SPRINGDALE, AR-- Police have charged a Springdale man with the shooting death of his own mother. Officers say they found 65-year-old Frances Rocha's body just after midnight Friday morning in a home on the 3500 block of Loblolly Place in Springdale. Officers were responding to a 911 call from the friend of Rocha's son, Scott. Rocha had apparently told his
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS -- Head women's basketball coach at the University of Arkansas, Tom Collen, has been fired, according to the university. Collen has been head coach for the program for the past seven seasons. Stay tuned to the Razorback Nation tonight for more on this breaking story. Below is a news release from the university: FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Tom
LITTLE ROCK, AR-- The Supreme Court is reviewing the use of deadly force in a police chase out of West Memphis Arkansas. Dash cam video from 2004 shows how the traffic stop for a busted headlight turned deadly. The driver takes off leading officers on a chase through two states. Police corner the vehicle and open fire. Two minutes later
Daylight Saving time is here! Did you remember to set you clock ahead one hour? The shift started overnight at 2:00 AM on Sunday. But what we lose in 60 minutes, we'll gain in evening sunlight, possibly giving a much-needed mental health boost after a bitter winter. Some medical experts say an extra hour of sunlight in the evenings may
STONE COUNTY, AR-- Animal abuse accusations are surfacing against an Arkansas animal control officer. Deputies in Stone county are investigating his possible neglect of two horses. But the officer says he did nothing wrong. However, the president of the Stone County Humane Society says she started receiving complaints about the two horses staying in a pasture off Happy Hollow Road
FORT SMITH -- A high-speed chase ends with a truck crashing near a 5K run as people dodged a driver who police say reached speeds of 100 miles an hour. Police say it all began Saturday morning on Phoenix avenue after an officer clocked the truck at 93 miles an hour. After losing sight of the truck, police located the
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS-- Students in Huntsville and Springdale School Districts hit the books on Saturday. With standardized tests coming up, district administrators are hoping to make up for time lost due to lingering winter weather. Huntsville School District's assistant superintendent, Shelby Sisemore, said "when you have a school year where you miss 22 days it makes you do some things you
SPRINGDALE -- An ammonia leak forced overnight evacuations at a Tyson plant in Springdale. The fire department tells us it responded to the plant on Berry Street at around 3 on Saturday morning. Crews believe the leak might have come from a faulty valve. No one was hurt, and folks were allowed back inside about an hour later.
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD-- Former Arkansas Governor Mike Hucakbee touched on everything from faith to foreign policy in front of a crowd of conservatives this weekend. But he largely focused on faith and religious liberty at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland on Friday. The former pastor told the crowd that God would forget our nation if we
LITTLE ROCK, AR-- KNWA is your local election headquarters. And the latest election news is coming from the Mike Ross campaign. The Arkansas Democratic gubernatorial candidate picked up an endorsement on Saturday on the steps of the State Capitol. The Arkansas Education Association officially threw its support behind Ross. The teachers union cited Ross' support for early childhood development and
WEST LITTLE ROCK, AR-- Deputies in West Little Rock finally caught up to a man they've been after since last Monday. That's when investigators say Cody Cortinez fired at least three shots into an SUV during a fit of road rage. Three of the people inside the car say Cortinez got angry because they were driving slow on icy roads.
BENTON COUNTY, AR-- A new school in Benton county is near a new name. The Bentonville school district has been asking the public and students for ideas on a name and a mascot for the district's next high school coming to Centerton. School leaders looked over the proposed names this week. So what are the top vote-getters so far? Centerton
A new facility that will help with health and professional development
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The weather has made keeping kids in class spotty at best
The truck was clocked at 93 mph