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Exhibit honoring black migrants to be unveiled in Wisconsin

Oct. 23, 2021 01:11 AM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — Pastor Tyrone Patrick’s grandfather, Robert Patrick, worked picking cotton in Mississippi and could “out-pick anybody.” The more cotton he picked, the more money he made, because he was paid by the pound. With 14 children to help raise...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 23, 2021 00:29 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Arkadelphia 33, Ashdown 27 Augusta 47, Midland 14 Batesville 21, Brookland 7 Beebe 41, Watson Chapel 0 Benton 41, Greenwood 40 Bentonville 56, Rogers 49...

K-State aims for big bounceback after 9 wins last season

Oct. 22, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — After back-to-back losing seasons, Kansas State coach Bruce Weber knew he needed to make some changes this year, so he brought in a couple of former Marines to put the Wildcats through their paces before fall practice began. It's something Weber...

Smith rushes for 238 yards as Louisiana-Lafayette wins 28-27

Oct. 21, 2021 23:27 PM EDT

JONESBORO, ARK. (AP) — Freshman Montrell Johnson took a handoff 99 yards for a school and Sun Belt Conference record-long touchdown, Chris Smith rushed for 238 yards and the game-winner and Louisiana-Lafayette battled past Arkansas State 28-27 on Thursday night. Johnson...

Court: Casino backing must come from current officials

Oct. 21, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday said the endorsement required for a casino license must come from elected local officials in office at the time of the application, a key victory for the Cherokee Nation's efforts to build a casino in the state. ...

Arkansas gains first preseason hoops ranking since 2007-08

Oct. 21, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — In his third season at Arkansas, Eric Musselman has restored the roar to a once-elite men’s basketball program. The Razorbacks raced through the Southeastern Conference late last season, then made the kind of run they were known for in the...

Arkansas takes 3-game skid into matchup with Arkansas-PB

Oct. 21, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas will face an in-state school for the first time since 1944 when the Razorbacks host Arkansas-Pine Bluff in a nonconference game at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock on Saturday. “Even as old as I am, I wasn’t born at that...

Arkansas man jailed in death of man found near highway

Oct. 21, 2021 06:58 AM EDT

WARREN, Ark. (AP) — A south Arkansas man has been jailed on a capital murder charge in connection with the death of a man who was found lying along a highway earlier this week. Arkansas State Police say 44-year-old Tony McCoy of Warren was arrested late Tuesday. He's...

NBA struggles during 1950s, begins its rise later in decade

Oct. 20, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

A career in the NBA seemed such an uncertainty as the 1950s arrived that Bob Cousy considered driving school a better option than playing for a team he didn’t even know how to find on a map. “Basketball was at the bottom of the totem pole,” said Cousy, one of the...

Arkansas governor delays plans for session on tax cuts

Oct. 19, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday backed off plans to call the Legislature back to the Capitol next week to take up income tax cuts as he continued negotiating with lawmakers on how much to reduce. The Republican governor delayed the...