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News in Washington County, Arkansas

Arkansan gets call: He's portrayed in civil-rights movie Selma
Sun, 01 Feb 2015 01:02:37 -0800

Roy Reed was surprised to learn that he's portrayed in the movie Selma. The news came in December when Reed, who lives in the Hogeye community in Washington County, got a call from someone at Paramount Pictures.

Company hopes to build Arkansas' first wind farm near Springdale
Sun, 01 Feb 2015 01:32:57 -0800

Plans to build Arkansas' first wind farm have sparked interest and excitement in town and across the state, though some wind power experts cautioned against overselling the project.

New voting machines could be on horizon, official says
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 23:19:25 -0800

FAYETTEVILLE -- The race is on to replace Washington County's decade-old voting equipment before the 2016 presidential election, the county's election coordinator said Thursday.

Court Program Gives Veterans With Felony Charges Second Chance
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:01:27 -0800

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A new program that helps veterans get out of the court system with a cleared record is becoming popular around the country, and is now an option for some veterans in Northwest Arkansas. Jason Lentz, a Navy veteran, is part of Washington County’s Veterans Treatment Court. “It’s changed my life,” Lentz said. […]

Washington County Under Red Flag Warning, Burn Ban for Carroll County
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:01:17 -0800

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -- As the dry and windy conditions continue some counties are taking fire precautions. On Wednesday, the Washington County Fire Marshal issued a red flag warning until further notice. Red Flag Warning means fires will start and spread rapidly, according to fire marshal, and every fire has the potential to become large and difficult to control. Any outside burning is ...

New Charges for Springdale Man Accused of Murder
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 11:29:06 -0800

WASHINGTON COUNTY - A man accused of killing two people in Missouri now faces gun and drug charges in Northwest Arkansas. On Friday, Christopher Paschall was charged with possession of a firearm by certain persons and possession of drug paraphernalia Friday in Washington County. Paschall is charged with first-degree murder charges in Monday after police say he shot and killed his ex-girlfriend ...

Burn Ban Issued for Benton County, Washington County Under Red Flag Warning
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:13:07 -0800

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -- As the dry and windy conditions continue some counties are taking fire precautions. On Wednesday, Benton County Fire Services announced a 24-hour burn ban for the area. While a burn ban is in effect, no outside burning is allowed. The county is also under a red flag warning. Washington County has been under a red flag warning since last week. Red Flag Warning means fires ...

Murder trials being delayed for Perez-Lopez, Cohn
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:03:20 -0800

A Springdale capital murder trial set to begin today in Washington County Circuit Court will be reset, and a Fayetteville cold case murder trial set for late February has a new date.

Washington County Says Bridges Are Safe, Denies Claims Otherwise
Sun, 11 Jan 2015 23:03:44 -0800

Washington County officials said two county bridges are safe despite an employee's claims they're hazardous.

Washington County mum on new bridges
Sun, 18 Jan 2015 01:33:25 -0800

FAYETTEVILLE -- Washington County officials said they likely won't comment on exactly how two bridges were built until after a lawsuit against the county concludes, a process that could take months or years, unless public safety is in foreseeable danger.