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

February 8, 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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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. _ A federal appeals court has ruled that a Little Rock woman whose 15-year-old son was fatally shot by a police officer cannot try to hold the city or a retired police chief accountable. 300 words, with photos.


_ CLERY ABUSE-LITTLE ROCK _ The Diocese of Little Rock says it’s identified two more clergy who served in Arkansas and have had “credible” allegations against them of sexually abusing minors.

_ ARKANSAS-HOMELESS PROGRAM _ The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced $4.1 million in grants to support homeless programs across Arkansas.

_ BENTONVILLE AIRPORT-GEESE _ City officials in Bentonville are seeking a permit from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to kill geese at the municipal airport.



_ BKC--SEC THIS WEEK. By Steve Megargee and David Brandt. SENT: 480 words, with photos.


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