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Man Admits to Shooting Woman in Face
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:54:18 -0700

BENTON COUNTY -- A Missouri man will spend 12 years in prison for shooting a woman in the face and leaving her to die in a Bella Vista creek bed. Orville Mitchell Goodwin pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted first degree murder. The judge sentenced him to 12 years behind bars with an additional 10 years suspended. In May of 2013, horseback riders found Annette Rapalee shot in a dry creek bed in ...

Man Pleads Guilty To First-Degree Attempted Murder In Bella Vista Shooting Case
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:43:10 -0700

BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A Missouri man pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted murder in a Bella Vista shooting case on Thursday (Oct. 30), officials say. Orville Mitchell Goodwin, 62, of Pineville was sentenced to 12 years in prison with an additional 10 years suspended, according to officials. He was arrested on July 16, 2013, in the shooting […]

Jury Finds Bolivar Teen Guilty Of Murder
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:50:04 -0700

A teenager from Bolivar has been found guilty in the 2012 shooting death of his 12-year-old half-sister.Edited from a press release from the Polk County Prosecuting Attorney's Office:Polk County Prosecuting Attorney, Kenneth Ashlock, announced today Levi S. Elliott, 17, of Bolivar, MO was found guilty by jury trial.The jury trial was held in Benton County after a change of venue from Polk County ...

Oct. 22 Crash Reports
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:24:59 -0700

An Edwards man was killed in a single-vehicle accident Wednesday, Oct. 15 in Benton County.

Oct. 29 Crash Reports
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:16:14 -0700

Two Cole Camp residents were injured in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday in Benton County.

Missouri teen convicted of killing stepsister
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:39:24 -0700

WARSAW, MO (AP) – A southwest Missouri teenager who was 15 when he was accused of killing his younger stepsister has been convicted of second-degree murder. KYTV reports a jury returned the verdict against 17-year-old Levi Elliott on Wednesday afternoon following a trial that began Monday. He was also convicted of armed criminal action and […]

Oct. 14 Crash Reports
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:06:28 -0700

A Cole Camp teen was arrested for driving while intoxicated after a single-vehicle accident that injured two people in Benton County Sunday night, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol accident reports.

Public Meeting Held on Bella Vista Bypass
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:12:24 -0700

BENTON COUNTY, AR -- Bypass construction in Bella Vista set to connect Arkansas, leaving some residents upset. The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department held a public meeting Thursday in Bentonville to address some of those concerns. The bypass is meant to alleviate thru-traffic in the Bella Vista area on highway 71, allowing trucks and cars to stay on the interstate. "It's a new ...

Teen Found Guilty in Death of 12-Year-Old Sister
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:53:09 -0700

POLK COUNTY, Mo. – A 17 year old was found guilty on charges in connection with the death of his sister. Levi S. Elliott, 17, of Bolivar, Mo. was charged with second-degree murder, armed criminal action and first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle for the 2012 shooting death of his 12-year-old sister. According to court documents, Sierra Elliott, 12, was found by her mother on the evening of ...

Explosions Clear Way For Bella Vista Bypass
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:14:06 -0700

BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Some people living in Bentonville say they are hearing explosions. That’s because the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department is rock blasting in the area as part of the construction on the Bella Vista Bypass. Adam Jenkins, project manager at Kolb Grading, said construction crews are working on a 6.36-mile section of […]