Tagged: the associated press

Suicide: Unseen Public Health Crisis

by Gwen Moritz 4/4/2016 12:00 am

In Arkansas, suicide is as common as traffic fatalities and three times as common as homicide. But both of those causes of death are reported routinely, while self-harm is not, making suicide seem far more rare than it really is.

Claudia Lauer to Join Little Rock AP Bureau

by Associated Press 3/23/2015 9:36 am

Claudia Lauer, a state Capitol reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, will join the staff of The Associated Press in its Little Rock bureau next month.

Bill Simmons, Democrat-Gazette Political Editor, Ex-AP Bureau Chief, Dies at 71

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 10/29/2012 9:12 pm

Bill Simmons, a former Associated Press bureau chief who covered Arkansas politics for nearly a half-century, including the Whitewater and Paula Jones scandals that dogged Bill Clinton's presidency, has died.

AP Survey: Economic Ills May Defy Next President

by Associated Press 10/29/2012 11:48 am

Whoever wins the U.S. presidential election will likely struggle to manage the biggest economic threats he'll face. That's the cautionary message that emerges from the latest Associated Press Economy Survey.

Pro Football Hall Of Fame Never A Dream For Roaf, But Now Reality

by 8/3/2012 10:00 am

Willie Roaf never dreamed of being a hall of fame football player. Still, that’s exactly what he’ll be on Saturday. Roaf, a Pine Bluff native, is among the inductees in this year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Friend Tells AP That Dorrell Is In 'Safe Mode' Following Release Of Petrino Accident Report

by Chris Bahn 4/7/2012 4:25 pm

The Associated Press spoke with a former volleyball player and friend of Jessica Dorrell's, who said the Dorrell has gone into "safe mode." Dorrell was involved in a motorcycle accident with Coach Bobby Petrino on April 1.

AP: Expansion Could Be Key To Keeping Razorback Games At War Memorial Stadium

by Kurt Voigt, The Associated Press 2/8/2012 8:32 am

Charles Staggs is asked "every day" about the future of Arkansas football games in Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium. The stadium's manager said Tuesday he and the War Memorial Stadium commission are exploring the possibility of expansion in an attempt to ensure the Razorbacks keep playing two games there every season.

Staggs, War Memorial Commission Working To Keep Two Razorback Games In Little Rock

by Chris Bahn 2/8/2012 8:24 am

War Memorial Stadium doesn’t want to leave anything to chance. That’s why the stadium commission is again exploring expansion options in hopes of remaining an attractive venue for Arkansas football games. That’s the takeaway from a recent Associated Press article in which the news service visits with War Memorial Stadium manager Charlie Staggs. Currently, the commission is discussing ways to keep two Arkansas football games per year in the 63-year-old stadium.

Jim Harris: Five Great Razorback Bowl Games Worth Recalling

by Jim Harris 1/4/2012 3:16 pm

With just 12 wins among its 38 bowl games all-time, the Arkansas Razorback program’s best post-season performances aren’t too hard to assess. As the Jan. 6 AT&T Cotton Bowl approaches, with its No. 6 vs. No. 8 matchup of Arkansas and Kansas State, let’s look back at the bowl games that mattered to the Hog program, both in their immediacy of the UA victory and what the win did for the program long-term.

Bruin Quarterback Fredi Knighten Heads Associated Press Super Team

by Kurt Voigt, The Associated Press 12/30/2011 9:33 am

Fredi Knighten always had the athleticism, and there was no stopping him or Pulaski Academy once he learned how to be a quarterback. Knighten, the Bruins' standout signal-caller, led Pulaski Academy to a 14-0 record and Class 4A state championship this season. The senior was rewarded by being selected as the quarterback on this year's Arkansas Associated Press SuperTeam.

Auburn Indefinitely Suspends Former Local Prep Star Michael Dyer

by The Associated Press 12/12/2011 9:16 am

Auburn tailback Mike Dyer has been suspended indefinitely for violating undisclosed team rules and won’t play in the Tigers’ bowl game. Auburn confirmed the suspension of the first-team All-Southeastern Conference player Sunday and said he will miss the Chick-fil-A Bowl Dec. 31 against Virginia.

Razorback Roundup: Arkansas 42, Texas A&M 38 [SLIDESHOW]

by Chris Bahn 10/3/2011 10:20 am

Too busy enjoying the weekend to, you know, read about Arkansas' 42-38 victory against Texasa A&M at Cowboys Stadium? Below is a list of what you missed in Razorback coverage and above is a slideshow you can watch (to keep from reading).

[Slideshow] Bentonville Remains No. 1 in Associated Press High School Football Poll

by The Associated Press 9/6/2011 12:36 pm

Bentonville remains No. 1 in The Associated Press Arkansas high school football poll this week. The Tigers made easy work of previously No. 5 North Little Rock in a 49-14 win in their season-opener, led by senior quarterback Dallas Hardison's 263 yards passing and 5 touchdowns.

Ranking The Razorbacks: AP Preseason Top 25 Edition

by Chris Bahn 8/20/2011 9:07 am

Arkansas is ranked No. 15 in the 2011 preseason Associated Press Top 25. There are a record eight SEC teams ranked, including five Arkansas opponents: No. 2 Alabama, No. 4 LSU, No. 12 South Carolina, No. 20 Mississippi State and No. 23 Auburn. Arkansas also faces No. 7 Texas A&M.

AP: Search Begins For Replacement At Missouri Now That Anderson Is At Arkansas

by The Associated Press 3/25/2011 2:37 pm

Billed as "The Fastest 40 Minutes in College Basketball," Missouri never quite became a must-see team in five seasons under Mike Anderson. The search began Thursday for Anderson's replacement, and for someone who can build more excitement at a school that's coming off its third straight NCAA tourney bid but seemed to regress this season after briefly cracking the Top 10. Missouri was 23-11 and especially vulnerable away from Mizzou Arena with a 1-7 Big 12 road record, limped in as an 11th seed, and quickly bowed out against Cincinnati.

College Baseball Changing, But Van Horn Has Razorbacks Prepared

by Chris Bahn 2/18/2011 8:00 am

Arkansas’ Dave Van Horn is regarded as one of the best in college baseball. His win-loss record and pair of College World Series appearances with the Razorbacks are proof. Thanks to the Associated Press we have some insight into what makes Van Horn so successful. He, like a lot of people that are good at their jobs, possesses the ability to plan head and is able to adapt to circumstances.

LSU Holds On to Defeat Arkansas 56-53

by The Associated Press 1/12/2011 9:51 pm

LSU made no field goals in the final nine minutes of its 56-53 Southeastern Conference victory against Arkansas on Wednesday night. But Tigers coach Trent Johnson was still quite satisfied with coming away with a second straight league win.

Arkansas, Ohio State Spent A Lot of Money to Get to Sugar Bowl

by Chris Bahn 12/30/2010 6:27 pm

Arkansas and Ohio State meet Jan. 4 in a matchup of Top 10 BCS programs. The Razorbacks are No. 8 nationally and the Buckeyes No. 6 in the BCS standings. That’s not far off from where they rank in football spending, either.

AP: Razorbacks' Football Success Highlights 2010 In Arkansas Sports

by The Associated Press 12/28/2010 9:09 am

What were the state's biggest sports stories for 2010? It started with Arkansas football.

Razorbacks Williams Named To Pair Of All-American Lists

by Chris Bahn 12/14/2010 12:49 pm

It's that time of year for postseason awards lists. Several Arkansas players are recognized. Arkansas tight end D.J. Williams was named third-team tight end by the Associated Press. No other Razorbacks made the AP list, but a couple of other lists did include Arkansas players.