Bill Bowden

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Creator of Arkansas' Bluebirds of Happiness dies at 89, remembered for joyful art

Subscriber onlyLeo Ward, the creator of Arkansas' Bluebird of Happiness, died Monday. Continue reading...

Arkansas man, 33, cited after bullet hit church

Suspect faces drug, assault charges

Subscriber onlyA Boone County man was charged Monday with aggravated assault after he fired a .45-caliber pistol into the exterior of a Pentecostal Tabernacle Church while people were inside. Continue reading...

Again, live turkeys tossed from plane at Arkansas festival

Subscriber onlyYELLVILLE -- Several live turkeys were tossed from an airplane as it flew by the annual Turkey Trot festival Saturday. Continue reading...

Arkansas jail inmate said to flee after church outing; escapee caught after mother calls in tip

Subscriber onlySharp County Sheriff Mark Counts let an inmate out of jail last month so he could go to church at a Bible-based ministry for people with addictions. Continue reading...

American Red Cross to hand off some blood collecting in Arkansas, eliminate 44 jobs

Subscriber onlyThe American Red Cross will stop taking blood donations in central Arkansas by January. Continue reading...

County in Arkansas pushes to honor King's birthday as paid holiday

Subscriber onlyBaxter County has proposed making Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a paid holiday for county employees. Continue reading...

PHOTOS: Stripes painted on Arkansas street wash away in rain, give city a yellowish tint

Subscriber onlyEureka Springs had a yellowish tint on Wednesday. Continue reading...

Stop turkeys from being dropped from plane at Arkansas festival, lawmen are urged

Activists seek ‘Phantom’ pilot’s arrest

Subscriber onlyAnimal-welfare activists are trying to ground "The Phantom Pilot" before live turkeys fall from the sky during the annual Yellville Turkey Trot festival Oct. 13-14. Continue reading...

Ex-sheriff's job offer scuttled

Prosecutor raised concerns on Cradduck’s criminal past

Subscriber onlyThe Carroll County sheriff has rescinded his offer to hire a former Benton County sheriff who resigned last year and pleaded no contest to misdemeanor tampering. Continue reading...

'80s drug, gun saga portrayed in new Tom Cruise movie remains sore spot for city in Arkansas

Some hope movie draws tourists

Subscriber onlyThey're tired of Barry Seal in Mena. Continue reading...

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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

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

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