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BC-MO--Missouri News Digest, 1:30 pm, MO

January 5, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

AMTRAK-ST LOUIS-TO-CHICAGO CORRIDOR

ST. LOUIS _ Railway commuters traveling between St. Louis and Chicago have yet to see faster rail journeys, despite most of the Amtrak corridor’s $1.95 billon upgrade concluding a year ago. SENT: 300 words.

ARABIAN HORSES-SAUDI ARABIA

FREEBURG, Ill. _ The owner of a southwestern Illinois farm is breeding Arabian horses in an unlikely bid to sell the animals to buyers in Saudi Arabia. SENT: 275 words.

IN BRIEF:

DEPUTY SENTENCED _ A former Missouri sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a young girl.

CROSS MOVED _ Officials in Ozark say they’ll move a cross that’s part of a holiday display in a city park after getting a complaint letter.

SPORTS:

HKN--ISLANDERS-BLUES

ST. LOUIS _ The New York Islanders visit the St. Louis Blues. By Steve Overbey. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. CT.

BKC--TENNESSEE-MARTIN-SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE

CAPE GIRADEAU, Mo. _ Tennessee-Martin plays Southeast Missouri State at Show Me Center. Game starts at 4:30 p.m.

BKC--VALPARAISO-MISSOURI STATE

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. _ Valparaiso plays Missouri State at JQH Arena. Game starts at 1 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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