• Free movie offered by Batesville Parks Department

    The Batesville Parks Department will host its next “Movies in the Park” at 9 p.m. Friday in the amphitheater at Riverside Park. Admission is free. This week’s movie is “Parental Guidance,” which is rated PG and stars Billy Crystal and Bette Midler. A concession wagon …

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  • Church offers free meal, movie

    A free meal and movie will be held Friday in the fellowship room at North Heights Church of Christ, located at 200 Warrior Road in Batesville, above the fairgrounds. The meal will be served from 6 to 7 p.m. with the movie following. The movie …

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  • Weekend Events

    Friday • “Oblivion” (PG-13), Melba Theatre, 115 W. Main, Batesville, 7 p.m. $2. Call (870) 698-9252. • Meal and movie night, “Finding Nemo,” North Heights Church of Christ, 200 Warrior Road 6 p.m. Call (870) 698-1441. • Batesville Moose Lodge ladies’ night, (members and guests), 750 Brewer Hill …

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  • Stabbing victim dies

    WYNNE (AP) — Police in Wynne are trying to find out who fatally stabbed a 33-year-old woman who was found lying behind a church. Investigators say 33-year-old Sara Collins of Wynne was found along Poplar Street the evening of May 1 and the origin of …

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  • Ex-coach sentenced to 10 years in sex abuse case

    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A former Texarkana-area youth baseball coach who crossed state lines to sexually abuse young children was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday. The U.S. Attorney’s office for the Western District of Arkansas said Walter Richard Roberts’ sentence was the …

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  • I-40 toll being considered

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas highway officials are exploring the possibility of adding tolls on Interstate 40 between Little Rock and the Tennessee border as a way to pay for widening the congested highway. The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has posted an online survey …

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  • Intruder caught at Gov. Mansion

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities are questioning a man accused of climbing over the fence around the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion and entering the grounds. Arkansas State Police say the man scaled the fence at about 5:30 this morning and was quickly arrested by the governor’s …

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  • Alcohol, speed in boat crash fatal to students

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A preliminary report on a northeast Oklahoma boat crash that killed two University of Arkansas students says excessive speed, driver inattention and alcohol use contributed to the accident. Grand River Dam Authority police said in a report Wednesday that the driver …

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  • New All-Star event takes on familiar look

    The NCAR “Stars of the Pitch” All-Star Classic at Lyon College’s Marshal Huser Field on Saturday afternoon will include a lot of familiar faces. Along with five Batesville High soccer players — Lady Pioneers Anna Richards and Lainey Rumans, and Pioneers Mario Garcia, Phillip Archuleta …

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  • UA, ASU boards voting on new campus guns law

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ two largest university systems are considering proposals to opt out of a new state law allowing faculty and staff to carry concealed handguns on campus. The boards of trustees for the University of Arkansas and Arkansas State University systems are …

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  • Basketball camp at Cave City to start Tuesday

    CAVE CITY — The annual Cave City High School Basketball camp is scheduled for May 28-31, according to Cavewoman Coach Jason Hughes. The camp will run 8:30 a.m.-noon each day and will stress fundamental skills and sportsmanship. Contest and games are scheduled. Each camper will …

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  • Football camp at Southside begins Tuesday

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside High School will hold their annual football camp May 28-30, according to a release from Southerner Coach Kenny Simpson. The camp will begin at 10 a.m. and go until noon for kindergarten through 3rd grade. The price is $60. A football camp …

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