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

March 18, 2019

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.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. _ Arkansas lawmakers are considering a measure that would restrict state lawmakers to serving a maximum of 10 years in the Legislature. 250 words.

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COURTHOUSE EVACUATED _ A bomb squad has been called to investigate a suspicious package that prompted the evacuation of a courthouse in Texarkana.

HIT AND RUN-BASEBALL PLAYER _ Authorities are investigating after a college baseball player from Oklahoma was seriously injured when he was struck by a vehicle in an apparent hit-and-run crash in Arkansas.

ENTERGY-SOLAR PROJECT _ Entergy Arkansas and NextEra Energy Resources have announced plans for a new, 100-megawatt solar facility near Searcy.

GAS STATION SHOOTING _ Authorities in central Arkansas are searching for two people who shot and killed a military serviceman who tried to stop a robbery at a gas station.

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