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BC-KS--Kansas News Digest 4 pm, KS

January 19, 2019

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Kansas.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may n6ot 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:

ROUTE 66 RESTORATION

GALENA _ A military veteran has purchased a historic Kansas gas station along old Route 66 with plans to restore the building to its original condition. SENT: 380 words.

WINTER WEATHER

DETROIT _ A plane carrying 129 people skidded Saturday from a Chicago runway left slick by a winter storm that moved across parts of the Midwest toward New England and the northeastern United States. By Corey Williams. SENT: 500 words, photos.

With:

_ SNOWPLOW DRIVER KILLED _ A snowplow driver for the Kansas Department of Transportation is dead after the plow he was driving on U.S. Highway 69 rolled over.

_ WINTER WEATHER-THE LATEST

OBIT-FRANCES MEARS

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. _ Frances R. Mears, an Associated Press reporter, editor and bureau chief during a journalism career that spanned more than 40 years, died Saturday. She was 66. SENT: 630 words, photos. NOTE Kansas interest.

FULL-STRENGTH BEER-STATE LAWS

OKLAHOMA CITY _ Beer snobs are raising their mugs to a stronger brew in three states that once forbade grocers from selling anything but low-alcohol brands, and the changes could indirectly chill the industry in two others where such regulations remain. By Tim Talley. SENT: 830 words, photos. NOTE Kansas interest.

IN BRIEF:

_ VET PROGRAM-FRAUD CHARGE _ A 49-year-old Overland Park man is facing federal charges in an alleged scheme that prosecutors say cost the government more than $12 million.

SPORTS:

FBN--DEFENSIVE CHIEFS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ The only defense the Kansas City Chiefs played most of this season was, well, in defense of their own defense, which gave up so many yards and points that it became a running joke around the league. By Sports Writer Dave Skretta. SENT: 825 words, photos.

FBN--PATRIOTS-CHIEFS PREVIEW

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ It seems football fans everywhere are suddenly on the Chiefs’ bandwagon, enthralled by Kansas City’s record-setting young quarterback and exciting playmakers and hopeful the amiable coach can finally win the big one. By Sports Writer Dave Skretta. SENT: 1,120 words, photos.

FBN--PATRIOTS-CHIEFS MATCHUPS

UNDATED _ It will be dark and cold, perhaps absurdly cold, Sunday night in Kansas City. Arrowhead Stadium will be lit up, though, and the winner of the Patriots-Chiefs game will head to Atlanta for the Super Bowl. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. SENT: 950 words, photos.

FBN--SUPER BOWL CHILI

UNDATED _ Kenneth Temple is a devout New Orleans Saints fan. Ask him a question about his beloved team, and the first words from his mouth are “Who Dat? Who Dat?” By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. SENT: 800 words, photos.

BKC--TCU-Kansas State

MANNHATTAN, Kan. _ TCU plays Kansas State at Bramlage Coliseum. The Wildcats are coming off a big week highlighted by wins over West Virginia and Iowa State. By Avery Osen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 3 p.m. CT.

BKC--T25-KANSAS-WEST VIRGINIA

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. _ Jermaine Haley hurried up the court and hit a layup with 8.5 seconds left, completing a late rally that lifted West Virginia over No. 7 Kansas 65-64 on Saturday. By Sports Writer John Raby. SENT: 345 words, photos.

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