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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



KANSAS CITY — Large donations are flowing into Missouri through independent political action committees after voters amended the state constitution to cap contributions to individual candidates. The Kansas City Star reports that individual candidates can only collect contributions that are less than the voter-imposed $2,600 limit. But independent PACs face no such restrictions, and donations often are made with no disclosure of where the money comes from. SENT: 450 words


UNDATED — The #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct has prompted many state legislatures to reconsider their internal policies and state laws on the issue. Although about half of House and Senate legislative chambers nationwide have taken no substantive action this year, the measures adopted in other states have addressed a variety of issues, including training, investigations and public disclosure of sexual harassment complaints. SENT: 800 words


ST. LOUIS — Missouri high schools and universities are working to ensure students' college plans remain on course. An estimated 200,000 students nationally experience "summer melt," a term that means they're derailed before even arriving to college, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported . SENT: 300 words


— DOVE HUNTING-NONTOXIC SHOT — The Missouri Department of Conservation is proposing requiring hunters to use nontoxic shot in more conservation areas across the state.

— EVERY MERIT BADGE — A Boy Scout from western Missouri has achieved a rare milestone —earning every available merit badge.



DENVER — The St. Louis Cardinals and Colorado Rockies close out a three-game series Sunday. The Cardinals will throw lefty Austin Gomber, while the Rockies go with lefty Tyler Anderson. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game time is 3:10 p.m. ET.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Indians and Royals wrap up their weekend series with Cleveland sending Shane Bieber to the mound and Kansas City countering with Jorge Lopez. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 1:15 p.m. CT.


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