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

March 7, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

US Sweeptstakes Scam-Settlement

ST. LOUIS _ The operators of a sweepstakes scam that targeted senior citizens and others will forfeit $30 million in cash and assets under a settlement announced Thursday by the Missouri Attorney General’s Office and the Federal Trade Commission. By Jim Salter. UPCOMING: 300 words.

US Parking Spot-Shooting

ST. CHARLES, Mo. _ An Amazon driver who illegally parked in a handicapped-accessible parking space is paralyzed from the waist down after a suburban St. Louis man allegedly confronted him about it and shot him in the back. SENT: 510.

Missouri Title IX

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ Two members of a Missouri commission that would gain authority to review sex-based discrimination complaints in higher education have ties to backers of the legislative change. By Summer Ballentine. UPCOMING: 300 words.

BRIEFS:

_ INMATE DEATH PLEA _ A 42-year-old inmate at the Jefferson City Correctional Center has pleaded guilty in the drug overdose death of another inmate.

_ MARSHALS SHOOTING-SUSPECT _ Authorities say a man shot and killed in Springfield was wanted on federal drug trafficking crimes.

_ FATAL PLANE CRASH _ A 64-year-old Springfield lawyer died after a single-engine airplane crashed in Texas County.

_ BULLYING SUICIDE-LAWSUIT _ A northwest Missouri woman alleges in a lawsuit that her son’s school district didn’t do enough to stop students who bullied him because of his Jewish faith, causing him to commit suicide.

_ SHOPPING CENTER LAWSUIT _ The former general manager of a Kansas City shopping district alleges she was fired because she refused to use parking meter fees meant for charities for the district’s operating costs.

_ PIPELINE EXPLOSION _ A central Missouri highway damaged by a Panhandle Eastern Pipeline explosion has reopened with a reduced speed limit.

_ KANSAS CITY AIRPORT-GROUNDBREAKING _ A groundbreaking celebration is planned for late March for the new single-terminal Kansas City International Airport.

SPORTS:

SEC-Florida-Missouri

GREENVILLE, S.C. _ Missouri and Sophie Cunningham start their SEC Tournament against Florida on Thursday. UPCOMING, 150 words from 2:30 p.m. start.

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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.