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News in Washington County, Arkansas

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 […]

Train Accident Update: ARMO Tour Rides To Resume Thursday
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:24:59 -0700

WASHINGTON COUNTY -- One week after a freight train and a foliage tour train collided on the tracks, the Arkansas Missouri Railroad will resume tours. At a press conference Wednesday, railroad police chief Ron Sparks said the first tour since the crash will be Thursday morning.  The ride is scheduled for 8:00a.m. Sparks said they're expecting 110 passengers on board the scenic ride and another ...

Train Wreck Victim Describes Crash
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:00:10 -0700

WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A passenger who was on the Arkansas-Missouri excursion that wrecked last week near West Fork is now sharing his experience. (Click here to read more about the crash) Jeff Randall, 53, was on the train last Thursday (Oct. 16) with his 79-year-old father while away from St. Louis on vacation in […]

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Election Tablet Training Includes Lesson on Voter ID Law
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:36:01 -0700

Fayetteville -- Washington County election officials are taking every opportunity to make sure 'poll workers' don't break the current law on election day, after the Arkansas Supreme Court tossed out the voter ID law. Officials spent months hammering the new rules into poll workers heads after the law was passed, but now that the law has been thrown out, they're working to make sure everyone ...

Report: Possible Injuries in Train Derailment, Explosion
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:23:09 -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 ...

Update: ARMO Tour Rides To Resume Thursday
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:12:56 -0700

One week after a freight train and a foliage tour train collided on the tracks, the Arkansas Missouri Railroad will resume tours.

Washington County JDC Has No Plans to Stop Using WRAP Device
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 19:54:01 -0700

WASHINGTON COUNTY, AR -- It's a device being called into question across the Natural State. Known as The WRAP-- it is used to restrain minors in Juvenile Detention Centers and it's used across Arkansas, including here in Benton and Washington counties. According to the state, the Yell County Juvenile Detention used it to restrain minors at its facility. Following a report on the device, the ...