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

May 13, 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.

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TOP STORIES:

POLICE SHOOTING-LITTLE ROCK

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. _ The family of a man shot and killed by a Little Rock police officer while she was working private security at a club file a federal lawsuit against her and the city. The man was shot as he drove toward a brick wall with the officer still in the vehicle. By Andrew DeMillo. 300 words.

FROM AP MEMBERS:

PECAN CROP

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. _ An academic says Chinese tariffs and bad weather during harvest season have hurt Arkansas’ pecan industry. 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ HOT SPRINGS SHOOTING _ Authorities in Hot Springs are investigating a shooting that left a 23-year-old man dead and his father wounded.

_ ARKANSAS CASINOS _ Construction is now underway on a $100 million expansion at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs.

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