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

November 16, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A disciplinary panel has dismissed ethics charges against the Arkansas Supreme Court’s justices over their decision to prohibit a judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration from hearing any execution-related cases. By Andrew DeMillo. 500 words, with photo.


WYNNE, Ark. — A man in a legal fight with Little Rock police has turned himself in after being accused of hitting a sheriff’s deputy with a car while fleeing a courthouse in a separate case. Roderick Talley surrendered to the Cross County Sheriff’s Office late Thursday, a day after he allegedly pushed a deputy inside the courthouse, fled the building and hit a second deputy with a rental car. The sheriff’s office said neither deputy was injured. The Wednesday hearing stemmed from a forgery felony arrest. 250 words.



FORT SMITH, Ark. — An audit has found that a budget adopted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences before recent layoffs included revenue projections unsupported by calculations or health care trends. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the academic medical center’s internal audit report was made public Thursday. 250 words.


— JUVENILE TREATMENT CENTERS-REFORM — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the state Department of Youth Services say two of the state’s juvenile treatment centers will be closed and the five others will be run by private operators under contracts with the state as part of a plan to improve juvenile justice.

— ENTERGY ARKANSAS-COAL PLANTS — Arkansas’ largest electric utility says it will eventually stop using coal at two power plants and shut down a natural gas plant under a settlement reached with environmental groups. With photo.




RENO, Nev. — No. 6 Nevada hosts UALR on Friday night. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 10 p.m. CST.


PHOENIX — Arkansas State on Friday night plays Grand Canyon at Grand Canyon University Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits. Game starts at 8 p.m. CST.



STARKVILLE, Miss. — No. 25 Mississippi State has had some issues during an up-and-down season but not many of them have included the defense. It’s been one of the best in the country as the Bulldogs prepare to host Arkansas on Saturday. By David Brandt. SENT: 600 words, photos.


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