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Arkansas city renames a street in Martin Luther King's honor

Jan. 21, 2020 3:08 PM EST

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Residents in the northeast Arkansas city of Jonesboro celebrated a street being renamed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. after months of contentious debate. About 100 people gathered Monday at the intersection of Commerce and Highland Drives to witness the new street sign's...

Massachusetts resident lives by ‘activism is my rent’ adage

Jan. 21, 2020 2:29 PM EST

CONWAY, Mass. (AP) — About 40 bumper stickers decorate the back of Mary McClintock’s Hyundai. They consist of messages such as “I’LL BE POST-FEMINIST IN THE POST-PATRIARCHY,” “Support Organic Farmers” and “Boycott Bottled Water.” But there is another...

Judge: Give Little Rock police officer badge, gun back

Jan. 21, 2020 1:39 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge ordered the city of Little Rock to give an officer fired for fatally shooting a black motorist his badge and gun back as soon as possible, and says the city's police chief will lose his own badge and gun if officials don't comply. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette...

Company says it's closing compressor factory in Arkansas

Jan. 21, 2020 1:31 PM EST

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) — Danfoss announced Tuesday it's closing its manufacturing facility in Arkansas and furloughing 170 employees by the end of the year. The company makes compressors for air-conditioning units and commercial freezers. The company blamed “decreasing market demand for small...

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...