BC-AR--Arkansas News Digest 1:30 pm, AR
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. _ An Arkansas House panel has tabled a bill removing the Confederate designation from a star on the state’s flag, creating a new obstacle for the proposal days after the Republican governor endorsed the measure. By Andrew DeMillo. 300 words.
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HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. _ Authorities said they have arrested 44 people in eastern Arkansas on criminal charges in a coordinated operation to “bring back law and order” following a recent epidemic of violence including murder and rape. 425 words.
_ CAPITOL STATUES-ARKANSAS _ An Arkansas House panel has advanced a proposal to replace the state’s two statues at the U.S. Capitol with ones depicting singer Johnny Cash and civil rights leader Daisy Bates.
_ COUNTERFEITING ARRESTS _ Police in Miami, Oklahoma, have arrested two people on suspicion of counterfeiting thousands of dollars.
_ DALLAS OFFICER-MISTAKEN APARTMENT-SCHOLARSHIP _ An Arkansas university has announced plans for a new scholarship honoring graduate Botham Jean, an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white Dallas police officer who’d entered his apartment last year.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The Vanderbilt Commodores wrap up their home schedule Wednesday night trying to avoid their first losing season at Memorial Gym in 67 years, and they host Arkansas looking for their first win in Southeastern Conference play. By Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
BKC-CENTRAL ARKANSAS-SAM HOUSTON STATE
Central Arkansas plays Sam Houston State at Bernard Johnson Coliseum.
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