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 2020-02-29 05:30 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Benton County murder suspect formerly helped by non-profit bail agency...

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) — The background of a murder suspect raised questions about the vetting process for programs that pay bail for low-income people. Zack Whitcomb, 19, and three others are involved in the killing of Lavonte Jackson, said Sher...

 2020-02-29 05:26 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

University of Arkansas suspends Rome Center due to coronavirus outbreak...

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) — The University of Arkansas suspended academic operations at its Rome Center due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to a source familiar with the situation. Italy joined a list of countries heavily impacted by the outb...

 2020-02-29 04:26 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

State Supreme Court candidates double down on partisanship accusations...

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) — The beginning of Friday's Political Animals Club meeting in Fayetteville featured circuit judge John Threet showering the packed Mermaids crowd with jokes and roasts. The room was filled with candidates for various st...

 2020-02-29 04:15 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Buried But Not Forgotten: Church honors unmarked graves of slaves...

A memorial sits outside of a Fayetteville graveyard, where nearly 100 slaves are buried. There are no markers, no headstones and very few records, but it's a part of Arkansas' rich history. A local church is making sure those buried are never forg...

 2020-02-29 04:08 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Cuddlecot comes to Northwest Medical Center...

A hospital in Benton County receives a new addition that will help grieving families cope with the loss of their child....

 2020-02-29 04:07 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Benton County purchases machine to sanitize buildings in wake of viruses...

In Benton County, officials purchase a new machine to ward off the flu and other sicknesses in county buildings....

 2020-02-29 00:56 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Voter discovers error on Washington County ballot...

A voter discovered an error on a Washington County ballot....

 2020-02-29 00:43 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

WEB EXTRA: Buried but not Forgotten...

In the 17 and 1800's, Arkansas like most states was a slave state, with over 100,000 slaves across the region. Slavery may have ended over a century ago, but its history and impact remain. In Arkansas, you don't have to step too far to see its tra...

 2020-02-29 00:38 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

2nd-grade class puts Goldilocks on trial...

A young girl stands trial for trespassing, breaking and entering, and destruction of personal property....

 2020-02-29 00:20 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Dangerous social media challenges...

Concerns over a dangerous social media challenge, landing people in the hospital. From the penny challenge, to the tide pod challenge to now the skull breaker challenge... several harmful trends on social media have gone viral. Joshua Upshaw with the depa...

 2020-02-28 23:08 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Couple days left for early voting...

You have until March 2 to cast your early ballot for the primary....

 2020-02-28 22:34 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

City of Fayetteville removes bumper stops on Rolling Hills Drive...

The City of Fayetteville removed rubber bumper stops on the Eastbound lane of Rolling Hills Drive....

 2020-02-28 21:58 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

YouTube bans pranks and challenges amid Skull Challenge controversy...

Last year YouTube implemented new guidelines, banning videos showing dangerous pranks and challenges after safety concerns....

 2020-02-28 21:39 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

330 Tyson workers laid off after IT jobs outsourced...

Tyson will displace 330 workers in Springdale and Chicago after IT jobs were outsourced....

 2020-02-28 21:22 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

NWA Naturals two-day ticket sale...

SPRINGDALE, Ark. The Northwest Arkansas Naturals will be offering fans a SPECIAL TWO-DAY SALE that features half-priced single game tickets for those that use the coupon code: onlinehalf (all one word). Fans can buy single game tickets online for half the...

 2020-02-28 21:12 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

State Senator's accused killer back in court for pre-trial hearing; attorneys discuss evidence...

Circuit Judge John N. Fogleman presided over attorneys representing the state and Rebecca O'Donnell. Discussion between all parties consisted of evidence gathered, upcoming deadlines, and next court dates....

 2020-02-28 21:08 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Bond hearing for suspects in Lavonte Jackson murder...

Four suspects accused of killing a man then dumping his body near Beaver Lake go before a judge today....

 2020-02-28 20:29 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Baxter County Jail Matron arrested, charged with stealing inmate medication...

BAXTER COUNTY, Ark. — A Baxter County Jail Matron has been arrested and charged with stealing inmate medication after an investigation that was initiated yesterday afternoon, February 27. A jail inmate had a prescription for hydrocodone that was sec...

 2020-02-28 19:21 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Notes from Day 2 in the retrial of Mauricio Torres...

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) — An emergency physician who pronounced 6-year-old Isaiah Torres dead at Bella Vista Mercy Hospital in 2015 took the stand on Friday in the retrial of the boy's father, Mauricio Torres. Dr. Franklin Mayhue testified that...

 2020-02-28 18:37 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Circle of Life patient meets the "King of Rock and Roll"...

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA) — Hospice patient, Linda Patrick, has always admired Elvis Presley. Her biggest regret was not attending one of his concerts in the 1950s. She often dreams of what it would have been like to meet him. With that in mind, Circl...

 2020-02-28 18:11 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Bentonville Police aid security during presidential candidate's visit...

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) — Mike Bloomberg, a Democratic presidential candidate, spoke in Bentonville on Thursday. The hubbub associated with such a high-profile visitor required extra security measures provided by local police. "In Bentonville,...

 2020-02-28 17:53 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

One Arkansan meets CDC guidelines to be tested for the coronavirus, Gov. Asa Hutchinson says...

Governor Asa Hutchinson says one Arkansan meets the CDC guidelines to be tested for the coronavirus....

 2020-02-28 17:19 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Special year for Leap Day babies!...

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) — This February marks a leap year, an occasion so special it only happens every four years! Michelle King is turning 28 but has only celebrated her actual birthday six times. Saturday will make it seven!...

 2020-02-28 17:12 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Fort Smith Police Department launching new mental health unit...

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA) — The Fort Smith Police Department is set to launch a new mental health unit. The unit will staff two officers that will be trained in crisis intervention. Eventually, four officers will head the unit. The training will prepa...

 2020-02-28 16:51 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

High risk sex offender wanted in Hot Spring County...

HOT SPRING COUNTY, Ark. (KARK) — The Hot Spring County Sheriff's Office is warning the public about a 'Most Wanted' man. Donald Len Whybark, 46 is wanted for two counts of First Degree burglary out of Missouri, and possible charges out o...

 2020-02-28 16:40 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Little Rock police appeal to public for help after deadly hit-and-run...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KARK) — Little Rock Police are asking for information in connection to a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident that happened on February 10. Little Rock Police say Anthony Stewart was hit by a vehicle on the 4500 block of Asher Av...

 2020-02-28 16:16 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Amy Klobuchar to appear in Fayetteville on Monday...

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) — Democratic presidential primary candidate Amy Klobuchar is set to appear in Fayetteville on Monday ahead of Arkansas' March 3 primary election. Klobuchar will rally with supporters at Drake Field Airport Air & Militar...

 2020-02-28 14:57 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Man sentenced after stealing $1 billion worth of trade secrets from Oklahoma company for China...

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (KFOR) A Chinese national, who is a legal US resident in Oklahoma, has been sentenced after stealing trade secrets from a research center in Bartlesville. In November, Hongjin Tan pleaded guilty to theft of a trade secret, unauthorized...

 2020-02-28 14:14 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

How leap year babies celebrate their birthdays...

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KNWA) — This February marks a leap year, an occasion so special it only occurs nearly every four years. Michelle King joined KNWA's Katelynn Zoellner to talk about what it's like to have a leap year birthday. King said si...

 2020-02-28 14:06 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Mexico confirms first 2 cases of coronavirus...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's assistant health secretary says the country now has two confirmed cases of the new coronavirus. Hugo Lopez-Gatell said Friday that one of the patients is in Mexico City and the other in the northern state of Sinaloa, ...

 2020-02-28 13:41 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Purina Presents: Meet Koda in Pet of the Week...

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KNWA) — We've got a beautiful labradoodle to feature in today's Purina Pet of the Week — meet Koda at the Humane Society of the Ozarks! Koda is only about 11 months old and was surrendered to the shelter. He still n...

 2020-02-28 13:30 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Governor Hutchinson to hold press conference on state's strategy to address coronavirus...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA) — Governor Asa Hutchinson will hold a news conference today, Friday, February 28, to discuss the state's strategy to address COVID-19, also known as coronavirus. The press conference will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Sta...

 2020-02-28 13:17 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Friday, February 28 Morning Forecast: Warming trend to continue through weekend...

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) — Here's a look at your morning forecast from Meteorologist Rick Katzfey: The warming trend that began Thursday will continue through the weekend as southerly winds increase over the weekend. This will lead to some incr...

 2020-02-28 13:11 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Exclusive poll shows health care, economy most important issues with S.C. voters ahead of primary...

A Nexstar Media/Emerson College survey, conducted days before the primary, showed the two most important issues for South Carolina voters are health care and the economy. The statewide survey, conducted on February 26 and February 27, included 550 respond...

 2020-02-28 05:12 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Bloomberg makes his case to Arkansas voters...

Bentonville, Ark. (KNWA) — Democratic Presidential Candidate Mike Bloomberg addressed voters in Bentonville on Thursday. During the rally at The Record in Bentonville, Bloomberg spoke to voters for about 20 minutes. He was introduced by a DACA recip...

 2020-02-28 04:15 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Crawford County DWI court graduation...

The Crawford County District Court celebrated those who finished the year-long treatment program for impaired-driving....

 2020-02-28 04:02 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Madison County: Early voting going smoothly with new ballot machines...

As we look toward election day, new ballot machines are helping early voting go smoothly in Madison county....

 2020-02-28 03:32 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Friends remember Lavonte Jackson after body found near Beaver Lake...

BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA) — Four people are behind bars facing capital murder charges after a body of a 23-year-old was found near Beaver Lake. Zackary Whitcomb, 19, and David Adair, 26 were booked into Benton County Jail on Wednesday (Feb. 26). Ma...

 2020-02-28 02:32 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Cybersecurity for youth; what to look out for...

A lesson for parents tonight on online safety was led by Bentonville Schools Superintendent Dr. Debbie Jones and Benton County Deputy Prosecutor Josh Robinson....

 2020-02-28 00:50 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

WATCH: Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg in Bentonville...

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) — Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is scheduled to hold an event at The Record in Bentonville tonight, February 27. Bloomberg's event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. You c...

 2020-02-28 00:45 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Madison County: Housing detainees proves to be costly...

The Madison County jail is struggling to find solutions to handle detainees and protect the public without exhausting its funds or raising taxes....

 2020-02-28 00:24 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Opening statements, witness testimony in Mauricio Torres capital murder retrial...

The 12 jurors in Mauricio Alejandro Torres' capital murder retrial heard opening statements from the prosecutor and defense attorney, witness testimony and viewed photos on Wednesday, February 27, at the Benton County Courthouse....

 2020-02-27 21:53 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Four arrested for capital murder after body found near Beaver Lake...

BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA) — Four people were arrested after a body was found near Beaver Lake on Monday, all facing capital murder charges. Zackary Whitcomb, 19, and David Adair, 26 were booked into Benton County Jail yesterday. Mark Brannan, 31, a...

 2020-02-27 21:08 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Rutledge announces investigation of JUUL Labs...

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced joining a bipartisan, multistate investigation of JUUL Labs....

 2020-02-27 20:40 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Pete Buttigieg's husband visits Little Rock on campaign trail...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Democratic Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg's husband, Chasten Buttigieg visited Little Rock yesterday to campaign for Pete Buttigieg. Chasten tweeted yesterday he visited Lucie's Place. He mentioned the reason Lucie...

 2020-02-27 20:30 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

U of A Mullins Library pays for all cat adoptions at local animal shelter...

All cat adoption fees have been paid for at Fayetteville Animal Services....

 2020-02-27 20:17 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Benton County sheriff to hold press conference after body found near Beaver Lake...

BENTON COUNTY Ark. (KNWA) — The Benton County Sheriff will hold a press conference on Thursday after a body was found near Beaver Lake this week. Sheriff Shawn Holloway said he will release details on the death of 23-year-old Lavonte Jackson at 3:30...

 2020-02-27 19:08 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

NWACC Spring Arts and Culture Festival...

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) — The NWACC Spring Arts and Culture Festival (SACF) is a multi-day, interdisciplinary festival that brings together artists, academics, intellectuals and other members of the NWA and NWACC community to reflect on an annual t...

 2020-02-27 19:05 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

Walmart confirms it will launch a rival to Amazon's Prime...

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart confirms that it's developing a competitor to Amazon's juggernaut Prime membership program. The company declined on Thursday to offer details, but a spokeswoman said it will be called Walmart+. News website Vox first ...

 2020-02-27 18:45 

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[ Northwest Arkansas ]

April 13 to be proclaimed Stephen Carr Day in Fayetteville...

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) — The City of Fayetteville will declare April 13 as Stephen Carr Day, the police department announced on Thursday. The date holds special significance because Officer Stephen Carr's badge number was #413. Officer Stephe...

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