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AP-KS--Kansas News Digest 3 pm, KS

May 13, 2018

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Kansas.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



COLUMBIA — Missouri’s tough treatment of sex offenders living outside of prison is sending hundreds of the offenders to neighboring states, where laws are not as stringent. Missouri requires sex offenders to register for a lifetime, with no exceptions. Other states require registrations for a specific number of years, with a lifetime registration only for high risk sex offenders. Kansas is one of at least 20 states with no sex offender residency restrictions. SENT: 500 words


— LAWRENCE-NATIONAL DESIGNATION — A city-owned property in southwest Lawrence is now a nationally designated Underground Railroad site.

— KANSAS STATE POLYTECHNIC-ROBOTICS DEGREE — Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus in Salina is offering new degree options.



DELPHOS, Kan. — A Kansas teenager is making slow progress recovering from a rare neurologic illness. Rachael Bradshaw, 15 contracted Guillain-Barre Syndrome a little over a year ago. The illness has left her without feeling in her legs and feet. Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a rare autoimmune neurological disorder in which the body attacks the peripheral nerves, outside the spinal column, causing some degree of paralysis. By Jean Kozubowski, Salina Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 940 words.


LAWRENCE, Kan. — Travelers on the Kansas Turnpike have access to underground storm shelters at most toll plazas in the state. Kansas ushered in tornado season with its first twisters of 2018 last week, which were confirmed in multiple parts of the state. The turnpike’s bare-bones bunkers offer safe sheltering spots where options are otherwise limited. The shelters are primarily for employees, but also open to travelers. Because space is limited, they shouldn’t be considered a viable option for local residents. By Sara Shepherd, Lawrence Journal-World. SENT IN ADVANCE: 506 words.



KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Kevin Harvick had just taken the checkered flag for the fifth time this season, wheeled his car into victory lane and bathed in another confetti shower when he lamented what could have been. Come again? By Sports Writer Dave Skretta. AP Photos KSCB107, KSEZ109, KSEZ111. SENT: 850 words


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 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.

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