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'80s drug, gun saga portrayed in new Tom Cruise movie remains sore spot for city in Arkansas

Some hope movie draws tourists

Subscriber onlyThey're tired of Barry Seal in Mena. Continue reading...

Lost 1937 Arkansas films turn up

Four black-and-white reels once in Springdale, now at Library of Congress

Subscriber onlyThree Arkansas films that were lost for decades mysteriously turned up on eBay, where they were purchased by a volunteer at the Library of Congress. Continue reading...

Carroll County sheriff rescinds job offer to Cradduck

Subscriber onlyThe Carroll County sheriff rescinded his offer to hire a former Benton County sheriff who resigned last year and pleaded no contest to misdemeanor tampering. Continue reading...

USDA program ousts Arkansas pantry; Neighbor to Neighbor cited for inventory, storage violations

Subscriber onlyA Pine Bluff food pantry's participation in a U.S. Department of Agriculture food distribution program was terminated after a surprise inspection Aug. 21 revealed several violations. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart director picked for U.S. attorney in Western District of Arkansas

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump has nominated an ethics and compliance director at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to be the next U.S. attorney for the Western District of Arkansas. Continue reading...

Arkansas prison escapee found 3 months later at N.C. motel

Subscriber onlyAn Arkansas prison escapee was captured early Tuesday morning by U.S. marshals in North Carolina. Continue reading...

Contentious signs jettisoned in north Arkansas city; one called diversity 'code word for white genocide'

2-year renewal fee lapses at transportation agency

Subscriber onlyWhen she offered two billboards for lease on her family farm near Harrison three years ago, Carrie Myers said she had no idea they would be emblazoned with racially tinged messages. Continue reading...

Assignment: New use for 1857 barn

Springdale’s old stagecoach stop becomes fall project for architecture students

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Architecture students from Louisiana will come up with plans to redesign a historic Arkansas stagecoach stop. Continue reading...

Arkansas architecture students make plans to redesign historic stagecoach stop

Springdale’s old stagecoach stop becomes fall project for architecture students

Subscriber onlyArchitecture students from Louisiana will come up with plans to redesign a historic Arkansas stagecoach stop. Continue reading...

Wanted man jailed after police fire shots outside Arkansas Wal-Mart

Subscriber onlyThe Huntsville Police Department has asked the Arkansas State Police to investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred Tuesday outside a Wal-Mart Supercenter. Continue reading...

Theft disrobes Arkansas park's trees; artist vows to replace colorful acrylic afghans

Subscriber onlyAll the trees are nude in North Main Music Park. Continue reading...

UA ready to sell land donated in 1871

Subscriber onlyBALDWIN -- For sale: 40 acres donated to Arkansas in 1871 for an "agricultural university" in Washington County. Continue reading...

Arkansas arrowhead digger gets probation for illegally excavating prehistoric bluff shelters

Subscriber onlyA Crawford County man has been sentenced to five years' probation for illegally excavating prehistoric bluff shelters in the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest. Continue reading...

University of Arkansas ready to sell land donated in 1871

40 acres for ‘agricultural university’

Subscriber onlyFor sale: 40 acres donated to Arkansas in 1871 for an "agricultural university" in Washington County. Continue reading...

Camper in Arkansas pointed gun at 2 rangers before being fatally shot, officials say

Subscriber onlyA camper pointed a BB gun that appeared to be semi-automatic handgun at two National Park Service rangers before he was shot and killed Aug. 20 at a campground near Yellville, according to a news release. Continue reading...