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  • Arkansas gets back to having fun in win over New Mexico State

    September 30, 2017 5:14 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Austin Allen threw for a season-high 264 yards as Arkansas ended a two-game losing streak with a 42-24 win over New Mexico State on Saturday. Allen finished 19-of-26 passing and threw three touchdowns, two to Jonathan Nance, for a Razorbacks (2-2) team that entered the... more »
  • Federal judge blocks Arkansas from enforcing abortion laws

    July 29, 2017 11:27 AM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A federal judge has blocked Arkansas from enforcing four new abortion restrictions, including a ban on a common second trimester procedure. U.S. District Court Judge Kristine Baker issued a preliminary injunction late Friday night against the new abortion restrictions, three of which are set... more »
  • 1 killed in Arkansas in storms; 4 dead in Texas

    April 30, 2017 12:28 PM

    CANTON, Texas - Severe storms that moved across Arkansas are blamed for at least one death there. Police say 65-year-old Julia Schwede was killed when a tree was blown into her home Saturday night. The storms were among several in parts of the South and Midwest. In Texas, at least... more »
  • Arkansas executes 2 inmates on the same gurney, hours apart

    April 25, 2017 7:54 AM

    VARNER - After going nearly 12 years without executing an inmate, Arkansas now has executed three in a few days - including two in one night. Jack Jones and Marcel Williams received lethal injections on the same gurney Monday night, just about three hours apart. It was the first double... more »
  • Arkansas AG to appeal 1 of 2 execution stays

    April 17, 2017 9:54 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says she won't appeal an execution stay set for an inmate whose attorneys say he's mentally ill. But she says she has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate a stay issued for another inmate, Don Davis, who was scheduled to... more »
  • Louisiana woman, 2 children die in southwest Arkansas crash

    April 16, 2017 11:47 AM

    FOUKE, Ark. - Arkansas State Police say a Louisiana woman and two children were killed after the car they were in crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer rig in southwest Arkansas. A police report says 30-year-old Aileen Jose, a juvenile girl and a juvenile boy - all from Lake... more »
  • Judge halts Arkansas plan to execute inmates by end of month

    April 15, 2017 11:51 AM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A federal judge has halted Arkansas' already compromised plan to execute several inmates over an 11-day period starting next week. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker on Saturday granted a preliminary injunction requested by the inmates to block the executions. Arkansas was set to execute the first... more »
  • Arkansas bill signed expanding where concealed guns allowed

    March 22, 2017 11:51 AM

    LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas' governor says he has signed legislation expanding the locations where concealed handguns are allowed in the state to include colleges, some bars, government buildings and even the state Capitol. Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday he signed the measure, which allows someone to carry concealed guns... more »
  • Arkansas ends Robert E. Lee-Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

    March 21, 2017 3:48 PM

    LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas' governor has signed legislation ending the state's practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the same holiday as slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday signed the bill he championed in the Legislature. The change means only... more »
  • Player suspended from Belk Bowl for shoplifting at Belk

    December 30, 2016 9:19 AM

    CHARLOTTE - Arkansas senior tight end Jeremy Sprinkle was suspended from the Belk Bowl game Thursday night against No. 18 Virginia Tech after police accused him of shoplifting from the department store that sponsors the game. Sprinkle was charged by Charlotte Mecklenburg Police with shoplifting by concealment Tuesday at the... more »
  • Boy shopping with grandma dies in Arkansas road rage shooting

    December 18, 2016 3:26 PM

    LITTLE ROCK - Police say a 3-year-old boy being taken on a shopping trip by his grandmother was killed in an Arkansas road rage shooting when a driver opened fire on the grandmother's car because he thought she "wasn't moving fast enough." Authorities say the boy and his grandmother were... more »
  • Guice, Fournette help No. 19 LSU run over Arkansas, 38-10

    November 12, 2016 6:01 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE - Derrius Guice rushed for a career-high 252 yards and Leonard Fournette added three touchdowns and No. 19 LSU improved to 4-1 under interim coach Ed Orgeron with a 38-10 win over Arkansas on Saturday night. The win ends a two-game losing streak against the Razorbacks for the Tigers... more »
  • LSU looks ahead to Arkansas following Alabama upset

    November 7, 2016 1:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – After an 10-0 loss to Alabama on Saturday night, LSU is looking ahead to their next match up against Arkansas. The Tigers kept with the Crimson Tide in a scoreless tie through three quarters, however the Tide was able to score in the fourth-quarter to defeat... more »
  • Arkansas gets wild double-OT win over No. 15 TCU, 41-38

    September 10, 2016 11:22 PM

    FORT WORTH - Austin Allen ran 5 yards for the winning score in the second overtime, and Arkansas pulled out a wild 41-38 victory over No. 15 TCU on Saturday night. Allen led the Razorbacks (2-0) to the tying score in the final 2 minutes of regulation, throwing a touchdown... more »
  • Allen's late TD pass lifts Arkansas past La. Tech, 21-20

    September 3, 2016 7:39 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Austin Allen connected with tight end Jeremy Sprinkle for a fourth-down touchdown pass in the fourth quarter and Arkansas rallied for a 21-20 win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday. The game-winning pass was from four yards out and came after the Razorbacks (1-0) trailed for much... more »
  • High water in South affecting US rice crops

    August 21, 2016 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - High water in Louisiana and Arkansas has put a damper on the nation's rice harvest. While much of Louisiana's crop was in before record floods this month, Arkansas farmers had just started harvesting before rainy weather began last weekend. So far, the biggest losers are farmers whose... more »
  • Snake falls from car's dashboard onto Arkansas driver's feet

    June 11, 2016 4:34 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE - An Arkansas woman escaped injury and managed to safely stop her car after a four-foot-long rat snake came out of her dashboard and slithered across her feet as she drove on Interstate 49. Although rat snakes aren't venomous and aren't generally a threat to people, Kelly Swisher says... more »
  • LSU Softball claims series with comeback win

    April 30, 2016 11:23 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Down four runs with just two innings to play, LSU softball rallied to score five runs to take the comeback win against the Arkansas Razorbacks, 5-4. After stealing the second game, the Tigers wrapped up the series in Arkansas in just a matter of hours. In... more »
  • Squirrel hunters cause lockdown at Arkansas primary school

    March 30, 2016 3:02 PM

    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - A report of armed men near an Arkansas elementary school led to a campus lockdown before police confirmed the three were actually pest control employees chasing squirrels. A teacher at Gardner STEM Magnet School in Hot Springs saw the men about 8 a.m. Wednesday and notified... more »
  • US rep says he wants Louisiana to pursue commerce with Cuba

    March 27, 2016 6:22 PM

    MONROE - A Louisiana congressman says he wants the state to quickly become a trading partner with Cuba once the U.S. finishes normalizing relations with the island nation. The News Star reports that Republican U.S. Reps. Ralph Abraham of Louisiana and Rick Crawford of Arkansas are traveling to Cuba on... more »
  • Southern splits doubleheader, loses series to Arkansas Pine Bluff

    March 26, 2016 8:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Southern Jaguars took the opening game of a Saturday doubleheader against the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, but couldn't take the series as they won game 2, but dropped game 3. In game two, the Jags jumped out to an early lead and survived an... more »
  • Zika case detected in Arkansas traveler

    January 26, 2016 2:06 PM

    RIO DE JANEIRO - The Arkansas Department of Health says a person who recently traveled out of the United States has tested positive for the Zika virus. The department says that the person has a mild case of Zika, which is spread by mosquitoes and is suspected of causing a... more »
  • Victor's putback gives LSU 76-74 win over Arkansas

    January 16, 2016 11:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Craig Victor II had a putback with 4.2 seconds remaining to help LSU beat Arkansas 76-74 Saturday night. With 3:02 to play and the score tied, LSU's Antnoio Blakeney made a layup and was fouled, but missed the free throw. Ben Simmons grabbed the offensive... more »
  • Long won't return as playoff committee chairman

    January 12, 2016 4:51 PM

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long will not be chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee next season. Playoff executive director Bill Hancock said Tuesday that the chair position was created with one- or two-year terms in mind. Long will still be a member of the 12-person... more »
  • US agencies investigate fire at Bill Clinton childhood home

    December 29, 2015 2:49 PM

    HOPE, Ark. - U.S. authorities have joined the investigation into a fire that damaged the childhood home of former President Bill Clinton in Arkansas. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Tuesday that it's investigating the Christmas morning fire at the home in Hope, along with the... more »
  • Country singer missing after duck hunting in Oklahoma storm

    December 29, 2015 1:24 PM

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. - A search has resumed in northern Oklahoma for a country singer from Arkansas who went missing along with a friend while duck hunting in severe weather. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. Paul Timmons said Tuesday that authorities had returned to Kay County in northern Oklahoma where 29-year-old Craig... more »
  • Arson suspected in fire at Clinton's early childhood home

    December 25, 2015 5:24 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Authorities say a fire that caused minor damage to former President Bill Clinton's childhood home in Hope, Arkansas, was apparently caused by arson. Hope Police Department Chief J.R. Wilson says a motorist spotted flames early Friday at the Clinton Birthplace National Historic Site. Wilson says that... more »
  • Police say Ark. State suspect initially wanted to kill people

    December 11, 2015 5:52 PM

    JONESBORO, Ark. - Police in Arkansas have released an audio tape in which a man tells an emergency dispatcher that he is on the Arkansas State University campus with gasoline, propane and a shotgun with only one shell. Jonesboro police say Brad Bartelt drove his truck onto a campus... more »
  • Armed man arrested at Arkansas State University

    December 10, 2015 2:53 PM

    JONESBORO, Ark. - Arkansas State University has lifted nearly all of a lockdown that shut down the school after an armed man drove his truck into the middle of campus. The university says the lockdown has been lifted for all parts of the campus except for the east side of... more »
  • Razorbacks score winning SEC record with 28-3 win over Mizzou

    November 27, 2015 6:24 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Alex Collins ran for 130 yards and three touchdowns as Arkansas secured its first winning record in the Southeastern Conference since 2011 with a 28-3 win over Missouri on Friday. The win is the fifth in the last six games for the Razorbacks (7-5, 5-3 SEC),... more »
  • Mother charged after giving infant son bourbon in bottle

    November 11, 2015 6:39 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Authorities say an Arkansas mother has been charged with child endangerment after giving her 10-month-old son bourbon in a bottle. KATV-TV reports that 28-year-old Lori Sheppard told police she was trying to relieve her teething infant's pain. Sheppard said she's already given him infant... more »
  • State police: 6 killed, multiple injuries in bus crash

    November 6, 2015 6:23 AM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Arkansas State Police say as many as six people were killed in an early morning charter bus crash along Interstate 40 in North Little Rock. Multiple people with injuries have also been transported from the scene by ambulance. Troopers received the reports about the single vehicle crash... more »
  • WATCH: Plane falls out of the sky in NW Arkansas

    November 3, 2015 11:28 AM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Authorities in northwest Arkansas said everyone walked away from a plane which fell out of the sky Tuesday morning. The Fayetteville Fire Department said the plane was attached to a parachute when it came out of the sky near the city high school. Firefighters said... more »
  • Judge reinstates Arkansas' Planned Parenthood contract

    September 18, 2015 6:20 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A federal judge has ordered Arkansas to temporarily reinstate its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood after the state blocked funding over concerns about secretly recorded videos released by an anti-abortion group. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker on Friday granted Planned Parenthood of the Heartland's request to... more »
  • Machete attack in Ark. college town raises concerns

    September 4, 2015 6:53 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - A second violent attack on property rented by the University of Arkansas has some students and faculty wondering if more needs to be done to help Fayetteville's population of homeless people. University police have arrested a 36-year-old homeless man after a machete attack Thursday night. Police say... more »
  • Aloe Blacc to perform at LSU-Arkansas game

    September 2, 2015 6:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU announced the second high-profile music act to happen during this football season's halftime shows is Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc. Blacc will perform with the Golden Band from Tigerland during the LSU-Arkansas game on Nov. 14. He's best known for his singles "I Need A Dollar"... more »
  • Louisiana Tech student-athlete killed in accident

    August 16, 2015 11:29 AM

    MOUNT IDA, Ark. - Arkansas State Police have released details about a head-on collision that killed a track-and-field athlete and engineering major at Louisiana Tech University. Police say 22-year-old Noah James Riche of Madisonville, Louisiana, died in the Friday afternoon crash on Highway 270 east of Mount Ida, near the... more »
  • Arkansas ending Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood

    August 14, 2015 5:20 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's ending the state's Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood, despite U.S. health officials warning other states that such a move could violate the law. The Republican governor on Friday announced Arkansas is terminating its Medicaid provider contract with Planned Parenthood.... more »
  • Diamond in the rough

    June 26, 2015 9:01 PM

    MURFREESBORO, ARKANSAS- A woman from Colorado made the discovery of a lifetime in Arkansas. It was an 8.52 carat diamond at the Crater of Diamonds State Park. Its the fifth largest diamond found since the park opened in 1972. There is no value placed on the find because... more »
  • Louisiana man survives 50-foot fall off Arkansas bluff

    May 25, 2015 4:06 PM

    LONE ROCK, Ark. - A Louisiana volunteer firefighter on a camping trip with some friends says he didn't think twice about helping one of his buddies that fell nearly 50 feet off a bluff Friday. "Average person, that might have killed them," said Galvez Lake Volunteer Firefighter Aaron Kowal.... more »
  • World's oldest person dies at age 116 in Arkansas

    April 6, 2015 3:43 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, AR - Just days after becoming the world's oldest documented person, 116-year-old Gertrude Weaver has died in Arkansas. The Williams Funeral Home confirms that Weaver died Monday at the Silver Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center in Camden, about 100 miles southwest of Little Rock. Weaver became the oldest... more »
  • Arkansas governor signs revised religious objections bill

    April 2, 2015 4:03 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed a revised version of a religious objections bill that supporters say addresses concerns that the original proposal sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians. Hutchinson signed the new bill Thursday moments after it was given final approval by the state House.... more »
  • The latest developments on religious objection laws

    April 1, 2015 10:39 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has urged lawmakers to send a bill to his desk by the end of the week to clarify the intent of a new religious objections law that critics fear could allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. Pence's move on Tuesday to quell a backlash... more »
  • Arkansas gives final approval to religious-freedom bill

    March 31, 2015 4:01 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas lawmakers have given final approval to a religious-freedom bill that has drawn sharp criticism from opponents who say it opens the door to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians. The House voted Tuesday to approve the measure, which prohibits the state and local governments from... more »
  • LSU uses long ball to beat Arkansas 7-4, take series over Razorbacks

    March 21, 2015 6:54 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, AR - Top-ranked LSU collected 15 hits, including two homers, and freshman right-hander Jake Godfrey earned his fifth win of the year as the Tigers posted a 7-4 win over Arkansas at Baum Stadium. LSU improved to 21-3 overall and 4-2 in the SEC, while Arkansas dropped to... more »
  • LSU baseball bounces back big against Arkansas, wins 16-3

    March 20, 2015 11:21 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, AR - The LSU baseball team bounced back in a big way Friday night, beating Arkansas 16-3 after losing to the Razorbacks the previous night. The Tigers got hits from up-and-down the lineup, as Chris Sciambra collected four RBI and Jared Foster picked up 3 on one swing,... more »
  • Poche' struggles, bats quiet, #1 LSU loses to Arkansas 5-1

    March 20, 2015 12:02 AM

    FAYETTEVILLE, AR - Arkansas pitchers Dominic Taccolini and Zach Jackson combined to limit top-ranked LSU to one run on seven hits Thursday night as the Razorbacks posted a 5-1 win over the Tigers in Game 1 of an SEC series at Baum Stadium. Arkansas improved to 11-9 overall and... more »
  • No. 17 Missouri takes SEC Eastern Division

    November 28, 2014 5:42 PM

    COLUMBIA, MO - Marcus Murphy scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 12-yard run with 4:38 remaining and Markus Golden recovered a fumble to seal No. 17 Missouri's 21-14 victory Friday against Arkansas and send the Tigers to the SEC championship game for the second straight season. Missouri (10-2, 7-1, No.... more »
  • Federal judge overturns Arkansas' marriage ban

    November 25, 2014 6:44 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A federal judge has struck down Arkansas' gay marriage ban, which could eventually pave the way for county clerks to resume issuing licenses. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker ruled Tuesday in favor of a pair of same-sex couples who had challenged the 2004 constitutional amendment and... more »
  • Southern states look to regional 2016 primary

    November 22, 2014 6:59 PM

    ATLANTA - There's an effort underway to create a Southern primary for the 2016 presidential campaign, bringing states like Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi together on the first Tuesday in March. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp calls it the "SEC Primary," after the Southeastern Conference, saying he wants the... more »
  • Tigers shut out at Arkansas 17-0

    November 15, 2014 11:40 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Brandon Allen threw for 169 yards and Arkansas snapped a 17-game Southeastern Conference losing streak with a 17-0 win over No. 20 LSU on Saturday night. The conference win is the first for the Razorbacks (5-5, 1-5 SEC) since 2012, and its coach Bret Bielema's first... more »
  • 5 critically hurt after trains collide in Arkansas

    October 16, 2014 4:25 PM

    WINSLOW, Ark. - Authorities say a freight train has collided with a sight-seeing passenger train in northwest Arkansas, critically injuring about five people. The passenger train was carrying tourists on a fall-foliage tour in the Ozark Mountains when the accident occurred Thursday near Winslow, about 175 miles northwest of Little... more »
  • LSU announces 2015 football schedule

    October 15, 2014 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Home games against Southeastern Conference rivals Auburn, Arkansas, Texas A&M and Florida highlight the 2015 LSU football schedule. LSU opens the 2015 season against McNeese State on Sept. 5 in Tiger Stadium in the first of four non-conference games for the Tigers next year. LSU will travel... more »
  • SEC: Alabama-Arkansas referee mistakenly ran clock

    October 13, 2014 10:40 AM

    FAYETTEVILLE, AR - The Southeastern Conference says the referee in the Alabama-Arkansas game mistakenly kept the clock running after a penalty near the end of the game, allowing the Crimson Tide to end the game without running a final play. Spokesman Chuck Dunlap says referee Penn Wagers signaled for the... more »
  • Realtor's body found; suspect pleads not guilty

    September 30, 2014 7:16 AM

    LITTLE ROCK, AR - Authorities say a man accused in the death of an Arkansas real estate agent set up an appointment to view a vacant home before abducting and killing her. Police found the body of 49-year-old Beverly Carter early Tuesday, five days after she was reported missing. Arron... more »
  • How the West has won

    September 15, 2014 10:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers continue to move up in the rankings, but they've got plenty of company from their division as five teams from the SEC West are currently ranked among the top 10 teams in the country. With Alabama at #3, Auburn at #5, Texas A&M... more »
  • Judge in star's adoption case faces dismissal

    September 12, 2014 7:46 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS- The Supreme Court of Arkansas called for the dismissal of a judge who leaked confidential information and details of actress Charlize Theron's adoption of her son. She adopted the boy two-years ago. The Justices say Faulkner County Circuit Judge Michael Maggio posted "concerning" comments in... more »

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