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

March 14, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

Missouri-Impeachment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ The Missouri Senate is a backing a measure that could make it harder to impeach and remove top officials, less than a year after former Gov. Eric Greitens resigned while facing potential impeachment over alleged sexual and political misconduct. With file photo. By David Lieb. UPCOMING: 700 words.

Toyota-US Expansion

BUFFALO, W.Va. _ Toyota Motor Corp. on Thursday announced it is investing an additional $750 million at five U.S. plants that will bring nearly 600 new jobs, including the production of two hybrid vehicles for the first time at its Kentucky facility. By John Raby and Bruce Schreiner. SENT: 560 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

IN BRIEF:

_ CHARTER SCHOOL-ATTENDANCE FALSIFIED _ A St. Louis charter school that falsified its attendance records will close at the end of the school year.

_ FAKE HEALTH CARE WORKER _ A 37-year-old Illinois prison inmate has pleaded guilty to using fraudulent work and educational history to obtain jobs at three St. Louis-area health care facilities.

_ LINCOLN UNIVERSITY-DORM FIRE _ No injuries were reported after a stove fire forced the evacuation of a dormitory at Lincoln University in Jefferson City.

_ MISSOURI FLOODING _ Heavy rains have caused rivers and creeks to rise across much of Missouri, flooding thousands of acres of agricultural land and closing several roads.

_ RIVER RESCUE _ A woman is recovering from hypothermia after spending more than a half-hour in the Missouri River, clinging to tree roots until rescues arrived.

_ RESTAURANT BODY _ Columbia police have identified a man who was found dead last month inside a Chinese restaurant in Columbia.

_ MISSOURI LOTTERY-WINNING TICKET _ The Missouri Lottery is looking for someone who purchased a Lotto ticket worth $1.9 million at a convenience store in Troy.

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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.