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Arkansas State trustees OK merger with Henderson State

Dec. 6, 2019 1:38 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Trustees of the Arkansas State University System have approved a plan to merge the financially struggling Henderson State University into its system. The trustees approved a resolution on the merger Friday at their meeting in Little Rock, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported....

Arkansas court won't prohibit judge from hearing AG's cases

Dec. 5, 2019 3:22 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the state attorney general's request to prohibit a judge who demonstrated against the death penalty from handling any cases involving her office. In a 4-3 decision, justices rejected the request by Attorney General Leslie Rutledge to...

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...

LSU’s Brady, Ohio State’s Hafley finalists for top assistant

Dec. 2, 2019 4:10 PM EST

LSU quarterback coach Joe Brady and Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley, both in their first seasons at their respective schools, are among the five finalists for the Broyles Award, which goes to the nation’s top assistant coach. Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Snow, Georgia defensive...

Williamson lifts E. Tennessee St. over UALR 67-63

Nov. 30, 2019 5:51 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Daivien Williamson had 20 points as East Tennessee State narrowly beat Arkansas-Little Rock 67-63 on Saturday. Williamson shot 5 for 6 from behind the arc. Isaiah Tisdale had 14 points and six rebounds for East Tennessee State (7-1), which earned its fourth consecutive win....

Suit claims Boy Scouts overlooked leader’s alleged abuse

Nov. 30, 2019 5:50 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America is facing another lawsuit in a wave of litigation over decades-old allegations of sexual abuse. The Arkansas Democrat Gazette reports that two men filed a federal suit in Little Rock Wednesday, accusing the organization of concealing "negligence and...

9 television stations across 5 states to be sold for $59.2M

Nov. 30, 2019 11:27 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An expanding television group is buying nine stations in six smaller markets. Standard Media Group of Nashville, Tennessee says it will buy stations in Arkansas, Indiana, Mississippi, New York and Tennessee for $59.2 million. From Waypoint Media, Standard is buying Fox and NBC...

Feds sue Arkansas insurer over fired employee who had a baby

Nov. 29, 2019 3:32 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The federal government is suing a Little Rock-based insurance company over the firing of a worker who had just had a baby. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Little Rock against USAble Life on behalf of former employee Christian DeClue....

Missouri and Arkansas close out regular season on skids

Nov. 28, 2019 3:20 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The Battle Line Rivalry is still in its relatively infancy for Arkansas and Missouri. For the first time in the sixth such meeting, the game will be for nothing more than bragging rights. Missouri (5-6, 2-5 SEC) lost an appeal to the NCAA this week and will be banned from...

Nowell scores 26 to lead UALR over Alcorn St. 67-50

Nov. 27, 2019 10:36 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Markquis Nowell had 26 points as Arkansas-Little Rock got past Alcorn State 67-50 on Wednesday night. Nowell also had eight turnovers but only two assists. Kamani Johnson had 17 points and 12 rebounds for Arkansas-Little Rock (5-3). Jovan Stulic added 11 points and six rebounds....