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

September 26, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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ARKANSAS-CORRUPTION SENTENCE

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Former Arkansas state Sen. Jon Woods is due to report to federal prison to begin a more than 18-year prison sentence for his role in a bribery scheme. Federal court documents show Woods is to report to federal bureau of prisons authorities Wednesday after U.S. District Judge Timothy Brooks rejected his motion to remain free pending an appeal of his conviction. Woods, a Republican, was convicted in May of 15 counts of conspiracy, fraud and money laundering. SENT: 130 words. Developing, will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

— MISSISSIPPI RIVER-SUICIDE — The Arkansas state medical examiner says a woman from Memphis, Tennessee committed murder and suicide by driving herself and her two sons into the Mississippi River in July and all three drowned.

IN SPORTS:

FOOTBALL:

FBC--SEC-BRUISING BACKS

Kentucky’s Benny Snell Jr. has rushed for 340 yards in two SEC games and ranks third nationally with 540. He is one of four SEC backs ranked in the top 20, including Ole Miss’ Scottie Phillips, Texas A&M’s Trayveon Williams and LSU’s Nick Brossette. At a time when mobile quarterbacks are all the rage around college football, successful teams are always looking for durable running backs. Just ask Alabama’s Nick Saban. While the Crimson Tide’s passing attack is soaring, Saban wants more out of his ground game with 1,000-yard rusher Damien Harris on the roster. By Gary B. Graves. UPCOMING. 850 words, photos.

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