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

March 19, 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.

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ARKANSAS CORRUPTION

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. _ A federal appeals court says an appeal filed by a former Christian college president who pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme can move forward. 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ GAS STATION SHOOTING _ Two men have pleaded not guilty to capital murder and aggravated robbery charges in connection with a fatal shooting of an airman at an Arkansas gas station.

_ ODD-AL CAPONE-STATUE _ It was a caper Scarface might have sanctioned ... until they dropped him and got collared. Authorities say two Missouri men snatched a statue of Al Capone from its seat outside the Ohio Club in Hot Springs, Arkansas, early Saturday morning.

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