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Collector buys rare lunar meteorite

Backers of Kickstarter campaign to receive fragments

Subscriber onlyA Eureka Springs man who is a renowned meteorite hunter said a laboratory confirmed Thursday that an object he raised more than $5,000 to buy is a rare lunar meteorite. Continue reading...

Disappearing Popeye back with new shine

Springdale’s statue now Siloam Springs’ icon

Subscriber onlyA Springdale landmark disappeared this summer. For almost half a century, a 7-foot-tall statue of the cartoon character Popeye stood in front of the canning plant on U.S. 71B on the city's north side. Continue reading...

Mayor, some Ghanaians meet, but not in Harrison

Subscriber onlyHarrison Mayor Jeff Crockett and as many as five other city leaders plan to meet in North Little Rock today with a delegation from Ghana that has been visiting potential sister city Jacksonville this week. Continue reading...

Ebola ad on Cotton accurate, Pryor says

Subscriber onlyU.S. Sen. Mark Pryor held a news conference Wednesday to defend a television advertisement released this week that accuses his Republican opponent, U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, of voting to cut funding that prepares America for an Ebola outbreak. Continue reading...

Harrison tells Ghana group: Don't come

City cites Ebola fears; Jacksonville sees no threat, opens door to its delegation

Subscriber onlyA delegation from Ghana won't visit Harrison this month as planned. Because of concern about the Ebola virus, Harrison leaders have asked the Ghanaians to postpone their trip. Continue reading...

Boater says guilty in crash fatal to 2

Ex-UA student admits he was drunk

Subscriber onlyJAY, Okla. -- A Tulsa man pleaded guilty Wednesday to two first-degree manslaughter charges in connection with the boating deaths of two University of Arkansas at Fayetteville students last year. Continue reading...

Only one on ballot for Eureka Springs mayor

Subscriber onlyFor the first time in at least 30 years, a candidate is running unopposed for mayor of Eureka Springs. Continue reading...

Walton group to shower cash on Delta, NW arts

Subscriber onlyThe Walton Family Foundation of Bentonville will significantly increase its grants in Northwest Arkansas and the Delta over the next six years, with plans to invest $302 million in what it considers its "home region." Continue reading...

To cover tax, Martin pays $2,100

Subscriber onlySecretary of State Mark Martin paid Benton County $2,100 on Monday to cover three years of improper homestead tax credits and three years of penalties. Continue reading...

Fort Smith airport to receive grant for taxiway adjustment

Subscriber onlyThe Federal Aviation Administration will give a $4.9 million grant to the Fort Smith Regional Airport to finish moving a taxiway 65 feet to the south. Continue reading...

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Bill Bowden - Arno Michaelis, a former "racist skinhead," spoke Wednesday ...

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Bill Bowden - Arno Michaelis, a former "racist skinhead," spoke Wednesday April 2, 2014, to a crowd of a...

Published: April 3, 2014

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Bill Bowden Bill Solleder, executive director of Low Key Arts of Hot Sprin...

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Bill Bowden Bill Solleder, executive director of Low Key Arts of Hot Springs, introduces a program of sh...

Published: January 26, 2014

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Bill Bowden Charles O'Donnell is co-owner of the Dickson Street Bookshop, ...

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Bill Bowden Charles O'Donnell is co-owner of the Dickson Street Bookshop, which opened in 1978.

Published: January 5, 2014

Filmmakers shoot a scene Wednesday in Hindsville for the movie Valley Inn. In the scene, mourners ar...

Filmmakers shoot a scene Wednesday in Hindsville for the movie Valley Inn. In the scene, mourners are walking from a funeral back ...

Published: July 14, 2013

Ashley and Chris Buffer (seated) of Decatur fill out the paperwork to adopt four horses from the Fed...

Ashley and Chris Buffer (seated) of Decatur fill out the paperwork to adopt four horses from the Federal Bureau of Land Management...

Published: June 22, 2013

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