• Allison paces ASU women

    JONESBORO (AP) — Rashad Allison scored 18 points, including four 3-pointers, to boost Arkansas State to a 69-57 victory over South Alabama on Thursday night.
    After falling behind early 9-8, the Red Wolves (6-8, 1-0 Sun Belt) scored nine straight points and never trailed again. They led by as many as 16 late in the second half.
    Donald Boone added 13 points for the Red Wolves while Trey Finn scored 10 and Martavius Adams pulled down 13 rebounds.

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  • Dispatcher: 3 dead after tornado hits NW Ark. town

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A Washington County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher says three people died this morning after a tornado slammed into the tiny northwest Arkansas town of Cincinnati.
    Dispatcher Josh Howerton says the storm caused damage along State Highway 59 in downtown Cincinnati and through most of the western portion of Washington County early today. He says there are “lots of injuries.”
    Cincinnati is located near the Oklahoma state line, about 20 miles west of Fayetteville.

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  • Dogpatch is topic at lunch

    LITTLE ROCK —  The Old State House Museum will host a Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series Jan. 28. The program will be a Dogpatch USA documentary.

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  • Abysmal first half dooms Lyon Scots

    JACKSON, Miss. — The Lyon Scots returned to action for the first time in almost three weeks and suffered a 68-58 loss to the Belhaven Blazers in the Belhaven Classic womens basketball tournament.
    The Scots’ rust was evident in the first half. They hit only five of 20 2-pointers, missed all seven 3-point attempts and couldn’t convert on three free-throw tries.

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  • Stanford ends UConn’s streak

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Maya Moore and everybody around UConn realized how much this meant to Stanford after several near misses against the mighty Huskies — one in the Final Four, another that cost the Cardinal the 2010 NCAA title.
    No. 1 Connecticut’s remarkable run is over, a 90-game winning streak stopped by an inspired Stanford squad determined to protect its own impressive mark: 52 straight home wins at Maples Pavilion.

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  • Former Lyon basketball players named to NEA all-decade teams

    JONESBORO — The Game 103.9 recently selected All-Decade Northeast Arkansas Basketball Tournament teams and five former Lyon players were among the selections.
    Kristie (Gay) Jenkins and Rachel (Benson) Gifford were selected on the womens teams while David Brogden, Steve Ridley and Kevin Johnson represented the mens team.
    Championship games for this year’s NEA Tournament are scheduled for today. In the small school division, Buffalo Island Central and East Poinsett County are set to meet in the girls final while EPC and Rivercrest battle for the boys title.

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  • VFW diversifies, reaches out to young vets

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — The Veterans of Foreign Wars’ post in Leavenworth traditionally was dominated by aged ex-servicemen. But in recent years a revolution has occurred in the Kansas Army town, with a new young leadership transforming the post into a center providing support and entertainment for male and female veterans of all ages and conflicts.
    It’s a scene that the VFW, considered the nation’s largest and most active organization advocating for military veterans, is burnishing as several hundred thousand of its mainstay members — World War II veterans — die each year.

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  • Girl Scouts to sell cookies

    LITTLE ROCK — Girl Scouts in the region will be putting their entrepreneurial and leadership skills into practice with the arrival of the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Orders will be taken Jan. 8-23.
    Cookies remain $3.50 per box with proceeds benefitting local troops. This year there are eight varieties to choose from: Do-si-Dos, Dulce de Leche, Lemon Chalet Cremes, Samaos, Tagalongs, Thank You Berry Munch, Thin Mints and Trefoils. All cookies contain zero grams of trans fat.

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  • Shifts in power dominated Ark. politics in 2010

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Republicans had been waiting generations for an election year like 2010. Long the minority party in a reliably Democratic state, the GOP was poised to make major gains at nearly every level.
    Democrats began the year with a sinking suspicion that a major change was on the horizon.

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  • Storms blast Western states

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico struggled against the tail end of storms New Year’s Eve that left more westerly states recovering from a wintertime onslaught of snow, rain and bitter wind.
    Denver faced its heaviest snows of the season early today, while parts of Wyoming and New Mexico bundled up against stormy weather and frigid temperatures. Phoenix braced for a rare subfreezing this morning.

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  • Hoppy Davis

    William H. “Hoppy” Davis, 47, of Batesville died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at his home.
    Born in Pleasant Plains, he was the son of Clearance Davis and Stella Drake Davis. He enjoyed fishing and gardening and was of the Southern Baptist faith.

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  • Manuel Willis

    Manuel Aaron Willis, 89, of Batesville died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, in a Batesville hospital.
    Born Aug. 21, 1921, in Sidney, he was the son of Harry Clifford Willis and Vivian Marlin Willis. He was of the Baptist faith.
    Survivors include a sister, Jewel Whitner of Paris, Texas; and several nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Altha Ford and Pearl Riggs Hill.
    A family memorial service will be held at a later date.
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