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Arkansas man charged with killing Tennessee car seller

Sep. 24, 2020 5:25 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An Arkansas man has been charged with killing a Tennessee man who was selling a car, then stealing the vehicle. Edmond Knowles, 21, has been indicted on charges including first-degree murder, robbery and kidnapping in the February death of 20-year-old Arnold Javier Reyes, the Shelby...

Arkansas asks judge to dismiss lawsuit over virus mandates

Sep. 23, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas reported 20 more deaths from the illness caused by the coronavirus on Wednesday as the state asked a judge to dismiss an effort by some Republican lawmakers to invalidate virus safety restrictions. The state Department of Health reported that 1,229 people have died from...

University of Arkansas lifts testing requirements for 2021

Sep. 23, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville has decided to change some testing requirements to give prospective freshman more options for enrollment next year. Suzanne McCray is the school's top enrollment official. She told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in an email that admission...

Report: Pilot trying to correct course when plane crashed

Sep. 23, 2020 11:36 AM EDT

CHESTER, Ark. (AP) — The pilot of a small airplane that crashed earlier this month in Arkansas told air traffic controllers that he was trying to correct his course after the aircraft got caught in some wind, a preliminary report said. All four people aboard the Cirrus SR22 died when the plane crashed in...

Lawsuit filed over Arkansas absentee ballot rejections

Sep. 22, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A lawsuit filed Tuesday asks a federal judge to require Arkansas election officials to give absentee voters a chance to correct their ballots before they're rejected due to signature issues. The League of Women Voters of Arkansas argues in the lawsuit that Arkansas law regarding...

Arkansas panel scales back activity at Clinton House Museum

Sep. 22, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The Advertising and Promotion Commission has pulled back from operations at the former home-turned-museum of Bill and Hillary Clinton in Fayetteville with plans to let the lease expire. Commissioners voted 6-0 Monday to scale back programming at the Clinton House Museum. Starting...

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, file photo, new Arkansas NCAA college football head coach Sam Pittman speaks during an introductory news conference in Fayetteville, Ark. Kirby Smart gives much credit to first-year Arkansas coach Sam Pittman for helping to make No. 4 Georgia an annual contender for the Southeastern Conference championship. Georgia opens its season at Arkansas on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Pittman’s debut as the Razorbacks coach. Pittman was one of Smart’s top assistants as the Bulldogs’ offensive line coach for four seasons. (Charlie Kaijo/The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP, File)

No. 4 Georgia to be reunited with popular Pittman in opener

Sep. 22, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

Kirby Smart gives much credit to first-year Arkansas coach Sam Pittman for helping to make No. 4 Georgia an annual contender for the Southeastern Conference championship. “He helped build the foundation of what we have now,” Smart said Monday. Smart and his Bulldogs will be reunited with Pittman...

Arkansas reports 12 more virus deaths, 12 more in hospital

Sep. 22, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Tuesday reported 12 more deaths and 12 more people in the hospital from the illness caused by the new coronavirus. The Department of Health reported 486 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, bringing the state's total since the virus outbreak began in March to 74,772....

More Kansas schools ending in-person classes, sports

Sep. 22, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — More Kansas schools have ended in-person classes and canceled sports because of coronavirus exposure and team quarantines. Both Haysville and Derby have quarantined their high school football teams, but Derby still plans to hold Friday night’s game, the Wichita Eagle reported....

Arkansas reports 16 more virus deaths, 35 more in hospital

Sep. 21, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Monday reported 16 more deaths from COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, and 35 more people hospitalized as a White House task force said the state had the 4th highest rate of new virus cases in the country. The Department of Health reported that the number...