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News in Washington County, Arkansas

Benton and Washington Counties Offer Flu Vaccines
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:39:48 -0800

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS-- The Washington County Health Unit is providing seasonal flu shots in Springdale on Tuesday. The Arkansas Department of Health says it's important to get the shot every year because the virus changes each year. You can stop by the Jones Center (922 e Emma, Springdale) on November 25th from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. If you have insurance, the ADH will ask your insurance company ...

Mass flu vaccine clinic to be held at Jones Center Tuesday
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 04:17:45 -0800

Get ready to roll your sleeve up and get an annual flu shot Tuesday. 

Traffic and Construction Updates for Tuesday
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 03:27:22 -0800

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS: Fayetteville – Armstrong Ave. – Stone Bridge Road will see delays in construction zones while crews widen State Highway 16 from two lanes to four lanes with sidewalks and bike lanes. Traffic signals will be installed at three intersections. Should be complete by early 2015. I-49 - Slowdowns expected in Washington County as […]

Runoff Early Voting Begins Tuesday
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:45:25 -0800

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -- Early voting for the runoff elections starts Tuesday, November 18 across Northwest Arkansas. In Washington County, there's just one race headed for a runoff, for the Ward 1, Position 1 Fayetteville City Council seat. Alderwoman Adella Gray and Paul Phaneuf are both fighting for the spot. In Benton County, seven races will be decided in a runoff. Five of those races are for ...

Federal Audit After Arkansas-Missouri Railroad Crash
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 03:24:07 -0800

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ark. -- The Arkansas and Missouri Railroad completed its own internal investigation Monday into the train accident near West Fork on October 16th. The crash sent more than 40 people to local hospitals, with five people still being treated for injuries. The Railroad says the cause of the accident remains unchanged. "It was fairly consistent with what we found the day we got ...

Train Passengers Sue Railroad Company for Negligence
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:38:29 -0700

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ark. -- Two passengers injured in the Arkansas Missouri Railroad train crash are now suing the company for negligence. Court documents show Margaret Harkins and Corliss Johnson are suing the railroad company for the physical injuries, medical bills, mental anguish and anxiety they say they sustained following the accident on October 16. The lawsuits claim the following: The ...

Early Voter Surge in Mid-Term Elections
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:39:12 -0700

Northwest Arkansas -- Benton and Washington County officials say the early turnout for this year's midterms has been tremendous, and high profile races aren't the only reason. More than 130,000 Akansans participated in the first week of early voting this year, and the trend is playing out in Northwest Arkansas. 11,235 people cast a ballot by the close of the first week of early voting in Benton ...

Monday Traffic and Construction Updates
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:53:07 -0800

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS: Fayetteville – Armstrong Ave. – Stone Bridge Road will see delays in construction zones while crews widen State Highway 16 from two lanes to four lanes with sidewalks and bike lanes. Traffic signals will be installed at three intersections. Should be complete by early 2015. I-49 - Slowdowns expected in Washington County as […]

FRA to Audit Arkansas-Missouri Railroad
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:43:24 -0800

WASHINGTON COUNTY -- The Arkansas and Missouri Railroad completed its own internal investigation Monday into the train accident near West Fork on October 16th. The crash sent more than 40 people to local hospitals, with five people still being treated for injuries. The Railroad says the cause of the accident remains unchanged. "It was fairly consistent with what we found the day we got there ...

Trial Delayed For Man Accused Of Raping Woman Near Devil’s Den
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:04:48 -0800

WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The trial was reset Wednesday for a Morrow man accused of raping a woman near Devil’s Den State Park while she was camping with her children. William “Billy” Osburne, 39, was arrested in June on suspicion of rape and first-degree terroristic threatening. The victim told police he helped her get her […]