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BC-MO--Missouri News Digest 3:15 pm, MO

May 26, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

ABORTION-WHAT’S CHANGED

A wave of state abortion bans has set off speculation: What would happen if Roe v. Wade, the ruling establishing abortion rights nationwide, were overturned? Although far from a certainty, even with increased conservative clout on the Supreme Court, a reversal of Roe would mean abortion policy would revert to the states, and many would be eager to impose bans. By David Crary and Carla K. Johnson.

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MISSOURI-COUNTY JAIL PAYMENTS

(Information in the following story is from: KCUR-FM, http://www.kcur.org)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ The Missouri Department of Corrections owes counties tens of millions of dollars for housing inmates before they’re transferred to state prisons. The state is about nine months behind with reimbursements, Corrections spokeswoman Karen Pojmann told KCUR radio.

SEVERE WEATHER

EL RENO, Okla. _ A tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others before a second twister raked a suburb of Tulsa more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) away, authorities said Sunday. The first tornado touched down in El Reno, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of Oklahoma City, late Saturday night. It crossed an interstate and walloped the American Budget Value Inn before ripping through the Skyview Estates trailer park, flipping and leveling homes, Mayor Matt White said at a news conference. By Tim Talley and Sue Ogrocki.

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IN BRIEF:

FATAL POLICE SHOOTING _ KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ A police officer shot and killed a man who fled multiple times when the officer tried to arrest him over the weekend in Kansas City, Missouri.

SUV EXPLOSION-KANSAS _ KANSAS CITY, Kan. _ Authorities say someone threw an explosive device into an SUV parked outside of a Kansas City, Kansas, apartment complex right before it blew up.

SPORTS:

STANLEY CUP-PLAYOFF RATINGS

The television ratings for this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs have been steady despite many top markets not having teams qualify and finalists from the past two years eliminated in the first round. Going into the start of Monday’s final between the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins, television ratings for all games across NBC Sports Group are slightly down from last year but up 4% from 2017. An average of 1.174 million viewers have tuned in per game, which is fifth most since 1994. By Joe Reedy.

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STANLEY CUP-BRUINS-MARCHAND

BOSTON _ Bruins winger Brad Marchand says his left hand is fine heading into the Stanley Cup Final. He sat out Boston’s practice Sunday after being given a “maintenance day” by coach Bruce Cassidy. But Marchand showed no visible signs of discomfort and didn’t wear any braces on his hand as he met with reporters. By Kyle Hightower.

AP Photos BX107-0512191644.

STANLEY CUP-THE LATEST

BOSTON _ The Latest on media day at the Stanley Cup Final (all times Eastern): 3:45 p.m.

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BRUINS-CONCERT-PARTY

The Bruins’ return to the Stanley Cup Final is kicking off in Boston with a party. The NHL and the city are hosting a free outdoor concert and game watch party at Boston City Hall Plaza on Monday, when the Bruins are set to take on the St. Louis Blues in Game 1.

AP WAS THERE-1970 STANLEY CUP

BOSTON _ EDITOR’S NOTE — On May 10, 1970, the Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup for the first time in 29 years. The Bruins won it at the expense of the St. Louis Blues, who were swept in the final for the third straight year. The Game 4 win at the Boston Garden went to overtime and ended when Bobby Orr, a budding superstar, scored the winning goal and then flew through the air with his arms flung out in what would become one of the most memorable images in the history of the National Hockey League.

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YANKEES-INJURIES

Left-hander James Paxton and shortstop Didi Gregorius are closing in on their returns to the New York Yankees while right-hander Jake Barrett is heading to the injured list. The 30-year-old Paxton has had discomfort in his left knee but is on track to rejoin the rotation this week, manager Aaron Boone said before Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Royals.

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