Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Missouri.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORY:

SEMI CRASH AVOIDANCE TECHNOLOGY

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tractor-trailers and other large trucks aren't required to have crash-avoidance technology, despite thousands of crashes annually and repeated calls for it to be mandated. SENT: 490 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

KANSAS CITY HOTELS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two real estate executives have proposed a $63.5 million luxury hotel for Kansas City in an effort to boost the area's economy. SENT: 240 words.

FOUR-DAY WEEK

WARSAW, Mo. — A Missouri school district has adopted a four-day school week schedule. SENT: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

— TELLER-THEFT — A Kansas City bank teller accused of helping steal nearly $400,000 over five years has pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud.

— LINCOLN UNIVERSITY-MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM — Lincoln University's curators have approved a new master's degree program in clinical mental health counseling.

— ELDERLY WOMAN'S DEATH-VERDICT — One of two brothers suspected in the 1984 beating death of an elderly Missouri woman has been found guilty.

SPORTS:

BBA--Twins-Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jakob Junis and the Kansas City Royals continue their four-game series against the Minnesota Twins. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 6:15 p.m. CT.

BBN--Dodgers-Cardinals

ST. LOUIS — The Dodgers and Cardinals continue their four-game series at Busch Stadium. By Steve Overbay or Jason Young. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 12:05 p.m. CT.

FBC--Missouri-Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue coach Jeff Brohm spent this week making corrections and rebuilding his team's confidence. He's about to find out if it solves the Boilermakers ills. They are suddenly trying to get their season and hopes back on track following two straight losses. And now they'll face SEC power Missouri on Saturday. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Game time is 7:30 p.m. ET.

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