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

November 24, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

OBIT-BETTY BUMPERS

The wife of former Arkansas governor and four-term U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers has died at her home in Little Rock. The daughter of Betty Bumpers, Brooke Bumpers, says her mother died Friday of complications from a recent fall and dementia. She was 93. By Ken Miller. AP Photos. UPCOMING: 350 words.

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EXCHANGE-POSTAL PROBLEMS

TRUMANN, Ark. — The Trumann mayor, who earlier this month staved off four challengers in the general election, recently said that the city’s mail service hasn’t been the same since the U.S. Postal Service’s Jonesboro sorting center shut down several years ago. Mail is sorted through a sorting center in Memphis now. Mayor Barbara Lewallen and others aren’t satisfied with the service, the Jonesboro Sun reported. By David Talley.

EXCHANGE-ARKANSAS-FLAGS

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — After stretching the fingertip of a white glove to snap it in to place, State Archives Curator Julienne Crawford turned to a low, flat table and gingerly touched the corner of a wooden frame that encased Arkansas’ original state flag. The lights in the room were dimmed to a twilight and the air was crisp deep inside the Multi-Agency Complex building behind the state Capitol. By Jeannie Roberts.

IN SPORTS:

FBC--ARKANSAS STATE-TEXAS STATE — Arkansas State plays Texas State at Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium.

BKC--EASTERN ILLINOIS-ARKANSAS STATE — Eastern Illinois plays Arkansas State at U.S. Cellular Center.

BKC--CENTRAL ARKANSAS- SAINT LOUIS — Central Arkansas plays Saint Louis at Chaifetz Arena.

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