Ex-Chicago Bears star Dan Hampton gets one year probation in Indiana drunken driving case
Dan Hampton, three miles from his Winfield home, claimed he had five beers at a friend’s house in Lowell, documents said. Later at the hospital, he learned his blood alcohol level was .189. The legal limit in Indiana is .08.chicagotribune.com
"They used us as an experiment": Arkansas inmates who were given ivermectin to treat COVID file federal lawsuit against jail
"They said they were vitamins, steroids and antibiotics," one of the plaintiffs told CBS News. "...It was not consensual. They used us as an experiment — like we're livestock."cbsnews.com
Oklahoma Couple Accused of Having Sex After Gruesome Love Triangle Slaying
Tulsa Police DepartmentA murder suspect in Oklahoma allegedly admitted to police that he and his fellow suspect had sex in the victim’s bed as they could hear her “struggling to live” in the next room.According to an affidavit from Tulsa police, obtained by local outlet KNWA/KFTA, 28-year-old Nicholas Johnson and 25-year-old Brinlee Denison beat the victim, Sarah Maguire, to death with a crowbar inside her home in Oklahoma earlier this week. The outlet reported that the pair face charges of firsnews.yahoo.com
This waitress was given a $2,200 tip. She was told she had to share it with other staff – then was fired.
Grant Wise, a business owner, tipped his two servers a whopping $4,400 – way over the standard 20%. They split it with each other, then were told they had to split it with everyone else.cbsnews.com
More than 100 feared dead as tornadoes ravage central U.S.
Beginning early Friday night, as many as 30 tornadoes cut through Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee. More than 100 people are feared dead, with perhaps the greatest loss of life at a candle factory in Mayfield, Ky., where dozens of workers were killed when the building collapsed. CBS News lead national correspondent David Begnaud reports.news.yahoo.com
Storms hit Arkansas nursing home, Illinois Amazon warehouse
At least two people were killed Friday night when a reported tornado ripped through an Arkansas nursing home, and emergency crews in southern Illinois were also responding to reports of injuries at an Amazon warehouse after a roof collapsed amid storms there. Craighead County Judge Marvin Day told The Associated Press that a tornado struck the Monette Manor nursing home at about 8:15 p.m., trapping 20 people inside as the building collapsed.news.yahoo.com
Josh Duggar's wife Anna leaves court emotionless after former TV star convicted of child porn possession
Anna Duggar was spotted looking emotionless on her way out of the Arkansas federal courthouse where her husband, Josh Duggar, was convicted of child pornography possession on Thursday.news.yahoo.com
Jury begins deliberating in Josh Duggar child porn trial
A federal jury in Arkansas has begun deliberations in the trial of former reality TV star Josh Duggar, who is accused of receiving and possessing child pornography. The jury began its deliberations at midday Wednesday, a week after the trial began in northwest Arkansas. Duggar, 33, faces up to 20 years in prison on each of the two counts if convicted.news.yahoo.com
Former Bears star Hampton arrested on drunken driving charge
Former Chicago Bears defensive lineman Dan Hampton, who was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002, has been arrested in Indiana for allegedly driving a vehicle while drunk. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office in Indiana said Hampton was arrested Nov. 20 on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated in Winfield, where he lives. Winfield is about 50 miles (80.47 kilometers) from Chicago.news.yahoo.com
Report: Interstate bridge's crack likely dates back to 1970s
A crack in a steel beam that forced the closure of the Interstate 40 bridge connecting Arkansas and Tennessee for three months likely began when the span was fabricated in the 1970s and went undetected for years, a report by Arkansas' Transportation Department released Thursday said. A forensic investigation by an outside firm hired by the department said the crack occurred in a weld between two plates during the bridge's fabrication. The crack had been visible in 2016, and an inspector who had missed it was fired by the department in May. The report said the weld fracture initially was not visible by conventional inspection and was not caught by an ultrasonic inspection in 1982.news.yahoo.com
CHRISTUS expands resources in San Marcos area
CHRISTUS Health is expanding its medical footprint in the Central Texas area with the introduction of a multi-specialty medical group with more than 1,100 clinicians serving Texas, Arkansas and Louisi[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
CHRISTUS expands resources in San Marcos area
CHRISTUS Health is expanding its medical footprint in the Central Texas area with the introduction of a multi-specialty medical group with more than 1,100 clinicians serving Texas, Arkansas and Louisi[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News, News - Mobile San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Arkansas Man Charged in $100 Million COVID-19 Health Care Fraud Scheme
A federal grand jury in the Western District of Arkansas returned an indictment yesterday charging an Arkansas man who owned or managed numerous diagnostic testing laboratories with health care fraud in connection with over $100 million dollars in false billings for urine drug testing, COVID-19 testing, and other clinical laboratory services. According to the indictment, Taylor controlled and directed multiple diagnostic laboratories, and used those labs to submit more than $100 million in false and fraudulent claims to Medicare. Taylor is charged with 16 counts of health care fraud, and one count of engaging in a monetary transaction in criminally-derived property. The defendant is scheduled for his arraignment on Nov. 23 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark E. Ford of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S.justice.gov
Age is still a huge coronavirus risk factor, even among vaccinated Americans
Data: CDC; Note: Data represents 30% of Americans across 16 jurisdictions: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York City, Seattle/King County, Wash., Utah and Wisconsin; Chart: Danielle Alberti/AxiosEven vaccinated Americans who are 80 or older are at higher risk of dying from the coronavirus than anyone — vaccinated or not — under the age of 50, according to CDC data.Why it matters: The vaccinenews.yahoo.com
Gov. Abbott issues executive order ‘providing clarity and uniformity’ on Texas’ COVID response
As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to increase, Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Thursday combining several existing COVID-19 executive orders to promote statewide uniformity and certainty in the state’s COVID-19 response.
GOP governor's vaccination tour reveals depths of distrust
Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas has hit the road, meeting face-to-face with residents to try to overcome vaccine resistance at a time when the state has the highest rate of new COVID-19 cases in the nation but is near the very bottom in dispensing shots.
Kayaker's photos show crack in closed I-40 bridge in 2016
Photos taken by a Mississippi River kayaker about five years before a crack was found in the Interstate 40 bridge linking Tennessee and Arkansas appear to show the fracture that led transportation officials to close the span indefinitely to cars and trucks.
Vanderbilt basketball snags two big-time commitments from North Texas athletes
Vanderbilt has picked up a couple of big names out of the 2022 basketball recruiting class. On Wednesday evening Greenhill School teammates Lee Dort and Noah Shelby announced their commitments to Vanderbilt via social media.
GOP governors ignore Biden's latest plea on mask mandates
But Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchison announced Tuesday he is dropping the state’s mask mandate immediately, a day earlier than previously announced. Gretchen Whitmer to ask whether the White House has considered surging additional vaccines to states with rapidly increasing infection rates. Kay Ivey intends for her state’s mask mandate to end on April 9 as planned, though she urged people to wear masks as a matter of personal responsibility. Eric Holcomb, to reconsider dropping the state’s mask mandate.
What To Watch: men's, women's regional finals start Monday
... Oregon State opponents are shooting just 31.3% overall and 23.1% from 3-point range in the NCAA Tournament. That Missouri squad lost a regional final to an Oklahoma team coached by Kelvin Sampson, who’s now at Houston. … Arkansas is in a regional final for the first time since 1995, when it lost to UCLA in the championship game. … Arkansas’ Justin Smith is averaging 20.3 points and 11 rebounds in three NCAA Tournament games. Arizona and Indiana are both in an NCAA regional final for the first time.
Chef Nana creating a tasty buzz in the 3rd ward with her popular new dishes
HOUSTON – She may be from Arkansas, but she’s making a flavorful impact on Houston serving as the culinary mastermind behind the food at Bar 5015. Chef Nynechia “NaNa” Afriyie’s desire to cook began in the kitchen with her parents. Chef Nana (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.) In Houston she has had the pleasure to work as a private chef and consultant. She can now be found at Bar 5015 located in the 3rd ward at 5015 Almeda Road every Tuesday through Sunday so that you can enjoy her amazing creations.
Baker and No. 13 Wright State down No. 4 Arkansas 66-62
Wright State came with scorer Angel Baker and an attitude that it was time to make history. We stepped up to the challenge.”AdBaker averaged 25 points in carrying Wright State to the Horizon League tournament championship and scorched the Razorbacks for 26. “They trusted themselves and each other,” Wright State coach Katrina Merriweather said. With Baker leading the way, Wright State then found the late counterpunches to respond as Arkansas rallied from 11 points down in the fourth quarter. “Wright State was clearly the better team from tip to buzzer,” Arkansas coach Mike Neighbors said.
Arkansas governor signs near-total abortion ban into law
Arkansas is one of at least 14 states where legislators have proposed outright abortion bans this year. The bans were pushed by Republicans who want to force the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide. Another measure Hutchinson signed in 2019 banning abortions after 18 weeks of pregnancy is on hold due to a legal challenge. Another sweeping abortion ban was signed into law by South Carolina’s governor last month but was quickly blocked by a federal judge due to a legal challenge by Planned Parenthood. Alabama enacted a near-total ban on abortions in 2019 that has been blocked because of court challenges.
The Latest: Navajo Nation new virus cases on downward trend
(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- The Navajo Nation has continued on a downward trend in the number of daily coronavirus cases. Canada regulators have approved AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine. Gavin Newsom expects California to start administering the new Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine next week. Addition of the J&J vaccine would come as California is seeing dramatic drops in virus cases and hospitalizations after record highs in early January. While they only comprise about 48% of coronavirus cases, they account for 74% of vaccinations.
The Latest: Sharks back at practice, play Sat night vs Blues
San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns, center, celebrates with teammates Patrick Marleau (12) and Mario Ferraro (38) after scoring a goal against Minnesota Wild during the first period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The San Jose Sharks have returned to practice and are set to play the St. Louis Blues as scheduled on Saturday night after having one game postponed because a player tested positive for the coronavirus. Tomas Hertl was placed on the COVID-19 list on Wednesday, leading to the team canceling practice that day and postponing Thursday’s game against Vegas. With no other players or staff testing positive since then, the Sharks were allowed to return to practice Friday and will host St. Louis the next night. ___The Atlantic Coast Conference will expand use of KINEXON SafeTag contact tracing devices by equipping players, coaches and Tier 1 personnel for its upcoming men’s and women’s basketball tournaments.
No. 20 Arkansas’ big run flusters No. 6 Alabama
– It had been nearly a quarter-century since Arkansas had played a ranked team at home, let alone beaten one there. 20 Arkansas ended both those droughts Wednesday night, beating sixth-ranked Alabama, 81-66. Arkansas hasn’t lost an SEC game since. Arkansas’ big run clearly flustered Alabama, resulting in Petty picking up a technical foul after arguing a no-call with 6:55 left. AdBIG PICTUREAlabama still sits comfortably atop the SEC standings with a two-game lead over the next closest team, Arkansas.
Lt. Gov. Griffin drops Arkansas governor bid, to run for AG
Tim Griffin is interviewed in his office at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. Griffin has dropped out of the race for governor and is now running for attorney general. Griffin announced the move on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, two weeks after former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said she was seeking the GOP nomination for governor. Tim Griffin on Monday dropped out of the race for governor and will instead run for attorney general. Griffin announced he was switching two weeks after former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said she was seeking the GOP nomination for governor.
UPDATE: AMBER Alert discontinued for 2-year-old boy from Celina
CELINA, Texas – The AMBER Alert that was issued for a 2-year-old from Celina, Texas has been discontinued Wednesday, according to officials. DISCONTINUED AMBER ALERT for Levy Pugh from Celina, TX, on 02/02/2021, Texas plate MDT1625. pic.twitter.com/eNfJ7K1D39 — Texas Alerts (@TX_Alerts) February 3, 2021The Celina Police Department was searching for Levy Pugh, who was last seen with Isaac Pugh, 42, Wednesday. The Celina Police Department is searching for Levy Pugh, who was last seen with Isaac Pugh, 42, Wednesday. Officers said the suspect 5-foot-11-inches and is driving a white 2019 Toyota Tacoma with a Texas license plate number MDT1625.
Louisville tops women’s Top 25, South Carolina up to No. 2
Louisville guard Dana Evans, left, drives around Wake Forest guard Gina Conti (5) in the first quarter of an NCAA women's college basketball game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)Louisville keeps winning and remained atop The Associated Press women's basketball poll. The Cardinals are the only unbeaten team left in the Top 25 after topping Miami and North Carolina this past week. 4 North Carolina State. Arizona expects to travel to Oregon to play Oregon State on Friday and Oregon next Monday.