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Mississippi State quarterback K.J. Costello (3) passes in the first half an NCAA college football game against LSU in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

No. 16 Mississippi State seeks 4th straight win vs Arkansas

Oct. 1, 2020 12:08 PM EDT

K.J. Costello’s record-setting debut with No. 16 Mississippi State will be a tough act to follow. Arkansas counterpart Feleipe Franks is looking for an improved performance and a win. The quarterback transfers’ prospects Saturday night may ride on their teams’ ability to complement them in...

Little Rock Police Chief Keith Humphrey speaks at a news conference at Mosaic Church in Little Rock, Ark., Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Humphrey filed a lawsuit accusing the local police union, two assistant chiefs and several officers of conspiring against him in an effort to force him out of his job. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo)

Little Rock chief sues officers' union claiming conspiracy

Sep. 30, 2020 10:11 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock's police chief on Wednesday sued the local police union, two assistant chiefs and several officers, accusing them of conspiring to try and force him out of his job. The federal lawsuit by Chief Keith Humphrey is the latest round in an escalating public fight within the...

Arkansas officer sentenced to probation over inmate attack

Sep. 30, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — A fired northwest Arkansas police officer was sentenced to four years' probation after pleading guilty to felony battery for kneeing an inmate in the face. Christopher Munoz Brownlow, 33, also faces various fines and fees in addition to the second-degree battery charge for attacking...

Arkansas reports 19 more COVID-19 deaths as virus cases rise

Sep. 30, 2020 6:46 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Wednesday reported 19 more people have died from the illness caused by the coronavirus. The Department of Health reported the total number of fatalities from COVID-19 now totals 1,369. That number includes confirmed and probable cases. The Arkansas Department of...

Satanic Temple sues company that rejected group's billboards

Sep. 30, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by the Satanic Temple alleges that an advertising company unfairly refused to display some billboards promoting a ritual offered by the group to help people bypass abortion rules in some states. The group, based in Salem, Massachusetts, announced Wednesday that it has...

Michelle Winings, R.N., prepares to give Gov. Roy Cooper his flu shot at the Wake County Health Department in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

The Latest: UN chief cites pandemic's 'unprecedent toll'

Sep. 29, 2020 9:48 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations chief says the COVID-19 pandemic has taken “an unprecedent toll” especially on the economies of many developing countries and the world has not responded with “the massive and urgent support those countries and communities need.” Secretary-General...

Judge: Lawsuit seeking Ecclesia grant money will continue

Sep. 29, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A judge in Washington County has ruled that a lawsuit seeking to recoup more than half a million dollars in state grant money awarded to Ecclesia College can proceed with a new lead plaintiff. According to the lawsuit, the school in Springdale received up to $550,000 from the...

FILE - In this April 27, 2020 file photo, Gov. Asa Hutchinson takes off his Arkansas Razorbacks facemark as he arrives for the daily coronavirus briefing at the state Capitol in Little Rock. Hutchinson issued the order Thursday, July, 16, 2020, effective Monday, July 20, requiring people to wear masks in public throughout the state, which is dealing with a surge in coronavirus cases. The governor issued the order after weeks of resisting such a requirement. (Staton Breidenthal/Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP, File)

Arkansas school superintendent dies from COVID-19

Sep. 29, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas school superintendent died Tuesday from the illness caused by the coronavirus, as a White House task force said the state continued to have one of the highest rates of new virus cases in the country. The Atkins School District announced that Superintendent Jody Jenkins...

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, fifth-grader Marcques Haley, 10, gets his temperature checked by school nurse Rachel White before entering Stephens Elementary School in Little Rock, Ark. The Little Rock teachers union said Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, that its members won't show up for in-person classes due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus in schools. (Tommy Metthe/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP, File)

Little Rock teachers union votes to resume in-person classes

Sep. 29, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Little Rock teachers' union backed off its call Monday for teachers to only work virtually because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus in schools after dozens of teachers faced disciplinary action for not showing up for in-person classes. Little Rock Education...

A local resident Shin Dae-sik, 83, speaks during an interview at his home in Cheongju, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The coronavirus is forcing South Koreans to celebrate their Thanksgiving holiday differently this year, that begin Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Shin said about 15 family members assembled for Chuseok in past years but they decided not to do so this week. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: COVID-19 outbreak on ship off Australia's coast

Sep. 29, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

PERTH, Australia — Authorities are concerned by a COVID-19 outbreak aboard a cargo ship off Australia's northwest coast that has infected most of the crew. Eight more members of the Filipino crew tested positive for the new coronavirus on Monday, bringing the number of infections to 17 out of a crew of 21....