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AP-MO--Missouri News Digest 2:20 pm, MO

September 3, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



PUNTA GORDA, Belize — Authorities in Belize say three people have been arrested and charged with murder for the death of a retired Missouri woman. Police spokeswoman Hortence Hernandez says in a statement Monday that 68-year-old Sherris Stringham’s body was found near a river in Pomona, about 50 miles away from her residence in the coastal village of Hopkins. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.



KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Crews are working to finish renovating Kansas City’s Kemper Arena into the new Hy-Vee Arena just weeks before the facility hosts its first pickleball tournament. SENT: 200 by the Kansas City Star.

AP Photos MONH131, MONH128.


CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — The National Public Radio affiliate in Cape Girardeau is now teamed up with the student-run newspaper at Southeast Missouri State University, and people involved say the partnership is proving beneficial for both. SENT: 330 words by the Southeast Missourian.

AP Photos MONH131, MONH128.



KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There are 10 offensive linemen on the Chiefs’ active roster. Just two tight ends. And there is more youth than perhaps any other time during Andy Reid’s tenure. All of which should make for an interesting start to the season on Sunday against the Chargers. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 700 words. AP Photos MONH131, MONH128.


CLEVELAND — Closing in on another AL Central title, the Indians start Adam Plutko in the opener of a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals and right-hander Jakob Junis. UPCOMING: 750 words by Steve Herrick. Game time 4:10 p.m.


WASHINGTON — Jack Flaherty starts for the St. Louis Cardinals in the first game of their series at the Nationals, who turn to NL Cy Young candidate Max Scherzer in the Labor Day matinee. By Patrick Stevens. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 1:05 p.m. EDT.


— GAY SOFTBALL-WORLD SERIES — Ohio’s capital city is once again hosting the Gay Softball World Series, dubbed the world’s largest LGBT single sport, week-long athletic competition. AP Photos MONH131, MONH128.


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 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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