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BC-MO--Missouri News Digest 3:30 pm, MO

February 16, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

DE-ESCALATION PROGRAM

ST. LOUIS _ A St. Louis nonprofit is drawing praise from across the country for its de-escalation program, which has prevented gun violence by confronting feuds using trained mediators, involving loved ones and even moving individuals out of the state to avoid conflict. SENT: 330 words.

BRIEFS:

BAR FATAL _ A jury has found a 22-year-old Maryville man guilty of DWI resulting in death for crashing into a bar last year and killing a Northwest Missouri State University student.

CHILD KILLED _ A Missouri mother who did nothing to protect her infant from fatal abuse at the hands of her boyfriend has been sentenced to 21 years in prison.

MISSOURI-GRADUATE SCHOOL _ The University of Missouri has re-established its Graduate School as an academic and administrative unit.

ANIMALS RESCUED _ The Humane Society of Missouri says dogs and cats have been rescued from filthy conditions at the same western Missouri site for the third time in eight years.

SPORTS:

BBN--CARDINALS-OZUNA

JUPITER, Fla. _ St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Marcel Ozuna will be on a limited throwing program to start the spring but is expected to be ready for opening day, manager Mike Shildt said Saturday. By Chuck King. SENT: 250 words.

BKC--T25-Missouri-Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. _ Mississippi hosts Missouri in a Southeastern Conference game on Saturday. The Rebels have won three straight, including an impressive road victory over Auburn on Wednesday. UPCOMING: 600 words from 2:30 p.m. CT tipoff.

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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.