Bill Bowden

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2017 ECLIPSE: Arkansans trek to Missouri, stand in moon’s shadow

Subscriber onlyFULTON, Mo. -- The first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in almost a century cut a swath across America on Monday, turning day into night for as long as 2 minutes and 40 seconds for people in a 70-mile-wide path from Oregon to South Carolina. Continue reading...

Razorbacks' Broyles dies at 92

Subscriber onlyFrank Broyles, the most prominent figure in Arkansas sports history, died Monday from complications of Alzheimer's disease, according to a statement from the Broyles family. Continue reading...

Total eclipse drawing people from far and wide; seeing it worth trip north, experts say

Subscriber onlyNinety-five percent sounds like a lot. Continue reading...

Board rules railroad doesn't have to reinstall crossing in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyUnion Pacific Railroad isn't obligated under Arkansas law to reinstall an at-grade pedestrian crossing in downtown Ozark, according to the federal Surface Transportation Board. Continue reading...

Arkansas memorial to singer Levon Helm in works

Plans call for statue, restored boyhood home in Marvell

Subscriber onlyThe cotton fields of Turkey Scratch are occasionally invaded by foreign tourists taking pictures. Continue reading...

DWI charges tossed for son of Gov. Asa Hutchinson

Technical errors in citation lead to circuit court ruling

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A DWI conviction against William Asa Hutchinson III, the Arkansas governor's son, was overturned Monday based in part on the difference between darkness and daylight. Continue reading...

Sonora woman, 35, jailed after shooting

Subscriber onlyA Sonora woman told police she shot Gary Dean Johnson, 63, of Hindsville because he wouldn't let her leave his camper trailer, according to a probable-cause report. Continue reading...

Arkansas native linked to $42M Ponzi scheme begins 50-month prison term

Subscriber onlyA 66-year-old Fort Smith woman has reported to a federal prison in Texas to begin serving a 50-month sentence in connection with a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme she ran through her companies in New Jersey. Continue reading...

Lot-rent plans revive debate in Fayetteville

Dickson Street issue: Local vs. chain

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- From Dead Swanky to a house of prayer. Continue reading...

24 charged in Arkansas in largest-ever U.S. health-care fraud case

Subscriber onlyTwenty-four people have been charged in Arkansas as part of the "largest health-care fraud enforcement action in Department of Justice history," according to a federal agency. Continue reading...

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Cathie Brown removes pies Friday from the oven at the Oark Grocery and Cafe, where she works. Brown ...

Cathie Brown removes pies Friday from the oven at the Oark Grocery and Cafe, where she works. Brown hasn't been able to get to her...

Published: May 7, 2017

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

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