Ron Wood, NWA Democrat-Gazette

Ron Wood

NWA Democrat-Gazette

Fayetteville, AR, United States

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Past articles by Ron:

Jury sentences Chumley to life in prison

FAYETTEVILLE -- A jury sentenced Mark Edward Chumley to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing and torturing a young woman in 2015. → Read More

Co-defendants say Chumley was ring leader in killing

Several co-defendants pointed fingers Thursday at Mark Edward Chumley as the one who orchestrated the torture and killing of a Fayetteville woman in 2015. → Read More

Sawyer deemed fit to stand trial for bank robbery

A teen charged as an adult in a bank robbery is fit to stand trial, according to a mental evaluation. → Read More

$3 million grant to build new ORT center

Ozark Regional Transit will use a $2.9 million federal grant to build a new administration and operations center. → Read More

$3 million grant to build new ORT center

SPRINGDALE -- Ozark Regional Transit has been awarded a $2.9 million grant to build a new administration and operations center. → Read More

Judge rules Rogers’ panhandling ordinance unconstitutional

FAYETTEVILLE — A Rogers anti-panhandling ordinance is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced, a federal judge ruled Monday. → Read More

Motion filed to toss Fayetteville church's lawsuit

A lawsuit by Central United Methodist Church to rescind the sale of property on Dickson Street should be dismissed for failure to state a valid claim, according to a court filing Wednesday. → Read More

Filing seeks dismissal of ex-school chief's suit

A lawsuit filed by former Superintendent Matthew Wendt claiming the woman who accused him of sexual harassment is responsible for the Fayetteville School Board firing him should be dismissed, according to a motion filed Friday. → Read More

Engineers along I-49 focusing on big projects

Highway construction along Interstate 49 is humming in Northwest Arkansas. → Read More

Potential new XNA honchos pared to three

HIGHFILL -- Regional airport board members narrowed the number of hopefuls to three vying to replace the executive director. → Read More

Vasquez-Sanchez guilty of accomplice to first-degree murder in Springdale gang shooting

A jury Thursday afternoon found Giovanni Vasquez-Sanchez guilty of accomplice to first-degree murder and unlawful discharge of a firearm from a vehicle. He was sentenced to 27 years in prison. → Read More

Vasquez-Sanchez guilty of accomplice to first-degree murder

FAYETTEVILLE -- A jury this afternoon found Giovanni Vasquez-Sanchez guilty of accomplice to first-degree murder. → Read More

Judge orders Wendt records released by Fayetteville School District

A judge Friday ordered records released, with some minor redactions, relating to former Superintendent Matthew Wendt's firing. → Read More

Wendt names his accuser, sues her for damages in Fayetteville

Former superintendent Matthew Wendt has sued the woman who accused him of sexual harassment, saying she's responsible for the School Board firing him. → Read More

Springdale pastor arrested for seeking sex with a minor

FAYETTEVILLE -- A Springdale pastor thought he was meeting a 14-year-old boy for sex but, when he arrived for the rendezvous, federal law enforcement agents were waiting there instead. → Read More

Judge declines to rule on release of Fayetteville's Wendt firing documents

A judge declined to rule late Friday in a Freedom of Information lawsuit, seeking the release of records related to the firing of former school superintendent Matthew Wendt, so another judge can rule in a related case. → Read More

Newspaper moves to intervene in FOIA flap over Wendt firing records in Fayetteville

The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is asking Washington County Circuit Court to release records related to former School District Superintendent Mathew Wendt's firing. → Read More

Bid openings set up I-49 interchange work; single-point design to be first in state

State highway officials Wednesday opened the bids for work on a new interchange at Interstate 49 and U.S. 71B between Rogers and Bentonville. The interchange's design will be the first of its kind in Arkansas. → Read More

"Jane Doe" wants Wendt documents sealed and hearings closed

The woman seeking to prevent disclosure of records related to the firing of Superintendent Matthew Wendt asked a judge Tuesday to place the documents under seal and close any hearings to the public in order to protect her privacy. → Read More

Regional airport access road focus of new task force

A group tasked with completing an access road to the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport met for the first time Friday and brainstormed how to get the project moving. → Read More