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Two current news items cross paths in a surprising way. On Jan. 23, the United States Supreme Court ruled that police must have warrants to track suspects with GPS.
Two days earlier, the Lifetime Channel aired “Drew Peterson: Untouchable,” portraying how the Bolingbrook, Ill., policeman reputedly tracked his now-missing wife Stacy’s every move, using her cell phone coordinates. Certainly the ruling applies to the Bolingbrook Police Department, but does and should it apply to him as well?
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — University of Arkansas Coach Mike Anderson says former Oklahoma State guard Fred Gulley is expected to join the Razorbacks.
Gulley, was granted his transfer from the Cowboys last month, said Monday he had enrolled at Arkansas and planned to play there. The Fayetteville native was on the Razorbacks’ bench in street clothes during Wednesday win over Auburn.
Anderson says Gulley hasn’t practiced with the team and that he’s currently paying his own way in school.
BROCKWELL — Four more teams advanced to the finals of the Izard County Invitational here Thursday.
The Cave City junior girls began the evening defeating Salem 41-21. They led each quarter break 11-7, 22-9 and 29-16. Abbi Ball led Cave City with 13 points.
The Cave City junior boys won 24-16 defeating Calico Rock. The Junior Cavemen lead 7-4, 9-7 and 15-12 at the quarter breaks. Tristen McSpadden led the Junior Cavemen with 15 points.
The Nettleton Junior Raiders swept the Junior Pioneers in 5A-East District basketball games in Pioneer Gym Thursday night.
The Junior Lady Raiders won 35-18, and the Junior Raiders won 45-33.
Ali Tucker led the visiting girls team with 16 points. Sarah Hayes scored 13 in a losing cause.
Nettleton’s girls led 9-7, 14-11 and 25-15 at the quarter breaks.
The Lyon College Scots may have made the Freed-Hardeman Lady Lions’ stay atop the NAIA national poll a short one.
The Scots defeated the Lady Lions 48-43 in Becknell Gymnasium Thursday night, a little less than two weeks after the team from Henderson, Tenn., moved into the top spot and less than one week after they became a unanimous No. 1.
The Scots had moved into the 25th spot on Jan. 9. They fell out after losing to the Union Lady Bulldogs in Jackson, Tenn., on Jan. 12.
Local boxer Kristen Treadway will take part in “Fights at the Fitz,” a 5-fight card in the Grand Ballroom at Fitzgerald’s Hotel and Casino in Tunica, Miss., Saturday night, according to a news release from Prize Fight and Global Boxing.
Treadway, who is unbeaten with four victories and a draw, is scheduled to taken on Savannah Hill in a 6-round bantamweight class match. Hill, the daughter of a prize fighter, is married to and trained by professional boxer Brad Hill.
HIGHLAND — A court in Sharp County will decide whether to believe the Highland police officer who recently arrested a prominent resident for driving while intoxicated, or believe the defense.
Lyon College Board of Trustees member Brien Nix Hall of Ash Flat was arrested for DWI after a church meeting, according to the arresting officer, Bryan Buchanan.
Hall, 42, is pastor of the Hardy Methodist Church and is a former mayor of Ash Flat.
DERMOTT (AP) — The state Department of Human Services says one of the youths who escaped a juvenile detention center in southeastern Arkansas has turned himself in to authorities.
Spokeswoman Amy Webb says the boy called authorities and turned himself in Thursday morning. She says he was found in Montgomery County near Glenwood at the home of a relative.
A second juvenile who escaped the Dermott Juvenile Correctional Facility on Monday remains missing.
Lindsey seeks JP 5 seat
Bill Lindsey of the Cord-Charlotte community has decided to run for the position of Independence County Justice of the Peace 5, currently held by Bobby Weaver.
JP running again
Independence County Justice of the Peace 9 Bill Cash has announced he will seek re-election. He is a Democrat.
Treasurer up for re-election
Independence County Treasurer Bob Treadway of Batesville has announced his candidacy for re-election. He is a Democrat.
MELBOURNE — A new elementary school at the Melbourne School District may not be in the works now, but that doesn’t mean it’s off the table for consideration.
On Monday the Melbourne School Board voted to put the construction on the district’s master plan. By putting it on the plan, Superintendent Gerald Cooper said the district will be able to apply for any partnership funds from the state during those years if a new building is something the district wants to move forward with.