• DePaul women keep ball rolling with win at Duke

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — For DePaul, a great season just keeps getting better. The Blue Demons have run off a long winning streak. They’ve won their first Big East title. They’ve put their names in the NCAA tournament record book. And now they’ve come into …

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  • Kentucky, Louisville to meet in Bluegrass showdown

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — It’s Kentucky and Louisville, one more time. One of college basketball’s fiercest rivalries takes center stage Friday night when the Wildcats and defending national champion Cardinals meet in the Sweet 16 in Indianapolis. The Bluegrass State showdown will take place at …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Golf WASHINGTON (AP) — Tiger Woods is not sure whether his ailing back will allow him to play in the Masters, which is two weeks away. “For Augusta, it’s actually still a little too soon, to be honest with you,” Woods said Monday at a …

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  • Every 15 minutes

    SOUTHSIDE — It’s where no parent wants to go, in their mind and certainly not standing before a crowd, caskets and flowers and photos of “happier times,” telling others what they loved and will miss about their child. But on Thursday, mothers, fathers and students …

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  • New Goodwill store open for business

    There were cheers and lots of customers at the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the new Goodwill Industries of Arkansas store on Thursday where customers have been trying to get in the door since Monday, according to Rebecca Brockman, public relations and engagement manager. …

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  • Woman stabbed

    Charges are pending in a stabbing incident that has resulted in a woman being hospitalized. According to Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery, 33-year-old Gavin Lovrien is being held in connection with the incident. Jeffery said officers were called to a domestic disturbance in the Meadow …

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  • Authorities looking for missing woman

    Authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating a Jackson County woman missing since Feb. 18, according to Sheriff David Lucas. Tasha Marie Garner, a white female, is described as having black hair, blue eyes, measuring 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 225 pounds. …

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  • Rumor causes problem

    What started as a misidentification call to authorities about a possible sex offender ended in a tussle with one man going to jail. Independence County Sgt. Shawn Stephens said he was called to 200 Double Road Lot No. 7 to speak with Joshua Williams who …

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  • Charges pending in theft investigation

    MELBOURNE — The investigation of household item thefts in Horseshoe Bend has resulted in the recovery of several items including a large-screen TV and refrigerator, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Lawrence said theft-related charges are expected to be filed in the coming days. Lt. Charles …

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  • ‘Silent’ absconder arrested

    A 25-year-old Batesville man isn’t talking to authorities, but they have found enough evidence to charge him. Breaking or entering and theft of property charges were filed against Travis R. Strickland Wednesday and a bond was set at $15,000. He is being charged in connection …

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  • Ark. AG rejects wording of marijuana ballot item

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas attorney general’s office has rejected the wording of a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize marijuana in the state. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office on Friday said the measure by Arkansans for Medical Cannabis contains ambiguities in its text. …

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  • Council to consider ‘streetscape’

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall where on the agenda will be a request from Bob Carius with Main Street Batesville who will ask approval for a test of a newly designed “streetscape” for Main Street. Other agenda …

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