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 at pebbles@ap.org or 800-715-7291.

Arkansas Supervisory Correspondent Kelly P. Kissel can be reached at kkissel@ap.org or 501-681-1269.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

LONGHORNED TICK

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A dangerous East Asian tick that successfully over-wintered in New Jersey has inexplicably been also found on a dog in Arkansas. Researchers are trying to figure out how a longhorned tick showed up so far away. By Hannah Grabenstein. 300 words, pursuing photos.

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SCHOOL SECURITY-ARKANSAS

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas safety panel has endorsed recommendations that favor arming school district employees who volunteer to undergo training and psychological testing. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the Arkansas School Safety Commission on Monday accepted its law-enforcement subcommittee's proposed strategy of using "commissioned school security officers" for inclusion in recommendations to Gov. Asa Hutchinson later this month. 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

— MEDICAID LAWSUIT — The Arkansas Department of Human Services is appealing a ban on using an algorithm to allocate hours of home-based care to disabled Medicaid recipients.

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BASEBALL:

BBC--COLLEGE WORLD SERIES-CAPSULES

A capsule look at the eight teams in the College World Series. The field includes Arkansas. By Eric Olson. SENT: 2,760 words, with photos.

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