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News in Washington County, Arkansas

NWA Drug Agents Make Methamphetamine Trafficking Bust
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:10:30 -0700

SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Northwest Arkansas drug task force agents arrested a California man Thursday in a drug trafficking bust where detectives confiscated four pounds of methamphetamine. Jacob Buckhalter, 30, was arrested in Springdale on suspicion of trafficking methamphetamine. He remained Friday morning in the Washington County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing. He has an […]

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 ...

UPDATE: Possible Injuries in Train Derailment, Explosion
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:24:10 -0700

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS - The Washington County Sheriff's Office and Fayetteville Police are working a possible train derailment and explosion. It happened in a remote area of Washington County near the community of Brentwood, just south of West Fork. According to emergency crews, there may be at least a dozen people injured. Medical workers are on the scene, as are officials with the Arkansas ...

Freight Train Collides With Passenger Train, Multiple Injuries
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:47:22 -0700

UPDATE 3:24PM: Hospitals all over NWA have taken in patients from Thursdays train accident.  Washington Regional has treated a total of 14 people. Five patients are being treated in trauma care. At of 2:30 p.m. today, all patients related to this incident and treated at Washington Regional are listed in stable condition and are in various stages of treatment. Northwest Health System reports they ...

NEW INFO: Freight Train Collides With Passenger Train, Multiple Injuries
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:25:29 -0700

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS - The Washington County Sheriff's Office and Fayetteville Police are working a train accident. It happened in a remote area of Washington County near the community of Brentwood, just south of West Fork. Washington County officials say it's a collision between a passenger train & a freight train. According to an employee with the county judge's office, the passenger train was ...

Report: Possible Injuries in Train Derailment, Explosion
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:57:33 -0700

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS - The Washington County Sheriff's Office says it's working a possible train derailment and explosion. It happened in a remote area near the community of Brentwood, which is south of West Fork in Washington County. According to emergency crews, there may be several people injured. Medical workers are en route to the scene, as are officials with the Arkansas Missouri Railroad ...

Train Trips To Continue, As Crash’s Initial Investigation Wraps Up
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:34:41 -0700

WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The Arkansas & Missouri Railroad company will continue its excursion train trips Thursday, a week after two trains collided near West Fork, injuring 44 people on-board. The announcement comes the same day federal safety investigators said they are wrapping up their preliminary investigation into the collision. The day-long passenger train trips […]

UPDATE: 44 Hurt, 5 Critical in NWArk Train Collision
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:38:26 -0700

ROGERS, Ark. -- The Washington County Sheriff's Office and Fayetteville Police are working a train accident. It happened in a remote area of Washington County near the community of Brentwood, just south of West Fork. Rogers Fire Department says it's a collision between a passenger train & a freight train. A County Judge office worker tells KNWA the Arkansas Missouri Railroad Fall Foliage train ...

Lawsuits Filed In Railroad Crash Near West Fork
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:43:11 -0700

WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Two lawsuits were filed against the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad after the crash on Oct. 16 that left 44 people injured, according to court documents. The lawsuits were filed in Washington County on Oct. 27 on behalf of Margaret K. Harkins, of Lowell, and Corliss Johnson, of Rogers, court documents state. Both were riding the […]