AP-MO--Missouri News Digest 5 pm, MO
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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
NEW & UPDATED:
Updates - HANDCUFFED MAN DROWNING, KANSAS CHEMICAL CLOUD, TRAIN STOPPED-TERRORISM CHARGE
New APNN — RIGHT TO WORK-MISSOURI, POLICE SHOOTING-SPRINGFIELD, KITTEN DRAGGED-FACEBOOK POSTING, HOSPITAL PURCHASE, ST LOUIS-CARJACKINGS, MISSISSIPPI RIVER FERRY, MISSISSIPPI RIVER-BALD EAGLES, MISSOURI-HARRIS, ST LOUIS-SCOTTRADE CENTER, PRISON STABBING-MISSOURI, SHELTER STABBING-AMPUTATION
AROUND THE STATE:
LAMPE — A lawsuit filed on behalf of three former residents of a southwest Missouri ranch for troubled boys accuses the Christian residential facility of covering up allegations of rapes and sexual assaults. The lawsuit, filed in October and detailed Thursday in the Springfield News-Leader , alleges that in 2009 and 2010, some older boys sexually assaulted younger boys at the Lives Under Construction rehabilitation camp in Lampe, near the Arkansas border. It says the ranch ignored the abuse, delayed contacting authorities and even punished some boys for reporting it. SENT: 546 words.
HANDCUFFED MAN DROWNING
JEFFERSON CITY — A Missouri state trooper who was fired after he was convicted of a misdemeanor in the drowning death of a handcuffed Iowa man is suing to get his job back. Anthony Piercy filed a petition last week for judicial review in Missouri’s Cole County. The lawsuit claims Missouri State Highway Patrol Col. Sandra Karsten overstepped her authority in firing Piercy. SENT: 350 words.
ATCHISON, Kan. — Small key rings that were missing from chemical storage tanks and a lack of attention to proper procedures were primary reasons a chemical cloud spread over a city in northeast Kansas in 2016, according to a federal report. The cloud caused more than 140 people to seek medical attention and others to either stay indoors or evacuate Atchison for several hours. SENT: 466 words.
TRAIN STOPPED-TERRORISM CHARGE
LINCOLN, Neb. — An armed man believed to have ties to white supremacist groups has been charged with terrorism after he stopped an Amtrak train in Nebraska. Documents unsealed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Lincoln show 26-year-old Taylor Wilson, of St. Charles, Missouri, is charged with terrorism attacks and other violence against railroad carriers and mass transportation systems. SENT: 324 words.
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— RIGHT TO WORK-MISSOURI — Missouri Republicans are trying to get a proposal on November’s ballot to constitutionally ban mandatory union fees and dues.
— POLICE SHOOTING-SPRINGFIELD — A suspect is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Springfield, Missouri.
— KITTEN DRAGGED-FACEBOOK POSTING — Prosecutors say two southwest Missouri men pleaded guilty to animal abuse after dragging a cat behind a vehicle and then posting the act on Facebook.
— HOSPITAL PURCHASE — Two St. Louis County hospitals are joining forces.
— ST LOUIS-CARJACKINGS — Police in the St. Louis area are battling a rising number of carjackings.
— MISSISSIPPI RIVER FERRY — A ferry that connects Kentucky with Missouri has temporarily stopped operating due to an ice flow on the Mississippi River.
— MISSISSIPPI RIVER-BALD EAGLES — Locks and dams along the Mississippi River in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa are seeing more bald eagle sightings.
— MISSOURI-HARRIS — Missouri point guard Blake Harris has announced he plans to transfer and continue his college career elsewhere.
— ST LOUIS-SCOTTRADE CENTER — The group that owns the St. Louis Blues and St. Louis Comptroller Darlene Green have reached a settlement, ending a long-standing feud over financing of the arena where the NHL team plays.
— PRISON STABBING-MISSOURI — An inmate in central Missouri has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty to a fellow inmate’s death.
— SHELTER STABBING-AMPUTATION — A southwest Missouri man will stand trial in connection to a stabbing at a shelter that eventually led to the victim’s leg being amputated.
— OFFICER SHOT-MISSOURI-RECOVERY — Relatives of a suburban St. Louis police officer wounded in a shooting last month say he is making “small but significant improvements.”
— APARTMENT SHOOTING — Authorities say three people have been wounded in a shooting at an apartment complex in the Kansas City suburb of Lee’s Summit.
— DOUBLE FATAL CRASH — A Missouri man has been charged in a crash that killed two girls after a toxicology report found high levels of the psychoactive component in marijuana in his system.
WEEKEND EXCHANGE PACKAGE:
EXCHANGE-RAISING FOSTER CHILDREN
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Kelly Schultz decided in high school that adoption would be the way she’d make her family one day. More than 20 years later, she and her husband, Loren Schultz, have fostered 17 children and adopted three daughters of their own. Now “retired” as foster parents, they encourage others to make the commitment, given the enormous need throughout Missouri. By Alexa D. Hodges, Columbia Missourian. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1086 words.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Bob Piland’s Springfield home is filled with Springfield history that dates to the early days of photography. He has tintypes from the 1860s. He has 5-inch-by-7-inch cabinet cards, which are printed on stiff cardboard. He has carte-de-visites, a French way of describing small calling cards with a portrait. This process was patented in 1854 by a French photographer. By Steve Pokin, Springfield News-Leader. SENT IN ADVANCE: 912 words.
ST. LOUIS — The Bissell Auto & Body truck repair shop has been a mystery for drivers through St. Louis for years. Behind the beige building, noses from a collection of 26 warbird airplanes and helicopters from the U.S. and Russian military can be spotted from the busy road. They’re part of owner Dan Bissell’s private collection of military planes dating back to the 1950s. By Erin Heffernan, St. Louis Post-Dispatch. SENT IN ADVANCE: 932 words.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs and Titans know a little something about playoff droughts. Kansas City hasn’t won a postseason game at Arrowhead Stadium since January 1994, when Joe Montana was under center. And Tennessee, which visits on Saturday, hasn’t won a playoff game of any stripe in 14 years. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 800 words, photos.
BKC--T25-SEC THIS WEEK
The first week of the SEC season turned into a rude awakening for some teams that had raced to fast starts during non-conference play. Texas A&M, Arkansas and Tennessee are among the Top 25 programs that had at least one setback in league play last week and will look to bounce back quickly starting this weekend. SENT: 500 words, photos.
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