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BC-AR--Arkansas News Digest 1:30 pm, AR

December 26, 2018

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Arkansas. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Little Rock bureau aparkansas@ap.org or 1-800-715-7291.

The Little Rock bureau is reachable at: 501-225-3668.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.

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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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FROM AP MEMBERS:

FORT SMITH-POLICE VACANCIES

FORT SMITH, Ark. _ Unfilled vacancies in Fort Smith’s police department have freed up about $1.4 million that will be used to buy new vehicles and equipment, officials said. SENT: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ QUADRUPLE SHOOTING-VICTIM _ Officials say an Arkansas Baptist College football player was among the two people killed in a Christmas Eve shooting west of New Orleans.

_ SEVERE WEATHER-SOUTHERN PLAINS _ Forecasters say a line of thunderstorms could bring heavy rainfall, damaging winds and tornadoes to parts of Texas.

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