BC-AR–Arkansas News Coverage Advisory, AR

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

HEALTH CARE OVERHAUL

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Joint Public Health Committee meets to discuss the expansion of the Medicaid program in Arkansas, which enables low-income residents to buy subsidized health insurance. Any problems with the new system are expected to be discussed. By Chuck Bartels. Developing from 1 p.m. start of hearing. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.

FROM AP MEMBERS:

TEEN-RARE INFECTION

ASHDOWN, Ark. — Memorial services are set for Friday for an Arkansas teenager whose death may have been caused by a rare infection spread by mosquitoes. Family members say 13-year-old Coleman Pearson was diagnosed earlier this month with eastern equine encephalitis. He died Tuesday at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 11 a.m.

IN BRIEF:

MISSING PLANE, LAFAYETTE COUNTY-FATALITY, COMMUNITY COLLEGE-PRESIDENT, AGRICULTURE HALL OF FAME, HARDING-NURSING PROGRAM

IN SPORTS:

SEC-THIS WEEK

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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.

The AP-Little Rock

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