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BC-MO--Missouri News Digest 5 pm, MO

December 27, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

NEW: FBN--RAIDERS-CHIEFS PREVIEW, POLICE OFFICERS-DEATHS, ATTORNEY GENERAL-STAFF, MISSOURI WOMEN’S COLLEGE-TRANSGENDER, HOMELESS MAN ATTACKED

AROUND THE STATE:

RURAL BROADBAND

COLUMBIA, Mo. _ An Illinois-based internet provider is planning to spur broadband development in rural areas across five states in the central U.S. SENT: 250 words.

POLICE OFFICERS-DEATHS

WASHINGTON _ More police officers have died in the line of duty this year in the United States than in 2017, according to data released Thursday. The most common cause of death was gunfire, and vehicular accidents claimed nearly as many officers’ lives. SENT: 400 words. By Eric Tucker. With AP photos.

INVESTMENT FRAUD

GREENBELT, Md. _ They followed a call script for reassuring investors: A broker boasted of winning up to 95 percent of his trades. Sales representatives promised a client she would be a millionaire within a year if she didn’t withdraw her five-figure investment. By Michael Kunzelman. SENT: 850 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ ATTORNEY GENERAL-STAFF _ Missouri’s incoming Attorney General Eric Schmitt is tapping a former assistant U.S. attorney to lead criminal litigation in the office.

_ MISSOURI WOMEN’S COLLEGE-TRANSGENDER _ A private Missouri women’s college is changing its admissions policy to accept transgender women and nonbinary students assigned female at birth.

_ HOMELESS MAN ATTACKED _ A Columbia man has been charged with shooting a sleeping 73-year-old homeless man with paintballs and repeatedly stabbing him.

_ PLANE CRASH _ Federal officials say a small plane pilot who crashed last year in central Missouri, killing himself and a passenger, was under the influence of illicit drugs and was nearly blind in one eye.

_ DEADLY OVERDOSE-CHARGES _ Authorities say a Missouri man sold drugs linked to three overdoses, one of them fatal.

_ DOCTOR CHARGED _ A suburban St. Louis doctor has been charged with attempting to strangle the mother of his four children.

_ HUSBAND FATALLY STABBED _ A woman has been charged with fatally stabbing her husband in suburban St. Louis.

SPORTS:

FBN--RAIDERS-CHIEFS PREVIEW

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ The Kansas City Chiefs could have taken this week off, assured of not only their third consecutive AFC West title but also the No. 1 seed in the playoffs before the Oakland Raiders came to town. By Sports Writer Dave Skretta. SENT: 900 words. With AP photos.

WITH: FBN--RAIDERS-CHIEFS PREVIEW CAPSULE

BKC--SEC PREVIEW

Tennessee and Auburn shared the Southeastern Conference regular-season championship last year and head into league competition as prime contenders for the title again. By Sports Writer Steve Megargee. SENT: 750 words. With AP Photos.

FBN--CHIEFS-CHRIS AND DEE

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Two of the 11 guys that make up the Kansas City Chiefs’ defense are having career years. It says a lot about Chris Jones and Dee Ford. It also says a lot about the other nine. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 800 words. With AP photos.

HKN--SABRES-BLUES

ST. LOUIS _ The Buffalo Sabres visit the St. Louis Blues. By David Solomon. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. CT.

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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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