BC-MO--Missouri News Digest 3:15 pm, MO
Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Missouri.
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WASHINGTON _ A flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year’s elections, helping them paint the GOP as extreme and court centrist voters who could decide congressional races in swing states, members of both parties say. By Alan Fram. SENT: 975 words, photos, videos, audios.
TULSA, Okla. _ Officials on Saturday warned some Tulsa residents to prepare to head to higher ground because old levees holding back the swollen Arkansas River are stressed and more rain is expected for the flood-weary region. SENT: 600 words, photos.
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ST LOUIS ZOO-PRIMATES
ST. LOUIS _ The St. Louis Zoo is planning an $11.5 million expansion of its area for primates, adding 35,000 square feet of outdoor space that will include trails and tunnels for observers to get a close-up view. By Jim Salter. SENT: 365 words.
MILWAUKEE _ A Wisconsin judge has ordered Anheuser-Busch to stop suggesting in advertising that MillerCoors’ light beers contain corn syrup, wading into a fight between two beer giants that are losing market share to small independent brewers. SENT: 600 words, photos.
FEUD KILLING _ A Kansas City man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the 2016 shooting of the boyfriend of his child’s mother.
ST LOUIS SHOOTINGS _ It’s been a violent start to the Memorial Day weekend in St. Louis. Police say eight separate shootings around the city since Friday have left two people dead and 10 injured.
MISSOURI-OFFENDER REGISTRY _ Missouri is the 20th state to join a nationwide sex offender registry.
ST. LOUIS _ Atlanta and St. Louis continue their weekend series at Busch Stadium. By Joe Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 6 p.m. CT.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ The New York Yankees continue their three-game set against the Kansas City Royals with a doubleheader at Kauffman Stadium. By Kollin Miller. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 1:15 p.m. CT, nightcap at 6:15 p.m.
ST. LOUIS _ Stanley Jackson and buddy Steven Crow can be excused if they tend to watch their beloved St. Louis Blues with their hands over their eyes, just waiting for the next thing to go wrong. By Jim Salter. SENT: 930 words, photos.
Bruce Cassidy has come a long way from writing his first NHL practice plan on a napkin. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 1,380 words, photos.
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