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

May 18, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

MO-XGR--MISSOURI GOVERNOR-LEGISLATURE

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ Missouri Gov. Mike Parson laid out a relatively simple agenda when he began his first legislative session as the state’s chief executive. Infrastructure and workforce development, he called it in his State of the State speech. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 800 words, photos.

FLOODING-MISSISSIPPI RIVER BARGES

OMAHA, Neb. _ Normally this time of year, huge barges can be seen chugging up the Mississippi River, carrying millions of tons of grain to market and bringing agriculture-related products to farmers in the Midwest for the new growing season. But there’s not much barge traffic this year. By Margery A. Beck. SENT: 700 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

ENDANGERED SPECIES-REINTRODUCTION

EL DORADO SPRINGS, Mo. _ Scientists are preparing to end a seven-year program that has reintroduced the first federally endangered species to Missouri because the beetles have shown encouraging signs that they could survive on their own. SENT: 430 words.

IN BRIEF:

PRESCHOOLER FATALLY SHOT _ Police in Kansas City say a 3-year-old boy is dead after he found a handgun in his home and accidentally shot himself.

GARMENT MANUFACTURER-ST LOUIS _ A new $5 million garment manufacturing facility is planned in St. Louis’ Grand Center neighborhood.

GIRL KILLED BY OFFICER _ Documents show the city of Columbia settled a claim with the family of a 4-year-old girl who was struck and killed by a police vehicle for just under $3.4 million.

SPORTS:

BBO--CARDINALS-RANGERS

ARLINGTON, Texas _ The St. Louis Cardinals play at Texas for the first time since their 2011 World Series championship. The Rangers are 6-0 against St. Louis since, sweeping three-game road series in 2013 and 2017. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING. 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m. CT.

BBA--ROYALS-ANGELS

ANAHEIM, Calif. _ Matt Harvey seems to be finding his groove. By Jill Painter Lopez. SENT: 650 words, photos.

HKN--BLUES-SHARKS PREVIEW

SAN JOSE, Calif. _ After each team earned road splits to open the Western Conference final, the Sharks and Blues prepare to return to San Jose for Game 5. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.

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