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Sweep puts 345 sex offenders behind bars, 4 connected to Ark.

From the U.S. Marshall's Service:

ARKANSAS - Today the U.S. Marshals Service concluded Operation Guardian, a three-year, national initiative specifically targeting the country's most dangerous non-compliant sex offenders. Deputy Marshals and law enforcement partners arrested 345 individuals who had failed to register with state authorities as required by law.

Marshals worked with state and local officials to identify specific non-registering fugitives based on their danger to the public and prior convictions for sex offenses. As of today, USMS investigators have located 427 offenders of 444 sought (or 96 percent of those targeted), including 82 individuals found outside the United States. These individuals represent more than 500 prior convictions for sexual offenses.

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Harding advances to GAC championship with 14-8 win over Arkansas Tech

ENID, Okla. (GAC) - Harding won its second-straight elimination game, defeating third-seeded Arkansas Tech, 14-8, to advance to Championship Tuesday in Monday's second 2013 Great American Conference Baseball Tournament contest from David Allen Memorial Ballpark.

The Bisons (29-21) scored four times in the third inning, only to see the Wonder Boys (32-21) match with four of their own in their half of the third inning. Harding scored four times again in the fifth inning. Jeremy Bohnett smashed a three-run home run to left as part of the outburst.

After Harding added a pair of runs in its lead in the top of the sixth, Arkansas Tech batted around and pulled to within 10-8 before the Bisons added four runs over the final three innings to claim the victory and knock out their second top-three seed in as many days. On Sunday, the Bisons ended the GAC Championship run of Southwestern Oklahoma State in a 5-4 victory.

Hooten's book, TV show, radio show earn awards

ARLINGTON, Tex. (HOOTEN'S) - Hooten Publishing, Inc., earned two platinum and two gold awards for its football annual, TV show and radio show at the Hermes Creative Awards.

The 20th Hooten's Arkansas Football book and the 2012 TV show received platinum awards, given to only 15 percent of the 5,600 entries from across the country. The 2012 Delta Pest Football (radio) Report and the Hooten's Arkansas Football book (design) earned gold awards. Only 19 percent of all recipients earned a gold.

The Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals administer the Hermes Creative Awards. The AMCP consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, PR, digital media production and freelance professionals.

Platinum winners are recognized for their excellence in terms of quality, creativity and resourcefulness.

SAU-Harding selected to air on CBS Sports Network

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (GAC) - On Monday, CBS Sports Network announced its Division II Football Thursday Night schedule of games and the network selected the Harding at Southern Arkansas game on October 3 as one of its six games. The Great American Conference joins just six other Division II conferences featured as part of the package.

Both the Muleriders and Bisons made the postseason in 2012. Harding advanced to the Division II playoffs for the first time in program history and finished with a 9-2 record. Southern Arkansas improved by five wins from 2011 in posting an 8-3 record and an appearance in the C.H.A.M.P.S Heart of the Texas Bowl.

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Protect yourself during tick season

Protect yourself during tick season

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas has some of the highest levels of tick-related illnesses of any state in the nation and we are expecting another big year. In 2012, over 900 cases of tick-related illness were reported to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). Five of these cases resulted in death. Cases were found in 63 counties, with illnesses occurring every month of the year but peaking in June. Because many of these illnesses go unreported, the actual number of persons sick from tick-related illness is much higher.

According to Susan Weinstein, DVM, MPH, Zoonotic Disease Section Chief at ADH, “Tick-related illnesses are serious and can be deadly if not treated properly. It is very important that people realize the seriousness of the infections that some ticks can carry, and to see their doctor if ill. Thankfully, we can prevent many of these infections if we become aware of the risks and take some simple precautions.”

Harding's women eighth after round 1 at NCAA Regional

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (HARDING) - The Harding women's golf team struggled in round one of the NCAA Division II Central Region Tournament on Sunday at the St. Joseph Country Club.

The Lady Bisons shot 341 in round one and are in eighth place in the nine-team regional. Second round play is Monday with the final round Tuesday.

Harding's top golfer was sophomore Emily Plyler, who shot 9-over 81 and is tied for 13th place.

Augustana (S.D.) leads the team competition, shooting 317 in round one. Northeastern State is second at 322, and Central Oklahoma is third at 323. The top three teams and the top three individuals not on those teams advance to the NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championship on May 15-18 at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla.