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

July 28, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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FROM AP MEMBERS:

MISSOURI BOAT ACCIDENT-FUNERAL

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana family that lost nine relatives when a tourist boat sank on a Missouri lake is preparing to say goodbye to the last five of those loved ones. Saturday’s services at Eastern Star Church in Indianapolis will honor 70-year-old Horace Coleman; his 69-year-old wife, Belinda Coleman; 76-year-old Ervin Coleman; 45-year-old Angela Coleman; and her 2-year-old son, Maxwell Coleman. AP Photos.

With:

— MISSOURI BOAT ACCIDENT-FUNERAL-THE LATEST

INDIANAPOLIS — The Latest on the funeral for five of the nine members of an Indianapolis family killed when a tourist boat sank on a Missouri lake (all times local): 12:50 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

MISSING BOY-BODY — Authorities say a 7-year-old boy reported missing in northwestern Arkansas has been found dead in a pond.

PARK POND-BODY — Police in Little Rock say a man’s body was found in a pond in a city park.

MEMBER FEATURES:

EXCHANGE-LAUNDRY BUSINESS-ASSISTANCE

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Tiffany Snodgrass, an elementary school teacher, and her husband Ben Snodgrass, a firefighter and paramedic, both have jobs serving their community. Their commitment to service extends to their role as business owners as well. By Dave Perozek.

EXCHANGE-BARBER SHOP-OVERPASS

JONESBORO, Ark. — City Barber Shop near the corner of East Nettleton Avenue and Watt Street has been around since 1923, but owner Melvin Thomason fears his tiny shop’s days are numbered. “I’ve been here 23 years, owned it for 17,” Thomason said. By Keith Inman.

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