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Although sometimes referred to as the Ozark Mountains, the region is a high and deeply dissected plateau. Geologically, the area is a broad dome around the Saint Francois Mountains. The Ozark Highlands area, the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas and Oklahoma, and the Black Hills of South Dakota are the only major highland regions in the U.S. between the Appalachians and the Rocky Mountains. The Ozarks and Ouachitas are sometimes referred to collectively. For example, the ecoregion called Ozark Mountain Forests includes the Ouachita Mountains, although the Arkansas River valley and the Ouachitas, both south of the Boston Mountains, are not usually considered part of the Ozarks.
News from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 21, 2013 7:06 pm
A number of counties in central and southern Arkansas are under a tornado watch until 10 p.m., the National Weather Service said.
May 21, 2013 6:18 pm
A former West Memphis police officer who helped a state official by bribing absentee voters with gifts was sentenced in federal court Monday morning.
May 21, 2013 6:05 pm
A veteran Arkansas State Police trooper who was shot during a traffic stop last year in Hempstead County was honored Tuesday as the agency's Trooper of the Year.
May 21, 2013 5:23 pm
Gov. Mike Beebe on Tuesday reiterated his call for Treasurer Martha Shoffner to resign, saying he wants her to do it "expeditiously."
May 21, 2013 3:12 pm
LITTLE ROCK Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe is sending the state's condolences to neighboring Oklahoma after a tornado devastated the city of Moore.
May 21, 2013 3:04 pm
LITTLE ROCK The top Republican in the Arkansas House is calling on the governor to begin the process to remove state Treasurer Martha Shoffner over federal charges she accepted cash from an investmen...
May 21, 2013 1:23 pm
A North Little Rock man is accused of setting his girlfriend on fire Monday night, causing injuries that resulted in her death.
May 21, 2013 12:15 pm
Six small earthquakes were recorded in part of Lawrence County early Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
May 21, 2013 12:13 pm
TEXARKANA Authorities in Texarkana are searching for a 300-pound, cast-iron statue of a razorback that was swiped from a couple's fenced backyard.
May 21, 2013 11:32 am
Officials say one person was killed in Springdale on Monday night when a storm packing winds of nearly 70 mph threw a street sign into the victim's vehicle.