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

September 9, 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.

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DALLAS — The lawyer for the family of a man who was gunned down at his home by a Dallas police officer is calling for her to be arrested and charged, saying the fact that she remains free days after the shooting shows she’s receiving favorable treatment. S. Lee Merritt, who is representing the family of 26-year-old Botham Jean, said Saturday that the family isn’t calling on the authorities to jump to conclusions or to deny Officer Amber Guyger her right to due process. But Merritt, flanked by members of the family and Mothers Against Police Brutality, said they want Guyger “to be treated like every other citizen, and where there is evidence that they’ve committed a crime, that there’s a warrant to be issued and an arrest to be made.” By Ryan Tarinelli. AP Photos.

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POLICE SHOOTING-NATIONAL PARK — A national park ranger who fatally shot a Missouri man at an Arkansas park says he wanted to shoot sooner, but his flashlight was in the way.

HOMELESS CAMPS CLEARED — University of Arkansas police say four people were arrested for remaining on property that the university is trying to clear out homeless camps.



JONESBORO, Ark. — Boxes whisk along a conveyor belt at 8 mph in a vast room of the Hytrol Conveyor Company’s technology center on East Highland Avenue in Jonesboro. On the second floor of the center, another conveyor sorts smaller packages, while visitors look at a virtual reality studio that shows how the belted systems work. By Kenneth Heard.


SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Jonathan Perrodin recently rode his bicycle west along West Maple Avenue in Springdale. A driver in a large pickup honked from the parking lot as Perrodin rode by Northwest Medical Center. “He didn’t pass me until we crossed 71 Business, but then he gunned his big V-8 diesel to get around me,” Perrodin said. “But I know I was in the right.” By Laurinda Joenks.


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