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Arkansas real estate developer's release set for Tuesday

Ex-developer defrauded banks

Subscriber onlyA former rising star of Northwest Arkansas' real estate boom will be released from prison Tuesday. Continue reading...

Arkansas man accused of shooting wife while she slept in minivan in front of home

Subscriber onlyA Peel man was charged Monday with attempted murder after his wife was shot in the arm with a .410-gauge shotgun Feb. 7. Continue reading...

Voters reject 1% tax to run jail, raise pay

Newton County JP suggests a 0.5% levy more do-able

Subscriber onlyVoters in Newton County have rejected a proposed 1 percent sales tax that would have provided money to operate the jail and give raises to sheriff's office employees. Continue reading...

Spouse charged in wife's injuries

Peel man, 54, fired shotgun at wife’s minivan, police say

Subscriber onlyA Peel man was charged Monday with attempted murder after his wife was shot in the arm with a .410-gauge shotgun Feb. 7. Continue reading...

Ozark petitions federal agency on rail crossing

City wants to reopen street to build park, dock on river

Subscriber onlyThe fate of a street-railroad crossing in downtown Ozark is up to a federal agency -- at least for now. Continue reading...

Here lies -- 'Alva's arm'?: Arkansas historian hunts unique tombstones, finds detached limbs

Subscriber onlyAbby Burnett has been looking for unusual Arkansas tombstones. Continue reading...

Fayetteville designated a top-5 city

Though down 2 spots from No. 3 in ’16, region revels in magazine’s ranking

Subscriber onlyFor the second consecutive year, Northwest Arkansas ranked in the top five best places to live in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report. Continue reading...

AG challenging dismissal of case in deadly collision

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas attorney general's office has appealed a case to the state Supreme Court concerning the one-year statute of limitations on filing misdemeanor criminal charges. Continue reading...

Suspect in wife's killing charged with capital murder; Arkansas man had planned to torture her first, police say

Subscriber onlyCapital murder and kidnapping charges were filed Monday against a Harrison man accused of shooting his estranged wife in front of her house before leading police on a four-day manhunt. Continue reading...

Harrison racial relations papers to be archived in Little Rock

Subscriber onlyFor the past 14 years, a group of volunteers has worked to change Harrison's reputation as a haven for white supremacists. 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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