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

January 6, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORY:

MISSOURI GOVERNOR-VETERANS

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says he wants lawmakers to send him a bill to protect private employers from legal challenges if they give preference to veterans in hiring and promotions. By Summer Ballentine. SENT: 600 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

DEMOCRATS-ETHICS REFORM

JEFFERSON CITY — Democrats in the Missouri House of Representatives are proposing ethics reform bills that appear to be in response to actions by Republican Gov. Eric Greitens, including banning the use of software that quickly deletes text messages and requiring more transparency from donors to candidates and inaugural events. SENT: 380 words.

IN BRIEF:

CRASH-TWO KILLED — The Missouri Highway Patrol says two men have died in a car crash near Arnold.

PEDESTRIAN KILLED — The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that killed a pedestrian in the St. Louis suburb of Berkeley.

POLICE CHASE-FATAL SHOOTING — Prosecutors have charged a homicide suspect shot by police in Missouri after he led them on a high-speed chase with murder, kidnapping and other counts.

BODY IN CAR-HOMICIDE — Police say a man found dead inside a parked car in the far east side of Kansas City, Missouri, is the city’s first homicide of the year.

DEADLY WRECK-CHARGES DROPPED — A St. Louis man is no longer facing criminal charges in a deadly car accident, after prosecutors learned he was not driving the car that caused the wreck.

GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER — A Missouri park that tells the life story of George Washington Carver is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the agriculture pioneer’s death with a weekend of activities.

KANSAS ATTORNEY-FEDERAL JUDGESHIP — President Donald Trump has resubmitted the nomination of Holly Lou Teeter of Lenexa to be a federal district judge for the District of Kansas.

SPORTS:

FBN--TITANS-CHIEFS

KANSAS CITY — The AFC West-champion Kansas City Chiefs try to win their first postseason game at Arrowhead Stadium since January 1994 when they face Tennessee. The Titans haven’t won a playoff game since 2003, and haven’t won one on the road in 18 years. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts 3:25 p.m. CT.

WITH:

— FBN--NFL PLAYOFFS

— FBN--TITANS-CHIEFS INACTIVES

— FBN-MISSOURI-DOOLEY

HKN--BLUES-FLYERS

PHILADELPHIA — Sean Couturier scored two goals, Claude Giroux had a goal and two assists, and the Flyers spoiled Brayden Schenn’s return to Philadelphia with a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. By Mike Cranston. SENT: 500 words. AP Photos PADH108, PADH106, PADH101, PADH105, PADH103.

BKC--FLORIDA-MISSOURI

COLUMBIA — Missouri had the ball with time winding down in a tie game. The Tigers figured to do no worse than go into overtime with Florida. Then the Gators’ Chris Chiozza stole a pass and cruised in for a layup to give Florida a 77-75 victory Saturday at Mizzou Arena. By Joe Walljasper. SENT: 365 words. AP Photos MOJR109, MOJR103, MOJR110, MOJR108, MOJR107, MOJR106, MOJR105, MOJR104, MOJR102, MOJR101.

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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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