Oklahoma overcame a 6-1 deficit by scoring six times in the sixth inning and four times in the seventh.


  14. 10 properties join state's at-risk listRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2018 | NWAonline

    The building that once housed First Baptist Church at 12th and Louisiana in downtown Little Rock is among structures described Friday as the state's most endangered. A Gothic-style Baptist church that turns into a haunted cathedral each fall joined a wood-frame train depot, a commercial building central to the 1957 desegregation crisis of Central High School and other sites across the state as part of this year's additions to Preserve Arkansas' Most Endangered Places list.


  15. Runners aglow for 5K downtown Searcy raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2018 | NWAonline

    Come ready to shine at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Searcy's Light Up the Streets Glo Run 5K on the courthouse square, 300 N. Spruce St. downtown. This well lighted course will take the historic route through Arch and Center streets.


  16. UA board adopts policy on faculty tenure, firingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2018 | NWAonline

    A revised policy with an expanded listing of ways tenured faculty members can lose their jobs was approved Thursday by the governing board for the University of Arkansas System. Some professors had said the update threatens academic tenure with language that can be too broadly applied, while UA System officials described the new examples as providing needed clarity.


  17. UA draft on tenure ready for trusteesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2018 | NWAonline

    A University of Arkansas System draft policy outlining criteria for the dismissal of tenured faculty will be up for a vote Thursday after first being proposed last fall. Professors are still questioning the changes, but some offered qualified support after having a say in the most recent update.


  18. PotlatchDeltic debuts after mergerRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2018 | NWAonline

    Deltic Timber Corp. officially merged with Potlatch Corp. on Tuesday, bringing an end, at least in name only, to the El Dorado company's influence on Arkansas' timber industry and in the development of west Little Rock over the past 30 years. Deltic and Potlatch, based in Spokane, Wash., announced an all-stock transaction last fall.


  19. Forestry focus for 2nd veterans-to-farming effort in stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2018 | NWAonline

    To address the impending shortage of farmers, the Arkansas Farm Bureau and a pair of state agencies this week will hold a second meeting to recruit military veterans to agriculture. In former service members, state officials and agriculture leaders see a capable reservoir of workers equipped to handle the challenges and technologically advanced equipment of the $20 billion-a-year industry.


  20. Group formed to focus on job-license 'red tape'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2018 | NWAonline

    A group of legislators, bureaucrats and consumer representatives will search for ways to reduce "red tape" in obtaining occupational licenses in Arkansas, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Friday. The Red Tape Reduction Working Group will make recommendations to Hutchinson in the fall on any barriers that can be eliminated without compromising consumer safety.


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