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

July 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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FROM AP MEMBERS:

LITTLE ROCK-ID CARD

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — At least 150 people have started the process to get identification cards meant to assist immigrants and the homeless in Little Rock. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports participants lined up Saturday outside Little Rock’s new multicultural liaison office as the kickoff to get appointments to receive the ID cards. 220 words.

IN BRIEF:

— TEXARKANA PARK-NAME — Some Texarkana residents have questioned a plan to rename a city park in Arkansas.

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MEMBER EXCHANGE: FOR USE ANY TIME/Arkansas mention

EXCHANGE-NASHVILLE TRAIN WRECK

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Standing out here in the freshly-mown grasses of Richland Park Greenway, several yards from the Dutchman’s Curve Train Wreck historical marker placed alongside White Bridge Road, I listen for ethereal echoes of the past. This is as much a ghost story as it is a history lesson. Call it ‘Ghosts of Dutchman’s Curve’ because they still whisper to us as the 100th anniversary of the nation’s deadliest train wreck fast approaches. Remember us, they murmur on the gentle wind that stirs the humid air. By Tom Wood, Ledger of Nashville. SENT: 2,830 words.

WEEKEND MEMBER EXCHANGES/MOVED IN ADVANCE/FOR USE Monday, July 9 & thereafter:

EXCHANGE-JONESBORO-HISTORIC BUILDING

JONESBORO, Ark. — An old Jonesboro building has sat vacant for decades. But after the National Park Service placed it on the National Register of Historic Places recently, plans are in motion to bring it back to life. Jetton General Contractors of Paragould has agreed to buy the 1889 C.A. Stuck & Sons Lumber Office Building and will convert it into its new headquarters. By Keith Inman, The Jonesboro Sun. SENT IN ADVANCE: 503 words.

EXCHANGE-CADETS-HELICOPTER RIDES

FORT SMITH, Ark. — Students in the Fort Smith School District Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Program got to partake in a unique experience last month. The cadets traveled to Robinson Maneuver Training Center in North Little Rock with their instructors to participate in the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge, an annual JROTC training camp. About 25 cadets from Northside and Southside High School attended the camp and were given the opportunity to ride in a Black Hawk helicopter before heading home. By Thomas Saccente, The Southwest Times Record. SENT IN ADVANCE: 783 words.

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