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Tatum HR bests Leiter's 15 Ks in NC St.'s 1-0 win over Vandy

Jun. 21, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — North Carolina State's postseason just keeps getting better. The Wolfpack beat SEC pitcher of the year Kevin Kopps of Arkansas to win their regional, beat the Pac-12 pitcher of the year Brendan Beck of Stanford in their College World Series opener,...

Arkansas governor creates outdoor recreation office

Jun. 21, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday announced he is creating an office that will focus on outdoor recreation in the state. Hutchinson said the new office of outdoor recreation will be part of the state Department of Parks, Heritage and...

Kincaid named University of Arkansas acting chancellor

Jun. 21, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas system on Monday named an acting chancellor for its flagship campus in Fayetteville after the school's leader abruptly resigned last week. UA System President Donald Bobbitt named Bill Kincaid, the University of...

Five Arkansans, including 2 teenagers, die in Oklahoma crash

Jun. 20, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

CAMERON, Okla. (AP) — Five northwest Arkansas residents, including two teenagers, were killed in a head-on collision in eastern Oklahoma near the Oklahoma-Arkansas state line, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports. The five died Friday in the collision on...

11 hospitalized after church bus, vehicle crash in Arkansas

Jun. 19, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

CORNING, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a church bus collided Saturday with another vehicle on a northeastern Arkansas highway, sending at least 11 people to the hospital. Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller said he believes there were 11 people aboard the Tennessee church...

Judge: No car show trip for man arrested in Capitol riot

Jun. 18, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday said he won't allow an Arkansas man arrested after he was photographed sitting at a desk in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot to travel for a classic-car swap meet. U.S. District...

Frank Bonner, Herb on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 79

Jun. 17, 2021 23:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with an affection for polyester plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died. He was 79. Bonner died Wednesday from complications of Lewy body dementia, said his daughter, Desiree...

University of Arkansas chancellor Joe Steinmetz to resign

Jun. 17, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The head of the flagship University of Arkansas campus announced Thursday that he would step down, citing the challenge of leading the school in “today's polarized society." University of Arkansas Chancellor Joe Steinmetz announced his...

DOJ: 2 states' transgender restrictions unconstitutional

Jun. 17, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday challenged bans involving transgender people that target athletes in West Virginia and children in Arkansas, slamming them as violations of federal law. The department filed statements of interest in...

Arkansas district judge to run for state Supreme Court seat

Jun. 17, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas district judge has announced he's running for a seat on the state Supreme Court. District Judge Chris Carnahan, 49, said Wednesday that he is seeking the post currently held by Robin F. Wynne on the Arkansas State Supreme Court. ...