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

March 9, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORY:

CLIMATE CHANGE-VALVE TURNERS

BISMARCK, N.D. _ As Enbridge prepared to move climate-damaging tar sands crude through a 40-year-old pipeline in eastern Canada in 2015, environmentalists and indigenous peoples including Vanessa Gray thought about what happened in Michigan just five years earlier: Another of the company’s lines had burst, sending oil into a river in one of the largest spills in U.S. history. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 940 words, photo. NOTE Missouri interest.

SUNSHINE WEEK-FADING LIGHT

WAYNESVILLE, Mo. _ Five minutes late, Darrell Todd Maurina sweeps into a meeting room and plugs in his laptop computer. He places a Wi-Fi hotspot on the table and turns on a digital recorder. The earplug in his left ear is attached to a police scanner in his pants pocket. He wears a tie; Maurina insists upon professionalism. He is the press_ in its entirety. A Facebook blogger, he is the only person who has come to the Pulaski County courthouse to tell residents what their commissioners are up to, the only one who will report on their deliberations _ specifically, their discussions about how to satisfy the Federal Emergency Management Agency so it will pay to repair a road inundated in a 2013 flood. By David Bauder and David A. Lieb. SENT IN ADVANCE: 2,400 words, photos, video.

With:

Sunshine Week-Fading Light-Accountability, by Michael Casey. 700 words. Photos.

Sunshine Week-Fading Light-Solutions.

Sunshine Week-Fading Light-Column, by Joyce Terhaar. Photos.

IN BRIEF:

EXPLODING AMMO-FIREFIGHTER INJURED _ Authorities in St. Louis say a firefighter was slightly injured when ammunition exploded during a fire in a vacant house.

HOUSE FIRE DEATH _ Authorities in suburban Kansas City say a woman has been found dead inside a burning home.

GANG SHOOTING-SENTENCE _ A 21-year-old St. Louis man has been sentenced to 140 years in prison for a gang-related killing.

SPRING FORWARD _ It’s time to spring forward again, as the country makes the switch to daylight-saving time.

SPORTS:

BBA--ROYALS-MALDONADO

SURPRISE, Ariz. _ The Kansas City Royals agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year deal with Martin Maldonado on Saturday, giving them a veteran catcher after losing Salvador Perez to a season-ending injury. By Sports Writer Dave Skretta. SENT: 440 words.

BKW--T25-SEC-Missouri-Mississippi State

GREENVILLE, S.C. _ Missouri, the only SEC team to defeat No. 5 Mississippi State this season, gets a chance to do it again when the teams meet in the Southeastern Conference Tournament semifinals Saturday. By Pete Iacobelli. UPCOMING, from 5 p.m. start.

BKC--Ole Miss-Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. _ Ole Miss plays Missouri at Mizzou Arena. By Charlie Clarke. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game started at 1:30 p.m. CT.

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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.