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

September 27, 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.

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FROM AP MEMBERS:

PET PIGS PROHIBITION

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. — City officials in northwest Arkansas are considering banning pigs after receiving complaints over a smell wafting from a residence where two pet potbellied pigs are kept. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the Eureka Springs City Council voted in favor of drafting an ordinance to ban pigs, including potbellied and miniature pigs that are kept as pets. 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

— ARKANSAS-CORRUPTION SENTENCING — Former Arkansas state Sen. Jon Woods has reported to a federal prison in Texas to begin a more than 18-year prison sentence for bribery .

— LITTLE ROCK-TODDLER KILLED — An 18-year-old Little Rock teen has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in the fatal shooting of a 2-year-old girl in 2016.

— MISSING WOMAN-OKLAHOMA APPEAL — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the murder conviction and life without parole sentence of a man in the death of an Arkansas woman in eastern Oklahoma.

IN SPORTS:

FOOTBALL:

FBC--SEC THIS WEEK

Florida coach Dan Mullen returns to Starkville for the first time since he left Mississippi State for the Gators back in November. The reunion highlights the SEC’s schedule this weekend. SENT: 560 words, photos.

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