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

December 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.

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FROM AP MEMBERS:

ARKANSAS LEGISLATURE-GUN BILLS

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. _ Arkansas Republican lawmakers say they will push legislation to expand the rights of gun owners next year when the Legislature convenes its regular session.

IN BRIEF:

CARROLL COUNTY-BODY FOUND _ Authorities are working to identify a man who was found dead in a creek in northern Arkansas on Christmas Day.

EX-POLICE CHIEF ARRESTED _ A former police chief in northwest Arkansas has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of tampering with evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia.

IN SPORTS:

FBC-ARIZONA BOWL PREVIEW

TUCSON, Ariz. _ Nevada headed back to the Arizona Bowl to face Arkansas State. The Wolf Pack’s last bowl appearance came in Tucson in 2015 at the inaugural Arizona Bowl. Arkansas State is making its school-record eighth straight bowl appearance.

BKC-AUSTIN PEAY-ARKANSAS

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. _ Austin Peay plays Arkansas at Bud Walton Arena. 7 p.m. CT tipoff.

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