BC-AR--Arkansas News Digest 1:30 pm, AR
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FLOODING-MISSISSIPPI RIVER BARGES
OMAHA, Neb. _ Normally this time of year, huge barges can be seen chugging up the Mississippi River, carrying millions of tons of grain to market and bringing agriculture-related products to farmers in the Midwest for the new growing season. But there’s not much barge traffic this year. That’s because historic spring flooding that swamped and tainted farmland, also left parts of the Mississippi closed for business. SENT: 702 words. AP Photos MP201-0514190801, MP202-0514190759, MP203-0514190759, MP204-0514190900.
DALLAS _ Tornadoes touched down in the southerner Great Plains Friday night, leaving damage but no major injuries, and parts of the region braced for more severe weather Saturday. 240 words, photos.
JUVENILE FACILITIES CONTRACT _ Gov. Asa Hutchinson has said he will hire an Indiana company to operate five state youth prisons, despite lawmakers’ concerns about the company’s operations in other states.
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