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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

MISSOURI BOAT ACCIDENT-FUNERAL

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana family that lost nine relatives in the sinking of a duck boat on a Missouri lake was held up as an inspiration Saturday as hundreds of people gathered in their memory. SENT: 280 words.

AP Photos INDC102, INDC101, INDC103, INDC104.

STEINWAY SCHOOL

SPRINGFIELD — Missouri State University is spending $1.6 million to buy 52 top-notch pianos by the end of the year. SENT: 265 words.

IN BRIEF:

— LANSING ESCAPES — A man who fled from a Kansas prison and through Missouri has been given an additional 10-plus years in prison by a Kansas court.

— BOARDING HOME-BOYS REMOVED — A Central Texas sheriff says eight boys have been removed from a boarding home as investigators determine whether they were illegally used as labor for a lawn care service and moving company.

— RAPE CONVICTION-LONG SENTENCE — A Louisiana man who raped a young Missouri girl beginning when she was 5 has been sentenced to 260 years in prison.

— MISSOURI EXECUTIONS-LAWSUIT — A lawsuit challenging the Missouri Department of Corrections' policy for selecting execution witnesses can move forward following a ruling Friday by a federal appeals court panel.

SPORTS

BBA--ROYALS-YANKEES

NEW YORK — A day after getting rained out, the Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees play a day-night doubleheader. The games are scheduled to start at 1:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. By Jeffrey Metallo.

BBN--CUBS-CARDINALS

The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals continue their weekend series on Saturday afternoon. Jose Quintana starts for the Cubs, while Miles Mikolas goes for the Cardinals. By Steve Overbey.

FBN--CHIEFS-RUNNING WILD

ST. JOSEPH — Just three years ago, a little-known running back out of Abilene Christian led the Kansas City Chiefs in rushing. Now, Charcandrick West is fighting for the third-string job in a sign of just how much deeper and more talented the Chiefs' backfield is this season. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 4 p.m. CT.

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