Maxine’s Tap Room, one of the oldest bars in Northwest Arkansas opened its doors again this week after a month long remodeling project. Maxine opened the bar in 1950 when she was only 24 years old. Although she passed in 2006 at the age of 82, the bar that still bears her name lives on. Hannah Withers, one of the new co-owners of Maxine’s says they‘ve made more than a few changes. “We tore a lot of the ceiling out […]
The 3rd annual Bentonville Running Festival will bring thousands of people to the city’s square Saturday morning (April 6). It has a little something for everyone one and aims to benefit the whole community. Originally the run was created by the Bentonville Convention and Visitors Bureau, to bring visitors and their cash to town. “Our role is promoting the event because our goal is to bring people in from outside of the area to sleep in our hotels and eat […]
Arvest Ballpark in Springdale is gorgeous but unlike many ballparks that are close to restaurants and shops where fans who come early or stay late can enjoy themselves, Arvest fans get a good look at cows. Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse hopes change is coming soon. “The plans are underway right now, and developing for 56th street to be improved from Don Tyson Parkway to all the way down to Springs Road,” he said. The mayor says four lanes on 56th […]
Dozens filed into a forum at NorthWest Arkansas Community College on Wednesday night to hear arguments for and against the possibility of allowing guns on the community college campus. Colleges that do not opt-out of the new professor-carry law must allow faculty and staff with concealed-carry permits to carry firearms onto school grounds. Wednesday night was the first of two scheduled gun forums on the NWACC campus. 5NEWS Reporter Scott Miller has more on the issue:
There have been significantly more arrests, narcotics investigations, drug seizures and traffic stops in Benton County since new Sheriff Kelley Cradduck took office in January. They say it’s all because of teamwork. The sheriff’s special operations division is made up of four units: narcotics, street crimes, gang unit and DWI enforcement. “The narcotics investigators might be doing a drug case where they’re doing undercover drug buys and they see someone come in to a situation who has violated a law […]
A man was arrested in Bentonville on Monday night after police say he burglarized a home. Officers responded to Apache Drive and arrested the suspect, who police said broke into a house and attempted to steal a laptop, among other items. Jeremy Lee Simpson, 18, of Bentonville, was booked into the Benton County Jail at 9:45 p.m. and faces residential burglary charges. He remained Monday night in jail, awaiting a bond hearing.
Technology that you see catching criminals on crime shows like C-S-I will soon be coming to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. The Benton County Quorum Court voted Thursday night to apply for a federal grant that will bring Coplink to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. Cool name, serious software. Crime analyst Rick Keyes says Coplink will allow the sheriff’s office to tap into information that wasn’t previously available to them. “We can connect to other Coplink nodes so for example […]
The Benton County Quorum Court voted to apply for a federal grant from the U.S. Department Of Justice to help curb violence in the county. The “Project Safe Neighborhoods” grant is designed to reduce gang related crime. The way the grant was worded concerned some members of the Quorum Court. The original language said the $80,000 federal grant was to reduce firearms and gang violence. Benton County Justice of the Peace Pat Adams wasn’t in favor of the grant until […]
University of Arkansas Chancellor G David Gearhart said he believes in the Second Amendment but does not believe that guns belong on the University of Arkansas Campus. In an exclusive interview with Chancellor Gearhart he said he has a great amount of repect for the author of the Professor Carry Law, Fayetteville Representative Charlie Collins, but doesn’t think there is a need for Professors and Faculty to carry concealed handguns.
They’re celebrating the 151st anniversary of the Battle of Pea Ridge this weekend not far from where the actual battle took place. They are Doctors, Dentists, Lawyers and Laborers during the week, but on the weekend they are living historians. They bring to life battles fought by farmers and business owners more than 150 years ago. A passion for some, it’s personal for Jim Kuhn from Eureka Springs. “I got involved in this by actually studying my family’s history in […]
It may be spring, but it doesn’t look like it or feel like it in Northwest Arkansas. Snow began falling this Thursday and continued to fall for several hours throughout the area. Rain and hail continued through early Friday morning. Although there wasn’t much snow or sleet on the roads some people we talked with are ready for wintery weather to come to an end. “I thought it’s the second day of spring what the heck is going on. I […]