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AP-MO--Missouri News Digest 3:50 pm, MO

August 12, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



KANSAS CITY — Kansas City health and social service groups are testing a new approach for mothers undergoing drug recovery by keeping families together. The number of infants born dependent on opioids in Missouri has more than quadrupled since 2011, KCUR-FM reported. The number of children entering the state’s foster care system is simultaneously growing as well. SENT 300 words


BISMARCK, N.D. — Attorneys for North Dakota and the federal government are asking an appeals court to reject the state of Missouri’s challenge to a massive upstream Missouri River water project. The $244 million Northwest Area Water Supply project aims to bring Missouri River water to as many as 82,000 people in northwestern North Dakota, giving them a reliable source of quality water. The state of Missouri worries that the project it describes as “monumental in scope” will diminish its own water supplies as well as harm its farming and shipping industries — and possibly even alter its state borders. By Blake Nicholson. AP Photo NDMIN501. SENT: 500 words



KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Luke Weaver and the St. Louis Cardinals wrap up their Interstate 70 set against the Kansas City Royals, who send Jakob Junis to the mound at Kauffman Stadium. By Alan Eskew. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 1:15 p.m. CT.


ST. LOUIS — The final round of the final major of the year is buzzing with possibilities. Brooks Koepka has a two-shot lead at the PGA Championship as he tries to become only the fifth player in history to win the U.S. Open and PGA Championship in the same year. Right behind is Adam Scott, who suddenly has a chance to turn his worst season into a great one.

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WITH: PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-THE LATEST — The Latest on the PGA Championship, golf’s final major of the year (all times local):AP Photos PGA152, PGA130, PGA153.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Quarterback Blaine Gabbert quickly stopped the reporter asking him about learning his fourth offense in four years. “Eighth in eight years,” he said. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker.

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— CHIEFS CAMP — Kansas City Chiefs right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif left practice Sunday to be evaluated for a concussion, while defensive tackle Xavier Williams and running back Damien Williams also left early.

— CARDINALS-WEAVER’S CUT — St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Luke Weaver cut his finger while opening a food tray in the clubhouse at Kansas City and was scratched from his start against the Royals.AP Photo FLMP103.


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