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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — 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 or 800-715-7291.

Arkansas Supervisory Correspondent Kelly P. Kissel can be reached at 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Little Rock Central High School is among the “Top 10” sites of importance on a U.S. Civil Rights Trail with more than 100 historic landmarks in 14 states. The announcement that six Little Rock sites are on the trail was made at the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site Visitor Center in conjunction with the Martin Luther King Jr. Day federal holiday. officially launched Monday with an interactive map of trail destinations. By Jake Sandlin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 646 words.


JONESBORO, Ark. — City officials plan to increase recycling efforts throughout Jonesboro, including apartment communities, and at least one landlord is enthusiastic about it. The new collection system will begin July 2. The recycling service is provided at no charge. However, for the first time, residents who choose to participate must purchase blue 65-gallon recycling bins that are similar to the green, 95-gallon bins used for garbage. Some landlords say they have to gauge the level of interest among tenants. By Keith Inman, Jonesboro Sun. SENT IN ADVANCE: 564 words.


JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM-ARKANSAS: Juvenile justice officials in Arkansas say budget issues are interfering with efforts to move away from jailing youths.



RALEIGH, N.C. — The losses piled up for some prominent teams in the AP Top 25 in the past week. The list includes three top-10 teams — No. 4 Oklahoma, No. 7 Wichita State and No. 8 Texas Tech — that lost twice. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 650 words and photos by 5 p.m.


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