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U-Haul, U-no return, U-go to jail

A man who rented a U-Haul in Kansas and hadn’t gotten around to returning it was taken to jail Friday. One man was taken into custody after a business owner located the stolen U-Haul truck in Batesville, according to a report filed with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy James Woods said he was called to 876 Batesville Blvd. on …

In Other News

Pedestrian hit by truck

ASH FLAT — A Berryville man died in Sharp County just before midnight Thursday after jumping into U.S. Highway 63 …

Dispatcher hangs up 911

After an untold number of routine and emergency calls, and twice as many cups of coffee, over a 22-year period, …

Drug czar retires

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Drug Director Fran Flener is retiring after more than seven years in the post. Gov. …

Tax-free weekend nears

Those waiting to buy school supplies or new clothes will have a chance to give their wallet a break by …

Teams getting ‘fired’ up for truck pull

They’ll tug and they’ll pull and when it’s all said and done there will probably be plenty of huffing and …

Woman set afire in Fox

FOX — A relationship gone bad ended early this morning with a Stone County woman being set afire by a …

Newport man dies on job

A Newport man died Monday morning while on the job at a Batesville chicken plant, according to a report from …

Council to recognize dispatch supervisor’s years of service

The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 tonight at city hall to recognize Joy Wilson for her 16 ½ …

Sports

Area players help AAU basketball team to regional tournament championship

Two circulation area athletes helped an Amateur Athletic Union girls basketball team to a 31-12 record and four tournament titles, …

Little known about golf prospects for 2014 Batesville High Teams

The Batesville High School golf teams are scheduled to open the golf season a week from today, and their coach …

Arkansas women’s golf team earns top academic honors

FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The University of Arkansas women’s golf team has been recognized as one of the top academic programs …

Arkansans included in NCAA concussion lawsuit stories

Ten head-injury lawsuits filed against the NCAA were consolidated into one federal class-action suit in Chicago, where a settlement was …

New guys expected to provide help in Hog O-line

BELLA VISTA — On one hand, second-year Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema and his staff have stressed the continuity from spring …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, August 1 – Saturday, August 2, 2014.

Humphrey savors HOF induction

ATLANTA (AP) — Claude Humphrey wishes he could have made the Pro Football Hall of Fame “a long time ago …

Clippers’ Sterling out, Ballmer back in

The NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on, even if Donald Sterling wants to keep fighting. …