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Alabama's John Petty Jr., left, shoots a 3-pointer while defended by Kentucky's Keion Brooks Jr. (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

Arkansas-Alabama highlights weekend's SEC men's hoops action

Jan. 15, 2021 4:01 AM EST

A look at the first full weekend around the Southeastern Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND Arkansas at Alabama. The Crimson Tide (10-3, 5-0 SEC) stands alone atop the league standings after an 85-65 win over Kentucky at Rupp Arena. It's the first time Alabama has won its first five SEC games since 1987. The Tide...

Dungee, No. 17 Arkansas women edge Briggs, Gators 84-80

Jan. 14, 2021 10:54 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Chelsea Dungee scored 33 points, going 17 for 17 from the foul line, and No. 17 Arkansas held off Florida 84-80 on Thursday night despite a career-high 41 points for Gators sophomore Lavender Briggs. After Briggs opened the game with a 3-pointer, the Razorbacks reeled off 11...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, with the U.S. Capitol in the background, lights from police vehicles illuminate Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, following an insurrection. Federal agents have accused an Arkansas man of beating a police officer with a pole flying a U.S. flag during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Arkansas man accused of beating officer with US flagpole

Jan. 14, 2021 10:01 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas man was accused Thursday of beating a police officer with a pole flying a U.S. flag during last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol, according to court documents. In an arrest affidavit filed Thursday in federal court in Washington, an FBI agent said Peter Francis...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. Black activists are coming out strongly against a growing narrative among conservatives that equates last week’s deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol to last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests over racial injustice.(AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

The Latest: Prosecutors: Arkansas man beat cop with flagpole

Jan. 14, 2021 8:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's impeachment and the fallout from the Jan. 6 attack of the Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 8:10 p.m. An Arkansas man accused of beating a police officer with a pole flying a U.S. flag during last week’s riot at the U.S....

Arkansas court: Judge can't handle capital murder case

Jan. 14, 2021 7:11 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday said a judge who was barred from hearing execution-related cases after he participated in an anti-death penalty protest can't preside over a capital murder case. Justices granted a request by the state to prohibit Pulaski County Circuit Judge...

Arkansas House votes to require masks as virus cases rise

Jan. 14, 2021 6:48 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas House voted Thursday to require members and staff to wear masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The House voted 81-2 to adopt rules for this year's session that included the mask mandate, a requirement that came a day after another lawmaker tested positive...

Arkansas sends National Guardsmen to Biden inauguration

Jan. 14, 2021 12:51 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas National Guard announced Thursday it is sending 500 soldiers and airmen to Washington to assist with security for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. The guard said Gov. Asa Hutchinson approved the deployment, which will begin on Jan. 17. The guardsmen will...

Johnson carries Stephen F. Austin over Cent. Arkansas 95-69

Jan. 13, 2021 11:28 PM EST

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) — Cameron Johnson had 21 points as Stephen F. Austin routed Central Arkansas 95-69 on Wednesday night. Gavin Kensmil had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Stephen F. Austin (6-2, 3-0 Southland Conference), which earned its sixth consecutive home victory. Roti Ware added 14 points and...

LSU guard Javonte Smart (1) drives past Arkansas guard Davonte Davis (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Baton Rouge, La. (Hilary Scheinuk/The Advocate via AP)

LSU tops Arkansas 92-76 with big first half

Jan. 13, 2021 9:41 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Trendon Watford scored 23 points, Cam Thomas added 17, combining for 24 points in a dominating first half, and LSU rolled to a 92-76 victory over Arkansas on Wednesday night. The Tigers made six 3-pointers and shot 50% (18 of 36) in racing to a 51-31 halftime lead with Watford...

Arkansas lawmaker tests positive for virus as cases rise

Jan. 13, 2021 7:46 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas lawmaker has tested positive for the coronavirus, a House spokeswoman said on Wednesday, days after the Legislature began this year's session. Rep. Milton Nicks told the House speaker Wednesday he tested positive for the virus, spokeswoman Cecillea Pond-Mayo said....