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

July 10, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas prison officials want to expand the secrecy surrounding its lethal injection drug supply, recommending that state law be changed to prevent the disclosure of the execution drugs’ manufacturer and labels. By Andrew DeMillo. 350 words.


LAS VEGAS — The convicted Nevada inmate slated to die Wednesday by a three-drug lethal injection combination never before used in the U.S. has said repeatedly he wants his sentence carried out and he doesn’t care if it’s painful. “I’ve been very clear about my desire to be executed ... even if suffering is inevitable,” Scott Raymond Dozier said in a handwritten note to a state court judge. Midazolam has been used with inconsistent results in states including Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida and Ohio. Nevada’s last execution occurred more than a decade ago. By Ken Ritter. SENT: 930 words, with photos.



CONWAY, Ark. — The award-winning, nonprofit literary magazine the Oxford American says it has paid off $700,000 in debt that it owed to the University of Central Arkansas. 340 words.


— CLINTON-BUSH-SCHOLARS — Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush on Thursday will join dozens of scholars who’ve been focusing on topics ranging from immigration to veterans issues in an event in Little Rock.

— OFFICER SUSPENDED — Authorities say a Little Rock police officer has been suspended with pay after being accused of aiming a BB gun at a suspect while on duty.

— NORTHWEST ARKANSAS SLAYING — A judge has ruled that a northwestern Arkansas man can stand trial on charges he killed his mother.


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