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

December 19, 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.

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FROM AP MEMBERS:

JUVENILE DETENTION-TRIAL

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. _ A federal jury has acquitted two former jailers who were accused of unlawful use-of-force at a juvenile facility in Arkansas. The Arkansas Democrat Gazette reports that 27-year-old Will Ray and 48-year-old Thomas Farris were cleared Tuesday on charges related to pepper-spraying juvenile detainees between June 2012 and July 2014. 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ ARKANSAS GOVERNOR-INAUGURATION _ The start of Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s second term is being marked with two days of inaugural events next month.

_ INTERSTATE-STANDOFF _ Police say no one was injured after a standoff shut down an interstate ramp for more than an hour Wednesday in central Arkansas.

_ MARSHALS MUSEUM _ Leaders in Fort Smith have approved a special election so voters can consider a temporary tax increase that would pay for the completion of the $50 million U.S. Marshals Museum.

IN SPORTS:

BASKETBALL:

BKC--GEORGIA TECH-ARKANSAS

Georgia Tech plays Arkansas at Bud Walton Arena. UPCOMING: 600 words, more on merit.

BKC--CENTRAL ARKANSAS-INDIANA

Central Arkansas plays Indiana at Assembly Hall. UPCOMING: 600 words, more on merit.

BKC--ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK-MEMPHIS

Arkansas-Little Rock plays Memphis at FedExForum. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

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