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BC-MO--Missouri News Digest 4 pm, MO

March 3, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

PALLID STURGEON-HATCHERY

(Information in the following story is from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com)

NEOSHO, Mo. _ Officials at a federal fish hatchery in southwest Missouri are hoping that new water tanks will provide a better breeding environment for endangered pallid sturgeon. The Neosho National Fish Hatchery recently received circular tanks that mimic the current in a river, which officials believe could increase reproduction for pallid sturgeons, the Joplin Globe reported. SENT: 300 words

WINTER WEATHER

ST. LOUIS _ A storm that dropped several inches of snow to parts of the Midwest over the weekend was heading toward the Northeast, where it could disrupt Monday morning commutes. Up to 8 inches (15 centimeters) of snow had fallen in parts of far western Kansas by Sunday morning. But most areas of Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri and Illinois that were within the path of the storm had gotten no more than a few inches of snow.

AP Photos MOSTP601-0227191636, MOSTP602-0227191633. SENT: 200 words

BRIEFS:

CHURCHILL MUSEUM-50TH ANNIVERSARY _ FULTON, Mo. _ A mid-Missouri museum honoring Winston Churchill will launch its 50th anniversary celebration Tuesday with an art exhibit featuring the work of roughly 4,000 students.

SPORTS:

BBN-Cardinals Bullpen

JUPITER, Fla. _ The back end of the Cardinals’ bullpen has plenty of options but is hardly settled. Jordan Hicks’ high-velocity arm seems destined for the closer’s role at some point, but is this the year? Andrew Miller is on board, but he might be better in a setup/multi-inning role. And what will the Cardinals do with top prospect Alex Reyes and potential ace/closer Carlos Martinez? By Chuck King UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m. CT.

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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.