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BC-KS--Kansas News Digest 3 pm, KS

January 26, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 n6ot 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 STORY:

STATE LEGISLATURES-WOMEN

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ Following a record-setting election for women, state legislatures across the country are convening this year with at least 17 new women in top leadership roles. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 1,220 words, photos.

With:

_ STATE LEGISLATURES-WOMEN-GLANCE _ A look at the women leading legislatures across the US.

AROUND THE STATE:

TURKEY DECLINE

WICHITA, Kan. _ Kansas will still allow hunters to kill turkeys this fall despite a call to suspend the season because the state’s wild turkey populations have been in decline for 15 years. SEN: 325 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ ZOO OTTERS-STAR WARS _ The Kansas City Zoo’s names for three baby otters have fans joining the light side, including one well-known “Star Wars” alumnus.

_ MCCONNELL-KC-46 TANKER _ The first new KC-46 air refueling tankers have arrived at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita.

_ WINTER WEATHER-DEEP FREEZE-KANSAS _ Kansas authorities say a woman who was found with serious injuries resulting from exposure to the cold remains a patient at a Topeka hospital.

SPORTS:

BKC--T25-Kansas-Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. _ No. 8 Kentucky hosts No. 9 Kansas in the marquee game of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. The storied programs are meeting in the event for the third time, with the host Wildcats looking to finally break through. By Gary B. Graves. UPCOMING. 650 words and photos. Game starts at 6 p.m. ET.

BKC--Kansas State-Texas A&M

Kansas State looks for its sixth straight win as the Wildcats visit Texas A&M, which has dropped three in a row. By Brent Zwerneman. 600 words.

Also:

BKC--Seattle-UMKC--Seattle plays UMKC at Swinney Recreation Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

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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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