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Man found with pounds of meth after Texas-to-Tennessee trip

Dec. 6, 2019 5:05 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A parolee found with a large quantity of methamphetamine after a bus ride from Texas to Tennessee has been convicted of drug and weapons charges, prosecutors said. Corey Young, 42, was convicted Wednesday of possession of meth with intent to sell and a weapons charge. The resident of...

Federal court realigns district offices in eastern Arkansas

Dec. 4, 2019 3:47 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The federal court in eastern Arkansas is reshuffling its district offices, a cost-cutting effort that will draw criminal jury pools from areas closer to where the crime took place. The realignment of the Eastern District of Arkansas ends a longstanding practice that placed all...

Johnson Jr. carries Arkansas St. past Omaha 78-73

Dec. 3, 2019 10:58 PM EST

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Jerry Johnson Jr. had 22 points as Arkansas State narrowly beat Omaha 78-73 on Tuesday night. Johnson Jr. shot 5 for 6 on 3-pointers. Caleb Fields had 16 points and six assists for Arkansas State (6-2). Canberk Kus added 10 points. Antwon Jackson had seven rebounds. JT Gibson had 14...

Arkansas city to rename street to honor Martin Luther King

Dec. 3, 2019 3:32 PM EST

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Officials in the northeast Arkansas city of Jonesboro voted to rename a street in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. following months of spirited debate. The City Council on Monday approved the ordinance to convert Commercial Drive to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. At least one vocal...

Harris leads Stephen F. Austin over Arkansas St. 76-57

Nov. 30, 2019 7:56 PM EST

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Kevon Harris scored 22 points as Stephen F. Austin defeated Arkansas State 76-57 on Saturday. Gavin Kensmil added 20 points and 15 rebounds for the Lumberjacks (6-1), who are on a roll after defeating No. 1 Duke 85-83 in overtime on Tuesday. Cameron Johnson had eight points and six...

Arkansas State tops Georgia Southern 38-33

Nov. 23, 2019 7:07 PM EST

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Layne Hatcher threw for 354 yards and four touchdowns, Kirk Merritt returned a kickoff 94 yards for a score and Arkansas State used a big defensive stand to hold off Georgia Southern 38-33 on Saturday. Trailing 38-33 with 1:29 left after a missed Arkansas State field goal, the Eagles...

Fall 2020 trial set for woman accused of killing ex-senator

Nov. 22, 2019 1:55 PM EST

POCAHONTAS, Ark. (AP) — A judge has set a fall 2020 trial date for a woman charged with killing a former Arkansas state lawmaker who was found dead outside her home. Jonesboro television station KAIT report s that the judge on Friday scheduled Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell’s trial to begin Oct. 19....

Eaton scores 22 to lift Arkansas St. past Idaho 82-68

Nov. 17, 2019 5:08 PM EST

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Marquis Eaton had 22 points as Arkansas State beat Idaho 82-68 on Sunday in the Red Wolves Classic. J.J. Matthews had 19 points and seven assists for Arkansas State (4-1), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory. Caleb Fields added 13 points and Canberk Kus had 13 points, 12...

VMI gets first win, tops UC Davis 89-94 in 2OT

Nov. 17, 2019 3:10 PM EST

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Garrett Gilkeson led a balanced attack with 18 points, Tyler Creammer had a double-double off the bench and VMI picked up its first win of the season, topping UC Davis 89-83 in double overtime on Sunday. The Keydets clinched it when Myles Lewis made two free throws with two seconds...

Arkansas State gets game-winning TD with 32 seconds left

Nov. 16, 2019 6:52 PM EST

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Layne Hatcher connected with Kirk Merritt for a 21-yard, go-ahead touchdown with 32 seconds left and Arkansas State beat Coastal Carolina 28-27 on Saturday despite turning it over five times. Arkansas State led 21-13 at the end of the third quarter, but Coastal Carolina had...