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BC-MO--Missouri News Digest 2:20 pm, MO

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

AROUND THE STATE:

BENTON MURALS-CAPITOL

JEFFERSON CITY _ The Missouri State Capitol has recently completed an effort to restore and conserve the building’s murals that provide visitors with snapshots of the state’s history. SENT: 310 words.

MISSISSIPPI RIVER BLUFFS WIND FARM

VALMEYER, Ill. _ Environmentalists in southern Illinois have raised concerns that a proposed wind turbine project will diminish the area’s natural beauty and hurt animal habitat. SENT: 400 words. NOTE Missouri interest.

IN BRIEF:

_ STREET RACE-CHILD EJECTED_ A St. Louis man accused of causing a crash while drag racing that severely injured his 2-year-old son has been given a suspended sentence.

_ DOUBLE HOMICIDE-HILLSDALE _ Police in suburban St. Louis say a man and a woman have been found dead inside a home after callers reported hearing shots fired.

_ UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COMMENCEMENT _ More than 2,200 students will receive their degrees this weekend at commencement services at the University of Missouri.

_ MO-POLICE CHASE SHOOTING-PLEA _ A man who fired at Boone County deputies from a stolen vehicle has pleaded guilty to several federal charges.

_ TUTOR-STUDENT ABUSE-SENTENCE _ A 30-year-old Springfield man who worked as a private tutor has been sentenced to federal prison for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old student.

SPORTS:

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

_SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ST-THE CITADEL_ Kaiden Rice and Matt Frierson made five 3-pointers each and The Citadel beat Southeast Missouri 86-74 on Saturday for its sixth straight victory.

_ HKN--BLUES-BORTUZZO _ The Blues have signed veteran defenseman Robert Bortuzzo to a three-year extension worth $1.375 million per season.AP Photo MOJR117.

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If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apkansascity@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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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