• Man on bond fails drug test, is arrested again

    MELBOURNE — A Melbourne man who was out on bond has been arrested again, this time for failing a drug test, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. Dennis Jay Lawrence, 47, and his wife, Sandra Michelle “Shelley” Grady Lawrence, 44, both of 2626 Tanner Hollow …

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  • Missing juvenile sought by county authorities

    Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Lt. Mike Mundy said his department is seeking the community’s assistance in locating a runaway teenager, Caitlin Maverick Gilmore. “Ms. Gilmore was last seen on Dec. 6 at approximately 10:30 p.m. at her residence,” Mundy said. “Ms. Gilmore is 17 years …

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  • Inmate charged in theft after recovery of ATV

    A warrant for theft by receiving has been issued for an inmate of the Independence County jail after police recovered a stolen four-wheeler from Izard County. In a court affidavit Detective Brian Luetschwager said he and other detectives learned that Gregory Wilson, 39, of Wynne, …

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  • Boy taken by mother listed as endangered

    When Mason Riley Holder’s mother failed to return him to his father following a Thanksgiving visit Nov. 17, he was entered into the National Center for Missing and Endangered Children database and the Arkansas Crime Information and National Crime Information centers, according to Independence County …

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  • Angel Tree toys, volunteers still needed

    Two hundred families for the Independence County Angel Tree project have still not been adopted and United Way has spent $14,000 from its funds to make up for the shortfall but more toys are still needed, according to Vonda Oberbeck, director of United Way. “We …

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  • Ark. officers targeting drunken holiday drivers

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas State Police say law enforcement agencies across the state say are targeting drunken drivers this holiday season. State police said Monday that special enforcement will start Friday and run through New Year’s Day. Officials say one-third of Arkansas traffic fatalities …

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  • Cave City senior, junior boys win 4A-3 District openers with Blazers

    CAVE CITY — Cave City’s boys got off to a good start in the 4A-3 District high school basketball race Monday night. The Cavemen outscored the Valley View Blazers 23-13 in the fourth quarter to post a 71-56 victory, and the unbeaten Junior Cavemen got …

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  • Paragould juniors sweep varsity hoops

    Paragould’s juniors swept Batesville for a pair of 5A-East District varsity basketball victories Monday night in Pioneer Gymnasium. The Junior Lady Rams won 32-23, improving to 10-1 overall and 1-0 in the district. They also stopped the Junior Lady Pioneer win streak at six. They …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sports events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, December 11 – Wednesday, December 12, 2012.

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  • Razorback coach emphasizes discrepancy of free throws in loss to No. 3 Michigan

    Nobody can blame Mike Anderson for crying “foul” after his Arkansas Razorbacks lost 80-67 to nationally-ranked No. 3 Michigan last Saturday at the Wolverines’ Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. Michigan, now 9-0,  attempted 18 free throws and made 15. Arkansas made three of four …

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  • Fayetteville, Greenwood finish 1-2 in final AP high school football poll – Pioneers finish second in Class 5A ranking

    Fayetteville took the top spot in the final Arkansas Associated Press high school football poll after winning its second consecutive Class 7A title. Class 6A champion Greenwood was second and 5A champion Camden Fairview was fifth, and both finished first within their own classifications. Bentonville …

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  • The Top Ten Comedic News Stories of 2012

    First a disclaimer: The Top Ten Comedic News Stories of 2012 should not under any circumstances be confused with the Top Ten Legitimate News Stories of 2012. They are as different as red satin cummerbunds and Liar’s Dice. Duck liver and Spanish moss. Matched pearl …

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