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BC-MO--Missouri News Digest 5:30 pm, MO

December 28, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

EDITORS: DEATH ROW APPEAL will hold at a brief.

NEW & UPDATED:

NEW: STOLEN CAR-BABY FOUND, FBN--CHIEFS INJURIES, INTERNET OUTAGE

UPDATED: DEATH ROW APPEAL, KILLED IN CAR

AROUND THE STATE:

INTERNET OUTAGE

BOISE, Idaho _ U.S. officials and at least one state said Friday that they have started investigations into a nationwide CenturyLink internet outage that has disrupted 911 service. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 400 words.

POLICE OFFICERS-DEATHS

WASHINGTON _ More police officers have died in the line of duty this year in the United States than in 2017, according to data released Thursday. The most common cause of death was gunfire, and vehicular accidents claimed nearly as many officers’ lives. SENT: 400 words. By Eric Tucker. With AP Photos.

LOCAL SALES TAX CAP

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ A Missouri state senator will seek during the upcoming legislative session to cap the amount of sales taxes that local governments can collect. SENT: 300 words by Kansas City public radio station KCUR.

IN BRIEF:

_ MISSOURI GOVERNOR-CHARITY-UNIVERSITY _ The Missouri attorney general’s office is not pursuing legal action against two groups related to concerns that former Gov. Eric Greitens’ used their resources for political gain.

_ STOLEN CAR-BABY FOUND _ Authorities say a 6-month-old boy who was in the back seat of a car when it was stolen from a suburban St. Louis home has been found unharmed.

_ DEATH ROW APPEAL _ A Missouri death row inmate who lost substantial brain tissue during a surgery plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review his case, saying his planned execution by lethal injection could subject him to severe pain.

_ ABORTION CLINICS-MISSOURI _ A Columbia Planned Parenthood has passed its state inspection and is asking a federal judge to take action to allow the clinic to provide abortions again.

_ BANK ROBBERY-GETAWAY DRIVER _ Authorities have arrested a man suspected of driving a getaway car after a Sedalia bank robbery.

_ CHILD DIES-ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING _ A Missouri woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in the accidental shooting of her 5-year-old son after he and his 7- and 3-year-old siblings were left home alone with two loaded guns out in the open.

_ TWINS KILLED-FIRE _ Authorities say 1-year-old twins have died in a house fire in Kansas City.

_ KILLED IN CAR _ Authorities say a man and woman were found fatally shot in a car near a St. Louis cemetery.

SPORTS:

FBN--CHIEFS INJURIES

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Chiefs safety Eric Berry missed practice Friday after the heel injury that kept him out most of the season acted up, leaving his status for Sunday’s pivotal game against Oakland in question. By Sports Writer Dave Skretta. SENT: 600 words.

FBN--ON FOOTBALL-OFFBEAT AWARDS

The Associated Press will hand out its individual NFL awards on the night before the Super Bowl in Atlanta. Until then, here are some off-the-beaten track honors to consider. SENT: 1400 words. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. With AP Photos.

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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 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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