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AP-MO--Missouri News Coverage Advisory, MO

May 15, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Missouri. Heather Hollingsworth is on the desk. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to 800-852-4844 or 816-421-4844 or apkansascity@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING TODAY:

Missouri Governor

ST. LOUIS — After St. Louis prosecutors dismissed their felony invasion of privacy case against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, the first term Republican said it was a great victory. But even if prosecutors don’t refile charges, as they say they will, Greitens faces a second felony charge and a Special Session that starts Friday to address potential discipline including impeachment. SENT: 700 words. By David Lieb

Murder-Conviction-Charges Dropped

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A 49-year-old Missouri man who served nearly 20 years in prison for first-degree murder has been freed after a judge criticized how the homicide investigation was handled and the state’s top prosecutor recommended that charges be dismissed. UPCOMING: 300 words.

Harry Truman Statue

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As Missouri readies a statue of former President Harry Truman for display in the U.S. Capitol, disagreement lingers over which of two problematic 19th century figures now on display there he should replace: Thomas Hart Benton, was a former slave owner, or Francis Preston Blair, Jr., an outspoken racist. The Legislature decided years ago to keep Benton, but a Senate committee recently voted to reverse that decision because Republicans objected to having two Democrats represented. UPCOMING: 500 words. By Blake Nelson.

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MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Kansas 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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