• Arkansas QB transfers to North Carolina State

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Former University of Arkansas quarterback Brandon Mitchell says he is transferring to North Carolina State to play his final season. Mitchell was granted his release from the Razorbacks earlier this month, following a spring competition for the starting position that ended …

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  • Johnson wins amid post-race controversy

    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — It’s only fitting that Jimmie Johnson’s latest romp through the record books was shrouded in post-race controversy. What’s a Johnson win, after all, without a good conspiracy theory? The latest instance of black helicopters hovering over the Hendrick Motorsports team came …

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  • Golf bans anchoring long putters

    Golf’s governing bodies approved a new rule today that outlaws the putting stroke used by four of the last six major champions, going against two major golf organizations that argued long putters are not hurting the game. The Royal & Ancient Golf Club and U.S. …

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  • Hoss Westendorf

    Scott “Hoss” Westendorf, 34, of Batesville died Saturday, May 18, 2013, at his home. Born May 7, 1979, at Effingham, Ill., he was the son of Donald and Karen Bourgeois Westendorf. He was a correctional officer at the McPherson Unit in Newport. He was a …

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  • Sports Briefs

    College sports HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge says she’ll decide in the next few weeks whether to dismiss Gov. Tom Corbett’s antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA over penalties against Penn State. U.S. Judge Yvette Kane had questions for both sides during a nearly …

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  • Fooling myself into thinking I’m not one of those people

    I like to think I’m one of those people who is not attached to her phone, someone who can live without it and doesn’t need to check it every five minutes. Secretly, I look at people who can’t get off the phone long enough to …

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  • A.J. Wolford

    A.J. Wolford, 78, of Batesville died Monday, May 20, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Qualls Batesville Funeral Service Chapel with his nephew, Michael Wolford, officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Cushman. Honorary pallbearers …

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  • Benghazi smoke screen

    Up until about an hour ago, most Americans thought Benghazi was the guy who palled around with John Cassavetes back in the ’60s, but now it’s obvious we’re talking about the foreign policy arm of a multi-ramped tar pit the president has found himself swimming …

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  • United Nations to U.S.: ‘Eat a bug!’

    If the United Nations gets its way, the American diet will undergo an amazing metamorphosis. According to The Associated Press, the U.N. is touting edible insects as a low-fat, high-protein food for humans, pets and livestock. The international body believes that if we would join …

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  • Padres stop Miller’s scoreless streak

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — With the St. Louis Cardinals leading the San Diego Padres 2-1 in the sixth inning, Manager Mike Matheny had seen enough of Shelby Miller. The rookie right-hander had just walked his second batter of the inning, with two outs, on his …

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  • Thompson retires

    Dec. 3, 1979. He was 22, still a little wet behind the ears and more than ready for his first official job assignment in Sharp County. Even though he didn’t know a soul the young state trooper was excited and had been given a word …

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  • Treasurer due in U.S. court

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner was arrested on federal extortion charges over the weekend and is to make an appearance in federal court. Shoffner is set for a hearing before a U.S. magistrate judge in Little Rock today, though the timing of …

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