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Former VA pathologist charged in deaths of 3 patients

Aug. 20, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A pathologist fired from an Arkansas veterans hospital after officials said he had been impaired while on duty was charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of three patients who authorities say he misdiagnosed and whose records he later altered to conceal his...

Wendy Anderson, wife of Arkansas State coach, dies at 49

Aug. 20, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Wendy Anderson, the wife of Arkansas State football coach Blake Anderson, has died after a two-year fight with breast cancer. She was 49. Blake Anderson says his wife died Monday night, just hours after the school announced he would be taking a leave of absence. He said on Twitter :...

Arkansas State coach taking leave while wife fights cancer

Aug. 19, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson is taking a leave of absence while his wife fights cancer. Athletic director Terry Mohajir said Monday in a statement that Anderson was taking the leave indefinitely to be with his family. Mohajir added: "We will continue to pray for peace for his...

Woman charged with aiding white supremacist's jail escape

Aug. 19, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas woman has been charged with helping the leader of a white supremacist gang and another inmate escape from jail last month. A federal grand jury indicted 27-year-old Kennan Gililland on Aug. 8 on charges alleging that she helped Wesley Gullett and Christopher Sanderson...

Arkansas dismisses forward Gabe Osabuohien

Aug. 15, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has dismissed forward Gabe Osabuohien from the men's basketball program. Coach Eric Musselman announced the move Thursday without disclosing the reason. "We have set a level of expectations for our student-athletes on and off the court," Musselman said. "After discussions...

White Arkansas woman pulls gun on 4 black fundraising teens

Aug. 15, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

WYNNE, Ark. (AP) — The wife of an Arkansas jail administrator was arrested and charged with assault several days after police say she pulled a gun on four black teenagers who were going door to door to raise money for their high school football team. Police in the eastern Arkansas city of Wynne, about 100...

Walmart delivers big in 2Q

Aug. 15, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart offered a dose of optimism amid growing concerns over weakening economic growth by raising its annual outlook after a strong second quarter. Sales at stores opened at least a year rose 2.8%, its 20th consecutive quarter in the right direction as the world's largest retailer...

Wife's body found after police kill estranged husband

Aug. 14, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

A missing woman was found dead in Arkansas hours after police fatally shot her estranged, rifle-toting husband near a popular shopping area in Kansas City, Kansas, authorities said Wednesday. The body of 49-year-old Sylvia Ussery-Pearson was found Tuesday night in northwestern Arkansas' Benton County, police said...

Group sues over rejection of eye law referendum effort

Aug. 14, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Opponents of a new Arkansas law that expands the procedures optometrists can perform are suing the state for rejecting an effort to hold a referendum on the measure next year. Safe Surgery Arkansas on Tuesday asked the state Supreme Court to reverse election officials' ruling that...

Tofurky asks court to halt enforcement of meat-labeling law

Aug. 14, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A plant-based food producer has asked a federal court to temporarily stop Arkansas from enforcing a law that bans labeling vegetarian and vegan products as meat and advertising them as such while litigation is underway. Hood River, Oregon-based Tofurky Co. told courts Wednesday...