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AP-KS--Kansas News Digest 4 pm, KS

December 2, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

REDRAWING AMERICA-MISSOURI

JEFFERSON CITY — The votes won’t be cast for another four years, yet Democrats already appear likely to gain seats in Missouri’s Republican-dominated Legislature in 2022. The reason: a one-of-its kind redistricting initiative approved by voters in the recent midterm elections. By David A. Lieb.

AP Photo AP Photos IACN123, IACN104.CER803. SENT: 1200 words

SPORTS BETTING-KANSAS

KANSAS CITY — Kansas lawmakers will get a crash course in sports gambling this week as they consider how to capitalize on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in May that lifted a federal ban on it. Seven states offer legal sports betting , and Kansas is among numerous other states considering whether to jump on the bandwagon. The surge in interest comes after New Jersey successfully challenged the federal ban, clearing the way for gambling on games to expand beyond Nevada. By Heather Hollingsworth. SENT: 475 words

IN BRIEF:

— KANSAS CATTLE DRIVE — The annual Kansas Cattle Drive in Reno County is moving to Pretty Prairie next year.

— VET MED DONATION — Kansas State’s College of Veterinary Medicine has received a $2.2 million donation from Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

SPORTS:

KANSAS ST-SNYDER RETIRES

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Bill Snyder already was considered the architect of the greatest turnaround in college football history before he decided to return from a three-year retirement to resurrect Kansas State again. Now, the 79-year-old coach is heading back into retirement. By Sports Writer Dave Skretta.

AP Photos IACN123, IACN104. SENT: 1100 words

FBN--Chiefs-Raiders

OAKLAND, Calif. — Patrick Mahomes and the high-powered Kansas City Chiefs return from a bye to take on the last-place Oakland Raiders. By Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 1:05 p.m. PST

CHIEFS-HUNT APOLOGY

KANSAS CITY — Running back Kareem Hunt acknowledged that he misled the Kansas City Chiefs about his role in a February assault in a Cleveland hotel that ultimately led to his release this week. During a live interview with ESPN on Sunday, the NFL’s reigning rushing champion also said that league officials never spoke to him about the incident while conducting their own investigation, and that he never saw the security camera video until TMZ Sports posted it Friday. By Sports Writer Dave Skretta. AP Photos NY110, NY186. SENT: 1100 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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