• Ex-Cowboy convicted of intoxication manslaughter

    DALLAS (AP) — Former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter Wednesday for a fiery wreck that killed his teammate and close friend, Jerry Brown. He faces up to 20 years in prison for a December 2012 wreck after a night of …

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  • No double standards

    Once again I turn on the news only to hear about the latest sexual predator out there preying on children. Only this time, for a change, it was a woman perpetrator. A 33-year-old mother in Sherwood and former “Cheer Perfection” reality star has been accused …

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  • Sylvia Melton

    MEMPHIS — Sylvia E. Melton, 75, of Memphis died Jan. 16, 2014. Born in Independence County, she was the daughter of Charles Alphus and Ozie Lottie Riley Mason. She was a homemaker and was of the Southern Baptist belief. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and traveling …

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  • Annie Syphert

    FUQUAY VARINA, N.C. — Annie Viola Gibbs Syphert, 97, of Fuquay Varina, N.C., formerly of Cave City, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in an Angier, N.C., assisted living center. Born Oct. 13, 1916, in Eckley, Ore., she was the daughter of Thomas and Darcas Counts …

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  • George Kulczycki

    VIOLET HILL — George Richard Kulczycki, 67, of Violet Hill died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in a Salem hospital. Born Dec. 18, 1946, in Coburg, Germany, he was the son of Mieczyslaw and Jozefa Bender Kulczycki. He was a construction engineer for many years. He …

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  • Samuel Gann

    POUGHKEEPSIE — Samuel Ray Gann, 74, of Poughkeepsie died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in a Batesville hospital. Born Nov. 26, 1939, at Diaz, he was the son of Dale and Catherine Lexie Morgan Gann. He was retired from GenCorp Automotive in Batesville with 35 years …

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  • BREAKING NEWS – Dickey gets two life sentences

    MELBOURNE — Donald Dickey is back in jail. This time, it’s for life. The 77-year-old Calico Rock man had been out on bail awaiting trial after he was charged in the July 2010 death of his wife, Mary Dickey. Izard County jurors deliberated two hours …

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  • Coach accepts new duties over bullying claims

    PLEASANT PLAINS — More than a dozen family members and concerned citizens of the Midland School District hoped Monday night’s school board meeting would be a chance to be heard after a mother claimed her son was being “mentally bullied” and singled out by the …

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  • Murder trial closes

    MELBOURNE — Jury deliberations got under way this morning in the trial against Donald Dickey, who stands accused of killing his wife, Mary Dickey, and setting fire to her home on Boswell Road in July 2010. Opening arguments began a week ago today in Izard …

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  • Man nabbed for drugs

    HEBER SPRINGS — A Quitman man was arrested Jan. 12 on multiple drug charges, according to a news release from the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office. The arrest came after Cleburne County Narcotic and Criminal Investigators searched a residence at 217 College St. in Quitman where …

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  • MV man accused of rape

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — A Mountain View man faces charges of rape, false imprisonment and second-degree battery after Stone County deputies were dispatched to a residence on Herple Road in Mountain View in reference to a woman crying and screaming Saturday. Upon arrival, deputies found the …

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  • Chairman says HRA not out of woods yet

    Board members at Health Resources of Arkansas listened attentively Thursday as they got a rundown on the agency’s audit report for the fiscal year that ran from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013 (referred to as the 2013 audit). “The audit is a lot …

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