PHOTO: Black bear captured in Siloam Springs, moved to forest

A black bear wandered through several Siloam Springs neighborhoods on Friday morning before it was captured by Arkansas Game and Fish officers.

VIDEO: Mobile libraries connect schools with families

Subscriber onlyIt was a quiet morning at Holcombe Street Apartments when the yellow bus housing the Lee Elementary School mobile library pulled into the parking lot Thursday.

Northwest Arkansas Restaurant Inspections Database

A searchable database of restaurant inspections in Northwest Arkansas performed by the Department of Health.

Neal drops Washington County judge bid

Subscriber onlyState Rep. Micah Neal, R-Springdale, the Republican nominee for Washington County Judge, is dropping out of the race for family and business reasons, he said Thursday night.

4 children fatally stabbed in Memphis; mother in custody

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Four young children in suburban Memphis were fatally stabbed Friday and their mother was taken into custody, authorities said.

  • Gunmen take hostages at Bangladesh restaurant; 2 dead

    DHAKA, Bangladesh — As many as nine gunmen attacked a restaurant popular with foreigners in a diplomatic zone of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Friday night, taking hostages, killing two officers and wounding at least 26 people in a gunbattle with security forces, authorities and a witness said.

  • About 2,100 customers lose power in Fayetteville

    Many Fayetteville residents were without power after heavy rain began around 3 p.m. Friday.

  • Dead whale stuck on Los Angeles beach

    LOS ANGELES — A dead humpback whale was stuck on a popular Los Angeles-area beach as the Fourth of July weekend got underway Friday, with visitors urged to steer clear of the huge carcass.

  • 7,000 baby turkeys die in fire; Thanksgiving orders affected

    LANCASTER, Mass. — Seven thousand baby turkeys have been killed in a Massachusetts barn fire, and the farm's owners say that means they won't be able to meet all of their Thanksgiving orders.

  • U.S.: Up to 116 civilians killed in drone, other air attacks

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Friday that between 64 and 116 civilians have been killed by drone and other U.S. strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Africa since President Barack Obama took office in 2009.

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Children's hospital aesthetics revealed

Subscriber onlyA stairwell flanked by winders and lit in different colors for each floor at the new children's hospital will act as a light tower and make it easier to spot.

Police: Springdale man broke into houses, attacked woman and girl

A Springdale man broke into several houses and assaulted a woman in one and a 12-year-old girl in the other, according to a preliminary arrest report released Friday by the Springdale Police Department.


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America's Music

Subscriber onlyWhen Bella Vista Mayor Peter Christie wanted to form an arts council for the city last year to bring more cultural events to Bella Vista, Dave Barfield wondered if the new art council would include the performing arts as well as the visual arts. Mayor Christie liked the idea and almost 10 months later, the council, along with the Bella Vista Foundation and the Bella Vista POA, are hosting their first music event: the Hot Dam Blues Festival.

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Little Rock cyclist Lechuga gears up for 2nd Italy trip

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock professional cyclist Scotti Lechuga's second appearance in the 10-day Giro Rosa may offer her a better chance to race than simply ride as a member of her team's supporting cast.

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Arkansas jobless below 4% in 4 metro areas

Subscriber onlyFour Arkansas metropolitan areas had unemployment rates below 4 percent in May, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.