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AP-MO--Missouri News Digest 3 pm, MO

September 16, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

YOUNG LONG-HAUL TRUCK DRIVERS

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A nationwide shortage of truckers has some industry officials and national lawmakers supporting a plan to allow 18-year-olds to become long-haul drivers, while others in the industry say it’s a bad idea that will decrease safety on the nation’s road. Apex CDL Institute in Kansas City, Kansas, trains truckers and would likely have more students if federal proposals to allow those under 21 to drive big rigs across the country. But institute director Jeffrey Steinberg thinks most 18-year-olds would make bad long-haulers. SENT: 550 words

PAYING FOR ATTENDANCE

KANSAS CITY — A Kansas City-area school district plans to use money as an incentive to get students to attend class every day. Students at Hickman Mills School District’s four secondary schools will have the chance to win $100 each month if they have perfect attendance, The Kansas City Star reported . SENT: 250 words

IN BRIEF:

— VIETNAM VETS-PINNING CEREMONY — Vietnam veterans will be honored at a ceremony in Kansas City this week.

— FEDERAL JUDGE NOMINEE-MISSOURI — The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee narrowly advanced the nomination of St. Louis lawyer Stephen Clark for a federal judgeship, suggesting his final confirmation could be close.

SPORTS:

CHIEFS-STEELERS

PITTSBURGH — Patrick Mahomes tied a franchise record with six touchdown passes and the Kansas City Chiefs put on an impressive offensive display in a 42-37 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. The 22-year-old Mahomes finished 23 of 28 for 326 yards in his third career start as the Chiefs (2-0) won in Pittsburgh for the first time since 1986. Mahomes has 10 touchdown passes through two weeks, the most ever by a quarterback through two games in NFL history. By Sports Writer Will Graves.

AP Photos PAKS111, PAKS113, PAKS114, PAKS115.

BBA--Twins-Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Brad Keller and the Kansas City Royals wrap up their four-game series against Kyle Gibson and the Minnesota Twins. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 1:15 p.m. CT.

BBN--Dodgers-Cardinals

ST. LOUIS — A day after the Dodgers routed the Cardinals and moved into first place in the NL West, right-hander Adam Wainwright (1-3, 4.70) starts for St. Louis in the finale of the four-game series and righty Ross Stripling (8-3, 2.61) goes for Los Angeles. By Joe Harris. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m. CT.

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