Walker uses power next governor may not have to seal deal

U.S. 12/13/18, 16:21

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker executed a $28 million deal Thursday to save nearly 400 jobs at a Kimberly-Clark Corp. plant, using powers that his Democratic successor would no longer have under legislation approved last week during a lame-duck session.The deal means that the consumer-products giant will close a plant in ...

3 carnival workers charged in killings of Kansas couple

U.S. 12/10/18, 15:24

Three carnival workers have been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a couple at a Kansas fair whose bodies were found days later in shallow graves in a national forest in Arkansas.The Kansas Attorney General said 52-year-old Kimberly Younger, of McIntosh, Florida; 54-year-old Michael Fowler Jr., of ...

No. 13 Texas Tech still unbeaten after 65-47 win over Ark-PB

Sports 12/05/18, 23:06

No. 13 Texas Tech can always depend on its defense.Jarrett Culver had a team-high 13 points for the Red Raiders, and they had another stifling defensive performance to remain undefeated with a 65-47 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Wednesday night."I thought Pine Bluff came in here with a nice game ...

Probe ongoing in bus crash that killed 1 child, hurt dozens

Sports 12/04/18, 16:52

Officials say most of the youth football players and adults who were injured when a charter bus rolled off an interstate and overturned in Arkansas have been released from hospitals. Authorities have identified the bus driver and a child who was killed.Saline County Deputy Coroner Allen West confirmed Tuesday that ...

1 child dead, 45 people hurt in Arkansas charter bus crash

U.S. 12/03/18, 10:07

A charter bus carrying a youth football team from Tennessee crashed early Monday in central Arkansas, killing one child and injuring at least 45 other people, authorities said. Arkansas State Police said the bus overturned along Interstate 30 near Benton, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of Little Rock, while traveling ...

Update: Police: Child dead, 45 people hurt in bus crash

U.S. 12/03/18, 10:06

The Latest on the fatal Arkansas crash of a charter bus carrying a youth football team from Tennessee (all times local): 9 a.m. Arkansas State Police say a 45 people, most of them children, have been injured in a fatal crash involving a charter bus that was carrying a youth football team ...

Rare December tornadoes reported in central US; 1 dead

U.S. 12/03/18, 05:05

Residents in central Illinois on Sunday assessed the damage after rare December tornadoes, including one the day before that was a half-mile-wide, ripped roofs off homes, downed power lines and injured at least 20 people. A car that had been inside a building, was turned on its side, Sunday, Dec. 2, ...

Arkansas’ capital city could elect its first black mayor

Politics 11/29/18, 11:16

Six decades after nine black students were escorted past an angry white mob into Little Rock Central High School, the city at the center of the desegregation crisis may be on the verge of electing its first African-American mayor. But Frank Scott, the 35-year-old banking executive who may break that barrier, ...

Betty Bumpers, widow of ex-Arkansas governor, senator, dies

U.S. 11/24/18, 13:24

The wife of former Arkansas governor and four-term U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers has died at her home in Little Rock.The daughter of Betty Bumpers, Brooke Bumpers, says her mother died Friday of complications from a recent fall and dementia. She was 93.After her husband took office as governor in 1971, ...

Lock leads Missouri in rout of Arkansas

Football 11/23/18, 17:55

In his final home game, Missouri quarterback Drew Lock rushed for two touchdowns and threw for two more as the Tigers beat Arkansas 38-0 on a damp and dreary Friday.Lock completed 16 of 25 passes for 221 yards, surpassing the 3,000-yard mark for the third straight season. Emanuel Hall caught ...

Missouri tries to finish on high note against Arkansas

Football 11/22/18, 02:09

The senior class that arrived at Missouri four seasons ago was joining a program that had reached back-to-back SEC title games, one that had surpassed just about every expectation after it bolted from the Big 12 for the powerhouse conference.They've experienced the collapse of the program, the hiring of a ...

Arkansas suspends DBs for socializing with MSU spirit squad

Football 11/21/18, 10:17

Arkansas defensive backs Ryan Pulley and Kamren Curl have been suspended for the season finale against Missouri for socializing with members of Mississippi State's spirit squad.Arkansas coach Chad Morris announced the decision earlier this week. Pulley and Curl were seen with the Mississippi State students before last Saturday's 52-6 loss ...

Fitzgerald leads No. 25 Mississippi St past Arkansas 52-6

Sports 11/17/18, 15:28

Nick Fitzgerald threw for four touchdowns and ran for another score to lead No. 25 Mississippi State over Arkansas 52-6 on Saturday.In his final home game, Fitzgerald had another big performance in a career full of them. He completed 9 of 14 passes for 127 yards and also ran for ...

Panel dismisses ethics charges against Arkansas justices

U.S. 11/16/18, 17:28

A disciplinary panel dismissed ethics charges Friday against the Arkansas Supreme Court's justices over their decision to prohibit a judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration from hearing any execution-related cases.The Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission voted unanimously to dismiss the charges that the court's seven justices violated ...

Entergy Arkansas reaches deal to stop using coal at 2 plants

Enviroment 11/16/18, 13:28

Arkansas' largest electric utility says it will eventually stop using coal at two power plants and shut down a natural gas plant under a settlement reached with environmental groups.Entergy Arkansas announced Friday it's reached a settlement with the Sierra Club and National Parks Conservation Association.Under the deal, Entergy says it ...

Wilson-Frame’s 20 helps Pitt rout Central Arkansas

Basketball 11/15/18, 22:44

Jared Wilson-Frame doesn't seem to be bothered by not being in the starting lineup.The Pittsburgh senior came off the bench for 20 points on Thursday, lifting the Panthers to a 97-71 victory over Central Arkansas.Wilson-Frame has passed the 20-point barrier in each of his three games this season. As usual, ...

Arkansas man pleads not guilty to threatening Don Lemon

Entertainment 11/15/18, 18:50

A northern Arkansas man who allegedly made threatening phone calls to CNN anchor Don Lemon has pleaded not guilty.The Baxter Bulletin reports Benjamin Craig Matthews, 38, appeared in Baxter County Court Thursday . Matthews, who is from Mountain Home, about 110 miles (177 kilometers) north of Little Rock, is free ...

Conservation groups disappointed with Illinois River plan

Enviroment 11/15/18, 15:36

Conservation groups are expressing disappointment with a memorandum of agreement between Oklahoma and Arkansas officials to study ways to improve water quality in the Illinois River watershed."This MOA proposes absolutely no provisions that will result in substantial water quality improvements any time soon," said Ed Brocksmith of Tahlequah, a member ...

Icy roads cause 5 deaths as wintry weather blows east

U.S. 11/15/18, 07:29

A pre-winter storm slammed parts of the South and lower Midwest on Wednesday, causing five deaths on slippery roads and stranding travelers for more than eight hours on an icy Arkansas interstate.The wintry weather is barreling east Thursday, with snow and ice expected from Ohio and the Appalachian Mountains through ...

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