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Buffalo a harbor for birds; 96,341 acres get sanctuary label

Subscriber onlyThe Buffalo National River is officially an Important Bird Area. Continue reading...

Christ of Ozarks statue turns 50

To celebrate, towering image gets $20,000 in touch-ups

Subscriber onlyTowering over Rio de Janeiro, the 98-foot-tall Christ the Redeemer statue has been on prominent display during the Olympics over the past two weeks. Continue reading...

Trooper on mend after I-40 crash; he saved others from wrong-way driver, prosecutor says

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas State Police trooper who used his vehicle to stop a car being driven the wrong way on Interstate 40 is recovering after his fourth surgery at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith. Continue reading...

Lawyer says suspect in Arkansas deputy's death no 'sociopath'

Counsel in 2007 describes man held in deputy’s killing

Subscriber onlyA lawyer who once represented a man accused of shooting a Sebastian County sheriff's deputy said his client disliked law enforcement but was not a sociopath. Continue reading...

Woman, 64, faces charge in stabbing of ex-spouse

Subscriber onlyA 64-year-old Harrison woman was arrested Wednesday in the attempted murder of her ex-husband. Continue reading...

1% sales tax to appear on Eureka Springs ballot

Subscriber onlyVoters in Eureka Springs will decide Nov. 8 if they want to levy an additional 1 percent sales tax that would go primarily for water and sewer improvements. Continue reading...

Driver, 24, dies, Arkansas trooper injured in head-on I-40 crash

Fort Smith motorist heading wrong way on Interstate 40

Subscriber onlyA motorist died Monday when the car he was driving the wrong way on Interstate 40 near Alma crashed head-on into an Arkansas State Police cruiser. Continue reading...

Two museums document state's Italian past

Subscriber onlyTONTITOWN -- For decades, a hermit in Arizona hoarded a trove of things that had belonged to Father Pietro Bandini, a Catholic priest who led 40 families out of the malaria-infested Delta to establish an Italian enclave in the Ozark Mountains. Continue reading...

2 small museums keep state's Italian past safe

Subscriber onlyFor decades, a hermit in Arizona hoarded a trove of things that had belonged to Father Pietro Bandini, a Catholic priest who led 40 families out of the malaria-infested Delta to establish an Italian enclave in the Ozark Mountains. Continue reading...

Boy, 7, his pup walk out of deadly Arkansas wreck

Homeowner says 2 asleep on porch

Subscriber onlyA 66-year-old woman died this week when she drove an SUV off U.S. 71 in Crawford County and hit a tree, but her 7-year-old passenger survived the crash and carried his Chihuahua puppy to safety. Continue reading...

Repairs to UA's Old Main near completion

Last of 4 columns replaced at entrance to 141-year-old campus building

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The fourth and final new column was installed Monday in the portico of Old Main, the oldest building on the University of Arkansas campus. Continue reading...

Sales tax extension up for vote in county

Subscriber onlyVoters in Boone County will decide if they want to continue paying a quarter-percent sales tax that goes primarily to maintain and operate the county jail near Harrison. Continue reading...

Arkansas deputy jailed in wife's assault

Subscriber onlyA deputy with the Carroll County Sheriff's Office was arrested Wednesday after he pulled a gun on his wife, according to information compiled from a news release and court documents. Continue reading...

Nearly 2 years later, first same-sex couple married in Arkansas get names changed

Social Security slow for two gays

Subscriber onlyThe first same-sex couple married in Arkansas finally got their names changed Tuesday at the Social Security Administration in Fort Smith. Continue reading...

Sales tax to shore utilities nears Eureka Springs ballot

Subscriber onlyAldermen in Eureka Springs plan to put a proposed sales tax increase on the Nov. 8 election ballot. Continue reading...

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