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BC-MO--Missouri News Digest, 6 pm, MO

January 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

MISSOURI LEGISLATURE

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ Missouri lawmakers will consider whether to collect sales taxes on online purchases, allow sports gambling and overhaul legislative redistricting when they return for the start of the 2019 session. Actions by the U.S. Supreme Court and Missouri voters last year are dictating top issues for the Republican-led Legislature during the roughly five-month annual session, which starts Wednesday. By Summer Ballentine.

WORLD WAR I EXHIBIT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ A new exhibit at a Kansas City museum documents the destruction during World War I captured in a series of jarring and sometimes unidentifiable photographs and illustrations. The National World War I Museum and Memorial opened the exhibit called “Devastated Lands” last month, the Kansas City Star reported. The collection of photographs and illustrations shows battered landscapes along the Western Front that look akin to an uninhabited planet, according to the museum. AP Photos KSCR102-0104191616, KSCR101-0104191611, KSCR103-0104191614, KSCR104-0104191613, KSCR105-0104191607, KSCR106-0104191603, KSCR107-0104191554.

KANSAS-LGBTQ ORDINANCES

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Advocates for LGBTQ Kansans say recent decisions by two Johnson County cities to pass anti-discrimination ordinances suggest support for such laws is growing and could spread beyond cities in northeast Kansas. Prairie Village and Mission city councils in December approved ordinances barring discrimination in jobs, housing and public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity. KCUR reports Merriam has debated a non-discrimination ordinance for sexual orientation and gender identity and could vote in January. Residents in Lenexa, Olathe, Overland Park and Shawnee have begun pressing their local governments to take up the issue, said Brett Hoedel, chairman of the Metro Kansas City chapter of the nonprofit LGBTQ advocacy group Equality Kansas.

IN BRIEF:

_ GIRL KILLED BY OFFICER _ The Missouri State Patrol is investigating the death of a 4-year-old girl who was struck by an SUV driven by a Columbia police officer.

_ SCHOOL TEST RESULTS RELEASE _ State education officials say results of tests given to Missouri public school students in April and May will be released Feb. 1.

_ O’FALLON-HOTELS _ A developer is proposing a new hotel in O’Fallon. It would be the city’s 14th. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that officials in this city of 30,000 estimate hotel-motel tax revenues will top $2.3 million in 2020. It has 11 hotels. Two more should open this year along Interstate 64.

SPORTS:

MAUI MUSINGS-SMALL COLLEGE

KAPALUA, Hawaii _ Missouri Western State is not exactly a pipeline to the PGA Tour. Neither is Gallatin, Missouri, a farming community of 1,800 where Brice Garnett honed his game on a nine-hole course. Thirteen years ago, Garnett was finishing up his degree in business finance with every intention of working for a bank. By Doug Ferguson.

AP Photos HIMY201-0104191049, HIMY106-0103191025.

T25-MISSOURI-TENNESSEE

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. _ Missouri’s Sophie Cunningham irritated Tennessee’s fan base late in the third quarter by elbowing Tennessee’s Rennia Davis on her way to the basket. She gave them even more reason to gripe by the end of the day. By Steve Megargee.

AP Photos TNMAR108-0106191600, TNMAR103-0106191516, TNMAR107-0106191602, TNMAR104-0106191516, TNMAR101-0106191504, TNMAR105-0106191440, TNMAR106-0106191442.

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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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