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Three Arkansas fliers in West’s firefighting ranks

Aircraft same as for crop-dusting

Subscriber onlyNATHAN HIGGINBOTTOM of Poughkeepsie poses with his amphibious scooper air tanker, an Air Tractor AT-802 Fire Boss, that he flies in the state of Washington. Higginbottom began flying float planes in 2008 when he lived on the White River. Continue reading...

Arkansas mayor ready to sell 99-year-old building downtown; restaurant possible for space

Subscriber onlyHuntsville Mayor Darrell Trahan wants to sell a 99-year-old building he had hoped to turn into a Madison County museum. Continue reading...

3 Arkansas fliers in West's firefighting ranks

Aircraft same as for crop-dusting

Subscriber onlyAt least three Arkansas pilots are working as aerial firefighters out West this summer. Continue reading...

Gazette reporter in '57 crisis dies; journalist, others shielded Eckford as crowd jeered Little Rock Nine student

Subscriber onlyJerry Dhonau, whose reporting at Little Rock's Central High School during the school desegregation crisis in 1957 helped the Arkansas Gazette win a Pulitzer Prize, died Friday in Albuquerque, N.M., said his daughter Stephanie Dhonau of Little Rock. Continue reading...

Journalist whose Central High integration reporting helped newspaper win Pulitzer Prize dies

Subscriber onlyJerry F. Dhonau, whose reporting at Little Rock's Central High School during the historic school integration crisis in 1957 helped his newspaper win a Pulitzer Prize, died Friday at Albuquerque, N.M., according to Ernie Dumas, a family friend. Continue reading...

Assistant principal at Arkansas school faces sexual-assault charges

Subscriber onlyA Waldron Middle School assistant principal was arrested Monday after a 16-year-old student told police he'd had a sexual relationship with her since early in the summer. Continue reading...

Some lawmen in Arkansas opt to use pepper guns instead of Tasers

Subscriber onlySome law enforcement agencies in Arkansas have switched from Tasers to pepper guns. Continue reading...

Study points to need for higher Buffalo National River campsite charges, park says

Subscriber onlyAdministrators at the Buffalo National River want to increase fees at some campsites. Continue reading...

Foxes finally foiled in Arkansas newspaper caper; carriers ‘salve’ case with dab of Vicks VapoRub

Subscriber onlyNewspapers were mysteriously disappearing from doorsteps in Eureka Springs. Continue reading...

Deleted Facebook post spurs suit against police department in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyThe Walnut Ridge Police Department violated free-speech rights when someone in the department deleted posts from its public Facebook page, according to a federal lawsuit filed Monday in Fort Smith. Continue reading...

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Kenny Underdown of Alpena gets horses ready Friday morning to pull his wagon 71 miles from Harrison ...

Kenny Underdown of Alpena gets horses ready Friday morning to pull his wagon 71 miles from Harrison to Springdale. Underdown is wa...

Published: June 23, 2018

Underdown and his granddaughter, Raegan Lair, are in the lead wagon waiting for the Harrison Roundup...

Underdown and his granddaughter, Raegan Lair, are in the lead wagon waiting for the Harrison Roundup Club Annual Wagon Train to be...

Published: June 23, 2018

Charlie Bookout, one of the owners of The Carpenter Building in Gentry, stands in front of the build...

Charlie Bookout, one of the owners of The Carpenter Building in Gentry, stands in front of the building Friday. The building is be...

Published: April 9, 2018

A poster advertising American Made outside the Silver Screen Theater in Mena on Wednesday.

A poster advertising American Made outside the Silver Screen Theater in Mena on Wednesday.

Published: October 1, 2017

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

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