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

September 13, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 STORIES:

DALLAS OFFICER-MISTAKEN APARTMENT-VICTIM

DALLAS — The funeral began Thursday afternoon for a 26-year-old black man killed in his apartment by a white Dallas police officer who said she mistook his residence for her own. Pews were packed at a Dallas-area church for the Botham Jean. The Harding University, Arkansas, graduate was killed last week by an off-duty police officer, Amber Guyger, who’s since been charged with manslaughter. By Ryan Tarinelli. SENT: 600 words, will be updated. Pursuing photos.

With:

— DALLAS OFFICER-MISTAKEN APARTMENT-VICTIM-THE LATEST

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT:

POULTRY COUNCIL

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker have announced a council to study the expansion of poultry operations in northeastern Oklahoma. The Coordinating Council on Poultry Growth will look into the expansion of poultry production and its impact on the area. Officials say the council is not related to an as of yet unresolved 2005 lawsuit filed by then-state Attorney General Drew Edmondson against a dozen Arkansas poultry companies. The lawsuit alleges waste from poultry raised by farmers under contracts with the companies polluted the Illinois River watershed in northeastern Oklahoma. By Ken Miller. 350 words.

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ARKANSAS-IMMIGRATION RAID

ALMA, Ark. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has detained at least two dozen employees of a northwestern Arkansas food-processing plant as part of an immigration raid. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents served a search warrant Wednesday morning at the Bryant Preserving Co. in Alma. 250 words.

OF NOTE:

WALMART-JET-NIKE

NEW YORK — Walmart-owned Jet.com will soon sell Nike products on its site as it seeks to catch up with Amazon ahead of the holiday shopping season. Jet says Nike sneaker, clothing and other gear will be available in October. The deal comes a year after Nike, which has made a push to sell more swoosh-branded products online, started selling some products on Amazon.com. Jet, which Arkansas-based Walmart bought in 2016, has been positioning itself as a shopping site for young city-dwellers. By Joseph Pisani. SENT: 120 words, with photos.

IN BRIEF:

— GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL-ARKANSAS — The state Board of Education has approved a new location for the Arkansas Governor’s School, moving it away from its home of nearly four decades.

IN SPORTS:

FOOTBALL:

FBC--ARKANSAS STATE-MIAMI LAWSUIT

JONESBORO, Ark. — A judge has ordered Arkansas State University and the University of Miami to use a third-party mediator to resolve a dispute over a football game canceled last year because of concerns about Hurricane Irma. Miami was scheduled to play at ASU in September 2017 as part of a two-game contract that saw the Red Wolves travel to face the Hurricanes in 2014. The game in Jonesboro was canceled amid weather-related travel issues. Arkansas State sued Miami, seeking $650,000 in damages because the game wasn’t rescheduled. 130 words.

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— FBC--SEC THIS WEEK

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