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News Minute: Here is the latest Arkansas news from The Associated Press

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FORREST CITY, Ark. (AP) - Authorities are investigating after a person was found dead inside a burned car in St. Francis County. Sheriff Bobby May says the vehicle was found Monday morning on a rural bridge over the St. Francis River. May says investigators believe the case is a homicide, but they're awaiting autopsy results for confirmation.

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say one person is dead after a fire at a Jonesboro apartment complex that houses disabled and elderly residents. The fire broke out yesterday at the Aspen Garden Apartments. Investigators say one person was found dead and several others were taken to a hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Department of Human Services' Division of Children and Family Service is set to join child advocates, parents, judges and others in a rally at the state Capitol against child abuse. The demonstration begins this morning on the front steps of the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock. It is intended to draw attention to child abuse and to present ways on how the abuse can be prevented.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Little Rock leaders are considering a new master plan that would add an aquarium to the city's zoo. The plan announced yesterday calls for the Little Rock Zoo to remain within its current 36.8 acres, but adds new exhibits on undeveloped land. Under the plan, the zoo's tropical birdhouse would be transformed into an aquarium.

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