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Willis, Eaton lead Arkansas State past South Alabama, 75-71

Jan. 23, 2020 10:40 PM EST

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Christian Willis had 17 points and six assists and Marquis Eaton posted 19 points as Arkansas State edged South Alabama 75-71 on Thursday night. Jerry Johnson had 10 points for Arkansas State (14-7, 6-4 Sun Belt Conference). Melo Eggleston added nine rebounds. Josh Ajayi had 23...

Connally, Georgia women rally past No. 21 Arkansas 64-55

Jan. 23, 2020 9:23 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Gabby Connally scored 18 points and Georgia bridged the third and fourth quarters with a 15-0 run to defeat No. 21 Arkansas 64-55 on Thursday night. Shaniya Jones had five points as Georgia scored the last eight points of the third quarter to take a 44-43 lead. Four different...

FILE - In this April 18, 2017, file photo, Ledell Lee appears in Pulaski County Circuit Court for a hearing in which lawyers argued to stop his execution. Two groups sued a central Arkansas city on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, seeking the release of evidence they say could exonerate Lee who was executed nearly three years ago. (Benjamin Krain/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP, File)

Groups seek items they say could exonerate executed inmate

Jan. 23, 2020 5:03 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two groups sued a central Arkansas city on Thursday seeking the release of evidence they say could exonerate an inmate who was executed nearly three years ago. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Innocence Project asked a state judge to order Jacksonville authorities to...

This is an undated Mississippi booking photo provided by Department of Corrections shows Willie Nash. . The Mississippi Supreme Court confirmed Nash's 12-year prison sentence for carrying his mobile phone into a county jail cell,  on Jan. 9, 2020. The ruling on the 2018 sentencing is being slammed by some people as a brutal example of racial injustice. (Mississippi Department of Corrections via AP)

New appeal filed in 12-year sentence for cellphone in jail

Jan. 23, 2020 1:42 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court should overturn an “astonishing” 12-year prison sentence given to an African American man who took a mobile phone into a jail cell when he was arrested on a misdemeanor charge, attorneys argued in court papers filed Thursday. The state's...

Monyyong sends Little Rock past Troy with an 81-63 win

Jan. 22, 2020 10:43 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Ruot Monyyong scored 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds and Little Rock beat Troy 81-63 on Wednesday. Jaizec Lottie scored 14 and Kamani Johnson 12 making all five of his shot attempts. Charles Norman's jump shot with 38 seconds before halftime put Troy up...

Perry's double-double lifts Missississippi St. past Arkansas

Jan. 22, 2020 9:58 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Reggie Perry had 26 points and 13 rebounds to lead Mississippi State to a 77-70 win over Arkansas on Wednesday. Perry has now scored 20 points or more in five of his last seven games. He also recorded his SEC-leading 11th double-double of the season and his 20th career...

9 hurt when truck, school bus collide in Arkansas

Jan. 21, 2020 10:44 PM EST

HOXIE, Ark. (AP) — Nine people were injured, including a child who was airlifted to a hospital, when a school bus and a dump truck collided Tuesday afternoon on a state highway in northeast Arkansas, authorities said. Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler said the vehicles collided just south of...

Democratic presidential rivals Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders link arms during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day march on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

2020 Democratic contenders link arms in MLK Jr. Day march

Jan. 21, 2020 1:26 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates hit pause on their recent feuds Monday as they walked shoulder to shoulder through the streets of South Carolina’s capital city to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and rally around their push to defeat President Donald Trump in...

Alcorn State shoots its way past Arkansas-Pine Bluff 82-54

Jan. 20, 2020 11:48 PM EST

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Deshaw Andrews was 5-for-5 from 3-point range and had a career-high 30 points as Alcorn State romped past Arkansas-Pine Bluff 82-54 on Monday night. Andrews hit 9 of 11 shots from the field and the Braves collectively were 10 of 15 from long range and 25 of 49 (51%) from the floor. ...

Tolefree, No. 23 Arkansas women beat Vanderbilt 100-66

Jan. 19, 2020 8:02 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Alexis Tolefree scored a career-high 25 points, Amber Ramirez added 18 points, and No. 23 Arkansas beat Vanderbilt 100-66 on Sunday. Tolefree was 9-of-14 shooting including 5 of 10 from 3-point range and Ramirez made 6 of 6 from the field with four 3s and went 2 of 2 from the...