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Kansas News Digest

December 24, 2019 GMT

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Watch AP Newsroom for updates. All times are Central.

The news editor is Julie Wright, jwright@ap.org or 800-852-4844.

AROUND THE STATE:

ROUTE 66-LOSING PRESERVATION?

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Congress has recessed for the holidays, and it has gone another year without passing legislation that would boost funding for Route 66. SENT: 300 words, photos.

FAMILY TRADITION-GIVING GIFTS TO STRANGERS

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Santa got a little help in downtown Lawrence from a family handing out bright red gift bags to strangers in a busy shopping area. SENT: 180 words.

IN BRIEF:

FLEEING DRIVER-DEADLY CRASH — Authorities say a fleeing driver was killed when he went off the side of a Kansas road and struck multiple trees near the state’s southern border with Oklahoma.

LEAWOOD FATAL SHOOTING — Authorities are looking for a car seen leaving a suburban Kansas City apartment complex where one man was killed and another was wounded.

SPORTS:

Nothing planned.

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