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Mayor drops inquiry of Arkansas police chief's speeding

Subscriber onlyBrinkley Mayor Billy Hankins said he won't pursue an investigation of the city's police chief for excessive speeding because the mayor didn't witness the Oct. 21 traffic stop in Clarendon and those at the scene could have been joking when they said Chief Ed Randle was clocked on radar going 107 miles per hour in his Ford F-150 pickup. Continue reading...

Evaluators find Lead Hill man not fit for trial

He faces 2 murder counts

Subscriber onlyA Lead Hill man facing two counts of capital murder isn't fit to proceed to trial, according to a document cited in Boone County Circuit Court. Continue reading...

Prosecutor: No file on Arkansas police chief's speeding; video/audio show he drove 100+ mph

Need Brinkley ticket or report, he says

Subscriber onlyA Monroe County prosecutor said he can't investigate the Oct. 21 speeding stop of Brinkley Police Chief Ed Randle until he receives a report from a law enforcement officer, and so far he hasn't. Continue reading...

County losing its history, needs museum, official says

Subscriber onlyHUNTSVILLE -- Madison County's history is slipping away. Continue reading...

Madison County losing its history, needs museum, official says

Subscriber onlyMadison County’s history is slipping away. Continue reading...

Arkansas man jailed, accused of making 'jihad' threat

Subscriber onlyA Berryville man has been arrested, accused of threatening to kill his wife and "homosexuals" at the Eureka Springs restaurant where she works, according to a probable-cause affidavit filed in Carroll County Circuit Court. Continue reading...

Arkansas hunter's remarks about shooting man ruled OK for murder trial

Subscriber onlyA hog hunter's comments to police about intentionally shooting a man and planting a pistol near the body can be used during trial, a circuit judge ruled. Continue reading...

No change, no problem at phone

Prairie Grove’s telecom allows free local calls at pay phones

Subscriber onlyCollecting quarters from the phone booth in front of the Colonial Motel got to be more trouble than it was worth. Continue reading...

U.S. to reopen trail to Whitaker Point

Rain aids crews working to contain fire

Subscriber onlyThe trail leading to one of Arkansas' most scenic overlooks is scheduled to reopen today after being closed since Friday because of a wildfire in the valley below. Continue reading...

Arkansas man, 36, electrocuted by power line

Subscriber onlyA Marion County man died Friday apparently after coming in contact with a power line. 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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