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BC-MO--Missouri News Digest, 6 pm, MO

January 14, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

THE MEANING OF MEAT

LINCOLN, Neb. _ More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term “meat” on product labels, Nebraska’s powerful farm groups are pushing for similar protection from veggie burgers, tofu dogs and other items that look and taste like real meat. Nebraska lawmakers will consider a bill this year defining meat as “any edible portion of any livestock or poultry, carcass, or part thereof” and excluding “lab-grown or insect or plant-based food products.” It would make it a crime to advertise or sell something “as meat that is not derived from poultry or livestock.” By Grant Schulte.

AP Photos NENH201, NENH202.

ST LOUIS-LEAD POISONING

ST. LOUIS _ St. Louis has seen lead poisoning cases drop dramatically since the 1990s, but officials are growing worried that the city’s demolitions are reversing years of progress and putting children at risk. More than 2,600 St. Louis children last year were found to have measurable lead levels in their blood, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. City officials are concerned that a renewed call to demolish vacant buildings is contributing to a risk in lead poisoning in concentrated neighborhoods.

WINTER WEATHER

RICHMOND, Va. _ A winter storm that contributed to at least five deaths in the Midwest pummeled the mid-Atlantic region for a second day Sunday, bringing with it an icy mix that knocked out power, cancelled flights and contributed to hundreds of car accidents. Virginia State Police said the driver of a military surplus vehicle was killed late Saturday after he lost control on Interstate 81 because of slick road conditions.

AP Photos DCAB105, DCAB107, DCCK101, DCAB106, DCAB104, DCAB101, DCAB102, DCAB103, ILSPR101, DCMC101, NEOMA301, NEOMA302, NEOMA300, ILNH101, INTET102, ILNH103, ILNH102, INTET103.

IN BRIEF:

_ ST LOUIS AIRPORT FIRE _ Part of St. Louis Lambert International Airport was evacuated for two hours after the roof caught fire.

_ CHIEFS-STRANDED PLAYER _ A random act of kindness has netted AFC Championship tickets for a man called Dave who helped dig a Kansas City Chief out of the snow.AP Photo NY701.

_ MEDICAL MARIJUANA TRADE SHOW _ The Missouri Medical Cannabis Trade Association is planning what it calls the state’s largest medical marijuana trade conference in March.

_ MISSOURI RIVER RELEASES _ The amount of water being released into the lower Missouri River will remain elevated at the start of the year, but should return to normal levels throughout 2019.

SPORTS:

DEFENSIVE CHIEFS

KANSAS CITY _ The two transactions that the Kansas City Chiefs made before the start of the season came with little fanfare, mostly because casual football fans probably had never heard of either of them. Jordan Lucas was drafted in the sixth round out of Penn State by the Dolphins, and had spent most of his career on their practice squad. By Sports Writer Dave Skretta.

AP Photos AP Photos DCAB105, DCAB107, DCCK101, DCAB106, DCAB104, DCAB101, DCAB102, DCAB103, ILSPR101, DCMC101, NEOMA301, NEOMA302, NEOMA300, ILNH101, INTET102, ILNH103, ILNH102, INTET103.MONH142, MONH133.

MISSOURI-SOUTH CAROLINA

COLUMBIA, S.C. _ No one else might have believed in South Carolina as they entered Southeastern Conference play as the only team with a losing record, but Gamecocks coach Frank Martin made sure his team didn’t lose faith. Keyshawn Bryant scored 15 points and Chris Silva added 14 points as South Carolina (8-7, 3-0 SEC) continued its surprising league start with an 85-75 win over Missouri on Sunday. It’s only the third time in 28 seasons the Gamecocks have won their first three SEC games. By Jeffrey Collins.

MAJOR SHOTS

HONOLULU _ Brooks Koepka still smiles at the memory of the 9-irons he hit in the final round of his second straight U.S. Open victory. Yes, that’s plural. They were on consecutive holes on the back nine at Shinnecock Hills. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson.

AP Photos NYjk711, NYjk712, NYjk710, NYJK713.

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