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

December 17, 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.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. _ Arkansas officials say more than 4,600 people were kicked off the state’s Medicaid expansion program for not complying with a work requirement last month. By Andrew DeMillo. 400 words.

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UNIVERSITY-FRATERNITY SUSPENDED

CONWAY, Ark. _ The University of Central Arkansas has suspended the Kappa Sigma fraternity for hazing following student allegations that chapter members would spray cold water on prospective members, require physical workouts and confine them to the house. 250 words.

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CONWAY-FERRIS WHEEL _ Authorities say all passengers were safely rescued after a Ferris wheel malfunctioned in downtown Conway.

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