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

December 23, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

MISSOURI GOVERNOR-BALLOT INITIATIVE

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ Missouri Gov. Mike Parson wants a new redistricting measure to be repealed. Parson told The Associated Press that he opposes the “Clean Missouri” initiative approved by voters in the November elections. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 830 words, photo.

AROUND THE STATE:

TAYLORVILLE TORNADO-REBUILDING _ Survivors of a December tornado that injured more than two dozen people in a central Illinois city say they are struggling but grateful for the kindness they’ve been shown in the aftermath. SENT: 275 words.

IN BRIEF:

ST. CHARLES HOMICIDE _ Police say they are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in downtown St. Charles as a homicide.

ARKANSAS HOSPITAL WOES _ Some workers and community leaders have raised concerns about the financial viability of an Arkansas hospital amid late paychecks and recent layoffs.

BENTON COUNTY FIRE _ Authorities say a Benton County woman died in a house fire after re-entering the residence.

BLUE SPRINGS CRASH _ A two-vehicle crash in Blue Springs has killed three people and injured another person.

GROUND TURKEY RECALL _ A Minnesota-based poultry producer is recalling more than 164,000 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be contaminated with salmonella.

ELK HUNTING _ A Missouri Department of Conservation biologist says state residents have made it clear they want the first elk hunt in the state to be open to all Missourians, regardless of income level.

SPORTS:

FBN--CHIEFS-SEAHAWKS

SEATTLE _ Patrick Mahomes and Russell Wilson take the Sunday night stage as the Kansas City Chiefs face the Seattle Seahawks in a matchup filled with playoff implications for both teams. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 750 words. Game at 7:20 p.m. CST.

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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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