BC-AR--Arkansas News Digest 1:30 pm, AR
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RANDOLPH COUNTY-ALCOHOL SALES
POCAHONTAS, Ark. _ Alcohol sales are now legal in a northeastern Arkansas county after residents approved a measure to lift a 70-year-old ban on sales. 250 words.
JACKSON, Miss. _ The waterlogged Tennessee Valley faces more rain and severe storms in coming days, even as flood predictions along the Mississippi River rise. By Jeff Amy. 500 words, photos.
NEW ORLEANS _ U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has designated nine Louisiana parishes as a disaster area because of rains and flooding from Sept. 1 through Dec. 10. Farmers and ranchers in dozens of adjacent parishes in Louisiana and counties in Arkansas and Texas also can apply for Farm Service Agency emergency loans.
LITTLE ROCK-POLICE SHOOTING _ Authorities say a Little Rock police officer fatally shot a person after a traffic stop on Friday.
ARKANSAS CASINOS _ The Arkansas Racing Commission has approved regulations for the state’s new casinos, including one that could affect plans for a casino in Pope County.
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