CONWAY, Ark. -- They have trailed most of the way, but in the final 90 seconds there's suddenly a slim chance. Corliss Williamson stands a couple of feet from the opponent, a coiled bundle of potential energy. He wants more than anything to forcibly deny the inbound pass, to rip the basketball away and dunk it. Instead, he turns and shuffles in his sharp gray suit -- blue dress shirt, no tie -- a few steps back toward the home team's bench, and watches as visiting Stephen F. Austin escapes with an 11-point win.
The group of nine blacks who were the first to be integrated into Little Rock Central High School return after 30 years.
A man accused of shooting two soldiers at a military recruiting center in 2009 pleaded guilty Monday to the crime and received a sentence of life in prison without parole.
Scientists try to determine why thousands of birds died on New Year's Eve. CNN's Martin Savidge reports.
The mass deaths of thousands of red-winged blackbirds in Arkansas was caused by "blunt force trauma," according to a new report by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
The thousands of birds that fell from the sky just before midnight New Year's Eve in Arkansas likely died from massive trauma, according to a preliminary report released Monday.
It's raining birds - dead ones. CNN's Jeanne Moos has conspiracy theories on why birds fell out of the sky.
In a 1999 interview Jefferson Thomas reflects on his experience as one of the famous "Little Rock 9".
Jefferson Thomas was risking his well-being by leaving an African-American school for Little Rock's all-white Central High School with eight other students in 1957.
Jefferson Thomas, one of the so-called "Little Rock Nine," the nine students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957, has died, according to Carlotta Walls LaNier, president of the group's foundation. He was 67.
After fighting for her life, little Josie is healthy enough to live with her many siblings
Fortifiers in her mother's milk led to problems and fluctuating vital signs
Each night, the family watches incubator footage of Josie recorded on Jim Bob's phone
More than half of the auto dealers cut by General Motors and Chrysler last year plan to take their case to arbitration and attempt to regain their franchise.
The TV family is moving to a friend's house closer to the hospital to share Christmas with their baby
Jury selection was under way for a second day Tuesday in the trial of a man accused in the rape and beating death of an Arkansas television anchor a year ago.
A murder trial is set to begin for the alleged killer of KATV personality Anne Pressly. In Session's Jack Ford has the details.
Some $700 million in economic stimulus money intended to upgrade baggage screening systems at airports will go further than originally expected, Department of Homeland Security officials said Wednesday.
Gasoline prices fell more than 7 cents a gallon over the past two weeks, despite a rise in crude oil prices, according to a survey published Sunday.
Attorney General Eric Holder stepped up his call for the passage of federal hate crimes legislation Thursday, arguing that the federal government needs to take a stronger stand against criminal activity fueled by bias and bigotry.
Citing three recent fatal shootings fueled by hatred and simmering anger, Attorney General Eric Holder vowed Tuesday a stepped-up effort to enforce civil rights protections, and he renewed his call for expanding hate-crimes laws.
The alleged Little Rock killer spent time in Yemen and was on the FBI's radar. CNN's David Mattingly reports.
The Tennessee man suspected in Monday's attack on a recruitment center in Little Rock, Arkansas, was brainwashed and tortured while imprisoned in Yemen, his lawyer said Thursday.
President Obama said Thursday that he was "deeply saddened" by the shootings at an Arkansas military recruiting station that left one soldier dead and another wounded.
The man who opened fire at a military recruitment center, killing a U.S. soldier and another man enters a not guilty plea.
A man charged in a fatal shooting at a Little Rock military recruiting center had searched the Internet regarding "different locations in several U.S. cities," the FBI and Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday.
An Arkansas man suspected in a shooting that killed one soldier and wounded another at a Little Rock military recruiting center was angry over the treatment of Muslims, authorities said Tuesday.
An Arkansas man was arrested Monday in connection with a shooting at a Little Rock military recruiting center that killed one soldier and wounded another, authorities said.
Winter weather was blamed for at least five traffic deaths as freezing rain and sleet blanketed areas from Texas to Kentucky on Tuesday.
A FedEx cargo plane makes a crash landing a Texas airport. Both crew members were taken to the hospital.
The job market continued to take a beating Tuesday, as six companies across several industries announced more than 11,500 job cuts Tuesday.
Students at a school where segregation was challenged see themselves as a microcosm of the nation.
The world will be watching as Barack Obama is sworn in as president of the United States of America. In anticipation of the inauguration, reporter John Zarrella, photojournalists Dominic Swann and Greg Kilday and I traveled to some of the landmark sites of the civil rights movement to reflect on events that helped shape this historic moment.
Carlotta Walls LaNier points out the only two African-Americans in her senior class as she flips through her high school yearbook. She pauses when she sees the picture on a page dedicated to "Integration."
The man accused in the brutal killing of Arkansas television anchor Anne Pressly will appear next Thursday in Pulaski County Circuit Court, where he will enter a plea in the high-profile case.
A suspect was arrested Wednesday night in connection with the death of Little Rock, Arkansas, television news anchor Anne Pressly, police said.
Four men were charged Tuesday with capital murder for the fatal shootings of two students and wounding of a third near a University of Central Arkansas dormitory
Central Arkansas campus police says two suspects are in custody.
Two university students gunned down Sunday were unintended bystanders and not the targets of the people who opened fire at the University of Central Arkansas, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
A shooting at the University of Central Arkansas killed two people and wounded a third, police said.
An Arkansas television anchorwoman died Saturday, several days after she didn't answer her wake-up call and was found beaten in her home
Famed scientist Richard Leakey warned that the worldwide credit crisis will be "just devastating" to scientific research in coming years, as endowment interest income drops and companies cut donations
The chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party died Wednesday, about four hours after a shooting at the party's headquarters, police said.
Witnesses describe what they saw when a man shot the Arkansas Democratic Party chairman at the party headquarters.
Police say the 49-year-old chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party has died hours after being shot by a gunman who burst into the state party headquarters in Little Rock
Severe thunderstorms in Oklahoma that brought at least two tornadoes and massive hail caused some damage.
At least seven people, including three members of the same family, were killed Friday and at least 13 people were injured as severe weather swept through Arkansas, emergency officials said.
For the second time in a year and a half, Darren McFadden was in the news for being involved in a disturbance outside a Little Rock nightspot. One of his brothers was being escorted from Ernie Biggs' Piano Bar in the early-morning hours of Jan. 10 when a scuffle broke out. Darren didn't join the fray and was neither arrested nor cited, but according to the police report the Arkansas running back and two-time Heisman Trophy runner-up was briefly handcuffed because he was "agitated and . . . provoking aggressive behavior." Says Darren now, "You see your brother being choked. What are you supposed to do?"
Mark Sikes was selling $700,000 a year in stick-on labels to manufacturers all over the country. But one day it hit him that he could turn his label-brokering expertise into a whole new business: selling bottled water with a custom label plastered on the front.
A tornado in Allegan County, Michigan left destroyed homes, flipped cars and toppled trees.
A dashboard camera sees a tornado fly by.
Strong winds and possible tornadoes roared across southern Mississippi on Friday, shredding roofs and slamming trees and power poles into homes and businesses.
At least one tornado ripped through central Arkansas Thursday evening, savaging a mobile home park and sending National Weather Service forecasters into a bunker as the storm roared overhead.
A possible tornado touched down Thursday near Little Rock, Arkansas causing major damage.
The tornado storm contributed to traffic accidents when it passed through the metropolitan area of about 500,000 people
Get that confetti ready, pop the cork, and pucker up to blow your own horn, because it's time once again to plan your New Year's bash. The possibilities are endless in the South, from watching fireworks to taking a cruise to hibernating in a fine hotel. Here are some excellent Southern selections for saluting the year's last day and the beginning of the next 365.
A new documentary revisits Central High School in Little Rock, 50 years after desegregation. Affiliate KTHV has more.
Fifty years after federal troops escorted Terrence Roberts and eight fellow black students into an all-white high school, he says the struggles over race and segregation still are unresolved.
Stocks pared some losses but remained considerably lower Friday, continuing Thursday's steep selloff, as investors mulled more credit market woes and a jump in the price of oil.
These are some of the facts from tonight's broadcast that you might find interesting. As of 2006, the murder rate was up by 6.7% in cities of a million or more. Some of the cities where that increase took place: • Phoenix • Miami • San Diego • Oakland, California • Corpus Christi, Texas • Grand Rapids, Michigan • Reno, Nevada • Little Rock, Arkansas Overall crime was up nationwide by 1.3% in 2006 Robberies rose 6% in 2006 Rapes dropped 2% in 2006 Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation
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It's among a business owner's worst fears: an unexpected illness puts your company at risk, forcing the sale of assets or pushing a financial burden onto relatives or partners. A recent Harvard stu...
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Concerned that the prestige of the congressional gold medal is being diluted because Congress is doling out too many of them too often, the House voted Wednesday to cap the number of medals approved each year at two and placed other restrictions on who can receive it.
Musicians including Chrissie Hynde, Mick Hucknall and Scottish band Franz Ferdinand will perform at a concert to benefit the people of Sudan's war-torn Darfur province.
Elizabeth Eckford recently sat down with CNN and recalled the events of the 1957-58 school year, when she and eight other African-American teenage students were chosen to attend Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, as part of that city's court-ordered directive to desegregate its schools.
Tucked away on the fourth floor of a building downtown, Elizabeth Eckford is busy tracking the daily progress of people on probation in her role as a public servant for the Pulaski County courts.
As it becomes increasingly more segregated, Little Rock School District is also inching toward complete desegregation.
Two black and two white students sit around a table at Central High School and speak in glowing terms about the racial climate and quality of education at their school -- the only working school designated a National Historic Site.
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