Washington County Reporter
Emergency workers, residents and city street crews in Benton and Washington counties prepared Friday for more flooding as weather predictions showed up to 10 inches of rain could fall through Sunday morning.
FAYETTEVILLE -- The county judge for Washington County didn't follow policy when he fired and hired department heads, and the money paid to the new employees should be returned to taxpayers, a class-action lawsuit states.
FAYETTEVILLE -- Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested four people suspected of burning down a vacant, mobile home in West Fork, said Tyler McCartney, county assistant fire marshal.
FAYETTEVILLE -- A group of Northwest Arkansas election commissioners plans to start a regional organization to replace the statewide election commissioners association.
FAYETTEVILLE -- Another justice of the peace has resigned from the Washington County Quorum Court.
Election coordinators and commissioners from 11 counties informally voted Wednesday to ask the state to pay for new election equipment before consolidating school board elections with the statewide primary election.
Springdale police arrested two people Monday they said held a man at knifepoint, took his wallet and forced him to withdraw money from an ATM, according to a preliminary police report.
FAYETTEVILLE -- The Washington County Election Commission on Monday approved ballots for special elections in Farmington and Greenland.
One man has been convicted and three others await their turn in the judicial system in connection with the severe beating of a convenience store clerk last summer.
County officials said Tuesday they have caught another mistake in the Washington County budget.