• Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, June 18 – Sunday, June 23, 2013.

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  • Molina rallies Cardinals past Cubs

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Known for his defense, Yadier Molina is putting together an impressive offensive season. Molina had two more hits Monday night against the Chicago Cubs, including a 2-run double, to help the Cardinals to a 5-2 win in the opener of a …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A contrite Chad Johnson apologized for disrespecting a judge when the former NFL star slapped his attorney on the backside in court last week and was released from jail after only a week instead of 30 days. Broward …

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  • Wanting jumpstart on career 16-year-old prepares for college

    Makayla Candler knew in elementary school she wanted to be a psychologist who works with children. She also knew it would require about 14 years of college to get there. “I knew if I wanted to go to school that long I had better get …

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  • Man accused of assaulting father, son

    MELBOURNE — Breaking into a home and allegedly assaulting the homeowner and his son has landed a Dolph man behind bars. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said Dennis Reed Stowers first wrecked his vehicle by running it into a pole late Thursday night and then …

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  • Inmate walks off from work detail on two occasions

    An Independence County inmate left his work detail twice in a three-day period, according to reports from the sheriff’s office. On Thursday, community service worker Edgar Mario Ibarra, 25, walked away from the recycling center while wearing orange jail clothing. He was later seen running …

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  • Batesville man killed in Sunday crash

    A 54-year-old Batesville man was killed in a one-vehicle accident on McHue Road 7 a.m. Sunday. Joseph Moody was pronounced dead at the scene, from injuries sustained in the accident, according to a report from Deputy Robert Moser with the the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. …

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  • Fair seeks commercial vendors

    Commercial vending spaces at the Independence County Fair are now available for rental, according to Linda Baxter, chairwoman of commercial exhibits. “Replies and calls are coming in daily,” she said. “We are still excited about our air conditioning and the new improvements to our commercial …

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  • Weather service predicts rain

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says Arkansas will get a break from the summer heat this week. Rain and thunderstorms are predicted for most of the state. Forecasters said northwest Arkansas should see rain beginning this morning, with the front moving to …

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  • Easement to be discussed

    The Batesville School Board will meet at 5:30 tonight in the district’s at maintenance building at 2473 E. Main St. The board will hear maintenance and transportation reports, to accept bids for student athletic insurance, commodity bids and one to replace lights at Pioneer Stadium. …

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  • Band director at Wynne accused

    WYNNE (AP) — The director of the Wynne High School band has been ordered to not have any contact with students after accusations that he kissed a teenage girl and exposed himself to her. Nicholas Wayne Wooster, 35, of Wynne, was arrested on suspicion of …

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  • Farmers picking up sesame growing

    JONESBORO (AP) — A new crop option for Arkansas farmers is exploding in the Delta — and maybe onto breads and salads. Sesame seeds acreage in the southeastern United States has risen from about 2,500 in 2012 to about 60,000 this year, according to farmer …

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