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BC-MO--Missouri News Coverage Advisory, MO

July 6, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Missouri. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to 314-241-2496 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

YOUNG SISTERS DEAD-MISSOURI

KEARNEY — A Missouri woman whose two young children died after being found unresponsive on July Fourth has been charged with assaulting her husband in the hours before the children were found, according to police records. Jenna Boedecker was charged Thursday with third-degree assault, armed criminal action and first-degree property damage, all felonies, after an argument with her husband about alleged infidelity, The Kansas City Star reported. SENT: 342 words.

CONSERVATION DEPARTMENT AUDIT

JEFFERSON CITY — The former head of the Missouri Department of Conservation was paid a total of $120,000 over a 10-month span as part of a separation agreement that is being criticized by the state auditor. In a report issued Thursday, Auditor Nicole Galloway slammed the department for an agreement that not only paid Robert Ziehmer, but allowed him to keep his health insurance and rack up pension credits even though he had taken a new job in the private sector. UPCOMING: 300 words.

BRIEFS:

— SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL-HIDDEN CAMERA — A Springfield school for children with severe disabilities is investigating after an unauthorized camera was found at the school.

— BONES IDENTIFIED-SUSPECT RELEASED — A suspect in the death of a Minnesota girl who was living in Missouri has been released from prison but will remain on a tracking monitor.

SPORTS:

BBA--Red Sox-Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chris Sale is on the mound for the Boston Red Sox as they open a three-game series in Kansas City. The Royals send out Jason Hammel. By Alan Eskew. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7:15 p.m. CT.

BBN--Cardinals-Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants host the St. Louis Cardinals. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 9:15 p.m. CDT

If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apkansascity@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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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