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Arkansas hog hunter admits to count of murder

posted: 03/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 9

A Eureka Springs man pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder after shooting a man he said had trespassed on his hog-hunting territory.

Northwest Arkansas clocks in at No. 22 for fast-growing U.S. metro areas

posted: 03/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Northwest Arkansas was the 22nd-fastest-growing metropolitan area in the country last year, according to population estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

POLL: 2 Arkansas school boards to cease praying

posted: 03/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 46

Two school boards in northern Arkansas have stopped praying before meetings -- at least for the time being.

ARKANSAS COURTROOM MYSTERY SOLVED: Safe sitting in corner since '70s drilled open

updated: 03/15/2017 10:28 a.m. Comments 5

For decades, a mysterious 600-pound safe sat in the back corner of Harrison District Court's room in the Old Federal Building, between the door and a row of chairs for spectators along the back wall.

Snow, sleet forecast for north Arkansas

posted: 03/11/2017 2:45 a.m. Discuss

Sleet and snow are predicted tonight in northern Arkansas with possible accumulation of as much as two inches in some parts of the Ozark Mountains.

Berryville man takes plea deal in robbery

posted: 03/11/2017 2:21 a.m. Discuss

A Berryville man has pleaded guilty to robbing a Eureka Springs bank, fleeing in a taxi and then using the stolen money to buy a motorcycle at a Bentonville police officer's house.

Arkansas official accused of forging dead mother's name on more than 50 documents

posted: 03/10/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

The Newton County assessor was arrested Monday afternoon on a felony perjury charge after a handwriting expert determined she had forged her deceased mother's name on more than 50 documents.

Pat Boone listed on Arkansas college's board of regents, said he's never heard of the school

posted: 03/09/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

Singer Pat Boone said he has never heard of Ecclesia College and doesn't know why he is listed on the Springdale school's board of regents.

Meeting on hog farm permit draws 250

posted: 03/08/2017 3:41 a.m. Discuss

A crowd of about 250 people packed the Jasper High School auditorium Tuesday night for a public meeting about whether the state of Arkansas should issue a new permit to a large, controversial hog farm near the Buffalo National River.






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