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AP-MO--Missouri News Digest 4 pm, MO

September 30, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



ST. LOUIS — Republicans and Democrats are focusing a lot of attention on seven eastern Missouri counties that some say will be pivotal in the U.S. Senate race between Attorney General Josh Hawley and U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill. The two parties consider Jefferson County, which is adjacent to St. Louis’ suburbs, as a key in the closely-watched race, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported . SENT: 400 words


COLUMBIA — A collection of Thomas Hart Benton paintings highlighting the destruction of World War II are on display as a set for the first time in nearly two decades. The Columbia Missourian reports that the “Perilous Visions” exhibition features the eight-painting “Year of Peril” series and two others from the famed Missouri artist. They’re hanging for now at the State Historical Society of Missouri headquarters at the University of Missouri’s Ellis Library. The collection will be on permanent display once the society moves into its new home. SENT: 350 words


— FEDERAL GRANT-ELDERLY PROGRAMS — A new federal grant will allow University of Missouri Extension to provide strength training and other programs to help older adults to live independently and reduce their fear of falling.

— ST LOUIS POLICE-RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT — St. Louis plans to change residency requirements to allow the next 50 police recruits to live outside the city limits.



DENVER — The Denver Broncos have spent years trying to solve their tight end troubles. Their inadequate coverage of tight ends and inability to get much production from their own are two of the biggest reasons they’ve fallen so far from their Super Bowl perch and have been looking up at the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West since 2016. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton.

AP Photos NY150, NY901. SENT: 625 words


KANSAS CITY — Ned Yost will return as the Royals’ manager next year following Kansas City’s poorest season since 2005. Kansas City announced a one-year extension Sunday before the season finale against Cleveland. By Marc Bowman.

AP Photos OHJM112, MOCR108. SENT: 200 words


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals wrap up their season when they play the Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium. By Marc Bowman. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


The Chicago Cubs send Mike Montgomery to the mound for their critical season finale against Jack Flaherty and the St. Louis Cardinals. Chicago begins the day tied with Milwaukee for the NL Central lead. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts 3:20 p.m. ET.


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