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BC-KS--Kansas News Digest 1:30 pm, KS

December 27, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

WINTER STORM-KANSAS

HAYS, Kan. _ A blizzard blanketed western Kansas with snow Thursday, causing whiteout conditions that led to numerous wrecks and highway closures, and knocked out power for thousands of homes. SENT: 300 words.

With: WINTER STORM-KANSAS-THE LATEST

RURAL BROADBAND

COLUMBIA, Mo. _ An Illinois-based internet provider is planning to spur broadband development in rural areas across five states in the central U.S. SENT: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ CARNIVAL VENDORS KILLED _ An Arkansas judge has dismissed local charges against four carnival workers suspected in the deaths of a retired couple in Kansas.

_ CHILD RAPE-DELAYED ARREST _ A man charged more than a decade ago with child rape in Kansas has been arrested.

_ BODY IN RIVER _ Authorities are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in the Kansas River as suspicious.

_ DEPUTIES SHOT-KANSAS _ The families of two Kansas sheriff’s deputies who were overpowered by an inmate and killed have hired legal counsel to help prosecutors.

_ KANSAS MALL-GUNFIRE SHUTDOWN _ A suburban Kansas City shopping mall filled with after-Christmas bargain hunters had to shut as police investigated a report of gunfire in the parking lot.

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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.

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