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Arkansas forward Justin Smith (0) dunks in front of Auburn defender JT Thor (10) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

Arkansas rallies, then holds on to beat Auburn 75-73

Jan. 20, 2021 11:50 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Desi Sills scored 14 of his 22 points in the second half to help Arkansas rally from a 12-point halftime deficit, and then hold on to beat Auburn 75-73 on Wednesday night. Sills scored four straight points during an 18-10 run to give Arkansas a 74-66 lead, its largest of the game...

Another Arkansas lawmaker tests positive for coronavirus

Jan. 20, 2021 6:32 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas lawmaker on Wednesday tested positive for the coronavirus, the third to be infected since lawmakers convened this year's session last week. Rep. Lanny Fite said he has not had any symptoms and has been isolating at his home in Benton. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette first...

Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma talks to his player during a break in the action in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Storrs, Conn. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)

No. 3 UConn women add game at No. 15 Arkansas on Jan. 28

Jan. 20, 2021 5:46 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn's 3rd-ranked women's basketball team agreed Wednesday to play at No. 15 Arkansas on Jan. 28. Arkansas had been scheduled to host Vanderbilt, but the Commodores cut short their season because of complications from the COVID-19 pandemic. “When Vanderbilt opted out of the...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2019, file photo,  former Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen, right, walks with his attorney, Kurt Altman, as they leave a court hearing in Phoenix. Petersen, who has acknowledged running an adoption scheme in three states that involved women from the Marshall Islands, is required to report to federal prison by midday Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, to start serving a 6-year sentence for his guilty plea in Arkansas to conspiring to commit human smuggling. Petersen also is awaiting sentencing for related convictions in Arizona and in Utah. (AP Photo/Jacques Billeaud, File)

Ex-Arizona official to head to prison for illegal adoptions

Jan. 20, 2021 12:57 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A former Arizona politician must report to prison Thursday to begin serving the first of three sentences for running an illegal adoption scheme that paid pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to come to the U.S. to give up their babies. Paul Petersen, a Republican who served as Maricopa...

Fatal shooting by police of Perry County man to be reviewed

Jan. 19, 2021 7:50 PM EST

PERRYVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The fatal shooting on Tuesday of a 55-year-old man from Perry County by law enforcement officers following a standoff was being investigated by the Arkansas State Police. Police officers and deputies had gone to a home in Perryville at around 9 a.m. after reports that someone had...

Arkansas Senate panel approves home delivery of alcohol

Jan. 19, 2021 6:35 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas Senate panel on Tuesday advanced legislation allowing home delivery of alcohol by liquor stores, a measure that would make permanent something that's been temporarily allowed during the coronavirus pandemic. The Senate City, County and Local Affairs Committee approved...

Republican Sen. Bob Ballinger, right, speaks to the Senate at the Arkansas Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 about his proposal to ease restrictions on the use of deadly force in self-defense. The Senate approved Ballinger's measure, sending it to the state House. (AP Photo/Andrew Demillo)

Arkansas Senate OKs 'Stand Your Ground' bill, sends to House

Jan. 19, 2021 6:24 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Senate on Tuesday passed legislation easing restrictions on the use of deadly force in self-defense, sending the measure to the House. The majority Republican Senate voted 27-7 for the measure that would remove would the state’s duty to retreat. The bill now...

2nd Arkansas lawmaker tests positive since session's start

Jan. 19, 2021 3:21 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas lawmaker tested positive for the coronavirus, a House spokeswoman said, the second to be infected since the Legislature began its session last week. Rep. Keith Slape told the House speaker Tuesday he had tested positive for the virus, House spokeswoman Cecillea...

South Carolina forward Aliyah Boston (4) attempts a shot against Arkansas forward Erynn Barnum (4) and Jailyn Mason (14) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

No. 4 South Carolina, Boston beat No. 15 Arkansas 104-82

Jan. 18, 2021 9:52 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — On a day South Carolina unveiled a bronze statue of A'ja Wilson, current standout Aliyah Boston shined in a manner not unlike the Gamecocks great. “The numbers speak for themselves,” coach Dawn Staley said. “If you look across the board at some of (her) dominating...

Crosby carries Alcorn State over Arkansa-Pine Bluff 82-48

Jan. 18, 2021 7:44 PM EST

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — Troymain Crosby had 18 points as Alcorn State routed Arkansas-Pine Bluff 82-48 on Monday. Oddyst Walker and David Pierce III added 15 points each, and Kurk Lee had 14 points and eight assists for Alcorn State (2-6, 2-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Shaun Doss Jr. had 10 points for...