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Buffalo a harbor for birds; 96,341 acres get sanctuary label

Subscriber onlyThe Buffalo National River is officially an Important Bird Area. Continue reading...

Christ of Ozarks statue turns 50

To celebrate, towering image gets $20,000 in touch-ups

Subscriber onlyTowering over Rio de Janeiro, the 98-foot-tall Christ the Redeemer statue has been on prominent display during the Olympics over the past two weeks. Continue reading...

Trooper on mend after I-40 crash; he saved others from wrong-way driver, prosecutor says

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas State Police trooper who used his vehicle to stop a car being driven the wrong way on Interstate 40 is recovering after his fourth surgery at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith. Continue reading...

Lawyer says suspect in Arkansas deputy's death no 'sociopath'

Counsel in 2007 describes man held in deputy’s killing

Subscriber onlyA lawyer who once represented a man accused of shooting a Sebastian County sheriff's deputy said his client disliked law enforcement but was not a sociopath. Continue reading...

Woman, 64, faces charge in stabbing of ex-spouse

Subscriber onlyA 64-year-old Harrison woman was arrested Wednesday in the attempted murder of her ex-husband. Continue reading...

1% sales tax to appear on Eureka Springs ballot

Subscriber onlyVoters in Eureka Springs will decide Nov. 8 if they want to levy an additional 1 percent sales tax that would go primarily for water and sewer improvements. Continue reading...

Driver, 24, dies, Arkansas trooper injured in head-on I-40 crash

Fort Smith motorist heading wrong way on Interstate 40

Subscriber onlyA motorist died Monday when the car he was driving the wrong way on Interstate 40 near Alma crashed head-on into an Arkansas State Police cruiser. Continue reading...

Two museums document state's Italian past

Subscriber onlyTONTITOWN -- For decades, a hermit in Arizona hoarded a trove of things that had belonged to Father Pietro Bandini, a Catholic priest who led 40 families out of the malaria-infested Delta to establish an Italian enclave in the Ozark Mountains. Continue reading...

2 small museums keep state's Italian past safe

Subscriber onlyFor decades, a hermit in Arizona hoarded a trove of things that had belonged to Father Pietro Bandini, a Catholic priest who led 40 families out of the malaria-infested Delta to establish an Italian enclave in the Ozark Mountains. Continue reading...

Boy, 7, his pup walk out of deadly Arkansas wreck

Homeowner says 2 asleep on porch

Subscriber onlyA 66-year-old woman died this week when she drove an SUV off U.S. 71 in Crawford County and hit a tree, but her 7-year-old passenger survived the crash and carried his Chihuahua puppy to safety. 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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