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BC-KS--Kansas News Digest 3:50 pm, KS

February 9, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

AROUND THE STATE:

YOUNG FARMER

LAWRENCE _ The Kansas Farm Bureau has given a statewide achievement award to a 28-year-old, first-generation farmer who had a profitable year by diversifying his offerings. SENT: 345 words.

TEXTING ABUSE ALLEGATIONS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ The country’s top child abuse hotline recently launched its first text line, and now the nonprofit is looking to Missouri for help determining the efficiency of the service. SENT: 310 words.

BRIEFS:

FIRE STATION BURNS _ Officials are investigating a fire that destroyed a rural north-central Kansas fire station.

WICHITA FATALITY CRASH _ Police say a man has died in a rollover crash in southwestern Wichita.

TOPEKA SHOOTING-DEFENSE _ A jury has found a 22-year-old Topeka man guilty of murder and other crimes for the shooting death of another man last year.

APARTMENT ASSAULTS-SENTENCE _ A man found guilty of sexually assaulting and burglarizing victims at a Kansas City, Kansas, apartment complex has been sentenced to more than 33 years in prison.

UNIVERSITY-CRYPTOCURRENCY DONATION _ A Silicon Valley company has donated $2 million to the University of Kansas to support research related to cryptocurrency and digital payments, such as Bitcoin.

SPORTS:

BKC--T25-OKLAHOMA ST-KANSAS

LAWRENCE, Kan. _ Kansas got the lift it needed against Oklahoma State on Saturday from a pair of guys that would have been just about the longest of long shots to provide it just a couple of months ago. By Sports Writer Dave Skretta. SENT: 835 words, photos.

BKC--Kansas St-Baylor

WACO, Texas _ Big 12-leading Kansas State, coming off a win over Kansas, goes on the road to take on a Baylor team that had its six-game winning streak snapped this week. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts 5 p.m. CT.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

BBA--ROYALS-BAILEY _ The Kansas City Royals signed veteran right-hander Homer Bailey to a minor deal Saturday that includes an invitation to big league spring training.

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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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