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BC-MO--Missouri News Digest 2:30 pm, MO

May 11, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

MO--KANSAS CITY SCHOOLS-SEGREGATION

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ The Kansas City district has found that its public and charter schools are increasingly racially segregated, expensive to operate and losing high school students. SENT: 460 words.

BULL SHOALS RESEARCH CENTER

SPRINGFIELD _ Officials at Missouri State University have approved a plan for a $2.2 million Ozarks Education Center that will be constructed on the shores of Bull Shoals Lake. SENT: 280 words.

MISSOURI BOAT ACCIDENT

BRANSON _ An entertainment company that owned a duck boat involved in a fatal sinking on a Missouri lake last summer disputes that an independent investigator told it its vehicles did not comply with a government standard. SENT: 300 words.

ABORTION BANS-STATES

If a new Mississippi law survives a court challenge, it will be nearly impossible for most pregnant women to get an abortion there. By Russ Bynum. SENT: 1,000 words, photos. NOTE Missouri interest.

IN BRIEF:

HOUSE FIRE-MISSOURI _ Fire officials in southwestern Missouri say a man has been critically injured in a house fire in Springfield.

CATS KILLED-CHARGES _ A Missouri man is charged with felony animal abuse after authorities say he killed and dismembered cats he found in online want ads.

KANSAS CITY HOMICIDE-SENTENCE _ A Greenwood man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting another man in 2017.

SPORTS:

BBO--PHILLIES-ROYALS

KANSAS CITY, Kan. _ Philadelphia plays Kansas City as their interleague set continues at Kauffman Stadium. By Kollin Miller. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 6:15 p.m. CT.

BBN--PIRATES-CARDINALS

ST. LOUIS _ Pittsburgh and St. Louis continue their four-game series at Busch Stadium. By Joe Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 1:15 p.m. CT.

HKN--BLUES-SHARKS

SAN JOSE, Calif. _ The San Jose Sharks host Game 1 of the Western Conference final against the St. Louis Blues in a matchup of franchises seeking their first Stanley Cup title. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 5 p.m. PDT

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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.