Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Missouri. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to News Editor Chris Clark at 800-852-4844 or 816-421-4844 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.
EMINENCE — The Ozark National Scenic Riverways says boaters can float down the Current and Jacks Fork rivers that flow through federal property — but they can’t set foot on the park property until the government shutdown is over. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.
ST. CLAIR — An anti-government advocate known as Bulletinman has been convicted of assaulting Missouri state troopers during a skirmish at a gas station last year. Jurors recommended a 30-year sentence Thursday after finding 47-year-old Jeffrey Weinhaus guilty of assault on a law enforcement officer and armed criminal action. Formal sentencing is Nov. 25. Washington Missourian pickup. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words.
COLUMBIA — The Columbia school district is pushing back plans to open a Columbia Public Schools’ plans to build a “nature school” with the opening date delayed until at least 2015. The proposed school would include all the core subjects but also integrate a nature focus. UPCOMING: 200 words.
— RIVER-BODY — The body of a 27-year-old boater missing for nearly a month has been found in the Mississippi River in southeast Missouri. SENT: 60 words.
— AMERICAN RAILCAR-INTERIM CEO — American Railcar Industries Inc. said Friday that President and CEO James Cowan has resigned to pursue other interests. SENT: 120 words.
— DEPUTIES SHOT — Two deputies from Jefferson County in suburban St. Louis are recovering after being shot in what police describe as an ambush attack. SENT: 130 words.
— INNOVATION CAMPUS — The University of Missouri has become part of a high-speed computer network. SENT: 120 words.
— SSM HEALTH CARE-JOBS — A St. Louis-based Catholic-sponsored health care system is cutting 586 jobs in four states, including 206 in the St. Louis region. SENT: 120 words.
— BODY FOUND-BOONVILLE — Cooper County authorities have arrested a suspect in the death of a woman whose body was found this week near Boonville. SENT: 90 words.
— CHILD IN TRUNK — A central Missouri couple who put their 5-year-old granddaughter in their car trunk has been fined $50 after pleading guilty to amended charges. SENT: 130 words.
— BURNING CAR-BODY — A southeast Missouri man suspected of killing his mother and burning her body in a car has pleaded not guilty. SENT: 130 words.
— MARKETING SETTLEMENT — Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says a legal settlement with marketing companies could result in money for both consumers and the state. SENT: 130 words.
— BODY-RIVER — Nearly four weeks after the remains of a young woman were found in the Mississippi River in northeast Missouri, officials still have no idea about her identity. A national database is being enlisted to help solve the puzzle. SENT: 110 words.
— EARTHQUAKE DRILLS — Missouri is one of 30 states and territories nationwide scheduled to participate in earthquake preparedness drills on the same day next week. SENT: 120 words.
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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.