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

May 15, 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 Supervisory Correspondent 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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POLITICS & GOVERNMENT:

SUPREME COURT-ARKANSAS

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A northwest Arkansas judge has temporarily blocked some TV stations from running a conservative group’s ad targeting a state Supreme Court justice seeking re-election. Washington County Circuit Court Judge Doug Martin on Monday issued a temporary restraining order preventing the stations from running the ad from the Judicial Crisis Network, a Washington-based group that has been criticizing Goodson ahead of the May 22 nonpartisan judicial election. By Andrew DeMillo. SENT: 120 words, will be updated.

FROM AP MEMBERS:

ITALIAN TOURIST KILLED-ARKANSAS

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas authorities are searching for the man accused of killing an Italian tourist after he was mistakenly released from prison two months ago. KATV-TV reports that a judge issued a new arrest warrant Friday for Andre Jackson of Little Rock. He’s charged in the July 2017 fatal shooting of Carlo Marigliano. 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

— MEDICAID LAWSUIT — A judge has ordered Arkansas to stop using a formula resulting in reduced home-based care for thousands of Medicaid recipients with disabilities.

— JACKSONVILLE SCHOOL-CYBERSECURITY — A central Arkansas high school has received more than $377,000 to develop cybersecurity classes for students.

IN SPORTS:

HORSE RACING:

RAC--PREAKNESS FUTURE

BALTIMORE — Pimlico Race Course is all gussied up again this week, ready to host the Preakness on Saturday — a day that will enable the 148-year-old track to survive another year. Old Hilltop is beginning to show its age, however, and it will cost an estimated $300 million to make it right. So it might not be long before the middle jewel of the Triple Crown moves south within the state to newer, fresher Laurel Park. By David Ginsburg. 750 words, photos.

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