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

May 1, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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TOP STORIES:

UNIVERSITY-SCHOLARSHIP PROTEST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. _ Students at Arkansas Tech University are protesting after the estate of a late professor who some claim promoted anti-Semitic materials endowed scholarship money to the school. By Hannah Grabenstein. 300 words.

AMERICAN BURYING BEETLE

OKLAHOMA CITY _ U.S. wildlife officials say an endangered carnivorous beetle is making a comeback and should be downlisted to threatened. The American burying beetle was listed as endangered in 1989 after its historic range over 35 states and three Canadian provinces shrank to just eastern Oklahoma and Block Island off the cost of Rhode Island. Officials say populations now also can be found in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas, and on Nantucket Island off the coast of Massachusetts.

MIDWEST ECONOMY

OMAHA, Neb. _ A new report says an April survey of business supply managers suggests there will be solid economic growth over the next three to six months in nine Midwest and Plains states. 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ CENTERTON POLICE-INVESTIGATION _ A special prosecutor has cleared two northwest Arkansas police officials of any state crimes regarding overtime they were paid.

_ TRAFFIC STOP-BODY FOUND_ Authorities are investigating after police found the body of a man inside a car whose driver fled from a traffic stop.

IN SPORTS:

RAC-KENTUCKY DERBY-BAFFERT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Bob Baffert has 3 chances to make history in the Kentucky Derby. A victory by any of his 3 horses would give him a record-tying 6th Derby win. By Beth Harris. 675 words, photos.

RAC-KENTUCKY DERBY-OLDEST JOCKEY _ Jon Court would set a record as the oldest jockey in the Kentucky Derby when he rides Long Range Toddy on Saturday. By Mike Farrell. 500 words, photos.

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