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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

US HOUSE-ARKANSAS

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A Democrat running for a Republican-held congressional seat in central Arkansas has launched a new television ad highlighting his opposition to his party’s leader in the U.S. House, pushing back on GOP attacks he’s faced since winning last month’s primary. Clarke Tucker’s campaign announced Wednesday that it would air the ad on all four broadcast stations in the 2nd Congressional District, which includes Little Rock and seven central Arkansas counties. By Andrew Demillo. 400 words, with photo.

FROM AP MEMBERS:

MEDICAID-CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas lawmakers are proposing to combine two Medicaid programs for disabled children into one program. Critics say it will knock thousands of children out of needed assistance. 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

— MARSHALS MUSEUM-LIGHTHORSE STATUE — The Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma will contribute to the U.S. Marshals Museum in Arkansas a statue of a native lighthorseman who worked with federal marshals to keep order in the Indian Territory.

— MURDER DEFENDANT-ATTORNEY — A North Little Rock man who is charged with murder will no longer be allowed to act as his own attorney.

— POULTRY PLANT-WASTEWATER — An Arkansas-based poultry company is firing back against lawyers who have filed a purported class-action lawsuit stemming from wastewater violations at a southern Delaware processing plant.

IN SPORTS:

BASEBALL:

BBC--CWS-TEXAS-ANOTHER CLEMENS

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas second baseman Kody Clemens had launched another massive postseason home run when he and stared hard into opposing dugout and flashed the “Hook’em Horns” hand signal. Like his father Roger Clemens did more than 30 years ago, Kody Clemens has led the Longhorns back to the to College World Series with talent, bravado and the ability to deliver big in the biggest moments. UT on Sunday will face Arkansas. By Jim Vertuno. 650 words, photos.

BBC--CWS-WASHINGTON’S RISE

SEATTLE — At one point this season, Washington was 18-18 overall after losing at home to Texas-Rio Grande Valley in a non-conference game in late April. On Saturday, they’ll face Mississippi State in the first round of the College World Series. It’s the first trip to Omaha in Washington’s history. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

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