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Bentonville man accused of sexual extortion

A Bentonville man admitted to police he obtained sexually explicit photographs of a woman and then used the threat of leaking the images in an attempt to get more photographs, according to court documents.

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Clemons pleads not guilty to sexual assaults

A former day care worker pleaded not guilty Wednesday to sexually assaulting two children at Mary's Little Lamb Preschool in Bentonville.

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Bentonville's Wilson ordered to undergo mental evaluation

A judge Thursday ordered a mental evaluation for a woman accused of killing her grandmother.

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Trial delayed in attempted murder case

Benton County Circuit Judge Robin Green postponed the trial of a Missouri man accused of trying to kill his former wife.

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Three people accused of armed robbery in Rogers

Three teens were arrested Saturday in connection with an armed robbery outside a Rogers motel.

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Man accused of injuring 1-year-old boy

A Rogers man admitted to throwing a 1-year-old child into a crib, causing life-threatening injuries requiring treatment in a Springfield, Mo., hospital, according to court documents filed Tuesday.

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Attempted murder trial could be postponed

A 2005 arrest may delay the planned start Friday of a trial for a man charged with trying to kill his ex-wife.

Testing backlog slowing up cases; all sides hoping Northwest Arkansas crime lab will help

A plan for a Crime Laboratory office in Lowell is raising hopes that its opening next year will speed up the wheels of justice, not just in Northwest Arkansas, but around the state, especially in drug cases.

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Foreclosure seeks land bought by Arkansas college linked to corruption case

Ecclesia College faces foreclosure on land at the center of a federal corruption investigation. E.C. Funding LLC, a newly formed Rogers investment firm, filed a foreclosure lawsuit Thursday in Benton County Circuit Court against the private Christian college that seeks more that $1.8 million. The investment firm claims that Ecclesia defaulted on two loans for which a majority of the 240 acres it owns was put up as collateral, according to court documents.

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Bond set at $300,000 for Rogers man accused of sexually assaulting children at preschool

A former day care worker who is accused of sexually assaulting three children has a history of inappropriate activity with children while working at jobs in two other states, according to court documents.

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 Charles Rickman, 31, is taken from Benton County court Tuesday after the first day of his jury tria...

Charles Rickman, 31, is taken from Benton County court Tuesday after the first day of his jury trial ends in Bentonville. Rickman...

Published: July 13, 2018

 Charles Rickman, 31, is taken from Benton County court Tuesday after the first day of his jury tria...

Charles Rickman, 31, is taken from Benton County court Tuesday after the first day of his jury trial ends in Bentonville. Rickman...

Published: July 13, 2018

Andrea Lea Wilson, 26, of Bentonville was in court Wednesday for a bond hearing. She is accused of k...

Andrea Lea Wilson, 26, of Bentonville was in court Wednesday for a bond hearing. She is accused of killing her grandmother and the...

Published: May 23, 2018

Benton County Sheriff Shawn Holloway (right) announces the arrest of Andrea Lea Wilson, 26, of Bento...

Benton County Sheriff Shawn Holloway (right) announces the arrest of Andrea Lea Wilson, 26, of Bentonville in connection with the ...

Published: May 22, 2018

Ted Meehan, 31, of Siloam Springs pleaded no contest Thursday in connection with his father's death....

Ted Meehan, 31, of Siloam Springs pleaded no contest Thursday in connection with his father's death. Deputies escort Meehan from c...

Published: April 26, 2018

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