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

March 13, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


St. Louis Prosecutor-Investigation

ST. LOUIS _ The St. Louis prosecutor’s ongoing feud with others in the city’s legal establishment escalated Wednesday when her attorney accused a judge, the police and a special prosecutor of trying to “intimidate and humiliate” her. By Jim Salter. SENT: 560 words. CER301 file of Gardner.


Escaped Inmate

HEAVENER, Okla. _ Authorities are searching for a Missouri fugitive who is accused of stealing a police car in Oklahoma as authorities attempted to recapture him. UPCOMING: 300 words. With AP Photos.

Sunshine Week-Police Videos

IOWA CITY, Iowa _ The video is brief but disturbing: An officer is seen hitting an unarmed suspect with his pistol as the man falls into the grass. An autopsy would later show that he died from a gunshot to the back of the head. SENT: 1,700 words; with 950 word abridged version.


_ CLOSED COLLEGE PURCHASED _ The former Central Bible College in Springfield has a new owner.

_ REMAINS IDENTIFIED _ Human remains found in rural Callaway County last month have been identified.

_ NOBEL PRIZE WINNER-MISSOURI _ The man who won the University of Missouri’s first Nobel Prize is donating the prize money to the university.

_ DOUBLE HOMICIDE-RAYTOWN _ A Lee’s Summit man is charged in the shooting deaths of his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend at their Raytown apartment.

_ WATERLOO-PLANE CRASH _ Two adults and a 4-year-old boy were injured but survived a small plane crash in southern Illinois.

_ MISSOURI-BIG LOTTERY WINNER _ Missouri Lottery officials say someone in the state has won $50 million.

_ MEASLES CASE-JEFFERSON COUNTY _ Health officials in mid-Missouri are searching for people who may have had contact with a person who has measles.

_ MISSOURI PAROLE BOARD _ Another former Missouri lawmaker has been appointed to the state Board of Probation and Parole.

_ LEGISLATIVE AIDE-GUN DROPPED _ Jefferson City police say a top aide to a Missouri state senator was arrested after his loaded gun fell to the ground during a bar fight.



NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The 13th-seeded Georgia Bulldogs open the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Wednesday night against Missouri a week after losing to the Tigers. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 625 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET. With AP Photos.

FBN--Free Agency

CLEVELAND _ A person familiar with the deal says the Cleveland Browns and free agent tight end Demetrius Harris have agreed to a two-year contract. SENT: 500 words.

BBN-Cardinals Martinez

JUPITER, Fla. _ St. Louis pitcher Carlos Martinez will begin the season on the injured list as the two-time All-Star tries to work his way back from shoulder weakness. SENT: 300 words.


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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.