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Arkansas man charged with murder after body found in car

May. 21, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas man faces a murder charge after sheriff's deputies said they found a body in his car during an April traffic stop. The Hot Springs Sentinel-Record reports Tuesday that 58-year-old Keith Ashlock has been charged with first-degree murder after deputies found evidence of a...

The Latest: Storm risk a concern for St. Louis sports fans

May. 21, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the central United States (all times local): 11 a.m. St. Louis' two major sports teams say they're prepared for severe weather that's expected to roll through Tuesday night. Forecasters expect a thunderstorm to roll through downtown St. Louis at about the...

Fassi wins NCAA women's title; Texas grabs top seed

May. 20, 2019 10:07 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas senior Maria Fassi won the NCAA title on her home course Monday and gave the Razorbacks a shot at the team title as one of eight teams that advanced to match play. Fassi, the rising Mexican star who was runner-up at the Augusta National Women's Amateur, played bogey-free...

The Latest: NWS confirms EF2 tornado in southern Oklahoma

May. 18, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

GERONIMO, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the Southern Plains (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Authorities have confirmed a tornado with winds up to 130 mph (209 kph) touched down in southern Oklahoma. The National Weather Service says the EF2 twister Saturday morning traveled for about a half a...

Walmart releases plans for new Bentonville headquarters

May. 17, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart has released additional plans for its new 350-acre (142-hectare) northwest Arkansas campus that will include four quadrants connected by bike and walking paths, an on-campus childcare facility and a fitness center. The world's largest retailer said Friday that new buildings...

Crews to begin underground dump fire cleanup Saturday

May. 17, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

BELLA VISTA, Ark. (AP) — Officials say an environmental engineering firm is preparing to extinguish an underground dump fire that's been burning since July at a former unlicensed northwest Arkansas dump. KFSM reports that crews will begin firefighting Saturday in Bella Vista, about 170 miles (270...

Outgoing Arkansas lawmaker takes job with Little Rock mayor

May. 17, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The top Democrat in Arkansas' majority-Republican House who resigned from office is taking a job leading the Little Rock mayor's staff. Mayor Frank Scott announced Friday that he had hired former Rep. Charles Blake as his chief of staff. Blake, who was the House minority leader,...

Titans agree to terms with wide receiver Jalen Tolliver

May. 16, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have added another wide receiver, agreeing to terms with Jalen Tolliver. The Titans announced the deal Thursday. Tolliver spent most of last season on Arizona's practice squad after signing with the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent out of...

Inmate accused in guard's death remains in state hospital

May. 15, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas inmate accused in the beating death of a jail guard in 2016 will remain in the state hospital for mental health treatment. Tramell Hunter is accused in the December 2016 killing of correctional officer Lisa Mauldin at the Miller County jail. Hunter has been found...

Pennsylvania House tries anew to ban Down syndrome abortions

May. 14, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is launching another effort to outlaw abortions because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, passing legislation Tuesday that faces a veto by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, if it even reaches his desk. The vote comes amid a wave of abortion...