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

May 24, 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:

SEVERE WEATHER

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. _ Gov. Asa Hutchinson has directed the Arkansas National Guard to send high-water rescue teams to the western part of the state in anticipation of what’s expected to be record flooding on the Arkansas River this weekend. The governor said Friday that he directed the Guard to send two, 13-member rescue teams to western Arkansas by Saturday morning. Hutchinson says the team will follow the floodwaters as they move to the southeast through the state. SENT: 300 words, with photos. Developing.

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_ SEVERE WEATHER-THE LATEST

ARKANSAS NEWSPAPER-IPAD

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. _ Arkansas’ largest newspaper, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, has said it will discontinue daily print editions by the end of the year but will distribute free iPads to remaining digital subscribers for access of their online print replica edition. By Hannah Grabenstein. 700 words, with photos.

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UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS-TUITION

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. _ Trustees at the University of Arkansas have approved tuition increases at all but two of its campuses in Arkansas. 250 words.

OF NOTE:

ABORTION-RAPE AND INCEST

Even as the anti-abortion movement celebrates the sweeping bans passed in several states, it’s divided by a widening rift over whether those prohibitions should apply to victims of rape and incest. The debate pits those who believe any abortion is immoral against those who worry that a no-exception stance could be harmful to some Republican candidates in upcoming elections. A Gallup poll last year found that 77% of Americans support exceptions in cases of rape and incest. By David Crary. SENT: 1,150 words, with photos.

CEO PAY-TOP PAID BY STATE

Here are the top paid CEOs by state for 2018, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. The survey considered only publicly traded companies with more than $1 billion in revenue that filed their proxy statements with federal regulators between Jan. 1 and April 30. Not every state has such a company headquartered there. The survey includes only CEOs who have been in place for at least two years, but it does not limit the survey to companies in the S&P 500, as the AP’s general compensation study does. That’s why it includes such CEOs as Tesla’s Elon Musk. Median pay for S&P 500 CEOs was $12 million last year. SENT: 560 words, with photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ DIOCESE OF SAGINAW-BISHOP _ A Catholic diocese in Michigan says Pope Francis has selected the Arkansas-born bishop of the Diocese of Rapid City in South Dakota as the Michigan diocese’s next bishop.

IN SPORTS:

BASEBALL:

BBC--SEC-MISSISSIPPI-ARKANSAS

HOOVER, Ala. _ Arkansas faces Mississippi in the SEC Tourament, with the winner advancing to the semifinals. UPCOMING: 150 words, photos. Game starts 3 p.m. CDT.

BBC--SEC-LSU-MISSISSIPPI ST

HOOVER, Ala. _ LSU plays Mississippi State in an elimination game at the SEC Tournament on Friday. It’s a rematch of a 17-inning marathon earlier on Wednesday that was won by Mississippi State 6-5. UPCOMING: 150 words, photos. Approx. 6:30 p.m. CDT start.

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