AP-MO--Missouri News Digest 5 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
NEW & UPDATED:
New: CHURCH VAN CRASH-MISSOURI, DATING WEBSITE-RAPE CONVICTION, OKLAHOMA DROUGHT-DISASTER DECLARATION, SCIENCE CENTER CEO, CIGNA-DEAL ENDORSEMENT, MISSOURI SENATE-TRADE, LABOR LAW-KENTUCKY
Updated: GLF-PGA CHAMPIONSHIP, RIVER CRASH-CHILD KILLED, FERGUSON-MICHAEL BROWN, LABOR LAW-KENTUCKY
CHURCH VAN CRASH-MISSOURI
BOLIVAR, Mo. — Three teenagers from Kansas were killed and 10 other people were injured Friday after a church van heading for an outing crashed in southwestern Missouri. SENT: 220 words. AP Photos Pursuing.
AROUND THE STATE:
ST. LOUIS — The mother of Michael Brown is gathering signatures on a petition asking Missouri’s new governor to reopen the investigation into the fatal police shooting of her son in 2014, a case that helped spark the national Black Lives Matter movement. By Jim Salter. SENT: 400 words, photos.
With FERGUSON-MICHAEL BROWN-THE LATEST.
MISSOURI HOUSE CANDIDATE-BIGOTED COMMENTS
LIBERTY, Mo. — A man who won a GOP primary for a Missouri House seat has promoted conspiracies about “Jewish cabals” and said “Hitler was right” and other bigoted comments on a radio program. The Missouri Republican Party on Thursday distanced itself from Steve West, who won the Republican primary for a Clay County seat in the Missouri House by nearly 25 points. SENT: 480 words. With AP Photos.
PROTEST TO POLITICS
UNDATED — In the same week as the four-year anniversary of Mike Brown’s killing in Ferguson, Missouri, a city councilman ousted the veteran prosecutor who failed to indict the white officer who fatally shot the teen. By Errin Haines Whack. SENT: 1,000 words. With AP Photos.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and Republican challenger Josh Hawley are coming up on opposite sides of President Donald Trump’s trade war. The two clashed on trade while speaking to members of the Missouri Farm Bureau. By Summer Ballentine. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Federal labor officials say temporary farmworkers were kept in “inhumane” conditions and paid less than they were owed while working in southeast Missouri. The U.S. Labor Department recently issued a preliminary injunction against a Florida-based company responsible for overseeing 107 workers near the Missouri Bootheel town of Kennett. The Kansas City Star reports Marin J Corp. of Avon Park, Florida, consented to the preliminary injunction for workers it hired under the federal H-2A program, which allows foreign workers into the U.S. for temporary agriculture work. SENT: 420 words. Pursuing photos.
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Labor leaders fighting laws to let workers skip paying union fees took their argument to the Kentucky Supreme Court on Friday, days after voters rejected a similar law in Missouri. By Adam Beam. With AP Photos. SENT: 550 words.
—CIGNA-DEAL ENDORSEMENT — Cigna’s plan to buy pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts for around $52 billion got a big endorsement Friday, a few days after activist investor Carl Icahn urged shareholders to reject it. AP Photos
—SCIENCE CENTER CEO — The man who has led the St. Louis Science Center for seven years is stepping down to become president and CEO of the Denver Zoo. AP Photos
—OKLAHOMA DROUGHT-DISASTER DECLARATION — Gov. Mary Fallin’s office says four counties in northeast Oklahoma have been designated disaster areas because of drought, making farmers and ranchers eligible for federal assistance. AP Photos
—DATING WEBSITE-RAPE CONVICTION — A Missouri man has been convicted of raping a woman he met on a dating website. AP Photos.
— GUN STORE ROBBERY-REWARD — Federal authorities and a gun trade association are each offering $5,000 rewards to find the people who stole guns from an Independence store.
— RIVER CRASH-CHILD KILLED — Law enforcement officials say a car that was driven into the Kansas River, killing one child, was stolen from a central Missouri town.
— FATAL SPRINGFIELD FIRE — Springfield officials say a woman has died after a fire at home.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The St. Louis Cardinals, trying to climb back into the NL Wild Card race, begin a three-game series in Kansas City against the Royals. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:15 p.m. CDT.
ST. LOUIS — Gary Woodland followed up a great start with a round good enough to get him in the record book Friday at the PGA Championship. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. SENT: 750 words. With AP Photos.
With PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-THE LATEST.
ST. LOUIS — The land of Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel could be delivering another major-title winner. By National Writer Eddie Pells. With AP Photos. SENT: 680 words.
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