AP-KS--Kansas News Digest 5 pm, KS
AP-KS--Kansas News Digest 5 pm, KS
Aug. 10, 2018
Hello! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Kansas.
A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
NEW & UPDATED:
New: OKLAHOMA DROUGHT-DISASTER DECLARATION, MURDER CONVICTION-RESENTENCING, KANSAS CROPS, RIG COUNT, CHURCH VAN CRASH-MISSOURI
Updated: KANSAS PRIMARY-GOVERNOR, KANSAS-KOBACH, RIVER CRASH-CHILD KILLED
Note that KANSAS CONGRESS-4th DISTRICT will not move this cycle.
TOPEKA —A top aide to Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer said Friday that Secretary of State Kris Kobach's promise to remove himself from further vote counting in their hotly contested Republican primary race is not enough and Kobach must stop advising local officials who'll do the actual work. By John Hanna. SENT: 800 words, photos.
WITH KANSAS PRIMARY-GOVERNOR-THE LATEST.
AROUND THE STATE:
CHURCH VAN CRASH-MISSOURI
BOLIVAR, Mo. — Three teenagers from Kansas were killed and 10 other people were injured Friday after a church van heading for an outing crashed in southwestern Missouri. SENT: 220 words. AP Photos Pursuing.
TOPEKA — Secretaries of state from middle America aren't generally household names. Kobach is the exception. The 52-year-old Republican has a take-no-prisoners style of conservatism that delights hard-right members of the GOP but makes him a prime target of Democrats and centrists. Now Kobach, the state's top election official, is locked in a too-close-to-call race for the GOP nomination. By John Hanna. SENT: 700 words, photos.
—RIG COUNT — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. has jumped by 13 this week to 1,057. AP Photos.
—RIVER CRASH-CHILD KILLED — Law enforcement officials say a car that was driven into the Kansas River, killing one child, was stolen from a central Missouri town.
—KANSAS CROPS — A government report says Kansas farmers are forecast to harvest more than twice as much corn than wheat this year. AP Photos.
— OKLAHOMA DROUGHT-DISASTER DECLARATION — Gov. Mary Fallin's office says four counties in northeast Oklahoma have been designated disaster areas because of drought, making farmers and ranchers eligible for federal assistance. AP Photos.
—MURDER CONVICTION-RESENTENCING — A Mississippi man whose death sentence was overturned in 2014 has been resentenced to life in prison. AP Photos
— DAVIDS-NATIONAL RECOGNITION — Kansas Democratic congressional candidate Sharice Davids is getting some help for her campaign from a national Democratic committee.
— POLICE OFFICER SHOT-CARBONDALE — A Kansas man has been indicted on charges that he fired the shots that wounded a southern Illinois police officer during a chase two years ago.
— RIVER CRASH-CHILD KILLED — Law enforcement officials say a car that was driven into the Kansas River, killing one child, was stolen from a central Missouri town.
— WICHITA-SCHOOL SECURITY — The Wichita school district plans to use a nearly $1 million grant to improve security at its schools this year.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The St. Louis Cardinals, trying to climb back into the NL Wild Card race, begin a three-game series in Kansas City against the Royals. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:15 p.m. CDT.
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