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Collector buys rare lunar meteorite

posted: 09/01/2014 2:50 a.m. Discuss

A Eureka Springs man who is a renowned meteorite hunter said a laboratory confirmed Thursday that an object he raised more than $5,000 to buy is a rare lunar meteorite.

Gone but not forgotten: Disappearing Popeye back with new shine

posted: 08/30/2014 3:16 a.m. Discuss

A Springdale landmark disappeared this summer. For almost half a century, a 7-foot-tall statue of the cartoon character Popeye stood in front of the canning plant on U.S. 71B on the city's north side.

Mayor, some Ghanaians meet, but not in Harrison

posted: 08/28/2014 4:48 a.m. Discuss

Harrison Mayor Jeff Crockett and as many as five other city leaders plan to meet in North Little Rock today with a delegation from Ghana that has been visiting potential sister city Jacksonville this week.

Ebola ad on Cotton accurate, Pryor says

posted: 08/28/2014 3:57 a.m. Comments 21

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor held a news conference Wednesday to defend a television advertisement released this week that accuses his Republican opponent, U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, of voting to cut funding that prepares America for an Ebola outbreak.

Harrison tells Ghana group: Don't come

posted: 08/24/2014 4:02 a.m. Comments 14

A delegation from Ghana won't visit Harrison this month as planned. Because of concern about the Ebola virus, Harrison leaders have asked the Ghanaians to postpone their trip.

Boater says guilty in crash fatal to 2

posted: 08/24/2014 3 a.m. Discuss

JAY, Okla. -- A Tulsa man pleaded guilty Wednesday to two first-degree manslaughter charges in connection with the boating deaths of two University of Arkansas at Fayetteville students last year.

Only one on ballot for Eureka Springs mayor

posted: 08/23/2014 3:12 a.m. Discuss

For the first time in at least 30 years, a candidate is running unopposed for mayor of Eureka Springs.

Walton group to shower cash on Delta, NW arts

posted: 08/20/2014 5:09 a.m. Comments 5

The Walton Family Foundation of Bentonville will significantly increase its grants in Northwest Arkansas and the Delta over the next six years, with plans to invest $302 million in what it considers its "home region."

To cover tax, Martin pays $2,100

posted: 08/19/2014 3:37 a.m. Comments 2

Secretary of State Mark Martin paid Benton County $2,100 on Monday to cover three years of improper homestead tax credits and three years of penalties.

Fort Smith airport to receive grant for taxiway adjustment

posted: 08/19/2014 3:02 a.m. Discuss

The Federal Aviation Administration will give a $4.9 million grant to the Fort Smith Regional Airport to finish moving a taxiway 65 feet to the south.

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