BC-AP-AP-AR–Arkansas News Coverage Advisory, AP

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Arkansas. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Arkansas-Oklahoma News Editor Kelly P. Kissel at (800) 715-7291 or (501) 225-3668 or kkissel@ap.org

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.



LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — State officials update lawmakers on the start of the insurance marketplace set up under the federal health care law, and on plans to expand coverage using federal Medicaid funds. The state hasn’t released info on the rates that will be charged on the exchange, and is still waiting for federal approval of its “private option” plan to expand Medicaid. By Andrew DeMillo. UPCOMING: 130 words by 4 p.m., 500 words by 5 p.m.



FLIPPIN, Ark. — Authorities say no one was injured after the mayor of Flippin accidentally shot out a window in the police chief’s office at City Hall. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words.


JONESBORO, Ark. — Jonesboro police say a teenager has died in what appears to be an accidental shooting outside of a fast food restaurant. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by noon CDT.




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MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Arkansas and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.

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