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Alex Angle


Fayetteville, AR, United States

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Recent articles by Alex:

Two Northwest Arkansas men included in SBC sex abuser list

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — One man from Springdale and one from Centerton were two of hundreds of people on the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) alleged sex abuser list. Southern Baptist leaders released the more than 200 page list of abusers on Thursday. Natalie Tibbs, executive director of the Child Advocacy Center of Benton County, […] → Read More

NWA celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Northwest Arkansas residents gathered to celebrate and learn more about Asian American and Pacific Islander Month on Sunday. → Read More

Cross Hollow Quarry trial underway

BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A trial deciding whether or not a limestone quarry near Lowell can move forward is underway. Cross Hollow Preservation Association filed the lawsuit after Benton County Planning Board approved a limestone quarry back in 2019. The quarry would replace Cross Hollow’s Mine off of N Old Wire Road. Paul Chapracki’s […] → Read More

Meet the candidates for State Senate District 31

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Three Republicans and one Democrat are running to represent District 31 in the Arkansas State Senate. Andrew Thompson, Paul Colvin, Jr. and State Rep. Clint Penzo are the Republican candidates. Springdale Pastor Andrew Thompson said he’s running to ensure the district is able to provide for the next generation. “It’s […] → Read More

Arkansas Governor candidates make last pitches before primaries

ARKANSAS (KNWA/KFTA) — Two Republicans and five Democrats are vying to be Arkansas’ next governor. Republican Sarah Huckabee Sanders was in Springdale Thursday for the Washington County GOP Rockefeller-Huckabee Lecture Series. “We want to tackle making Arkansas the best place to live, work and raise a family and we’re gonna get to work and roll […] → Read More

Two groups petition to legalize recreational marijuana

Two groups are proposing amendments to legalize recreational marijuana, proposing 12 plants per eligible Arkansans, expungement of some offenses, and more dispensaries across the state. → Read More

Mom and son graduate from University of Arkansas together

They were both a part of Project REACH, which was a program aimed at upgrading the skills of bilingual and bicultural paraprofessionals so they can become teachers. → Read More

Two groups petition to legalize recreational marijuana

ARKANSAS (KNWA/KFTA) — Two Arkansas groups are gathering signatures to get an amendment on the November ballot to legalize recreational marijuana use. Arkansas True Grass is proposing the Arkansas Recreational Marijuana Amendment of 2022. Volunteer Jesse Raphael said the amendment would allow for home grown cannabis plants and the expungement of some offenses. “We’ve proposed […] → Read More

Mom and son graduate from University of Arkansas together

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Barragan family had double to celebrate at the University of Arkansas’ graduation weekend. Mom, Ana Bolena Barragan, and son, Fernando Barragan, graduated together with degrees in education on Saturday. The duo said it was the best feeling to be able to share this achievement with one another. “Seeing my son […] → Read More

March for Reproductive Rights in Fayetteville

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — People gathered to protest the potential reversal of Roe v. Wade in Fayetteville on Saturday. The group marched through downtown Fayetteville cheering ‘my body, my choice.’ The rally was calling for reproductive rights for all. It was one of many marches that happened throughout the country in response to the U.S. […] → Read More

Missing Fayetteville woman’s remains found

The body of a missing woman from Fayetteville was found early Friday afternoon. → Read More

Benton County considers jail expansion

BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Benton County is considering a multi-million dollar expansion of the jail and criminal justice complex. The quorum court’s finance committee heard the preliminary plan for the expansion on Tuesday. It would be completed in three different steps with the first one starting in 2023. It’s expected to cost around $241 […] → Read More

Meet the candidates for Washington County Sheriff

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Republicans Jay Cantrell and Jovey Mel Marshall are vying for Washington County Sheriff. Jay Cantrell has been with Sheriff’s Office since 1981, now serving as chief deputy. Jovey Marshall worked at the Sheriff’s Office from 1994-2000 and is a veteran. Cantrell said his years of experience make him fit for […] → Read More

Washington County considers mental health court

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Washington County could implement a mental health court to help keep people who have a mental illness and committed a crime out of jail. Prosecuting Attorney Matt Durrett said people would get mental health treatment as part of the program. If they successfully complete the program, their records would be […] → Read More

NWA working to end stigma of substance use disorder

“Having a substance use disorder isn’t a moral problem, it’s not people that are bad or immoral trying to be good, it’s sick people trying to get well,” said Ashley LaHue, executive director of Positive Energy Affecting Recovering Lives. → Read More

Thousands rolled into Fort Smith for Steel Horse Rally

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Motorcycle riders from across the country came to the River Valley for rides, food and vendors this weekend. The family-friendly event welcomed visitors of all ages to enjoy the fun. Proceeds from the rally will go to three local charities. You can find out more about where the money from […] → Read More

Johnson families clean up after homes were flooded

JOHNSON, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Some homes in Johnson are no longer livable after flood waters seeped inside. John Albright said he woke up to flood waters Thursday morning. The water came all the way up to his chest by the time he got out of his house. “I woke up and leaned over my bed […] → Read More

Sinkholes formed after flooding in Washington County

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – Three small sinkholes and one larger sinkhole formed in Harmon after Thursday’s flooding. The sinkholes are along N Pin Oak Road. Homeowner Helen Chase said it wasn’t the first time a sinkhole formed on their property. She said one appeared during flash flooding five years ago. Geologists told Chase the […] → Read More

Families rescued from flooded areas

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Rescue crews helped get families out of flooded homes near Hamestring Creek on Thursday. Sarah Millsap carried her baby to safety with the help of Fayetteville Fire Department and Washington County rescue crews. She said the flooding was a terrifying experience. “I’ve never been so scared before in my entire […] → Read More

How the interest rate hike will impact you

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Borrowing could become more expensive after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 0.5%. Economist at the University of Arkansas Jeff Cooperstein said the rate hike is aimed at lowering inflation. “It’s going to be more expensive to borrow for various things for both individuals and for businesses, but it should […] → Read More