Bill Bowden

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Graffiti on buildings unnerves Eureka Springs

Subscriber onlyEUREKA SPRINGS -- People in this Victorian tourist town are taking a dim view of graffiti that has recently appeared in a few spots. Continue reading...

Arkansas man who said he found girlfriend under car that fell off jack charged with murder

Subscriber only A first-degree murder charge was filed Tuesday against Johnny Wayne Harderson, 44, of Clarksville in connection with the Dec. 4 death of Chasity Bond, 37, in Newton County. Continue reading...

Temperature swings sizable, not sickening

Forecasters put spring back into state

Subscriber onlyThe dramatic temperature fluctuations in Arkansas over the past few days are nothing to sneeze at. Continue reading...

26-year state Sen. Russ, 86, was UCA supporter

Subscriber onlyA man who served in the Arkansas Senate for 26 years died Thursday at age 86, three weeks after being diagnosed with leukemia. Continue reading...

Arkansas man accused of killing mother, renter found unfit for trial

Suspect accused of killing mom, renter

Subscriber onlyA Lead Hill man facing two counts of capital murder has been found mentally unfit for trial, at least for now. Continue reading...

County assessor, awaiting theft trial in Arkansas court, begins new term

Subscriber onlyA county assessor who resigned in June after being charged with felony theft was sworn in again as assessor Sunday. Continue reading...

GPS blamed for surge in runaway trucks in small Arkansas town

Drivers follow GPS onto Arkansas 43

Subscriber onlyArmed with GPS technology, truck drivers have been barreling through a rugged section of the Ozark Mountains, burning up brakes and occasionally bouncing off bluffs or rolling into a ditch. Continue reading...

County's tax vote set for '17

Sales levy holds raise for deputies

Subscriber onlySheriff's deputies in Newton County are among the lowest paid in the state, with full-time deputies' salaries starting at $21,260 a year. Continue reading...

Arkansas mom, boyfriend charged in death of 4-year-old daughter

Mountain View couple arrested

Subscriber onlyA Mountain View couple has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 19 death of 4-year-old Skylar Shellstrom. Continue reading...

Ozark hits setback on rail-crossing bid

Court: U.S. rule pre-empts state law

Subscriber onlyThe 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday reversed a federal district court ruling that said Arkansas law held sway in a dispute over a street-railroad crossing in downtown Ozark. 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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