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Donation nearly triples size of Arkansas veterans cemetery

Oct. 21, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas veterans cemetery nearly tripled its size with land donated from a military post, officials said. The Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock on Tuesday celebrated its 141-acre expansion, which enlarged it from 82 acres to 223 acres. The Camp Robinson...

2 more Arkansas lawmakers test positive for coronavirus

Oct. 21, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two Arkansas lawmakers on Wednesday said they tested positive for the coronavirus, the latest in an outbreak among legislators that has prompted the suspension of state budget hearings this week. State Sen. Missy Irvin and state Rep. Joe Cloud confirmed that they contracted the...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) catches a pass as Auburn linebacker Chandler Wooten (31) tries to tackle him during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Auburn, Ala. DeVonta Smith could be tearing up the NFL instead of the Southeastern Conference.
The Alabama standout has 38 receptions for 483 yards and four touchdowns in four games. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

SEC standouts who returned for more finding success so far

Oct. 21, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

DeVonta Smith could be tearing up the NFL instead of the Southeastern Conference. The Alabama standout has 38 receptions for 483 yards and four touchdowns in four games, including consecutive performances in which he topped 160 yards while helping the second-ranked Crimson Tide score a combined 104 points. Even...

Arkansas lawmakers test positive for virus, governor exposed

Oct. 20, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Three Arkansas lawmakers have tested positive for the coronavirus, legislative leaders said Tuesday, and the state’s governor said he’s scaling back his public events and meetings after being exposed to someone with the virus. Senate President Jim Hendren said the...

Voters stand in line Monday Oct. 19, 2020 at the Pulaski County Regional Building in downtown Little Rock, Ark.,  as they wait to vote on the first day of early voting. (Staton Breidenthal/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP)

Early voting begins in Arkansas for November election

Oct. 19, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Early voting began Monday in Arkansas for the November general election, and lines were reported at several locations around the state. Secretary of State John Thurston hasn't predicted how many of the state's 1.8 million registered voters will cast a ballot in this year's...

Arkansas virus hospitalizations hit new high, 10 new deaths

Oct. 19, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Monday hit a new record for number of people hospitalized because of the illness caused by the coronavirus. The Department of Health reported 41 more people hospitalized because of COVID-19, bringing its total number to 613. Ten more people died, bringing the state's...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence passes against LSU during the first half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. Georgia Tech will play at home against the nation's top-ranked team for the first time in 40 years when No. 1 Clemson, let by the high-profile tandem of quarterback Trevor Lawrence and running back Travis Etienne, puts its perfect record on the line on Saturday, Oct. 17. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

STAT WATCH: Offense name of game with scoring on record pace

Oct. 19, 2020 2:49 AM EDT

Scoring and other offensive numbers continue to rise through seven weeks of the college football season, and the weekend showed why. Clemson scored 73 points against Georgia Tech, North Texas hung 52 on Middle Tennessee, Memphis had 50 against Central Florida, and the week began with Arkansas State outscoring...

No crowds, rides at Arkansas State Fair due to COVID-19

Oct. 18, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A scaled-back version of the Arkansas State Fair, without crowds, rides and concerts, was held this weekend as the event’s size was significantly reduced due to the coronavirus pandemic. Mainly junior livestock competitions were scheduled to run until next weekend during...

Cent. Arkansas forces 6 turnovers, beats Missouri St. 33-24

Oct. 18, 2020 12:11 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Breylin Smith threw two touchdown passes, and the Central Arkansas defense had seven sacks and forced six turnovers in its 33-24 win over Missouri State on Saturday night. Logan Jessup, a sophomore linebacker who went into the game with one career sack, had 3 1/2 sacks on Saturday...

Arkansas Supreme Court rules to keep proposals on ballot

Oct. 17, 2020 10:22 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled that two proposed amendments will not be removed from the general election ballot next month, upholding a lower court's decision to dismiss the case against the secretary of state. Tom Steele, chairman of the Arkansas Term Limits committee, filed...