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UL-Lafayette beats Arkansas State 37-20

Oct. 17, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Raymond Calais and Elijah Mitchell each ran for a pair of touchdowns to help Louisiana-Lafayette beat Arkansas State 37-20 on Thursday night. Calais and Mitchell each scored in the fourth quarter to help the Ragin' Cajuns (5-2, 2-1 Sun Belt Conference) pull away. Mitchell scored from...

Arkansas track plans to end greyhound racing by end of 2022

Oct. 17, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An east Arkansas track agreed Thursday to phase out greyhound racing over the next three years, citing a decline in dog racing nationally and fears that the state's voters would approve ending the practice. The Arkansas Racing Commission unanimously approved a plan by Southland...

Arkansas' Morris, Auburn's Malzahn put friendship on hold

Oct. 17, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The last time Arkansas coach Chad Morris felt this much pressure to win was nearly 20 years ago. His first year at Stephenville High School in East Texas resulted in the Yellow Jackets missing the playoffs for the first time in 15 years. When the season ended, Morris made a visit...

Malzahn, No. 11 Auburn return to Arkansas

Oct. 17, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

No. 11 Auburn (5-1, 2-1 SEC) at Arkansas (2-4, 0-3), Saturday at 12 p.m. EDT (SECN). Line: Auburn by 18 1/2. Series record: Auburn leads 16-11-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE? The Tigers enter off a bye week following a 24-13 loss to No. 10 Florida. Gus Malzahn returns to his native Arkansas where he is 5-1 as the head coach...

Lawyer says Arizona official miscast as human smuggler

Oct. 15, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer for an Arizona elected official charged in three states in an international adoption scheme said Tuesday prosecutors have miscast his client as a human smuggler. Attorney Matt Long said Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen cares deeply for the mothers from the Marshall Islands...

Lynn Bowden's 3 TDs rally Kentucky past Arkansas 24-20

Oct. 13, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Besides remarkable versatility with the football in his hands, Kentucky junior Lynn Bowden also showed impressive skill remaining tight-lipped about whether he'd show his skills as Kentucky's starting quarterback. Once that personnel secret was announced, Bowden displayed almost every...

Smith airs it out in C. Arkansas' 40-31 win over McNeese

Oct. 12, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Breylin Smith threw for 369 yards and three touchdowns and Central Arkansas beat McNeese 40-31 on Saturday. McNeese led 24-20 when Cody Orgeron threw a 32-yard touchdown to Trevor Begue with 25 seconds before halftime. In the third quarter, Smith threw a 78-yard TD to Tyler Hudson to...

Patrick, Porter boost Pine Bluff past Miss Valley St. 38-6

Oct. 12, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Shannon Patrick threw for 312 yards and three touchdowns and Taeyler Porter rushed for two scores and Arkansas-Pine Bluff beat Mississippi Valley State 38-6 on Saturday. The Delta Devils recovered from an opening-drive interception and forced Arkansas-Pine Bluff (5-2, 2-1...

Arkansas judge: Court to hear 19 adoption scheme cases

Oct. 11, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge ruled Friday that the court will decide individual outcomes to 19 statewide adoption cases against an Arizona elected official accused of human trafficking. Paul Petersen, a Republican county assessor in Arizona, was arrested Tuesday for running what authorities...

Arkansas House ousts member over no-contest plea in tax case

Oct. 11, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas House voted Friday to expel a member who pleaded no contest to not paying his state income taxes, making him the first person to be kicked out of that chamber since the 1800s. Lawmakers voted 88-4 to oust Republican state Rep. Mickey Gates, easily eclipsing the...