FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Core Brewing is closing down four of its pubs in Northwest Arkansas and plans to reopen and renovate the taproom at its Springdale brewery in April.
Panel supports Little Rock charter system’s expansion plan
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas education panel has approved a plan for a Little Rock-area charter school system to expand into Springdale.
Softball fields put on hold in Springdale’s new park lineup
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Members of the Planning Commission were all business recently, but they approved plans for the city's new playground. They voted 7-0 to accept the plans for Shaw Family Park in the northwest quadrant of the city.
"But there are a few changes to adjust for cost," Mayor Doug Sprouse told residents gathered in the council chambers. "Some of the costs have come in higher than we expected, and we've had to trim."
Nonprofit organization endorses art spaces in Bentonville
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Bentonville is set to be the first Northwest Arkansas city to see new artist studio and living space following a yearlong study by a national nonprofit organization, according to a report recently released.
Tyson: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) _ Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $551 million.
On a per-share basis, the Springdale, Arkansas-based company said it had profit of $1.50. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and restructuring costs, came to $1.58 per share.
The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.55 per share.
Police say woman’s body found in northwest Arkansas street
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in northwest Arkansas have launched an investigation after the body of a woman was found in a street.
The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the woman's body was discovered about 4:51 a.m. Sunday in Springdale, about 145 miles (233 kilometers) northwest of Little Rock.
Suspended Arkansas school paper shares censorship concern
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Students have complained that heavy-handed oversight of their now-suspended northwest Arkansas school newspaper could result in censorship and jeopardize their journalistic integrity.
Man accused in Springdale slaying arrested in California
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say an 18-year-old man wanted in the shooting death of an Arkansas man has been arrested in California.
Police say Anjel Antonio Torres of Springdale was arrested Sunday in San Bernardino County, California, for the death of 19-year-old Javier Nicolas-Rodriguez.
Washington County deputies fatally shoot man in Springdale
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in northwest Arkansas say deputies fatally shot a man who reportedly pointed a shotgun at them.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to a reported domestic disturbance Sunday night at a home in Springdale. Once there, the deputies encountered a man, later identified as 50-year-old Terry Don King, who was holding a shotgun.
Arkansas school district allows paper to post banned article
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas school district that ordered a student newspaper to take down an investigative report now says the article can be re-published on its website.
Arkansas high school suspends student-run newspaper
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The school district of a northwest Arkansas high school that suspended its student newspaper after it published an article alleging improper transfers by football players said Monday that district administrators are "reviewing the issue."
Springdale District spokesman Rick Schaeffer also said that the district was not involved in the paper's suspension.
Clemson WR Renfrow wins Burslworth Trophy, honoring walk-ons
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Clemson wide receiver Hunter Renfrow has won the Burlsworth Trophy, which goes to the top college football who began his career as a walk-on.
Renfrow was chosen over finalists California running back Patrick Laird and Wyoming safety Marcus Epps.
Arkansas museum pieces together old film shot in the state
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Archivists at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History are still looking for "Wonder Valley."
The first motion picture shot entirely in Arkansas has been lost to time. The color film used in 1951 faded. No viewable copies of the movie are known to exist.
But in the meantime, the museum has acquired a set of 30 still photographs from the movie, and they hope to post them on the museum's website, shilohmuseum.org, sometime next year.
Springdale sees increase in number of razed buildings
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — A large white house stands abandoned at the corner of Lowell Road and Sanders Avenue with blue tarps on the roof, a sagging front door and a rusted railing bearing the letter S. Brick homes surround what once was the heart of a farm.
Springdale officials plan to tear down the house, built in the early 1900s, before it falls down.
Tyson: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) _ Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $537 million.
The Springdale, Arkansas-based company said it had profit of $1.47 per share. Earnings, adjusted for asset impairment costs and restructuring costs, came to $1.58 per share.
The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.33 per share.
Some Arkansas school districts see explosive growth
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Some Arkansas school districts are seeing explosive growth in their student enrollments that are straining the capacities of their schools.
Report: More than 500,000 US households had water cut off
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Water service was cut off to an estimated 1.4 million people living in more than a half-a-million American households that got behind on their bills two years ago, as some struggled to keep up with rising costs and governments didn't do enough to help, a group contends in a first-of-its-kind study released Wednesday.
Tyson Foods CEO to step down for ‘personal reasons’
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods, one of the largest meat producers in the world, announced Monday that its president and CEO Tom Hayes will step down at the end of September for "personal reasons."
Tyson's board of directors said its group president of beef, pork and international divisions Noel White will succeed Hayes.
Gary Mickelson, Tyson spokesman, did not elaborate on Hayes' resignation, but said, "there are no issues of personal conduct or integrity."
Springdale plans to install protected lanes for bicyclists
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Jonathan Perrodin recently rode his bicycle west along West Maple Avenue in Springdale. A driver in a large pickup honked from the parking lot as Perrodin rode by Northwest Medical Center.
"He didn't pass me until we crossed 71 Business, but then he gunned his big V-8 diesel to get around me," Perrodin said. "But I know I was in the right."
Arkansas man sentenced for 2 killings, kidnapping child
CASSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — An Arkansas man who was convicted of killing his estranged girlfriend and her grandfather has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms.
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that 40-year-old Christopher Paschall, of Springdale, Arkansas, was sentenced Thursday for two counts of first-degree murder. He was sentenced to an additional 177 years in prison for parental kidnapping and three counts of armed criminal action. The sentences will run consecutively.
2 life terms for man who killed ex-girlfriend, grandfather
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An Arkansas man has been sentenced to consecutive life terms for killing his ex-girlfriend and her grandfather in southwestern Missouri.
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced the sentence Friday for 40-year-old Christopher Paschall of Springdale, Arkansas. A jury found Paschall guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and other charges in September 2017, but sentencing was delayed in part by mental health examinations.
Tyson: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) _ Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) on Monday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $541 million.
The Springdale, Arkansas-based company said it had net income of $1.47 per share. Earnings, adjusted for restructuring costs, were $1.50 per share.
The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.33 per share.
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — A northwest Arkansas city will use a $96,000 grant from Tyson Foods to create a welcoming plan that focuses on the area's various cultures.
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods is citing higher tariffs and uncertainty about trade policies in cutting its profit forecast.
The Springdale, Arkansas-based company said Monday the tariffs are primarily affecting chicken and pork prices, in the U.S. and elsewhere. President Donald Trump has imposed tariffs on a range of goods, and China retaliated with tariffs on U.S. exports.
Tariffs on steel and aluminum have pressured automakers, and General Motors also cut its outlook for the year.
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Sade Danie imagined being a married woman living in a stable home environment when she became a mother.
It didn't happen that way.
The 18-year-old Washington County resident is pregnant and can no longer contact the father, who she said she left because his drinking made her uncomfortable.
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Tyson Foods is recalling more than 3,000 pounds of frozen chicken following the discovery of pieces of plastic in the chicken's breading ingredients.
The USDA said Friday that Springdale, Arkansas-based Tyson says the chicken may be contaminated by pieces of "blue and clear soft plastic."
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SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — A college linked to an Arkansas statehouse scandal has turned over records detailing how it spent money from government grants.
Jim Parsons of Bella Vista sued Ecclesia College, saying it needed to disclose how it spent money from Arkansas' General Improvement Fund. Ecclesia said that, as a private Christian college, it could keep the information secret.
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — The attorney for an Arkansas lobbyist who faces federal conspiracy and bribery charges in Missouri says more charges are expected.
Milton "Rusty" Cranford of Rogers is currently charged with taking kickbacks in exchange for contracts with the Springfield, Missouri-based nonprofit Preferred Family Healthcare.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a former Arkansas state senator of fraud involving legislative grants to a small college in Springdale. A co-defendant was also convicted.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Tyson Foods is expanding the safety programs it has been testing in its beef plants to 12 poultry plants, allowing workers there to stop the line if they have safety concerns.
The Springdale, Arkansas-based company said Thursday it developed the measures in cooperation with the United Food and Commercial Workers International union.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The president of a Christian college in Springdale pleaded guilty to a fraud charge Wednesday, admitting he took part in what prosecutors called a kickback scheme involving his school.
Oren Paris III had faced a trial Monday with former state Sen. Jon Woods and consultant Randell Shelton. Instead, the president of Ecclesia College pleaded guilty in federal court.
New Duggar lawsuit filed in Arkansas state court
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Reality TV personality Josh Duggar has filed another lawsuit in Arkansas over the release of decade-old investigation records related to the molestation of his sisters when they were juveniles.
Duggar filed his latest lawsuit against Springdale and Washington County in state court Friday, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported .
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The latest census figures show that northwest Arkansas skews younger than the rest of the state and the country, but its population of residents 50 and older is also growing.
Tyson Foods announces bonuses due to federal tax overhaul
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas-based Tyson Foods Inc. says more than 100,000 employees will receive bonuses as a result of company savings due to the overhaul of federal tax laws.
Tyson said Thursday that full-time employees who do not receive an annual bonus will get $1,000 and part-time workers who receive no annual bonus will get $500.
Tyson Foods invests in firm trying to make meat from cells
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. has invested in a food-tech startup that's developing methods to produce meat directly from animal cells.
The Arkansas-based company announced Monday that its venture capital arm, Tyson Ventures, now has a minority stake in Memphis Meats. The terms of the deal haven't been disclosed, but Memphis Meats says it expects to use the funds to accelerate product development.
Arkansas girl gets prosthesis from peers to ride bicycle
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — A first-grader in northwest Arkansas who was born without the lower segment of one of her arms can now ride a bicycle thanks to a prosthesis her fellow students helped create.
City looks to repair old Fulbright home in Arkansas
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — A city in northwest Arkansas is looking to potentially repair the former home of Sen. J. William Fulbright, the longest-serving chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and namesake of a scholarship program for international studies.
Arkansas State Police: 2 killed in separate crashes
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas State Police say two people died in separate crashes on state roads over the weekend.
Police say in preliminary crash summaries that 24-year-old Springdale resident Albert J. Mellow was killed in a crash late Sunday in Benton County. Earlier Sunday evening, 74-year-old Morrilton resident Fred Fetcher was killed in a wreck in Conway County.
Crisis calls straining northwest Arkansas’ first responders
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — First responders are worried an increasing number of psychiatric calls in northwest Arkansas will tax emergency resources.
"We're all like, 'What are we going to do?'" said Jim Vaughan, division chief at the Springdale Fire Department. "It's become the biggest change recognized (among emergency departments) in the last five years."
Subpoena notes link among Arkansas senator, co-defendants
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Public records mentioned in a federal subpoena show that a legislative act sponsored by a former state senator established a fund that could have benefited shingle recyclers such as his two co-defendants in a public corruption case set for trial next year.
Tyson Foods increases investment in meatless meat company
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — One of the world's largest meat producers has increased its investment in a company that makes meatless meat.
Tyson Foods had previously had a 5 percent stake in the protein producer Beyond Meat, and said in a statement that it had made an additional investment.
Justin Whitmore, Tyson's chief sustainability officer, said global demand for all types of protein remains high and that the investment helps give consumers an alternative.
OU Football: Baker Mayfield talks about Rose Bowl, Heisman Trophy and how he hopes to hear Billy Sims shout “Boomer!” in New York
SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Baker Mayfield has always paid close attention to the Heisman Trophy ceremony.
What is the Oklahoma quarterback’s earliest memory of college football’s top award?
Falk tops Mayfield to win Burlsworth Award
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Washington State quarterback Luke Falk has topped Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield to win the Burlsworth Award, given annually to the top college football player who began his career as a walk-on.
Falk had finished behind two-time winner Mayfield in each of the last two years, but he won during his third time as a finalist — coming off a season in which the senior threw for 3,593 yards and 30 touchdowns for the Cougars (9-3).