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Ohio State to host Arkansas State in 2022

Aug. 22, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

Ohio State will host Arkansas State in 2022. Arkansas State made the announcement Thursday in a news release. The teams will face off on Sept. 10, 2022, at Ohio Stadium in the first-ever meeting between the programs. Ohio State will open its 2022 season at home against Notre Dame on Sept. 3 before playing...

Arkansas man pleads guilty to mailing powder to senator

Aug. 22, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas man has pleaded guilty to charges alleging he mailed white powder to Sen. Tom Cotton's Washington office along with a letter that stated, "Maybe this will get your attention." Henry Goodloe pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to a count of conveying false...

Walmart to revamp, reopen El Paso store after mass shooting

Aug. 22, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Walmart plans to reopen the El Paso store where 22 people were killed in a shooting earlier this month, the retail giant said Thursday, but the entire interior of the building will first be rebuilt. The renovated store will include an on-site memorial honoring the victims of the...

Arkansas man who held child at gunpoint shot by trooper

Aug. 22, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State Police say a man who had barricaded himself inside a home and held a 9-year-old at gunpoint was shot dead by a trooper. State Police said 49-year-old William Lloyd Jones was shot early Thursday morning after the State Police SWAT team entered the home and rescued the...

Arkansas man gets life in prison for death of estranged wife

Aug. 21, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty Tuesday to capital murder for the stabbing death of his estranged wife. Prosecutors say 44-year-old Rick Headley went to a store on March 13, 2018, in Mountain Home where his estranged wife,...

Dismissed Arkansas forward Osabuohien transfers to WVU

Aug. 21, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Former Arkansas forward Gabe Osabuohien has transferred to West Virginia. West Virginia coach Bob Huggins announced the transfer of Osabuohien (Oh-sah-BOY-en) on Wednesday. He will have two years of eligibility remaining. Arkansas coach Eric Musselman dismissed Osabuohien from the...

More mental exams sought for man charged in jail death

Aug. 21, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A judge says an outside expert will evaluate the mental state of an Arkansas inmate charged in the killing of a correctional officer. Circuit Judge Kirk Johnson said Tuesday the expert will evaluate Tramell Hunter to determine whether Hunter can stand trial on capital murder charges...

Former VA pathologist charged in deaths of 3 patients

Aug. 20, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A pathologist fired from an Arkansas veterans hospital after officials said he had been impaired while on duty was charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of three patients who authorities say he misdiagnosed and whose records he later altered to conceal his...

Wendy Anderson, wife of Arkansas State coach, dies at 49

Aug. 20, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Wendy Anderson, the wife of Arkansas State football coach Blake Anderson, has died after a two-year fight with breast cancer. She was 49. Blake Anderson says his wife died Monday night, just hours after the school announced he would be taking a leave of absence. He said on Twitter :...

Arkansas State coach taking leave while wife fights cancer

Aug. 19, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson is taking a leave of absence while his wife fights cancer. Athletic director Terry Mohajir said Monday in a statement that Anderson was taking the leave indefinitely to be with his family. Mohajir added: "We will continue to pray for peace for his...