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

September 22, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.

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TOP STORY;

SEVERE WEATHER

DALLAS — One person is dead as strong storms dropped record-setting rain on parts of Texas and Oklahoma on Friday and Saturday, then moved into Arkansas. By Ken Miller and David Warren. UPCOMING: 350 words. Seeking photos.

IN BRIEF:

DRUG ARRESTS — Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies say 1,260 people have been arrested across Arkansas as part of a statewide drug investigation.

FROM AP MEMBERS:

EXCHANGE-MALLS-PARKING LOTS

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Ask what’s new in shopping malls, and you’ll hear of a trend that isn’t in the mall at all. It’s on the parking lot outside. Companies like Dillard’s Inc., J.C. Penney and Macy’s are surveying their vast parking areas and seeing new opportunities for dining and entertainment venues. By Kyle Massey.

EXCHANGE-JAZZ BAND

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Bentonville High School’s jazz band is back in the swing of things, five years after a staff member’s death put it on hold. The band restarted two years ago and participation is growing. There are 40 in the program, up from 28 last year, according to Philip Shewmaker, who teaches the jazz band class. That’s enough for two bands. By Dave Perozek.

IN SPORTS:

FBC--T25--ARKANSAS-AUBURN

Arkansas opens Southeastern Conference play at No. 9 Auburn, which is trying to rebound from a last-play loss to sixth-ranked LSU. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m. EDT.

FBC--UNLV-ARKANSAS STATE

UNLV plays Arkansas State at Centennial Bank Stadium in Jonesboro. UPCOMING: 150 words.

IN BRIEF:

PREP SCORES — Arkansas high school football scores.

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