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

September 28, 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.

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FROM AP MEMBERS:

ARKANSAS-TAX STUDY

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A tax overhaul task force is looking into whether Arkansas should change two tax credits authorized for insurance companies that cost the state about $77 million a year. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that members of the Tax Reform and Relief Legislative Task Force on Thursday questioned the benefits of a decades-old law that allows life, health and disability insurers to get a home office credit against their insurance premium taxes. 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

— CONGRESSMAN’S SON ARRESTED-ARKANSAS — The son of an Arkansas congressman has been arrested on multiple drug and gun charges.

— ARKANSAS CORRUPTION — The trial of former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, who is accused of using campaign funds for personal expenses, is being delayed until next year.

— ARKANSAS DIAMOND FIND — A Colorado woman has found a nearly 3-carat diamond after searching for just 10 minutes at an Arkansas state park. With photo.

IN SPORTS:

FOOTBALL:

FBC--ARKANSAS-TEXAS A&M

ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas A&M has already played — and lost — to No. 1 and No. 2 in the opening month of coach Jimbo Fisher’s first season. Still, maybe there is something that the Aggies can take out of those games against potential playoff teams. The Aggies, coming off a loss to top-ranked Alabama, travel to North Texas for their annual neutral-site meeting against Arkansas. They play Saturday in the home stadium of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys owned by Jerry Jones, a team captain for the undefeated 1964 Razorbacks team. By Stephen Hawkins. SENT: 690 words, with photos.

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