CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge has ruled that a teenager accused of abducting and killing a 71-year-old woman is mentally fit to stand trial.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock and the El Dorado-News Times have won general excellence awards from the Arkansas Associated Press Managing Editors...
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Police in central Arkansas say a 6-year-old child used a disconnected cellphone to call 911 and falsely report that several people had been shot at an elementary...
NW State looks to sweep Central Ark.
Central Arkansas (12-18, 7-10) vs. Northwestern State (11-19, 6-11)
Prather Coliseum, Natchitoches, Louisiana; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Northwestern State goes for the season...
SHSU looks to sweep Central Ark.
Central Arkansas (11-18, 6-10) vs. Sam Houston State (20-9, 15-1)
Johnson Coliseum, Huntsville, Texas; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Central Arkansas seeks revenge on Sam...
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Jaren Lewis had 16 points and nine rebounds and Jaylen Franklin posted 12 points, eight assists and six rebounds as Abilene Christian beat Central Arkansas 67-55 on...
ACU looks to sweep Central Ark.
Abilene Christian (22-6, 11-4) vs. Central Arkansas (11-17, 6-9)
Farris Center, Conway, Arkansas; Saturday, 5 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Central Arkansas seeks revenge on Abilene Christian...
Unruh scores 20 as Central Arkansas ends 7-game skid 92-74
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Thatch Unruh scored 20 points with six assists, Eddy Kayouloud and DeAndre Jones chipped in 19 points each and Central Arkansas pounded Stephen F. Austin 92-74 Wednesday night,...
Central Ark. looks to end streak vs SFA
Stephen F. Austin (14-12, 7-7) vs. Central Arkansas (10-17, 5-9)
Farris Center, Conway, Arkansas; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Stephen F. Austin looks to extend Central...
Judge asked to reconsider pass for indicted ex-lawmaker
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal prosecutor is asking a judge to reconsider her ruling allowing indicted former Arkansas state Sen. Gilbert Baker a more than two-day pass from a substance-abuse treatment center in Russellville to attend his son's wedding and rehearsal dinner in Conway.
Dalton carries Houston Baptist over Cent. Arkansas 75-71
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Ty Dalton had a season-high 21 points plus 10 rebounds as Houston Baptist narrowly defeated Central Arkansas 75-71 on Wednesday night.
Dalton made 9 of 12 shots.
Ian DuBose had 19 points and eight rebounds for Houston Baptist (8-14, 4-7 Southland Conference). Braxton Bonds added 11 points.
Veal leads SE Louisiana over Cent. Arkansas 75-67
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Marlain Veal had 21 points as Southeastern Louisiana topped Central Arkansas 75-67 on Saturday. Moses Greenwood added 20 points for the Lions.
Veal made 11 of 12 free throws. He added seven assists. Greenwood had 11 rebounds for the Lions. He also had eight turnovers.
Parker Edwards had 16 points for Southeastern Louisiana (11-13, 7-4 Southland Conference), which earned its fifth consecutive road victory. Maxwell Starwood added seven rebounds.
Lane powers Northwestern State past Central Arkansas
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Ishmael Lane had 22 points, 13 rebounds and two big free throws and Northwestern State held off Central Arkansas 80-75 on Saturday night.
Malik Metoyer made two free throws to give Northwestern State a 78-75 lead with 19 seconds to go. Although trailing by three, Central Arkansas got to the line twice in the next 10 seconds of play but missed all four free throws. Lane made two free throws with six seconds left to wrap up the win.
Koval with 22 points, Cent. Arkansas edges New Orleans 76-71
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Hayden Koval matched his career high scoring 22 points on four 3-pointers and Central Arkansas held on to edge New Orleans 76-71 on Wednesday night.
Thatch Unruh added 15 points and nine rebounds for the Bears (10-10, 5-2 Southland Conference), who are on a four-game win streak. DeAndre Jones had 13 points and Eddy Kayouloud 10 points and six rebounds.
Windgate Foundation pledges $20 million for UCA arts center
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — The Windgate Foundation has pledged $20 million in matching funds for a new fine-arts building at the University of Central Arkansas.
Central Arkansas closes strong, edges past Nicholls 74-69
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Hayden Koval scored 20 points, pulled down eight rebounds and blocked six shots as Central Arkansas pushed its win streak to three games with a 74-68 defeat of Nicholls State on Saturday.
Eddy Kayouloud added 16 points for the Bears (9-10, 4-2 Southland), who fended off Nicholls in the last four minutes.
Court fees stayed for federal workers in 1 Arkansas district
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Judges in one central Arkansas judicial district are staying the collection of fees, fines and court costs from federal employees during the government shutdown.
Home BancShares: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) _ Home BancShares Inc. (HOMB) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $71 million.
The Conway, Arkansas-based bank said it had earnings of 41 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for costs related to mergers and acquisitions, came to 44 cents per share.
The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 45 cents per share.
Unruh helps Central Arkansas hold off Lamar 75-68
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Thatch Unruh hit four 3-pointers and scored 14 points and Central Arkansas shot 52 percent from beyond the arc in a 75-68 victory over Lamar on Saturday.
Unruh sank 4 of 8 from distance and added four assists for the Bears (7-10, 2-2 Southland Conference). Reserve Matthew Mondesir contributed 13 points, matching his career high, and added four rebounds and four assists. DeAndre Jones and Hayden Koval finishd with 10 points apiece.
Arkansas dispatchers receive threats after dog shooting
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas prosecutor is calling for the public to be patient and stop threatening local dispatchers after a sheriff's deputy shot a Chihuahua dog while responding to a call about an animal attack.
Arkansas deputy sheriff fired after shooting, wounding dog
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas sheriff has fired a deputy who shot a small dog in a residential neighborhood.
Faulkner County Sheriff Tim Ryals says in a Facebook post that he found no evidence the deputy violated a law or policy when he shot the Chihuahua on Friday near Conway. But the sheriff says the deputy "fell short" of serving and protecting residents.
Ryals says a report on the shooting will be given to prosecutors for review.
Arkansas sheriff’s deputy fired after shooting small dog
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — A sheriff's office in central Arkansas has fired a deputy who was captured on video shooting and wounding a small dog while on duty.
Faulkner County Sheriff Tim Ryals said on the office's Facebook page Saturday that Deputy Keenan Wallace was "relieved of his duties" one day after the incident in Conway, about 25 miles north of Little Rock.
Danberry scores 26, No. 7 Mississippi State tops Arkansas
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Jordan Danberry made little effort to hide the importance of her return to Arkansas and the final game of her career in her home state.
The Mississippi State senior did plenty of talking with her game, too, on Thursday night, scoring a career-high 26 points as the No. 7 Bulldogs opened Southeastern Conference play with a 93-69 win over the Razorbacks.
Judge denies Arkansas teen’s request for school service dog
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a plea by a 16-year-old Arkansas girl who sought to bring her service dog to school to help ease panic attacks that can debilitate her.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that federal Judge Brian Miller ruled Wednesday that the Conway School District can't be compelled under the Americans with Disabilities Act to allow the dog.
Faulkner County diverted $350K from public defender’s office
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — A county in central Arkansas won't reimburse its public defender's office for more than $350,000 of funding that officials diverted to other entities over almost two decades.
Central Arkansas tops Lyon 62-47 to end 3-game skid
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Hayden Koval finished with 10 points, seven rebounds and six blocked shots and Central Arkansas had all 13 players score in a 62-47 victory over NAIA-member Lyon College on Sunday.
Both teams struggled on offense. Central Arkansas (5-8) shot 44 percent from the floor, but just 30 percent from 3-point range, while the Scots shot 35 percent from the floor, 37.5 percent from distance and 45.5 percent at the foul line.
University of Central Arkansas suspends Kappa Sigma chapter
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — The University of Central Arkansas has suspended the Kappa Sigma fraternity for one year for hazing pledges, including spraying them with cold water, putting them through grueling physical workouts and not allowing them to leave the fraternity house.
No one hurt after Ferris wheel malfunctions in Arkansas
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say all passengers were safely rescued after a Ferris wheel malfunctioned in central Arkansas.
The Log Cabin Democrat reports that passengers reported hearing a loud pop and felt their gondolas sway while on the ride Saturday night in Conway, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Little Rock.
Conway manufacturing plant to close by 2021
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Economic development officials in Arkansas say the state tried to entice Kimberly-Clark Corp. to keep its Conway plant open but couldn't compete with the incentives being offered by Wisconsin.
Walker uses power next governor may not have to seal deal
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker executed a $28 million deal Thursday to save nearly 400 jobs at a Kimberly-Clark Corp. plant, using powers that his Democratic successor would no longer have under legislation approved last week during a lame-duck session.
Pope County deputy fatally shoots man after traffic stop
MORRILTON, Ark. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a Pope County deputy fatally shot a man after a police chase on Interstate 40 in Arkansas.
Arkansas State Police say the deputy was trying to make a traffic stop Tuesday night, but the man continued driving east on I-40 into Conway County. State police say that after the man pulled over, he stepped out of his vehicle armed with a knife.
Central Arkansas pulls away from Little Rock for a 78-65 win
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — DeAndre Jones scored 23 points, dished seven assists and grabbed seven boards as Central Arkansas knocked off Little Rock 78-65 in the first of two Governor's I-40 Showdown battles Wednesday night.
The year-long competition pits the two schools against each other in 11 sports. The basketball win was worth four points to the Bears. Counting fall sports competition, Central Arkansas holds an 18.5-3.5 lead in the first year of the competition.
Unruh, Central Arkansas rout Univ. of the Ozarks 93-52
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Thatch Unruh scored 18 points and Hayden Koval scored 15, 13 rebounds and three blocks to help Central Arkansas beat Division III-member University of the Ozarks 93-52 on Monday.
Incarnate Word clinches share of Southland Conference title
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Ra'Quanne Dickens ran 35 times for 213 yards and three touchdowns and Incarnate Word clinched a share of the Southland Conference title Saturday night with a 40-27 win over Central Arkansas.
Dickens compiled the second-most carries and third-most yards rushing in a game in program history, and the Cardinals' 656 yards of total offense was a program record.
Bennett, Central Arkansas beat D-III Hendrix 99-73
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Khaleem Bennett had 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting and DeAndre Jones scored 17 to help Central Arkansas beat D-III Hendrix 99-73 on Thursday night.
Thatch Unruh added 13 points and 11 rebounds and Hayden Koval scored 12 for Central Arkansas (1-1).
Hoy has 5 TDs, Lamar holds on for 38-24 upset win over UCA
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Jordan Hoy threw for four touchdowns and ran for another — all in the first half — and Lamar held on to upset Central Arkansas 38-24 on Saturday.
Hoy hit Isaiah Howard in stride for a 77-yard touchdown pass to close out the first quarter with a 21-10 lead. He nailed Myles Wanza on a 25-yard scoring strike early in the second quarter and hit Mason Sikes from 40 yards out for his final touchdown toss with 1:27 remaining in the first half, to go ahead 35-16 at the break.
DNA evidence identifies prime suspect in 28-year-old slaying
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say evidence has been found in a nearly three decade-old case involving the rape and murder of a central Arkansas woman that has led to the identity of a prime suspect in the case, who is now dead.
Acxiom: Fiscal 2Q Earnings Snapshot
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) _ Acxiom Holdings, Inc. (RAMP) on Monday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $20.6 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
The Conway, Arkansas-based company said it had profit of 27 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 14 cents per share.
The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 21 cents per share.
Rapper Yella Beezy released from hospital after shooting
DALLAS (AP) — Management for rapper Yella Beezy says he's out of the hospital after being shot three times on a highway in the Dallas area.
The Dallas rapper was released from the hospital this week.
Police say the rapper, whose legal name is Deandre Conway, was driving on the Sam Rayburn Tollway in Lewisville early on Oct. 14 when someone in a vehicle pulled up next to him and opened fire.
4 Arkansas cities express interest for USDA offices
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Four Arkansas cities are among more than 135 nationwide vying for two U.S. Department of Agriculture branch offices that are moving away from Washington, D.C.
The USDA's Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture together employ about 700 workers. The offices are leaving Washington and at least 136 cities — including Conway, Jonesboro, Little Rock and North Little Rock — have expressed an interest in landing them.
Hales throws 5 TDs, Central Arkansas thumps NW State 38-17
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Luke Hales threw for 278 yards and five touchdowns to lead Central Arkansas to a 38-17 thumping of Northwestern State on Saturday night.
Home BancShares: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) _ Home BancShares Inc. (HOMB) on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $80.3 million.
The Conway, Arkansas-based bank said it had earnings of 46 cents per share.
The results met Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 46 cents per share.
Rapper Yella Beezy shot on Texas highway, still hospitalized
LEWISVILLE, Texas (AP) — Management for rapper Yella Beezy says he remains hospitalized after being shot while driving on a highway in Texas.
University of Arkansas institute receives $100 million gift
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas has received a $100 million gift from a trust established by the late Arkansas Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller.
The school said Friday that the endowment will continue funding the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, which the university says focuses on civic, cultural, research and educational programs and activities.
Arkansas governor holding town halls around state
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' governor is holding a series of public town halls around the state to talk about his proposals for next year's legislative session, including a plan to reorganize state agencies and an effort to cut taxes.
Hutchinson's office on Wednesday said the town halls would begin with an event Monday at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Hutchinson also plans town halls later this month in Jonesboro, Hot Springs, Fort Smith and northwest Arkansas.
Health care mostly on sidelines in Arkansas House debate
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Attempts to scrap the federal health care law have been the focus of Democrats' efforts to flip a congressional seat in solidly red Arkansas, but the issue was sidelined Monday in the only debate between Republican Rep. French Hill and Democratic challenger Clarke Tucker.
Hales throws 5 TDs, Central Arkansas dominates HBU 66-35
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Luke Hales threw for career-best five touchdowns with Brandon Myers and Jakari Dillard pulling in two touchdown tosses apiece as Central Arkansas stormed out to an early lead to dominate Houston Baptist 66-35 in Southland Conference action on Saturday.
Conway man charged after shooting at post office employee
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Federal officials say an Arkansas man has been indicted on assault and firearm charges after he allegedly climbed over a post office counter and fired multiple shots in the direction of an employee.
U.S. Attorney Cody Hiland said Wednesday that Stephen Gregory Potts was charged with one count of assaulting a postal service employee and two federal firearms counts.