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BC-MO--Missouri News Digest 1 pm, MO

May 21, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

AROUND THE STATE:

SEVERE WEATHER

OKALHOMA CITY, Okla. _ A tornado touched down Tuesday near Tulsa International Airport, injuring at least one person and damaging about a dozen homes, amid storms in the Southern Plains that brought a deluge of rain and powerful winds, closing an interstate and flipping campers at a raceway. SENT: 600 words.

HAWLEY-BIG TECH

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ A freshman Missouri senator is introducing legislation designed to give users the ability to opt out of tracking and collection of personal data done by websites and other companies online. It’s the latest move by Republican Josh Hawley in a larger campaign against big tech. UPCOMING: 450 words. By Summer Ballentine.

IN BRIEF:

_ MORE THAN 600 GUNS STOLEN _ A federal prosecutor says authorities have recovered only 73 of the 654 guns stolen in 2017 in Springfield, Missouri.

_ CENTRAL MISSOURI HOMICIDE _ A woman has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 2018 death of a 67-year-old central Missouri man.

_ CHILD MOLESTER-WITNESS TAMPERING _ The wife of a southwest Missouri man imprisoned for sexually molesting a young girl admitted to trying to keep the girl from testifying.

_ MISSOURI FLOODING-DISASTER DECLARATION _ President Donald Trump has declared a major disaster for 13 Missouri counties damaged by March flooding.

_ SEVERE WEATHER-MISSOURI _ Four people are hospitalized after a storm flipped campers and destroyed the grandstand at a western Missouri race track.

_ SUSPENDED ATTORNEY _ The Missouri Supreme Court has suspended a Kansas City area attorney after an audit found that he deposited tens of thousands of dollars from dozens of clients into a personal checking account.

_ BLONDE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER-RACIAL OPRESSION _ A suburban Kansas City school board president has apologized for equating treatment of blondes to racist treatment of black people during a conversation about racial diversity.

_ HAWLEY-BIG TECH _ Missouri U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley is introducing legislation to give internet users the ability to opt out of tracking and collection of personal data.

_ COUGHLIN-ABUSE _ One of the former skating partners of two-time U.S. pairs champion John Coughlin has accused him in a series of social media posts of sexually assaulting her over a 2-year period.

SPORTS:

HKN-BLUES-SHARKS

ST. LOUIS _ The Blues were in last place at the start of the year, but a dramatic turnaround the second half of the season and a dream run through the playoffs have them one win away from their first Stanley Cup final since 1970. Meanwhile, the Sharks need to win Game 6 of their Western Conference final to keep their own Stanley Cup hopes alive. By Steve Overbey. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. CT.

SEC-MISSOURI-MISSISSIPPI

HOOVER, Ala. _ No. 10 seed Missouri and No. 7 Mississippi face off in a single-elimination game of the SEC Tournament. Game starts about 1 p.m. CDT.

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