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Man who spent 34 years as Chicago police officer fatally shot in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyChester Hornowski's friends can't believe that he survived 34 years as a Chicago police officer only to be gunned down in retirement at his Baxter County boardinghouse. Continue reading...

Complaint about noise preceded shooting that killed Arkansas man; 22 rounds fired, affidavit states

Subscriber onlyA man was gunned down near Mountain Home on Dec. 5 by a 59-year-old man who had complained about noise in the boardinghouse where the two lived, according to a court filing. Continue reading...

Wildfire in Northwest Arkansas fully contained within 425 acres

Flames staying out of trees, clearing out 2009 ice-storm debris, firefighters say

Subscriber onlyFirefighters have fully contained a wildfire within 425 acres of timber near Boxley Valley in the Ozark Mountains. Continue reading...

Arkansan, civil-rights reporter Roy Reed dies

Subscriber onlyOne of Arkansas' foremost journalists died Sunday night. Continue reading...

County JPs adopt King holiday; all of state’s 75 counties now honor civil-rights leader’s birthday

Subscriber onlyBaxter County will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday beginning next month. Continue reading...

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting

Man, 71, found dead in home

Subscriber onlyA Baxter County man has been arrested in the shooting death early Tuesday of Chester Raymond Hornowski, 71. Continue reading...

Base, cemetery, Johnny Cash's boyhood home among Arkansas sites nominated for National Register

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Historic Preservation Program has nominated 14 properties for the National Register of Historic Places. Continue reading...

Oaklawn's Cella dies; track boss recalled as 'bigger-than-life' figure

Subscriber onlyAn icon of Arkansas thoroughbred racing for half a century died Wednesday. Continue reading...

Baxter County officials vote to honor King holiday

Subscriber onlyBaxter County will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday beginning next month. Continue reading...

Conservative entertainment company plans resort at site of former Dogpatch theme park

Firm has option to buy property

Subscriber onlyThe owners of the former Dogpatch theme park in Newton County have agreed to lease the 400-acre property to Heritage USA, a conservative entertainment company, with options to buy. Continue reading...

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A poster advertising American Made outside the Silver Screen Theater in Mena on Wednesday.

A poster advertising American Made outside the Silver Screen Theater in Mena on Wednesday.

Published: October 1, 2017

Cathie Brown removes pies Friday from the oven at the Oark Grocery and Cafe, where she works. Brown ...

Cathie Brown removes pies Friday from the oven at the Oark Grocery and Cafe, where she works. Brown hasn't been able to get to her...

Published: May 7, 2017

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

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