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

May 22, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. _ Waterlogged parts of the central U.S. were bracing Wednesday for more rain, following days of severe storms that have battered Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma and caused at least three deaths. By Ken Miller. SENT: 700 words.

ABUSE HOTLINE-MISSED CALLS

COLUMBIA, Mo. _ Only about half of last year’s nearly 92,000 calls to Missouri’s hotline to report abuse of the elderly were answered and the situation has only gotten worse, according to state records. SENT: 580 words.

DEFUNDING PLANNED PARENTHOOD-STATE

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Kansas paid out-of-state law firms at least $899,000 in an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to defund Planned Parenthood, according to records obtained by KCUR radio. SENT: 410 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ HOTEL ROBBERY ASSAULT _ A 19-year-old Missouri man is accused of assaulting workers and terrorizing guests during an attempted robbery at a hotel.

_ SHOT AT OFFICER-SENTENCE _ A man from Ferguson who shot at an off-duty police officer after being thrown out of a bar has been sentenced to 6½ years in federal prison.

_ HANDCUFFED MAN DROWNING _ A judge has reversed the revocation of the peace officer license of a Missouri highway patrolman who was driving a boat when a handcuffed Iowa man fell out and drowned.

_ BODY IDENTIFIED _ A man found dead near a south St. Louis County park last week has been identified as a man reported missing in Illinois earlier this month.

_ SEVERE WEATHER-KANSAS-MISSOURI _ Parts of Missouri and Kansas are cleaning up from severe storms that churned up tornadoes and caused renewed flooding concerns.

SPORTS:

HKN-STANLEY CUP LOOKAHEAD

ST. LOUIS _ Seeing the famous photo of Bobby Orr scoring the 1970 Stanley Cup-winning goal to beat his St. Louis Blues doesn’t bring back bad memories for Scotty Bowman. By Stephen Whyno. SENT: 800 words.

BBO--ROYALS-CARDINALS

ST. LOUIS _ Kansas City plays St. Louis in a day-night doubleheader at Busch Stadium. By Joe Harris. First game started 12:15 p.m. Central, with the nightcap at 6:45 p.m.

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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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