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BC-MO--Missouri News Digest 4 pm, MO

May 19, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

ABORTION LAWS-QUESTIONS

ATLANTA _ As multiple states pass laws banning many abortions, questions have surfaced about what exactly that means for women who might seek an abortion. The short answer: nothing yet. Governors in Kentucky , Mississippi , Ohio and Georgia have recently approved bans on abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can happen in the sixth week of pregnancy, before many women know they’re pregnant, and Alabama’s governor signed a measure making the procedure a felony in nearly all cases. Missouri lawmakers passed an eight-week ban Friday. Other states, including Louisiana , are considering similarly restrictive laws. By Kate Brumback.

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MISSOURI TEACHER PAY

(Information in the following story is from: KWMU-FM, http://news.stlpublicradio.org)

ST. LOUIS _ Low pay is the biggest reason that Missouri teachers are leaving the profession, according to a new survey. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recently shared its findings from a survey of 6,000 teachers, principals and administrators with the State Board of Education, St. Louis Public Radio reported.

MARIJUANA-LAW ENFORCEMENT OPPOSITION

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Strong opposition from law enforcement groups has contributed to Kansas lawmakers’ hesitation to legalize medicinal or recreational marijuana even as surrounding states have done so. The Kansas News Service reports that three of Kansas’ neighbors — Colorado, Oklahoma and Missouri — have legalized some form of marijuana in recent years. Kansas is one of four states without a comprehensive medical or recreational marijuana program.

BUSINESS INCUBATOR-COLUMBIA

(Information in the following story is from: Columbia Daily Tribune, http://www.columbiatribune.com)

COLUMBIA, Mo. _ A Columbia man launched a business, published a children’s book and created a nonprofit after serving eight years in prison. Cory Crosby now has his heart set on opening a business incubator that welcomes Columbia’s minority entrepreneurs.

IN BRIEF:

PILL ABORTIONS-PELVIC EXAMS _ JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ The Missouri health department says pill abortions in Missouri declined last year after the state began requiring pelvic exams on patients seeking the procedure.

KANSAS-MILLION DOLLAR DONATION _ LAWRENCE, Kan. _ The University of Kansas says a graduate’s estate donated $1.4 million to support the university’s library system and to provide needs-based scholarships.

SOYBEAN FARMERS-WORRIES _ CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. _ Soybean farmers in southeast Missouri say they’re worried about what one called a “train wreck” combination of tariffs and weather.

CLIMATE SUMMIT-ST LOUIS _ ST. LOUIS _ Washington University in St. Louis will host a summit next year aimed at addressing growing concerns about climate change.

SPORTS:

BBO--Cardinals-Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas _ Rangers lefty Drew Smyly and Cardinals right-hander Jack Flaherty start the series finale, both facing the other team for the first time in their career. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts 2:05 p.m. CT.

ROYALS-ANGELS

Mike Trout’s 250th home run was memorable in more ways than one. Trout’s solo shot to left-center off traveled 473 feet and made him the sixth AL player to reach 250 homers before his 28th birthday as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3 on Saturday night.

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