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

January 4, 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 at pebbles@ap.org or 800-715-7291.

Arkansas News Editor Kelly P. Kissel can be reached at kkissel@ap.org or 501-681-1269.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.




LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday is expected to announce new enrollment numbers regarding the state’s Medicaid program, including its hybrid expansion. The state has asked the federal government for approval to put new restrictions on the hybrid expansion. By Andrew DeMillo. UPCOMING: 130 words, writethru on merits.



BRINKLEY, Ark. — Four people have been shot at an apartment complex in eastern Arkansas, and investigators say one of the victims has died. State police are leading the investigation into the shooting near a commercial area on the north side of Brinkley. 250 words.


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas woman has who says she was supposed to split the proceeds of a winning $300,000 lottery ticket with a co-worker is asking a judge to determine whether she has a right to the prize. Leslie Underwood argues in a lawsuit that her co-worker “skipped town” after cashing in the winning ticket last month. 250 words.


OKLAHOMA CITY — Public Service Company of Oklahoma has released its planned power line route for a $4.5 billion wind farm and transmission line project that is to be built in the Oklahoma Panhandle. Once completed, the project will provide power to customers in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana. 250 words.


— EAST ARKANSAS-SPEED TRAP LAW — A prosecutor says the Craighead County town of Cash does not violate the state’s speed trap law.





STARKVILLE, Miss. — No. 5 Mississippi State hosts Arkansas in a Southeastern Conference game on Thursday night. The undefeated Bulldogs are coming off a lopsided win over Georgia in their SEC opener. By David Brandt. UPCOMING: 550 words, with photos. Game starts 8 p.m. CST.


GRAMBLING, La. — Shakyla Hill recorded the fourth quadruple-double in NCAA Division I women’s basketball history in Grambling State’s win over Alabama State, the first quad in nearly 25 years. The junior guard added an assist in the closing seconds to finish with 15 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals on Wednesday night. Hill found Monisha Neal for a 3-pointer that wrapped up the Tigers’ 93-71 win over the Hornets. The previous quadruple-double was by Sonja Tate of Arkansas State against Mississippi Valley State on Jan. 27, 1993. SENT: 300 words.


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