• Eagles stop Pioneers; Lady Pioneers win 5-0

    VILONIA — The Vilonia Eagles won 1-0 here Tuesday, stopping the Batesville Pioneers’ streak of 5A-East Conference victories in soccer. Their previous conference loss came to Central Arkansas Christian during the 2010 season. Tritan Neye, a foreign exchange student from Japan, scored midway through the …

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  • Lady Bearkatz win 3A 1-East championship

    YELLVILLE — The Melbourne Lady Bearkatz blanked the Yellville-Summit Lady Panthers 14-0 in a 3A 1-East District softball game here Tuesday, completing an unbeaten run through the district and clinching a regional tournament. Haley Brokaw pitched the win as she struck out six and allowed …

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  • T-wolves place second in district track meet

    POCAHONTAS — Led by junior Cole Crabtree, the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves placed second in the 2A-2 and 3 District Track and Field Meet here Monday. Crabtree swept the sprints, winning the 100-meter dash in 11.77, the 200 in 24.58 and the 400 in 54.59, and …

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  • Six weeks later … Still no Sidney

    Denise Cornell lives her life moment by moment. The days since she last saw her 14-year-old daughter have now turned into weeks. As a mom, she refuses to believe the worst and will not talk about her little girl in the past tense. “You have …

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  • Two jailed for leaving kids alone

    MELBOURNE — Reports of children playing outside without adult supervision and only partial clad led to a Melbourne couple’s arrest last week, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. Michael Abraham Harris, 38, and Leann Evelyn Harris, 34, were each charged with endangering the welfare of …

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  • Rotary club hears from Ross, Imperial Dinner Theatre staff

    Members of the Batesville Rotary Club were visited by a special guest when gubernatorial-elect candidate Mike Ross made an appearance Monday. Ross made his speech brief saying he is a conservative Democrat who has a history of working with both Republicans and Democrats. Ross, formerly …

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  • June trial set for man charged in Newport shooting

    NEWPORT (AP) — A judge has scheduled a June trial for a man charged in the fatal shooting of a 1-year-old girl in Newport. On Monday, Circuit Court Judge Harold Ervin scheduled a June 10 trial date for 35-year-old Robert Friar of Newport. Friar is …

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  • Pedestrian facing drug charges

    Walking down a busy street with an active warrant for his arrest ended with a Neeley Street man being arrested on the warrant and drug-related charges Monday morning. Independence County Deputy Anthony Carter said he was traveling north on Central Avenue around 11:30 a.m. when …

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  • Firefighter training center’s move to UACCB campus still in progress

    UACCB is out of the daycare business but in the next year or so could be sharing that space with firefighters undergoing training. On Wednesday, Batesville Fire Chief Brent Gleghorn, who is president of the White River Firefighters’ Association, along with Mayor Rick Elumbaugh and …

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  • Attorney, homeowner burglarized

    The law office of Randall Henley on Third Street in Batesville was the scene of a burglary overnight Thursday in which office equipment was reported stolen. Henley told Independence County Deputy Zach Rawlins that when he arrived at his office around 7 Friday morning he …

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  • Warrants issued in Melbourne forgery

    MELBOURNE — Warrants have been issued against two people in connection with the forging of two checks on the account of a Melbourne woman. John Darrin Croslin, 45, of Cave City and Carrie Mae Stanley, 26, of Paragould were arrested Saturday night by Independence County …

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  • Two arrested for being drunk, stuck in field

    MELBOURNE — Two people who became stuck in a field should have rethought their route when state police were in the area. According to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence, a man and woman were arrested during a stop by Arkansas State Trooper Brandon Cook. “Trooper …

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