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AP-MO--Missouri News Digest 3:30 pm, MO

November 19, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

AROUND THE STATE:

FANTASTIC CAVERNS-CHEMICAL

SPRINGFIELD — A cancer-causing chemical that leaked from a closed industrial site near the Springfield airport is appearing in the Fantastic Caverns tourist stop. Litton Systems used the chemical —trichloroethylene (TCE) — to remove grease from metal parts when it manufactured circuit boards near the airport beginning in the 1960s. The chemical has reached some water wells near the airport, The Springfield News-Leader reported . Russ Campbell, owner of Fantastic Caverns, says he’s concerned for the future of the cave and for people living in the area. He says TCE readings so far have posed no threat to cave visitors or employees. SENT: 600 words

DEMONIC YOGA

OZARK, Mo. — Springfield’s yoga community is speaking out after a pastor at an Assemblies of God megachurch warned Christians to avoid the popular activity because he claims it has “demonic roots.” SENT: 325 words

IN BRIEF:

— FARM ECONOMY — The Federal Reserve says farm income continued to decline across the Plains and western states this fall because crop prices remain weak.

SPORTS:

ESPN-MONDAY NIGHT TRANSITION

LOS ANGELES — ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” crew is under the spotlight every week, but attention will be further magnified when the Los Angeles Rams host the Kansas City Chiefs in a matchup of 9-1 teams. This week’s game carries more storylines than usual. It’s the first Monday night game in Los Angeles since 1985. It’s also just the second time that teams meeting on Monday night in Week 11 or later have each had one or fewer losses. By Sports Writer Joe Reedy. SENT: 800 words

T25-PARADISE JAM

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — The Paradise Jam resumes Sunday with four teams playing to reach the championship game. Oregon State meets Missouri in the day’s first semifinal. Then, Penn faces No. 12 Kansas State. The winners advance to Monday’s title game.

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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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