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

January 25, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

MEDICAL MARIJUANA COMPANY OWNER-INQUIRY

WHITE HALL, Ark. _ An Arkansas investigation has found that a co-owner of a medical marijuana growing company gave conflicting residency information in cannabis license applications in two states. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Robert DeBin owns about a 4 percent stake of Natural State Medicinals Cultivation in White Hall. An Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Enforcement Division violation report says DeBin wrote that he’d been an Arkansas resident for seven years in a growing permit that was notarized in 2017. The report says DeBin wrote five months later that he was a Colorado resident in an application for that state’s marijuana program. 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ DEADLY PARTY SHOOTING _ A man who hosted a drug-filled Missouri party last month where an Arkansas woman was killed and seven others were wounded has been charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

IN SPORTS:

BASKETBALL:

_ BKC--SEC THIS WEEK. By Steve Megargee and David Brandt. SENT: 520 words, with photos.

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