• Stanford adds to Wisconsin’s Rose Bowl blues

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Stepfan Taylor rushed for 89 yards and an early touchdown, Kevin Hogan passed for 123 yards and No. 8 Stanford won its first Rose Bowl since 1972, beating Wisconsin 20-14 on Tuesday night. Usua Amanam made a decisive interception near midfield …

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  • Governor says Pennsylvania suing NCAA

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett scheduled a news conference for today to announce the filing of a federal lawsuit against the NCAA over stiff sanctions imposed against Penn State in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The news conference …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets took advantage of the Los Angeles Clippers’ shooting woes, getting 17 points from Danilo Gallinari in a 92-78 victory that snapped the Clippers’ franchise-record, 17-game winning streak.   Pro baseball ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — David Price got …

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  • New PB mayor fires police chief

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — Pine Bluff will be getting a new police chief along with its new mayor. On her first day on the job Tuesday, Mayor Debe Hollingsworth fired Pine Bluff Police Chief Brenda Davis-Jones, but wouldn’t give a reason for the change, and …

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  • Inmate dies in suspected suicide

    OSCEOLA (AP) — Authorities say an inmate at the Osceola jail has been found dead of a suspected suicide. Prosecutor Scott Ellington says 20-year-old Michael Jones of Osceola returned from his work-release program Friday when deputies reportedly found contraband on him. Ellington said that Jones’ …

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  • Justice Robert Brown retiring from Ark. high court

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court has blazed new trails in addressing privacy rights, funding for public education, tort changes, term limits and separation of powers, among other areas, one of its most senior members says in a retrospective of his two decades …

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  • Operating generator indoors leaves one dead

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities say a Pulaski County man likely died of carbon monoxide poisoning after he ran a generator indoors without proper ventilation. Pulaski County Coroner Gerone Hobbs says 68-year-old James Willis was pronounced dead Monday at UAMS Medical Center of suspected carbon …

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  • Judge considering suit over Barling alcohol vote

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A Sebastian County judge is considering a lawsuit over whether a vote legalizing alcohol sales in Barling should stand. Barling voters approved the measure Nov. 6 but opponents are challenging the legality of the vote. In the complaint, attorney Erik Danielson …

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  • Prescott man killed by train

    PRESCOTT (AP) — Arkansas State Police say a Prescott man is dead after he was struck by a train. State police say the fatal collision happened late Saturday on a county road west of Prescott. According to a preliminary report, 47-year-old Jimmie Guyton Jr. failed …

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  • 3rd store robbed in Jonesboro

    JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro police say a third Dollar General store has been robbed in northeast Arkansas and investigators are trying to determine whether the holdups are related. The Monday evening robbery was carried out by a man who pointed a small, black handgun at …

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  • Florida-Louisville Sugar Bowl features ‘Strong’ connections

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Florida seniors Jon Bostic and Omar Hunter are done dwelling on what might have been if not for their lone loss to Georgia. After finishing third in the BCS standings, one spot too low to play for a national title in …

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  • Looking Back – 2012

    Every year the staff of the Batesville Daily Guard votes on what it considers to be the top 10 local news stories of the year. In 2012, Health Resources of Arkansas, a Batesville-based behavioral health services provider, topped the list after seeing one CEO fired, …

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