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BC-KS--Kansas News Digest 2:30 pm, KS

December 15, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

AROUND THE STATE:

BREWERY-CALIFORNIA FIRE VICTIMS

LAWRENCE _ A Kansas brewery is selling a new specialty beer to help raise money for a Northern California community destroyed by the state’s deadliest wildfire last month. SENT: 240 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ SENATE-COMMISSIONER’S REPLACEMENT _ Republicans have picked Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s top deputy to fill a vacant state Senate seat, making the chamber more conservative.

_ WAREHOUSE FIRE-WICHITA _ Authorities say a massive fire has destroyed a 28,000 square-foot warehouse in a Wichita suburb.

_ DOUBLE HOMICIDE-WICHITA _ The last of several men charged in the 2015 shooting deaths of two people in Wichita has been found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and other counts.

_ UNIVERSITY-$69 MILLION GIFT _ A $6.9 million gift from a late geologist and his wife will be used to help University of Kansas researchers better understand early human life in the Americas.

SPORTS:

BKC--T25-VILLANOVA-KANSAS

LAWRENCE, Kan. _ Dedric Lawson had 28 points and 12 rebounds, Lagerald Vick scored 29, and top-ranked Kansas made enough free throws down the stretch to beat No. 17 Villanova 74-71 Saturday in a rematch of last season’s Final Four showdown won by the Wildcats. By Sports Writer Dave Skretta. SENT: 715 words, photos.

BKC--T25-GEORGIA ST-KANSAS ST

MANHATTAN, Kan. _ After a tough road loss at Tulsa last weekend, Kansas State finally gets back on the court when Georgia State visits Bramlage Coliseum. By Avery Osen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. CT.

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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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