Bill Bowden

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Despite lawsuit threat, school board in one Arkansas city to resume prayer at meetings

Subscriber onlyThe Harrison School Board has decided to resume praying before its meetings. Continue reading...

Storm throttles chain saw artists

Eureka Springs contest restarts today

Subscriber onlyTwenty-one woodcarvers fired up their chain saws at 9 a.m. Friday after lightning caused an hour's delay at the beginning of the 13th annual Carving in the Ozarks competition. Continue reading...

Assessor convicted, resigns post

Subscriber onlyThe Newton County assessor was found guilty Tuesday of felony theft and promptly resigned. Continue reading...

Swimmer from Arkansas loses backpack, 2 kinds of arms in Buffalo River

Subscriber onlySomeone apparently found Patrick Cooley's lost backpack, which contained his prosthetic arm. Continue reading...

Arkansas women charged in killing of elk out of season

Subscriber onlyTwo Springdale women were arrested Friday on poaching elk on private land in Newton County. Continue reading...

Jasper on the hunt for large elk statue

City hopes it can be tourism spark

Subscriber onlyThe city of Jasper is looking for a life-sized elk statue. Continue reading...

Jasper on the hunt for large elk statue

City hopes it can be tourism spark

Subscriber onlyThe city of Jasper is looking for a life-size elk statue. Continue reading...

Pack holding prosthetic limb lost in Buffalo River

Subscriber onlyHikers and canoeists in the Buffalo National River area are on the lookout for a lost backpack. Continue reading...

Plea guilty in illegal excavation of prehistoric bluff shelters in Arkansas; 2,831 artifacts forfeited

Subscriber onlyA Crawford County man pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of illegally excavating prehistoric bluff shelters in the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest. Continue reading...

PHOTOS: Tony Alamo mansion in disrepair, entered now on a dare

Subscriber onlyFree to the right charity: mansion built for religious cult leader and his wife, whose embalmed body was kept inside the house for months while he waited for her to rise from the dead. 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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