• Pinkston arrested for criminal trespass

    MELBOURNE — Adam Wade Pinkston, 39, of Jay Street, Melbourne, was arrested June 14 on charges of criminal trespass and criminal attempt to commit theft of property. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that Pinkston is accused to attempting to take property from the Hayes …

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  • Court: No automatic life sentence for kids

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that it is unconstitutional for state laws to require juveniles convicted of murder to be sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. The 5-4 decision is in line with others the court has made, including …

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  • Torpedoes finish third in Heber Springs meet

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes swim team scored 354 team points and finished third out of five teams Saturday. The Jonesboro Jets won with a 382 points. Heber Springs scored 355 and edged out the ICYAA by one point. Wynne …

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  • Cabot thrashes Batesville Legion

    CABOT — The Cabot Panthers defeated Batesville’s Atlas Asphalt Highwaymen 11-0 in a American Legion baseball matchup Monday night. The game was ended after five innings due to the run rule. “We struggled all night on the mound. They got up and we just couldn’t …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sport events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, June 26 – Sunday, July 1, 2012.

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  • Wildcats stay hot, stop Gamecocks’ CWS run

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Arizona Coach Andy Lopez celebrated the 20th anniversary of his first national championship by winning his second. It was 1992 when Lopez brought unheralded Pepperdine to the College World Series and beat Cal State Fullerton in the championship game. Arizona’s sweep …

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  • Changes OK with SEC hoop coaches

    Kentucky’s outspoken men’s basketball Coach John Calipari has long championed the talent and depth in the Southeastern Conference — even when the NCAA tournament selection committee didn’t share his optimism. And he’s even more bullish about the league’s future now that Missouri and Texas A&M …

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  • Furcal, rookie pitcher hits Cards to 10-inning victory

    MIAMI (AP) — Joe Kelly didn’t expect to figure into Monday night’s game when he came to the ballpark. The 24-year old rookie pitcher, who is scheduled to start Wednesday for the St. Louis Cardinals, drove in what turned out to be the game-winning run …

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  • Meeting set to organize paddle sports

    An organizational meeting for a paddle sports club is scheduled for Thursday night at the main pavilion in Kennedy Park, George Latus said. Anyone interested in helping form a club for canoeing and kayaking are invited, Latus said. The meeting is set to begin at …

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  • American returns to court, wins at Wimbledon

    WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Playing his first match since having a medical procedure on his heart, Mardy Fish of the United States hit 24 aces and beat Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo of Spain 7-6 (3), 7-5, 7-6 (1) at Wimbledon this morning to reach the second round. …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Swimming OMAHA, Neb. — Ryan Lochte won his first head-to-head showdown with Michael Phelps at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. The 27-year-old Floridian captured the 400-meter individual medley Monday night, taking command on the breaststroke leg and holding off Phelps in the freestyle for a …

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  • Tattoo marks Newark woman in phony money scam

    Comparison of video footage showing a woman with a tattoo on her neck and the driver’s license photo of a Newark woman were a match for the suspect in a recent forgery incident. Independence County Detective Jeff Sims said in a court affidavit that on …

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