Bill Bowden

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Sales tax to shore utilities nears Eureka Springs ballot

Subscriber onlyAldermen in Eureka Springs plan to put a proposed sales tax increase on the Nov. 8 election ballot. Continue reading...

Arkansas funeral planned for Baton Rouge gunman who killed 3 police officers

Subscriber onlyA funeral will be held in Arkansas for Gavin Eugene Long, who fatally shot three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge on July 17 before he was killed by a SWAT team. Continue reading...

Inmate scales 2 fences, flees from Arkansas jail

Manhunt underway for Newton County jail escapee

Subscriber onlyAn inmate at the Newton County jail in Jasper scaled two fences and disappeared into a thicket by the Little Buffalo River on Wednesday before deputies could catch him. Continue reading...

Mormon sues Arkansas car dealership, says he was harassed, fired because of faith

Subscriber onlyA former salesman at Randall Ford in Fort Smith has filed a lawsuit saying he was repeatedly harassed about his religious undergarments and fired because of his faith. Continue reading...

Project offers view into history of hotel in Arkansas ghost town

Digital imaging to rebuild Rush site

Subscriber onlyRUSH -- A gravel road near the Buffalo River winds past a century-old, 200-foot-long stone wall. Continue reading...

Status hearings for two set in Madison County

Bell, Wise charged in separate killings

Subscriber onlyNew court dates were set last week for suspects in two separate Madison County homicides. Continue reading...

Status hearings for two set in Madison County

Suspects charged with capital murder Both suspects face capital murder

Subscriber onlyNew court dates were set Tuesday for suspects in two Madison County homicides. Continue reading...

Hillary Clinton in unpublished 1984 interview: Arkansas opened her world

Elected office not on radar in ’84

Subscriber onlyLiving in Arkansas made Hillary Clinton a better person. Continue reading...

UA student from Rogers dies after diving into Beaver Lake

A Rogers man died Monday after diving into Beaver Lake to untangle anchor lines, according to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office. Continue reading...

Murder case lawyer says rights violated

Subscriber onlyThe attorney representing a Eureka Springs hog hunter charged with murder wants to suppress comments his client made to police the night he was arrested. Continue reading...

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Latest photos

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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