Bill Bowden

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A shifting Tornado Alley: Numbers likely to rise in Arkansas, study finds

Subscriber onlyThe number of tornadoes in Arkansas will likely increase over the next 100 years, based on a study published Wednesday in the journal Climate and Atmospheric Science. Continue reading...

Arkansas coroner says personal pickup occasionally used to transport bodies

Subscriber onlyAn effort is underway to get the Newton County coroner a work vehicle. Continue reading...

Bronze bust of Levon Helm unveiled; sculpture will reside at musician’s Arkansas boyhood home

Subscriber onlyA bronze bust of musician Levon Helm was unveiled Friday. Continue reading...

Officers seek Arkansas man, 23, in killings of his parents

Subscriber onlyAn arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for Dustin Zachary Jordan, 23, of Ratcliff, in the shooting deaths of his parents, Michael and Kathy Jordan. Continue reading...

Franklin County couple found dead in home; 23-year-old son a suspect

A 23-year-old Arkansan is sought on first degree murder charges in the shooting deaths of his parents, authorities said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Democrat-Gazette columnist Michael Storey, writer of Otus the Head Cat, dies

Subscriber onlyMichael Storey, an Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist who channeled musings from his cat, died Sunday. Continue reading...

Residents take to electric scooters like ducks to water after company's first foray into Arkansas

Subscriber onlyThe Birds have landed. Continue reading...

State working on pool's opening

Huntsville swim hole said unsafe

Subscriber onlyAfter being closed this past summer -- for the first time in 50 years -- the swimming pool at Withrow Springs State Park will be repaired and reopened, hopefully by late May, said Jordan Thomas, chief planner for Arkansas State Parks. Continue reading...

Meteorite, Satan ruled out, but fire in hole remains mystery for Arkansas town

Subscriber onlyMeteorites, methane and the devil have been ruled out as the cause of a flaming hole in the ground at Midway. Continue reading...

Rogers man wins acquittal in death

Jurors in 2015 capital-murder case return with verdict after 12 hours

Subscriber onlyCody Wade Wise of Rogers was acquitted on Thursday of capital murder in the 2015 shooting death of Ronald Lee Kultgen Sr. of Garfield. Continue reading...

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Latest photos

Kenny Underdown of Alpena gets horses ready Friday morning to pull his wagon 71 miles from Harrison ...

Kenny Underdown of Alpena gets horses ready Friday morning to pull his wagon 71 miles from Harrison to Springdale. Underdown is wa...

Published: June 23, 2018

Underdown and his granddaughter, Raegan Lair, are in the lead wagon waiting for the Harrison Roundup...

Underdown and his granddaughter, Raegan Lair, are in the lead wagon waiting for the Harrison Roundup Club Annual Wagon Train to be...

Published: June 23, 2018

Charlie Bookout, one of the owners of The Carpenter Building in Gentry, stands in front of the build...

Charlie Bookout, one of the owners of The Carpenter Building in Gentry, stands in front of the building Friday. The building is be...

Published: April 9, 2018

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

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