• Wacha workload doesn’t concern Cardinals

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals aren’t setting any limits for young pitcher Michael Wacha. “I don’t see any reason why there is the buzz about the workload,” St. Louis pitching Coach Derek Lilliquist said. “He had 170 innings last year. You can …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball NEW YORK (AP) — New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton was arraigned on two felony weapons possession charges in Manhattan Criminal Court, following his early morning arrest after a lawyer for his wife turned in a loaded semi-automatic handgun allegedly belonging to …

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  • Factory fire extinguished

    VAN BUREN (AP) — Van Buren firefighters have extinguished a fire inside a Simmons Foods plant in Van Buren. There were no injuries; the fire was reported about 9 a.m. Tuesday. Fire Department Officer Stanley Clark said it appears the fire was started by oil …

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  • Darr, 31 others seek UA lobbyist position

    LITTLE ROCK — More than 30 people have applied for a position as a lobbyist for the University of Arkansas, a job designed to influence policy to benefit the school’s flagship campus in Fayetteville. Many of the 32 people who applied are associated with government, …

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  • Evelyn Powell-Johnson

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Evelyn Sue Powell-Johnson, 93, of Cherokee Village died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Born May 31, 1920, in Sitka, she was the daughter of Sanford and Laura Darnell. She enjoyed cooking, especially coconut and chocolate pies and biscuits and gravy, wearing sparkly clothes …

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  • James Shelly

    ASH FLAT — James Earl Shelly, 96, of Ash Flat died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in a Salem hospital. Born Oct. 14, 1917, in Rogers Springs, Tenn., he was the son of Lee and Viola Webb Shelly. He served in the U.S. Army for 10 …

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  • Lisa Adams

    NEVADA, Mo. — Lisa Marie Ramberger Adams, 31, of Nevada, Mo., died Feb. 1, 2014, in Nevada. Born Dec. 22, 1982, in Kokomo, Ind., she was the daughter of Chris Ramberger and Sherry Ann Jackson. Survivors include her husband, Anthony Kyle Adams; three daughters, Riley …

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  • Melbourne, Bad Boys to end agreement

    MELBOURNE — Izard County wants its building back. And, if everything goes as planned, that is going to happen. Those working with the Izard County Economic Development Commission say getting back the old Boeing building that was sold on a rent-to-buy agreement with Bad Boy …

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  • Call about girls trapped in cave proves bogus

    Three girls trapped in a cave ended up being a bogus call, but the caller was adamant he needed to get to the top of the hill to propose to a woman he had not seen in 10 years. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer John Carroll …

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  • Man throws drugs away; police dog finds anyway

    Causing disturbances at a local motel resulted in the arrest of a 40-year-old Sulphur Rock man after he fled and allegedly tossed drugs into a nearby trash can. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Zack Rawlins said he was called to the motel and was told by …

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  • Man shot in arm

    Officers are still investigating a shooting Monday night on Jamestown Loop. According to Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery, officers arrived to find Joseph Garcia shot in the arm. He was transported to White River Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. Roy Cooksey has been …

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  • Drunk driver arrested

    MELBOURNE — A Thursday night traffic stop in the Caney Springs area by Deputy Richard Williams resulted in the arrest of Michael William Worch, 32, of Sage, said Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Worch was charged with driving while intoxicated after he reportedly crossed the …

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