• Bucs break 21-year playoff drought

    CHICAGO (AP) — The long wait is over, Pittsburgh. Your Pirates are finally headed back to the postseason. After a 21-year absence, the Pirates clinched at least a National League wild card Monday night when they beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 and the Washington Nationals …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball CINCINNATI (AP) — No champagne. No curtain call in front of joyous fans. No celebrating at all, really. The Cincinnati Reds clinched a playoff spot with hardly any notice. If anything, they were a little bummed out. Shin-Soo Choo drove in the winning …

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  • Manning, Broncos keep firm hold on Raiders

    DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning slapped his hands together five, six, seven times and barked out the signals. A few seconds later, Wes Welker was all alone, cradling the quarterback’s latest touchdown pass. All part of another impeccably crafted victory for Manning and the Denver …

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  • Hobbies turn into Main St. business

    Five crafty women have managed to turn their hobbies into a business and on Saturday opened the doors to Vintage Vine, a store full of refurbished furniture, craft items, home decor and more. Owners Anne Davidson, Terry Moffitt, Kim Roberts, Lori Robinson and Coni Strader …

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  • Carnival sees record turnout

    Great weather, good food and entertainment made for a record turnout for the 70th Annual White River Water Carnival on Saturday. Although an exact number was not available by press time, Crystal Johnson, president/CEO of Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, confirmed the large attendance and …

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  • Charlotte man killed in crash

    A 32-year-old Charlotte man died in a head-on collision on Highway 25 at Old Stoner Road shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday, according to Arkansas State Police. David Rowe, driving a 1989 Chevy Blazer, was killed when he struck a 2005 Ford F-150 pickup driven by …

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  • Unattended death reported

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Office was called to an unattended death Sunday at 20 S. First St. in Cushman. Ira Dodd told Deputy Phillip Pickett that he lives with his mother, 86-year-old Erleen Dodd, and woke up at about 5 a.m. and found her lying …

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  • Impersonating brother results in additional charge

    Checking into jail under his brother’s name didn’t work so well for one Independence County man after his brother learned about the incident. When he was arrested Sept. 3, Allen Lee Lindsey gave his name as Michael Lindsey along with Michael Lindsey’s address, Social Security …

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  • Couple lying in middle of road taken to jail

    Taking a little break and lying in the middle of the road didn’t last long for a man and woman who later landed in jail. Officer Aaron Moody said he was dispatched to Runway Road Wednesday around 12:15 p.m. and found Taylor S. Shields, 18, …

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  • Woman accused of locking computer, phone

    Playing “I Spy with My Little Eye” resulted in a complaint for criminal mischief after 37-year-old Jason Lane of Batesville found software on his phone and computer. Lane told Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Shawn Stephens that Rachel Criss had placed an “iSpy” shadow box on …

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  • Man unsuccessful at hiding

    MELBOURNE — Hiding under a bed did not work for a Melbourne man trying to evade police. At the request of the U.S. Marshal Service, Izard County deputies located and arrested Kevin Monroe Hutson, 32, on Friday. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said Hutson was located on …

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  • Mt. Pleasant man who brought gun to dispute jailed

    MELBOURNE — A man who had a loaded gun in his pocket during a dispute was arrested on multiple charges last week, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. Tim Reeves, 49, of Mount Pleasant was charged with terroristic threatening, carrying a weapon, criminal trespass, public …

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