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

October 7, 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.

The news editor for Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma is Kim Johnson, who can be reached at kjohnson@ap.org or (972) 991-2100.

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — The testimony from a recent House Committee on Natural Resources oversight hearing shows Hot Springs National Park’s historic leasing program works and can be implemented elsewhere, two members of the committee said. The committee heard from local lessees before touring Bathhouse Row and seeing firsthand the work that has been done in preserving federal historic buildings for modern-day uses. U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-District 4, a committee member, said he gathered that Hot Springs made a good impression that will be carried throughout the country. By Beth Reed, The Hot Springs Sentinel-Record. SENT IN ADVANCE: 567 words.


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Strolling under the tall oaks and pines of the new Electric Island Nature Trail, it’s hard to believe you’re on a foothill. Unlike more typical, landlocked hills in the Ouachita Mountains, no tangle of underbrush limits the line of sight as a hiker marches along this 2-mile dirt path. From 1928 until 1984, the hill/island belonged to Arkansas Power & Light Co., and for years, for reasons unknown, it was called Goat Island, aka Big Goat Island. By Celia Storey, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1481 words.


LITTLE ROCK-FATAL STABBING— A Little Rock woman has been sentenced to eight years in prison for the 2017 stabbing death of her husband.


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