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

December 20, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 _ Health officials suspect that a suburban St. Louis hotel’s water supply may be to blame after two unrelated guests were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said late Wedneday that it and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning recent guests of the Marriott St. Louis West hotel in western St. Louis County that they could have been exposed. By Jim Salter.


_ PRESIDENT THREATENED-FEDERAL CHARGE _ Authorities say a man who is accused of threatening to shoot President Donald Trump and a Missouri sheriff had 30 firearms in his home when he was arrested.

_ BANKERS SURVEY _ A monthly survey of rural bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states suggests the regional economy is growing.

_ PEDESTRIANS HIT-DRUNKEN DRIVER _ Authorities say the driver of a sport utility vehicle has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after she crashed into four pedestrians in western Missouri.

_ SHOOTING-CATHOLIC SUPPLY STORE-SUSPECT _ The man suspected of killing a customer and sexually assaulting two other women at a religious supply store in suburban St. Louis is shown in a dashcam video in a belligerent conversation with a Missouri state trooper.

_ STUDENT GOVERNMENT PRESIDENT SLAIN _ Two 19-year-olds have been charged with dealing drugs in the Missouri neighborhood where a college student from Chicago was gunned down.

_ LAMBERT AIRPORT-TRAFFIC _ If you’re flying to or from St. Louis on Friday, be patient.

_ SECRET SANTA-MISSOURI _ Kansas City’s Secret Santa has hit the streets again delivering good cheer in the form of $100 bills.

_ SKULL FOUND _ Investigators are trying to determine if a skull found in a remote area of eastern Missouri is connected to the case of a woman missing for more than two years.

_ FIREFIGHTER INJURED _ A St. Louis firefighter is hospitalized in stable condition after falling through a floor of a burning building.

_ ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING _ A Missouri man has been charged with attempting to kidnap a 10-year-old girl just three days after he was released from prison.

_ ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING DEATH-COLUMBIA _ Authorities say a 22-year-old man has died after an apparent accidental shooting in Columbia.


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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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