BC-AR--Arkansas News Digest 1:30 pm, AR
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SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-STATE LEGISLATURES
Barely a month into the 2019 legislative sessions, new policies against sexual misconduct already have been enacted or proposed in about one-fifth of the states as the #MeToo movement enters its second year in state capitols amid continuing complaints of sexual wrongdoing. Some states taking action this year had failed to do so in the immediate aftermath of the movement that began in fall 2017 and led to accusations against dozens of state lawmakers. Problems have persisted into the new year, with new complaints coming from lawmakers in Georgia and Massachusetts. Women’s advocates say more change is needed _ not only to sexual harassment policies but also to capitol cultures that have tolerated poor behavior. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 1,390 words, with photos.
_ BC-US--Sexual Misconduct-State Legislatures-Glance, details of every state lawmaker across the country who has resigned or been removed from office, faced other repercussions such as the loss of party or committee leadership positions, or had accusations made against them.
_ BODY-CEMETERY _ Investigators say an Arkansas woman has been charged in the fatal shooting of the father of her 3-year-old child and leaving the man’s body in a cemetery.
BATON ROUGE, La. _ No. 19 LSU looks to remain unbeaten in Southeastern Conference play when the Tigers host Arkansas on Saturday evening. The Razorbacks are coming off a victory at Georgia. By Brett Martel. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 5 p.m. CST.
BKC--ARKANSAS ST-ARKANSAS LITTLE ROCK
Arkansas State plays Arkansas-Little Rock at Jack Stephens Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
BKC--NORTHWESTERN ST-CENTRAL ARKANSAS
Northwestern State plays Central Arkansas at Farris Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
BKC--ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF-GRAMBLING ST
Arkansas-Pine Bluff plays Grambling State at Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
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