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Mother charged with abuse

Bond has been set at $100,000 for a mother accused of introducing drugs into a minor child. Shawndra L. Stanfel faces two felonies, one for …

Rape charge filed

A man accused of having sex with a girl younger than 14 is now facing a rape charge, according to an affidavit filed in …

Accident claims 1

RAVENDEN — A Ravenden Springs woman died in a one-vehicle crash in Lawrence County Monday night. Lisa Patterson, 53, was killed when the …

Closings announced

The Independence County Library will be closed May Saturday through Monday for the Memorial Day holiday. The Independence County Courthouse will be closed …

Fires targeting police, firefighters

COTTON PLANT (AP) — Authorities in a small Arkansas town say local police and firefighters are being targeted by suspicious fires and vandalism.

Sports

Crawford signs with Salukis

Kenton Crawford CARBONDALE, Ill. — Kenton Crawford’s next stop will be a couple hours east. The former 3-sport star …

ASU’s Fowler wins scholar-athlete award

JONESBORO — Former Arkansas State women’s basketball student-athlete Brittany Fowler has been named the Sun Belt Conference’s Female Postgraduate-Scholar Athlete, the league office announced …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, May 25 - Sunday, May 28, 2017.

Missouri, Auburn, S. Carolina advance

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Blake Logan homered and Casey Mize pitched six strong innings of relief to lift Auburn over Mississippi 5-4 on Tuesday night …