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AP-KS--Kansas News Digest 5 pm, KS

July 15, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

OFFICERS SHOT-MISSOURI

KANSAS CITY — Police shot and killed a man Sunday suspected of shooting and wounding three Kansas City police officers, authorities said. The suspect died Sunday afternoon after barricading himself in a house in the southeast part of the city. He emerged from the home and was killed in an exchange of gunfire, police Chief Rick Smith told reporters.

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS-ENGINEERING

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The University of Kansas School of Engineering has launched a new scholarship program that aims to increase the number of underrepresented students. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the KU Engineering, Science and Technology program is part of IHAWKE, the engineering school’s organization for diversity and women’s programs. SENT: 250 words

HEMP GROWING-KANSAS

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Experts and economists warn that creating an industrial hemp market in Kansas is full of obstacles. KCUR-FM reports state lawmakers legalized the cultivation of industrial hemp earlier this year, and final regulations are expected later this year. SENT: 250 words

IN BRIEF:

— MCCONNELL-KC-46 TANKER — The Air Force says McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita likely will receive its first KC-46 air refueling tanker by October.

— MISSOURI RIVER RELEASES — The amount of water being released into the lower Missouri River will likely remain above normal throughout the summer and fall to reduce the amount of water held in reservoirs along the river.

SPORTS:

ROYALS-WHITE SOX

CHICAGO — Daniel Palka and Yoan Moncada each homered and Lucas Giolito tossed two-hit ball into the seventh inning, lifting the Chicago White Sox to a 10-1 victory over the struggling Kansas City Royals on Sunday. Moncada was 3 for 3 with a walk and three runs scored a day after leaving a game with a bruised right knee. Palka also had three hits and two RBIs while Tim Anderson and Kevan Smith each hit a two-run double as Chicago pounded out 13 hits. By John Jackson.

AP Photos CXS106-0715181336, CXS108-0715181441, CXS102-0715181313, CXS104-0715181329, CXS103-0715181322, CXS112-0715181448, CXS113-0715181450, CXS116-0715181531, CXS115-0715181531, CXS118-0715181550. SENT: 350 words

BIG 12 MEDIA DAYS

FRISCO, Texas — Oklahoma won another Big 12 title and made it to the College Football Playoff again in its first season without coach Bob Stoops on the sideline. The Sooners, who have won the past three Big 12 titles with quarterback Baker Mayfield, will now be trying to do it again without the Heisman Trophy winner under center. By Sports Writer Stephen Hawkins. SENT: 650 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.

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