• Puigmania breaks out in Los Angeles

    Yasiel Puig probably won’t finish the season hitting .436, though by now there’s a growing number of people in Los Angeles who surely believe he can. Hard to fault them, because Puig has turned a lot of people into believers in the month he has …

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  • Williams not surprised by end of 34-match streak

    LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams sounded far less surprised than pretty much anyone else that her 34-match winning streak ended. At Wimbledon, where she was seeded No. 1 and is a five-time champion. Despite leading 3-0 and 4-2 in the final set. In the fourth …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Paul is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers. The All-Star point guard agreed to a new deal on the first day free agency opened, agent Leon Rose confirmed. Paul posted a message on his Twitter account in the …

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  • New laws in effect around U.S.; here’s Ark. changes

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — This part of summer is a time for patriotism. It’s also the time new state laws go into effect across the nation. Fiscal years begin July 1 on most financial calendars, and a slew of state government spending regulations kick in …

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  • Willie Jared

    CALICO ROCK — Willie Delphia Jared, 87, of Calico Rock died Monday, July 1, 2013. Born Dec. 14, 1925, in Calico Rock, she was the daughter of Ewing Franklin “E.F.” and Ollie Lively Boatman. In 1942 she was united in marriage to Lester J. Jared. …

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  • Sanford Goodwin

    CAVE CITY — Sanford Paul Goodwin, 72, of Cave City died Sunday, June 30, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born March 29, 1941, at Lynn, he was the son of Ozro Mark Goodwin and Effie Lingo Goodwin. He was retired from the Arkansas Highway and …

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  • Roger French

    BROOKLAND — Roger David French, 41, of Brookland died Saturday, June 29, 2013, in Brookland. Born Oct. 14, 1971, in El Dorado, he was the son of Billy J. and Patty S. Johnson French. He was a communications technician. He attended First United Methodist Church …

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  • Mary Ruth Marshall – Paid Obituary

    Mrs. Mary Ruth (Garner) Marshall, 80, of Magness died Friday, June 28, 2013. She was born August 6, 1932, in Independence County, the daughter of Ewing and Gracie (Moxley) Garner. Mrs. Marshall was courted by her husband, J.R., on his horse Mabel, and they were …

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  • Sex offender faces felony

    Giving the Independence County Sheriff’s Department a bogus address has led to a class C felony affidavit being filed against 76-year-old James Ray Prickett, who is a Level 2 sex offender, according to documents filed in circuit court. When Prickett was released from the Arkansas …

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  • Batesville to host fireworks

    Music, dance and red, white and blue will take over Riverside Park in Batesville on Thursday for the 16th annual “Celebrate America,” Fourth of July extravaganza where the fireworks are expected to be “more spectacular” than ever before. “Without giving away too much, we are …

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  • Confederate captain honored

    CORD — While James Lane was enlisting with Capt. Samuel Fetzer in the 45th Infantry of the Confederate States of America, his brother Rueben Lane was walking from Cord to Springfield, Mo., to fight for the Union. Even in death, the brothers didn’t come together. …

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  • Man wearing pink handcuffs, runs from law

    WALNUT RIDGE — A man arrested on drug charges and wearing pink handcuffs fled from police Friday as they were looking for additional drugs at his home in Walnut Ridge, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. The incident began when officers arrested 27-year-old Stephanie Roberts, …

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