AP-MO--Missouri News Digest 3 pm, MO
Hello! 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:
JEFFERSON CITY — Eric Greitens was a busy man in spring 2015. He was launching a gubernatorial campaign by calling donors to a veterans’ charity he founded. He was promoting his new book “Resilience” with the help of a university-administered grant. And he was initiating an extramarital affair. By David A. Lieb, Summer Ballentine And Blake Nelson. AP Photos SENT: 925 words
JEFFERSON CITY — From childhood onward, Eric Greitens has been ambitious. He’s been a scholar, humanitarian, military officer, charity executive, author and public speaker. Now Missouri’s governor, Greitens is facing trial this week on a felony invasion-of-privacy charge stemming from an extramarital affair. No trial date has been set yet on a second felony charge of tampering with computer data for using a charity donor list for his political campaign. Here’s a brief look at the path of Greitens’ life: By David A. Lieb. AP Photos MOSTP202, NYAG702. SENT: 850 words
EXPORTING SEX OFFENDERS
COLUMBIA — Missouri’s tough treatment of sex offenders living outside of prison is sending hundreds of the offenders to neighboring states, where laws are not as stringent. Missouri requires sex offenders to register for a lifetime, with no exceptions. Other states require registrations for a specific number of years, with a lifetime registration only for high risk sex offenders. Kansas is one of at least 20 states with no sex offender residency restrictions. SENT: 500 words
FREE TEXTBOOK PROGRAM
COLUMBIA — Students taking online or evening classes at a private college in central Missouri will no longer have to pay extra fees or for textbooks with the school’s new program. Columbia College President Scott Dalrymple says the school was looking at how to make college more affordable by getting rid of extra fees and combating the rising cost of textbooks. He hopes to make all 35 nationwide campuses more affordable by absorbing the cost of fees and textbooks, the Columbia Daily Tribune reported . SENT: 300 words
— SE MISSOURI-TUITION INCREASE — Southeast Missouri State University’s tuition and fees will increase in the fall in response to reduced state funding for universities.
— PERFECT ATTENDANCE-REWARD — A southwest Missouri student graduated this weekend without ever missing a day of school.
MISSOURI PROSECUTOR-FILMING FATAL SHOOTING
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A federal prosecutor in Springfield once captured a fatal shooting on camera when he worked as a cameraman for a television station in Louisiana. WBRZ-TV, the ABC affiliate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, sent cameraman Abram McGull to the airport to capture some footage of suspected child molester Jeff Doucet being led through the airport by law enforcement in 1984. What McGull ended up recording was a homicide that made national news. By Harrison Keegan, Springfield News-Leader. SENT IN ADVANCE: 688 words.
JOPLIN, Mo. — A Missouri teenager is running her first race later this month after undergoing surgery in December to ease the effects of cerebral palsy. Mikayla Fauss had lived nearly all of her 14 years feeling burdened by cerebral palsy. It was a weight on her, impeding her movement and preventing her from doing what she most wanted to do: run. She’ll participate in the Joplin Memorial Run later this month. By Emily Younker, The Joplin Globe. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1371 words.
CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber, who gave up two early home runs and lost his previous outing, starts as the Indians complete a three-game series against Danny Duffy and the Kansas City Royals before hitting the road for eight games. Game time 1:10 p.m. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.
— INDIANS-LINDOR-WRONG HELMET — The wrong hat can be a fashion nightmare. Just ask Cleveland’s Francisco Lindor.
SAN DIEGO — Clayton Richard and the San Diego Padres try to split a four-game series with St. Louis, which counters with Adam Wainwright. By Bernie Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 1:10 p.m. PT.
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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.