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AP-KS--Kansas News Coverage Advisory, KS

May 15, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Kansas. Heather Hollingsworth is on the desk. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to 800-852-4844 or 816-421-4844 or apkansascity@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.


Kansas-Wrongful Convictions

TOPEKA, Kan. — A new Kansas law will provide compensation to people who’ve been wrongfully convicted of $65,000 for every year they’ve spent behind bars. It’s a response to several high profile-releases of people who spent time in prison for crimes they didn’t commit. By Mitchell Willetts. UPCOMING: 400 words.

Prison Recordings

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A federal judge is hearing testimony into whether prosecutors improperly used secret recordings made of conversations between inmates and their attorneys at a federal prison in Kansas. UPCOMING: 400 words. By Margaret Stafford.

Ammunition Plant Cleanup

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Kansas congressional delegation is pushing for a faster environmental cleanup at the former Sunflower ammunition plant envisioned as an important redevelopment site key for economic growth in Johnson County. UPCOMING: 300 words


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apkansascity@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Kansas 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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