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AP-KS--Kansas News Digest 4:55 pm, KS

October 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORY:

ELECTION-2018-TRUMP

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is setting his campaign sights on Kansas as he awaits an expected political victory — Senate confirmation of his Supreme Court nominee. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 700 words following 7:30 p.m. EDT rally. AP Photo RPJH101.

AROUND THE STATE:

ELECTION 2018-KANSAS-HOUSE

WICHITA — The Republican incumbent and his Democratic challenger for Kansas’ 4th Congressional District exchanged barbs and attacked the character of the other in their first debate of the general election. SENT: 365 words.

HOSPITAL CLOSING-MEDICAID EXPANSION DEBATE

FORT SCOTT — The controversial issue of whether to expand Medicaid in Kansas has been revived after the announcement that another hospital in a small town will close by the end of the year. SENT: 500 words.

MILITARY FAMILY MOVES

UNDATED — Moving is nothing new for Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Bill Weir’s family, but their latest transfer was the bumpiest yet. By Terry Spencer. SENT: 800 words. NOTE Kansas interest.

AP Photo FLBA101.

IN BRIEF:

— NEW BRIDE KILLED-CONVICTION UPHELD — The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld a man’s conviction in the drive-by shooting of a woman who had just been married.

— BODY FOUND-HUTCHINSON — Police say a decomposing body has been found in the basement of a Hutchinson home after the tenant complained about a bad smell.

SPORTS:

FBC-KANSAS ST-BAYLOR

WACO, Texas — Kansas State tries to avoid an 0-3 start in the Big 12 when the Wildcats play at Baylor. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts 2:30 p.m. CT.

FBC-T25-KANSAS-WEST VIRGINIA

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — One messy game didn’t diminish West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen’s confidence in Heisman Trophy hopeful Will Grier. By Sports Writer John Raby. SENT: 675 words.

AP Photos WVCHG204, WVCHG211, WVCHG202, WVCHG203, WVCHG204, WVCHG201, WVCHG212.

CAR--NASCAR-DOVER

DOVER, Del. — Ryan Blaney kept the party rolling from his first win this season long enough to stimulate business at his favorite bar. He soaked in the celebration from his checkered flag on the roval at Charlotte. Now he hopes to stamp himself a contender in the next round of NASCAR’s playoffs. By Sports Writer Dan Gelston. SENT: 900 words. NOTE Kansas interest.

AP Photos DOV102, DOV103, DOV106, DOV104, DOV101, DOV107.

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