• Judge OKs bail for boxer Taylor

    MAUMELLE (AP) — A judge has set bail at $25,000 for boxer Jermain Taylor after the former middleweight champion was jailed overnight in Little Rock in connection with a shooting that wounded his cousin. Taylor appeared via video from the Pulaski County jail for an …

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  • Lots of wet lines expected at fishing derby Saturday

    Many fishermen are expected at Row Lake Saturday morning, and organizers of the Batesville Kiwanis Club Fishing Derby for Kids are asking that no one fish in the lake at Fitzhugh Park on Friday or prior to start of the derby at 7 a.m. Saturday. …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, August 28 – Saturday, August 30, 2014.

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  • Davis homer lifts Bucs over Cards

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ike Davis didn’t complain when the Pittsburgh Pirates told him they were going to eat into his playing time by experimenting with Pedro Alvarez at first base. Call it the byproduct of spending 4-plus seasons with the New York Mets. “You kind …

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  • Hernandez wins bid to suppress evidence

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday granted a request by former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to suppress evidence from two cellphones and three iPads taken from his home in a search during a 2013 murder investigation. Bristol Superior Court …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Tennis NEW YORK (AP) — American teen CiCi Bellis became the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996 — almost three years before she was born — when she stunned Australian Open runner-up Dominika Cibulkova. The 15-year-old Bellis rallied from down a …

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  • Scot soccer teams lead off with sweep in Conway

    CONWAY — Three was a winning number for Lyon College soccer teams in season-opening matches here Monday. After the Central Baptist Lady Mustangs scored with their first shot of the contest, the Scot women rode the leg of junior college transfer Anna Waldman to a …

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  • Visiting Belles battle past Lady Pioneers

    The Mount St. Mary Academy Belles struck back twice in Pioneer Gym to take a 3-2, season-opening high school volleyball victory over the Batesville Lady Pioneers. The Pioneers won the first and third games 25-23 and 25-15, respectively. The Class 7A visitors from Little Rock …

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  • Timberwolf golf team keeps rolling

    NEWPORT — For the second high school golf match in a row, Cedar Ridge’s Ethan Weaver and Taylor Ford tied for medalist honors as the Timberwolves remained undefeated. Weaver and Ford each shot a 40 over nine holes at the Newport Country Club. Tanner Vinson …

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  • S-side juniors begin with win

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Junior Lady Southerners began their volleyball season with a 2-0, non-conference victory over the Cave City Junior Cavewomen. Southside won 25-9, 25-12 as Grace Mourer led the defense with five digs. Offensively, Tori Bullard led in kills, Madelyn Cannon topped the …

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  • Area-based cagers win tourney

    The Rim Reapers, a circulation area traveling boys basketball team, recently went unbeaten while winning the Knights End of Summer Jam in Springfield, Missouri. They posted a 5-0 record in the tournament. Team members include Dallas Farmer, Coby Jones, Andrija Markovic and Ognjeg Crvic of …

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  • Bald Knob junior, senior gridders win scrimmages with Cave City

    BALD KNOB — The Cave City Cavemen and Junior Cavemen played the first of several football scrimmages on Monday, and the home teams won on the scoreboard. The Bulldogs won 20-8 and, according to Bald Knob Coach Randy Johnston, he was excited about what he …

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