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

January 7, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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FROM AP MEMBERS:

FERTILIZER MEASUREMENTS-ARKANSAS

LITTLE ROCK _ Critics of the way a state agency determines how much fertilizer farmers can apply to their crops in Arkansas say it doesn’t take into account the potential of the fertilizer leaching underground, meaning it doesn’t adequately protect the state’s waterways, critics say.

IN BRIEF:

DOG SHOT-DEPUTY FIRED _ An Arkansas sheriff has fired a deputy who shot a small dog in a residential neighborhood.

LITTLE ROCK-TWO DEAD _ Police in Little Rock say a suspect has been arrested in the fatal shooting last week of two men on the city’s south side.

WRONG WAY FATAL _ Arkansas State Police say a Little Rock woman was killed when the car she was driving the wrong way on Interstate 40 collided head-on with an ambulance in central Arkansas.

IN SPORTS:

SE LOUISIANA-KELLEY _ Former Arkansas quarterback Cole Kelley is transferring to Southeastern Louisiana.

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