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BC-TX--Texas News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TX

May 24, 2019

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Texas. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to 972-991-2100.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ An outbreak of nasty storms in the Midwest spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened trees and tossed cars across a dealership lot, injuring about two dozen people in Missouri’s capital city and killing at least three others elsewhere in the state. The National Weather Service confirmed that a large and destructive twister moved over Jefferson City shortly before midnight Wednesday. For the fourth consecutive day, tornadoes strafed the middle of the country Thursday, this time concentrated in sparsely populated panhandles of Oklahoma and Texas. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 670 words, with photos, video. Could develop.


AUSTIN, Texas _ Texas authorities are expected to face sharp questioning over why cellphone video Sandra Bland took during her confrontational 2015 traffic stop never publicly surfaced until now. A state House committee wants answers at a hearing Friday after the 39-second clip emerged this month. Bland was found hanging in a jail cell near Houston three days after she was pulled over for not signaling a lane change, in a death ruled a suicide. The death of the 28-year-old black woman set off protests nationwide. By Paul J. Weber. SENT: 130 words, with photo. Will be updated.


CHICAGO _ Decades later, the crash of American Airlines Flight 191 moments after it took off from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport remains the deadliest aviation accident in U.S. history. The DC-10 was destined for Los Angeles when it lost one of its engines May 25, 1979, killing what investigators later determined were 273 people. The AP is republishing journal Marc Wilson’s original report to mark the 40th anniversary of the disaster. American is based in Fort Worth, Texas. UPCOMING: 1,290 words, photos.


_ PLANE CRASH-HOUSE-TEXAS _ Two people were injured when the small plane in which they were flying crashed into a house in McKinney, north of Dallas.



IRVING, Texas _ Just look at the photos on Google or Instagram: The most recognized landmark in Irving is the Towers at Williams Square. The Dallas Morning News reports that’s the Las Colinas high-rise complex with the sculpture of wild mustangs out front. Any time of the day or night, you can find visitors taking Facebook photos or selfies on the stone plaza that surrounds the horses. Soon they’ll be romping through a park, not a field of granite, at the site about 10 miles northwest of downtown Dallas. By Steve Brown, The Dallas Morning News. SENT: 850 words, pursuing photos. Moving on news, business & sports lines. Not for online use in the Dallas area.


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