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Scarlet Sims

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Surge in sales tax revenues reflect strong economy

FAYETTEVILLE -- Washington and Benton counties received a windfall in sales tax revenue in January and February, proving Northwest Arkansas is continuing to grow, economic experts said.

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Business, health leaders join, seek to grow quality health care in Northwest Arkansas

Northwest Arkansas business, education and health care leaders say they are collaborating to build a better health care system to offer more specialized treatment, create more access to care and attract more businesses to the area.

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Governor appoints new justice of the peace for Washington County

Gov. Asa Hutchinson appointed a Fayetteville teacher to fill a vacant seat Thursday on the Washington County Quorum Court.

Investigation underway after man dies during Fayetteville arrest

A man arrested after a foot chase Monday night died Tuesday morning, police spokesman Sgt. Craig Stout said Wednesday.

Man died at hospital after being arrested in Fayetteville

FAYETTEVILLE -- A man who was taken to the hospital Monday night while in police custody died Tuesday morning, Sgt. Craig Stout said Wednesday.

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Man jailed in Feb. 12 shooting

Fayetteville police arrest suspect, 25

FAYETTEVILLE -- A suspect in a Forrest City shooting death has been arrested after Fayetteville police said he punched and threatened to kill a witness for cooperating with investigators, according to a preliminary police report.

Three Northwest Arkansas chiefs to quit drug task force

$1,500 fee best spent locally, they say

FAYETTEVILLE -- Three police chiefs said they plan to drop out of the 4th Judicial District Drug Task Force and use the $1,500 membership fee for their own departments.

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Legislation meant to exempt former Washington County justice of the peace pulled

A proposed ordinance meant to make sure former Justice of the Peace Sharon Lloyd is legally employed with the county was pulled from consideration without being voted on during the Quorum Court meeting Thursday.

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Forrest City homicide suspect threatens witness in Fayetteville, police say

A suspect in a Forrest City shooting death was arrested here late Wednesday after police said he punched and threatened to kill a witness for cooperating with investigators, according to a preliminary police report.

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Forrest City homicide suspect threatens witness in Fayetteville, police say

FAYETTEVILLE -- A suspect in a Forrest City shooting death was arrested here late Wednesday after police said he punched and threatened to kill a witness for cooperating with investigators, according to a preliminary police report.

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