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Missouri News Digest

December 26, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

MURDER CONVICTION CHALLENGED

ST. LOUIS — The effort to get a new trial for a man who has spent nearly 25 years in prison for a murder he claims he didn’t commit is headed to the Missouri Supreme Court. By Jim Salter. SENT: 550 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

MISSOURI FAMILY COURT-JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

ST. LOUIS — The U.S. Department of Justice has informed the St. Louis County Family Court that the court has met the requirements of a 2016 agreement meant to ensure fair treatment of juveniles, especially black juveniles. By Jim Salter. UPCOMING: About 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

POLICE-SHOTS FIRED — A suspected drunken driver whom police fired shots at but didn’t hit following a chase in which he is accused of veering into oncoming traffic faces a string of charges.

ST. LOUIS-SHOOTING — An 18-year-old is hospitalized in critical condition after a Christmas Day shooting in north St. Louis.

FATAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT — An eastern Missouri man is dead after a Christmas Day motorcycle accident.

POLICE SHOOTING-SPRINGFIELD — Authorities say a police officer in Springfield has shot and killed a man who is suspected of hurting a woman after he refused to put down his weapon.

SPORTS:

FNN-CHARGERS-CHIEFS PREVIEW

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs head into their regular-season finale against the Chargers certain only that they will be playing in the postseason. Win and get some help from the Dolphins and that could be after a week off. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos for weekend use.

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