Florida ends skid, beats Arkansas 66-50 in SEC Tournament

Sports 03/14/19, 14:20

Keyontae Johnson scored a career-high 20 points and pulled down 12 rebounds Thursday as No. 8 seed Florida snapped a four-game skid by defeating No. 9 seed Arkansas 66-50 in the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Thursday.Johnson, a freshman, recorded his second career-double. His 12 rebounds were one off his career ...

Arkansas, Utah lawmakers pass 18-week abortion bans

U.S. 03/13/19, 22:56

Lawmakers in Arkansas and Utah sent their governors legislation Wednesday banning most abortions 18 weeks into a woman's pregnancy, moving the states closer to enacting bans that could be among the strictest in the country. The Arkansas House gave final approval by an 86-1 vote to the bill there, which Republican ...

Florida enters SEC Tournament with ‘clean slate’ amid slide

Sports 03/12/19, 17:15

After weeks, maybe even months, of intentionally avoiding talk about the NCAA Tournament, Florida coach Mike White broke down and addressed it with his team Tuesday.White figured it was better for his players to hear it from him than anyone else. Or everyone else."These guys are getting noise from a ...

Tennessee’s Grant Williams named SEC player of year

Sports 03/12/19, 11:58

Tennessee forward Grant Williams is the Associated Press' Southeastern Conference player of the year and Mississippi's Kermit Davis is coach of the year.Williams earned unanimous first-team all-SEC honors for a second straight season. The 14-member media panel also voted Arkansas' Daniel Gafford, Kentucky's PJ Washington, LSU's Tremont Waters and Mississippi ...

Southern storms, apparent tornadoes cause damages; none hurt

U.S. 03/09/19, 20:50

Two apparent tornadoes touched down Saturday in central Arkansas, destroying shops as severe storms raking the South damaged some buildings and tore away roofs in northeast Mississippi.There were no reports of any deaths or injuries from the widespread storms, which came nearly a week after a large tornado killed 23 ...

‘Earn everything’ the fresh mantra for Morris, Arkansas

Football 03/05/19, 13:11

After a 2-10 season, Arkansas has opened spring practice with a mantra that is as much physical as it is metaphorical: "Earn everything."Coach Chad Morris will go into his second year with the Razorbacks insisting that every member of the team from the quarterback to the equipment staff gives their ...

Mississippi State’s McCowan, Schaefer earn SEC awards

Sports 03/05/19, 10:45

Mississippi State center Teaira McCowan has been voted the Associated Press' Southeastern Conference player of the year and Vic Schaefer is the SEC coach of the year.The 16-member media panel made McCowan a unanimous first-team all-SEC selection. She was joined on the squad by Mississippi State teammate Anriel Howard. Other ...

Underground fire at Arkansas dump raises health concerns

U.S. 03/03/19, 14:13

More than seven months after residents first noticed a fire at an illegal dumping site in northwest Arkansas, it's still smoldering, sending noxious smoke throughout the town and seeping into homes, with costs to extinguish the fire estimated at tens of millions of dollars. Chris Nelson, 40, lives with his wife ...

Arkansas governor signs bill cutting top income tax rate

Business 02/19/19, 17:43

Arkansas' governor on Tuesday signed into law his $97 million plan to cut the state's top income tax rate, and said he wants legislators to address highway funding before looking at any other tax reductions during this year's session.Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed the bill outlining his proposal to cut ...

High court won’t hear anti-death penalty Arkansas judge suit

Politics 02/19/19, 11:25

The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision dismissing a lawsuit filed by a judge in Arkansas who was barred from overseeing execution-related cases after he participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration. The justices said Tuesday that they wouldn't get involved in the lawsuit filed by Pulaski County Circuit Judge ...

Walmart tops 4Q expectations all around

Business 02/19/19, 07:24

Walmart is beating expectations on profit and revenue, and e-commerce sales surged during the fourth quarter.Shares moved sharply higher before the opening bell Tuesday.The company had a fourth-quarter profit of $3.69 billion, or $1.27 per share. Earnings, removing one-time items, were $1.41 per share, which is 8 cents better than ...

Arkansas tax cut plan advances to final vote in House

Business 02/12/19, 16:24

A $97 million proposal to cut Arkansas' top income tax rate advanced Tuesday toward its final vote in the Legislature, but House leaders were unsure whether it has enough support to pass after facing resistance from some GOP lawmakers.The House Revenue and Tax Committee voted 15-2 in favor of Republican ...

Moretti, No. 14 Texas Tech top Arkansas 67-64

Sports 01/26/19, 21:09

Davide Moretti had 21 points, Jarrett Culver scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half, and No. 14 Texas Tech beat Arkansas 67-64 on Saturday night to stop a three-game slide.Moretti's two free throws with five seconds left sealed the SEC/Big 12 Challenge game for the Red Raiders ...

Four-game losing streak has Arkansas searching for answers

Basketball 01/22/19, 13:36

Arkansas basketball's slow return to national relevance has hit a snag.The Razorbacks (10-7, 1-4 Southeastern Conference) are struggling in coach Mike Anderson's eighth season in Fayetteville, losing four straight league games over the past two weeks. A third consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament is in serious jeopardy as ...

Former Arkansas lawmaker charged in scheme to bribe judge

U.S. 01/11/19, 16:54

A former Arkansas lawmaker has been charged with conspiracy in an alleged bribery scheme with an ex-judge who admitted to lowering a jury's award in a negligence lawsuit in exchange for campaign contributions.A federal indictment unsealed Friday shows former state Sen. Gilbert Baker was also charged with bribery and wire ...

Muslim group sues to block ‘No Boycott of Israel’ measure

Politics 01/09/19, 18:27

Maryland's ban on contracting with businesses that boycott Israel tramples on the First Amendment rights of a software engineer who advocates for Palestinians, a Muslim civil rights group claims in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The Council on American-Islamic Relations' federal lawsuit seeks to block the state from enforcing an executive order ...

Nevada beats Arkansas State 16-13 in OT at Arizona Bowl

Sports 12/29/18, 17:21

Reagan Roberson bulldozed through one tackler and dove into the end zone on an 11-yard catch-and-run in overtime, lifting Nevada over Arkansas State 16-13 in the Arizona Bowl on Saturday.Nevada (8-5) labored against Arkansas State's defensive front all game before coming to life late, going up 10-7 on Devonte Lee's ...

Carnival workers extradited to face charges in Kansas death

U.S. 12/27/18, 17:27

An Arkansas judge has dismissed local charges against four carnival workers suspected in the deaths of a retired couple in Kansas.Investigators said one suspect texted the others posing as a carnival mafia boss and ordered them to kill the couple. The suspects were originally charged in Arkansas with abuse of ...

No one hurt after Ferris wheel malfunctions in Arkansas

U.S. 12/17/18, 15:05

Authorities say all passengers were safely rescued after a Ferris wheel malfunctioned in central Arkansas.The Log Cabin Democrat reports that passengers reported hearing a loud pop and felt their gondolas sway while on the ride Saturday night in Conway, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Little Rock.Passengers were stuck ...

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