Bill Bowden

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Hog hunter admits to count of murder

Prison sentence 40 years in plea deal

Subscriber onlyA Eureka Springs man pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder after shooting a man he said had trespassed on his hog-hunting territory. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas 22nd fastest growing metro area in U.S., according to Census

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas was the 22nd fastest-growing metropolitan area in the country last year, according to population estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Continue reading...

POLL: 2 Arkansas school boards to cease praying

Complaints lead to temporary halt

Subscriber onlyTwo school boards in northern Arkansas have stopped praying before meetings -- at least for the time being. Continue reading...

Singer Pat Boone remembers he's on board of Arkansas college; 82-year-old says memory jogged

Subscriber onlyPat Boone has had a revelation. Continue reading...

ARKANSAS COURTROOM MYSTERY SOLVED: Safe sitting in corner since '70s drilled open

Contents prove enlightening indeed

Subscriber only For decades, a mysterious 600-pound safe sat in the back corner of Harrison District Court's room in the Old Federal Building, between the door and a row of chairs for spectators along the back wall. Continue reading...

Snow, sleet forecast for north Arkansas

No buildup predicted farther south

Subscriber onlySleet and snow are predicted tonight in northern Arkansas with possible accumulation of as much as two inches in some parts of the Ozark Mountains. Continue reading...

Eureka Springs bank robber pleads guilty

Subscriber onlyA Berryville man has pleaded guilty to robbing a Eureka Springs bank, fleeing in a taxi and then using the stolen money to buy a motorcycle at a Bentonville police officer's house. Continue reading...

Arkansas official accused of forging dead mother's name on more than 50 documents

Perjury charge filed in Boone County

Subscriber onlyThe Newton County assessor was arrested Monday afternoon on a felony perjury charge after a handwriting expert determined she had forged her deceased mother's name on more than 50 documents. Continue reading...

Pat Boone listed on Arkansas college's board of regents, said he's never heard of the school

Subscriber onlySinger Pat Boone said he has never heard of Ecclesia College and doesn't know why he is listed on the Springdale school's board of regents. Continue reading...

Meeting on hog farm permit draws 250

Subscriber onlyA crowd of about 250 people packed the Jasper High School auditorium Tuesday night for a public meeting about whether the state of Arkansas should issue a new permit to a large, controversial hog farm near the Buffalo National River. Continue reading...

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Margot Mayer (left) and Bobbi Bins discuss rental properties in downtown Eureka Springs on Thursday ...

Margot Mayer (left) and Bobbi Bins discuss rental properties in downtown Eureka Springs on Thursday while in the bar of DeVito’s R...

Published: June 27, 2016

Kelli J. Zumwalt, co-owner of K.J.’s Caribe Restaurant in Eureka Springs who is pictured here Thursd...

Kelli J. Zumwalt, co-owner of K.J.’s Caribe Restaurant in Eureka Springs who is pictured here Thursday, said she worried she might...

Published: June 27, 2016

Dakota Buck leads a ghost tour Wednesday in front of Penn castle in Eureka Springs. Neighbors have c...

Dakota Buck leads a ghost tour Wednesday in front of Penn castle in Eureka Springs. Neighbors have complained Haunted Eureka Sprin...

Published: May 31, 2016

The old bridge is a safety issue, in particular, because it’s so narrow, said Steve Lawrence, distri...

The old bridge is a safety issue, in particular, because it’s so narrow, said Steve Lawrence, district engineer for the highway de...

Published: April 17, 2016

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department plans to tear down this 85-year-old bridge over t...

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department plans to tear down this 85-year-old bridge over the Buffalo National River in N...

Published: April 17, 2016

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