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BC-MO--Missouri News Digest 1 pm, MO

May 20, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

MISSOURI-CHILD POVERTY

US-Missouri-Child Poverty

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ Several studies have found that there has been a slight decline in child poverty in Missouri but the state remains above the national average for the number of people experiencing poverty. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ CHILDREN HIT BY VEHICLES _ Kansas City police say two drivers were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after children were struck by vehicles in separate incidents.

_ MURDER-SUICIDE _ Springfield police are investigating the deaths of a man and woman as a possible murder-suicide.

_ TRAIN-GIRL KILLED _ Springfield police are investigating the deaths of a man and woman as a possible murder-suicide.

_ KAYAK-DROWNING _ The Missouri Highway Patrol says a 44-year-old woman drowned during the weekend when she was thrown from her kayak on the Black River.

_ FATAL ATV ACCIDENT _ A 37-year-old eastern Missouri man has died after the ATV he was driving struck an animal.

_ POLICE STATION ACCIDENT _ Lee’s Summit police are investigating after a driver crashed into the department’s front lobby.

_ EXECUTIVE-EMBEZZLEMENT _ The chief financial officer for a St. Louis-area company is accused in a federal indictment of embezzling $3.8 million.

_ NAKED BURGLAR _ Police in central Missouri say they have arrested a suspect after reports that a naked man broke into two homes.

SPORTS:

SHARKS-BLUES PREVIEW

ST. LOUIS _ The Blues are within one win of their first Stanley Cup Final since 1970. Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz have played huge role. Just not necessarily in the way everyone expected. Game 6 against San Jose is Tuesday night. By Joe Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m.

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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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