Man calls his release from life in Arkansas prison 'surreal'

Subscriber onlyWhen John Brown walked out of the Dallas County jail in Fordyce a free man on Wednesday after spending more than half his life in prison, it was "surreal," he told reporters about an hour later.

Health officials report out-of-season uptick in flu cases

Subscriber onlyMonths after the state's deadliest flu season in at least 30 years, health officials said Wednesday that they already are seeing an unusual uptick in cases as they prepare for the next season.

Bentonville man accused of sexual extortion

Subscriber onlyA Bentonville man admitted to police he obtained sexually explicit photographs of a woman and then used the threat of leaking the images in an attempt to get more photographs, according to court documents.

What caused flames to shoot 12 feet? Theories abound after fire flies from hole in Arkansas town

Subscriber onlyFlames flew from a hole in the ground in Midway early Monday.

Benton County planners OK Centerton water tank

Subscriber onlyBenton County planners on Wednesday approved plans to add 3-million gallons of storage to the Centerton water system

Trial set for double killing suspects in Fort Smith

Subscriber onlyTwo men charged in a July 26 double murder have been scheduled to go on trial in Sebastian County Circuit Court the week of March ...

Stadium metal-detector funds OK'd

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson authorized more than $60,000 from his discretionary fund to install 18 metal detectors at War Memorial Stadium...

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Grand opening set for Rogers Andy's Frozen Custard

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- A grand opening for Andy's Frozen Custard is set for Friday, according to a news release.

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Challengers again

Subscriber onlyFreddie Freeman spent the previous four seasons playing for an Atlanta team that averaged 90 losses a year.

Opinion

NWA EDITORIAL: Thursday's thumbs

Subscriber onlyAre there any thumbs up left in Razorbackland, or are there just heads down? Hog fans are disappointed with the start of the football season, which might be better hashtagged as #gettinghammered than by #hammerdown. For the moment, Arkansas fans have little choice but to buck up, toughen up and grit their way through the adversity of it all. These are still our Razorbacks, right? It's still OK to pull for them, right? They could use some support right now.

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Rose growers battle deadly virus

Subscriber onlyThe outlook for American-grown roses is becoming a bit less rosy, with the spread of an incurable virus that's causing major damage to the nation's $250-million-a-year rose business.