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Missouri News Digest

December 27, 2019 GMT

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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

TOP STORY:

COLD CASE-CHARGES

UNION, Mo. — More than three decades after the strangulation death of an eastern Missouri woman, a man is now charged with second-degree murder. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday that 64-year-old Kirby R. King is now charged in the 1987 death of Karla Jane Delcour, whose body was found in a wooded area near the Franklin County town of St. Clair. Sheriff Steve Pelton announced charges on Friday. 290 words. SENT: 280 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

MISSOURI PRISON GUARDS-UNION

JEFFERSON CITY — The state of Missouri has stopped withholding union dues from the bimonthly paychecks of prison guards in what the union’s grievance officer calls a “pitiful attempt to bankrupt” the labor organization. SENT: 350 words.

AP EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-TRANSGENDER TEEN

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A frightened Kansas City mother rushed to the nearest police station one afternoon in September after her 14-year-old hadn’t come home from school. By Kaitlyn Schwers of the Kansas City Star. SENT: 2,600 words.

EXCHANGE-NORTHWEST FLOODING

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In the months since last spring’s catastrophic floods along the Missouri River, lifelong Holt County, Missouri, resident Tom Bullock has witnessed a lot of things he’d never seen. By Peggy Lowe of KCUR-FM. SENT: 900 words.

IN BRIEF:

ATTEMPTED BANK HEIST — Authorities have arrested a 20-year-old suspect in an attempted Missouri bank robbery.

DENTIST-ARSON FIRE — A southwest Missouri man who is charged with setting fire to his dental office in a scheme to collect insurance money has agreed to give up his dental license.

SPORTS:

HKN-BLUES-JETS

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The Winnipeg Jets host the St. Louis Blues. Developing from 7 p.m. CST start. AP Photos.

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