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AP-MO--Missouri News Coverage Advisory, MO

June 5, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Missouri. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to 800-852-4844 or 816-421-4844 or apkansascity@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING TODAY:

MISSOURI GOVENOR

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — New Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is assembling his team and meeting with a bipartisan array of state and local leaders to start off his term. Meanwhile, former Gov. Eric Greitens is still ensnared in court battles. His attorneys are fighting to keep secret an agreement with the St. Louis prosecutor to drop criminal charges against him if he resigned.

MISSOURI-FOOD STAMPS AUDIT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway is releasing an audit at 10 a.m. that examines the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as “food stamps.” The audit reviews how the state is (or is not) effectively tracking fraud. By Blake Nelson. UPCOMING: 500 words.

CATHETER LAWSUIT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A lawsuit filed in federal court says that staff at the Kansas City VA Medical Center improperly inflated a catheter inside a man’s penis, causing him to contract a blood infection and die. UPCOMING: 300 words.

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If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apkansascity@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Kansas 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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