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

June 11, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



At least one boater has died after a sinkhole developed on the bed of a north Arkansas river, creating a whirlpool. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission issued a warning Monday for boaters on the Spring River to avoid an area known as Sadler Falls, about 150 miles northeast of Little Rock. By Hannah Grabenstien. AP Photo.


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Little Rock officials have approved a contract to install a gunshot detection system police say will help them better investigate gun violence. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the city’s Board of Directors voted unanimously last week in favor of a $290,000 agreement with ShotSpotter. The two-year contract is funded by a U.S. Department of Justice grant. 250 words.


STALLED TRAIN — Negotiations are in the works to save a miniature train that carried tourists around an Arkansas state park each summer for 60 years.

ILLINOIS RIVER-WATER QUALITY — Oklahoma officials say pollution guidelines for cities and farms along the Illinois River, which will also affect Arkansas, are just weeks away.



FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — After South Carolina kept its super regional with Arkansas alive with a win on Sunday, the two Southeastern Conference schools meet in a deciding third game on Monday — with a trip to the College World Series on the line. By Kurt Voigt. AP Photo planned.


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