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BC-MO--Missouri News Digest 3 pm, MO

May 4, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SPRING FLOODING

Rainfall in the coming days could raise water levels in the Mississippi River higher than expected and lead to more flooding, the National Weather Service at St. Louis said Saturday. By Margery A. Beck. SENT: 300 words, photos.

With:

_SPRING FLOODING-THE LATEST

MISSOURI PRISON TAMPONS

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ A survey behind a proposal to provide women in Missouri prisons free access to sanitary products found that about 80% of respondents made their own tampons out of materials available to them. SENT: 350 words.

IN BRIEF:

FIVE SHOT IN CAR _ Police say five people inside a car in north St. Louis were shot _ at least one fatally _ early Saturday.

ARKANSAS CORRUPTION _ The federal trial of a former Arkansas state senator who is the nephew of the governor and son of a former U.S. senator is being postponed.

BABY SHAKEN DEATH-SENTENCE _ An eastern Missouri man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for shaking his 3-month-old son so hard that he died.

SPORTS:

HKN-FACEOFF

The Dallas Stars have two chances to close out their series against St. Louis and get to the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2008. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 700 words, photos by 6 p.m. ET.

BBA--ROYALS-TIGERS

DETROIT _ The Tigers send Tyson Ross to the mound to face Kansas City’s Homer Bailey. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 4:10 p.m. ET.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

BBN--CARDINALS-GREGERSON_ The St. Louis Cardinals have activated veteran reliever Luke Gregerson from the 10-day injured list after he missed the first five weeks because of a right shoulder impingement.

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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.