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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...

Arkansas inmate dies after being found hanging in cell

Jan. 19, 2020 1:48 PM EST

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas prison officials said Sunday that a state prison inmate has died after being found hanging in his cell. The state Department of Correction said in a news release that David Shabazz, 53, was found by guards about 6:30 p.m. Saturday in his one-man cell, hanging from a bed...

Shivers, Burns propel Southern past UAPB 75-56

Jan. 18, 2020 11:05 PM EST

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Ahsante Shivers tossed in 18 points and freshman Damiree Burns came off the bench to score 16 as Southern cruised to a 75-56 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday. Burns scored 11 first-half points to spark the Jaguars (5-13, 2-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference) to a 37-24...

Harvey's career-high 24 helps Nicholls rally to 79-72 win

Jan. 18, 2020 7:34 PM EST

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Elvis Harvey Jr. scored a career-high 24 points as Nicholls State defeated Central Arkansas in a come-from-behind 79-72 win on Saturday. Harvey was 8-for-10 shooting as the Colonels (12-7, 6-2 Southland) rebounded from a conference loss, roaring back from a 13-point halftime deficit...

Kentucky players Ashton Hagans (0) and Immanuel Quickley (5) walk with head coach John Calipari, center, as he heads to the locker room after being ejected during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arkansas, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

No. 10 Kentucky holds off Arkansas after Calipari ejection

Jan. 18, 2020 7:27 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Nick Richards and No. 10 Kentucky could have wilted after coach John Calipari was ejected in the second half. They had another idea. Richards had 17 points and nine rebounds, and the 10th-ranked Wildcats held off Arkansas for a 73-66 victory Saturday. Kentucky (13-4, 4-1...

Eaton helps Arkansas State rally past Coastal Carolina 80-75

Jan. 18, 2020 5:20 PM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Marquis Eaton scored 20 points and in the final 97 seconds made six free throws and blocked a shot as Arkansas State came from behind to clip Coastal Carolina 80-75 on Saturday. Eaton made a trio of 3-pointers and was 7-of-8 at the line for the Red Wolves (13-7, 5-4 Sun Belt) while...

Fort Smith woman sentenced for killing ex-substitute teacher

Jan. 18, 2020 4:42 PM EST

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — A Fort Smith woman has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the beating death of a former long-time substitute teacher in the city's school district. Taylor Cynthia Elkins, 22, was sentenced Thursday as part of a plea agreement with...

Arkansas man convicted of killing Oklahoma sheriff's father

Jan. 18, 2020 2:59 PM EST

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — An Arkansas man has been convicted of killing the father of an Oklahoma county sheriff. Ricky Rainwater, 45, of Fort Smith was convicted Friday of second-degree murder and first-degree robbery in the September 2018 death of Larry Lane Sr. in Cherokee County. A jury recommended...