AP-MO--Missouri News Digest 4 pm, MO
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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
AROUND THE STATE:
JEFFERSON CITY — The votes won’t be cast for another four years, yet Democrats already appear likely to gain seats in Missouri’s Republican-dominated Legislature in 2022. The reason: a one-of-its kind redistricting initiative approved by voters in the recent midterm elections. By David A. Lieb. AP Photo SENT: 1200 words
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri lawmakers plan to make another attempt at legalizing sports betting just months after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law that has restricted most states from allowing bets on sports. The Missouri Legislature will likely consider joining at least six other states that have started offering wagers on sporting events, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. SENT 275 words
TAYLORVILLE, Ill. — Residents in central Illinois on Sunday assessed damage after rare December tornadoes that ripped roofs off homes, downed power lines and injured at least 20 people the day before. The severe weather in Illinois was part of a line of thunderstorms that raked areas of the central U.S. late Friday and into Saturday, killing one person in Missouri. Tornadoes were also reported in Arkansas and Oklahoma. AP Photos ILSPR101, ILSPR102, ILSPR103, ILSPR104. SENT: 250 words
— AP-MO-UNIVERSITY SYSTEM-BUYOUTS — The University of Missouri System will offer voluntary buyouts for some tenured faculty starting this spring.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Patrick Mahomes and the high-powered Kansas City Chiefs return from a bye to take on the last-place Oakland Raiders. By Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 1:05 p.m. PST
KANSAS CITY — Running back Kareem Hunt acknowledged that he misled the Kansas City Chiefs about his role in a February assault in a Cleveland hotel that ultimately led to his release this week. During a live interview with ESPN on Sunday, the NFL’s reigning rushing champion also said that league officials never spoke to him about the incident while conducting their own investigation, and that he never saw the security camera video until TMZ Sports posted it Friday. By Sports Writer Dave Skretta.
AP Photos NY110, NY186. SENT: 1100 words
COLUMBIA — Jordan Geist scored 18 points — including a clutch 3-pointer at the end of regulation — to lead Missouri to a 64-62 overtime victory over UCF on Sunday. Javon Pickett added 13 points and Jeremiah Tilmon had 10 for Missouri (4-3). Tilmon’s up-and-under layup around UCF’s 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall with 1:32 left in OT provided the winning margin. By Joe Walljasper.
AP Photos MOLG104, MOLG105, MOLG106, MOLG103, MOLG102, MOLG101. SENT: 300 words
— LIBERTY BOWL-CAPSULE — No. 24 Missouri to face Oklahoma State in Liberty Bowl.
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