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BC-KS--Kansas News Digest 3:15 pm, KS

March 9, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORY:

WILD HORSE PASTURES

CHEYENNE, Wyo. _ If you ever wished to gaze at a stomping, snorting, neighing panorama of Western heritage from your living-room window, now could be your chance. By Mead Gruver. SENT: 845 words, photos. NOTE Kansas interest.

AROUND THE STATE:

RURAL AMBULANCES

NORTON, Kan. _ A statewide shortage of trained medical personnel has left many rural county ambulance services having to delay hospital transfers to ensure they have enough staff for emergencies. SENT: 430 words.

IN BRIEF:

DEADLY FIRE-KANSAS _ Authorities say a 2-year-old girl has died days after being pulled from a house fire in south-central Kansas that killed an older relative.

KANSAS COLLEGE-ESPORTS _ Baker University will become the eighth school in Kansas to join a national association for collegiate eSports.

SPRING FORWARD _ It’s time to spring forward again, as the country makes the switch to daylight-saving time.

SPORTS:

BKC--T25-Oklahoma-Kansas State

MANHATTAN, Kan. _ Oklahoma plays No. 18 Kansas State at Bramlage Coliseum in a game that could help decide the Big 12 title. By Avery Osen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 4 p.m. CT.

BKC--T25-Baylor-Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. _ Baylor plays No. 13 Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse as the Jayhawks wrap up their first regular season without a conference title in 15 years. By Shaun Goodwin. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 12 p.m. CT.

MMA--UFC-Wichita

WICHITA _ Junior dos Santos returns to the Octagon to face Derrick Lewis in the main event of the first UFC card in Kansas. By Marshall Sunner. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Main event starts about 9 p.m. CT.

BKW--B12-KANSAS ST-WEST VIRGINIA

OKLAHOMA CITY _ Peyton Williams scored 22 points, Rachel Ranke added 21 and fifth-seeded Kansas State won its sixth-straight, defending West Virginia 72-59 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Conference tournament on Saturday. SENT: 200 words.

BKC--WOODEN AWARD

LOS ANGELES _ Duke teammates Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett, along with Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke and Rui Hachimura, are among 15 players on the ballot for the John R. Wooden Award that goes to the nation’s outstanding college basketball player. SENT: 175 words, photo.

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