• Heat evens NBA Finals with Spurs

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LeBron James wanted the responsibility on his powerful shoulders. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh proved Thursday it doesn’t have to be that way. James can win the Miami Heat plenty of games, but even he can’t win a title alone. Riding …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball MIAMI (AP) — A packed outdoor deck behind a popular Miami-area sports bar partially collapsed during the NBA Finals on Thursday night, sending dozens of patrons into the shallow waters of Biscayne Bay. Miami-Dade Fire Chief David Downey said 24 people were taken …

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  • Take the time to document family stories

    The other day it occurred to me that I have been writing down all these stories about the lives of people and I realized how little I really know about some of my own family members. I have decided that I am going to start …

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  • America is in need of all the good dads it can get these days

    It’s no news to anyone that I disagree strongly with President Obama on just about any issue or policy position you can name. But I’m not the least bit uncomfortable saying I admire something about the president that transcends politics and makes him a role …

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  • The apple core, a cheap toilet and Dad

    Editor Note: This is an excerpt from Tom Purcell’s new book, “An Apple Core, a Toilet: Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood.”   I don’t know what I was thinking: In 1973, when I was 11, I flushed an apple core down the toilet, an action …

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  • Good Samaritans in short supply at accident scene

    One look at her twisted and torn leg and Michelle Rogers knew she was going to lose it. Nearby, her husband John was also suffering from injuries and as people gathered to gawk and look at the accident scene before them, it soon became obvious; …

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  • Holocaust survivor shares horrors of WWII

    To say Fred Hilsenrath is a Holocaust survivor doesn’t really do him justice. He’s survived typhoid fever, being herded into cattle cars in both blistering heat and frigid temperatures so crowded no one could sit down, beatings, extreme hunger and thirst, forced labor and the …

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  • Billingsley to compete in Miss USA on Sunday

    FRANKLIN — Hannah Billingsley of Franklin will represent Arkansas at the Miss USA competition at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The pageant will air from 8 to 10 p.m. Sunday on NBC. Billingsley will join delegates from each of the 50 states …

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  • Child rape reported

    When officers take Monroe Howel Kemp into custody, he will be facing a $200,000 bond. With five rape charges and one sexual indecency of a minor, the 63-year-old resident at 3925 Jamestown Loop in Floral could spend the rest of his life in prison if …

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  • Driver’s plea on hold

    Gary McClour may have started out Saturday celebrating his birthday, but shortly after lunch the 46-year-old caused an accident that would change one family’s lives forever, and maybe his own. Around 2 p.m. McClour was traveling toward Batesville when he crossed the center line, struck …

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  • Habitual offender jailed

    A Newport man is being charged as a habitual offender after officers found him with a weapon and drugs. The affidavit for arrest for Derrick D. Dixon was filed after Deputy Fred Friar was called to a residence in Independence County over a terroristic threat …

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  • Newport High School burglarized

    NEWPORT — A runaway juvenile has been linked to a burglary at Newport High School last weed, according to police. Lt. Patrick Weatherford with the Newport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division said an alarm was tripped at the school around 2 a.m. June 6 and …

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