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Griffin speaks – Boy born with cleft lip, palate, autism to train with dolphins

NEWARK — When Doug and Tiffany Cossey’s son was born, they had no way of knowing at the time that his cleft lip and palate would not be his only challenge in life. Griffin Cossey would later be diagnosed with autism, and his parents have coped with one struggle after another. But having a mother who is a speech therapist …

In Other News

15-year-old writes book, hopes to see as TV series

NEWARK — While many teen girls are concerned with the latest fashions, cell phones and their friends, 15-year-old Abby Summers …

Appliances taken in home burglary

From microwave oven to 4-ton heat pump, every appliance — and even a metal outbuilding — were stolen from a …

Country singer’s plane crash still mysterious

When country music great Jim Reeves and his piano player/road manager Dean Manuel flew out of the Batesville Airport 50 …

2 plead guilty to federal drug conspiracy charge

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A federal prosecutor says two men with ties to a drug cartel have pleaded guilty for …

Arkansas man gets life in prison for 2013 killing

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas jury sentenced a man to life in prison for a murder that was done …

Little Rock Police to encrypt radio transmissions

LITTLE ROCK(AP) — The Little Rock Police Department will block public access from most of its radio transmissions. A new …

Police: Man tried to mail meth to jail 

JONESBORO (AP) — Police say twin brothers in Arkansas will soon be together after one tried to mail methamphetamine to …

ENT specialist joins WRMC staff

Dr. Brian Lawton has joined the staff of Batesville Surgery and CT Imaging, according to a news release. He joins …

Sports

Pioneers, Junior Pioneers to get football rolling on Friday

The Batesville Pioneer and Junior Pioneer football teams will start first on Friday morning with their usual testing and conditioning …

Transfers from California sign with Lyon softball

The Lyon College softball program beefed up its pitching staff and added depth to its outfield with the signing of …

Modified race car drivers to begin playoffs at BMS

LOCUST GROVE — The first of a weekend tripleheader cranks up Friday at the Batesville Motor Speedway as the United …

Sports Calendar

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

Cards trade for Cleveland pitcher

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians had little choice but to give up Justin Masterson. The trade doesn’t mean they’re going …

Sports Briefs

Pro basketball NEW YORK (AP) — Former Commissioner David Stern praised the NBA’s handling of the Donald Sterling controversy and …

Bailey wins state crown in swimming

Seth Bailey, who will be a ninth-grader at Batesville Junior High this fall, won a state championship in swimming and …

BHS, BJHS cross country practices scheduled to begin Friday morning

Batesville junior and senior high school cross country prospects are scheduled to begin practice Friday morning at 7:30 at Pioneer …