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Schmid passes top-ranked Sam Houston over Central Arkansas

Sep. 25, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Eric Schmid threw four touchdown passes and defending national champion and No. 1 FCS-ranked Sam Houston held off Central Arkansas 45-35 on Saturday. Schmid left the game with 9 1/2 minutes left after absorbing a hard hit that was ruled as targeting....

Smith leads Central Arkansas over Arkansas-Pine Bluff 45-23

Sep. 19, 2021 00:56 AM EDT

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Breylin Smith threw four first-half touchdown passes and Central Arkansas beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 45-23 on Saturday night. Smith finished 31-of-42 passing for 329 yards. Three different receivers had a touchdown catch from inside the 7, and Tyler...

As COVID-19 vaccine mandates rise, religious exemptions grow

Sep. 15, 2021 22:46 PM EDT

An estimated 2,600 Los Angeles Police Department employees are citing religious objections to try to get out of the required COVID-19 vaccination. In Washington state, thousands of state workers are seeking similar exemptions. And in Arkansas, a hospital has been swamped...

Today in History

Aug. 17, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2021. There are 136 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 17, 1915, a mob in Cobb County, Georgia, lynched Jewish businessman Leo Frank, 31,...

Arkansas hospitals announce vaccine requirements for staff

Aug. 12, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A growing number of Arkansas hospitals said Thursday they'll require all staff to get vaccinated against the coronavirus as the state's COVID-19 hospitalizations dropped after hitting new records three days in a row. CHI St. Vincent and St....

Some praise, some doubts as Facebook rolls out a prayer tool

Aug. 08, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

Facebook already asks for your thoughts. Now it wants your prayers. The social media giant has rolled out a new prayer request feature, a tool embraced by some religious leaders as a cutting-edge way to engage the faithful online. Others are eyeing it warily as they weigh...

2 shootings involving Arkansas troopers during traffic stops

Jul. 30, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — No injuries were reported following two shootings this week involving Arkansas State troopers during traffic stops along Interstate 40, according to state police. On Thursday, Trooper Tyler Langley and a motorist exchanged gunfire near Conway after...