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BC-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory, NV

May 16, 2019

Good afternoon. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Nevada.

Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Las Vegas bureau at (702) 382-7440 or aplasvegas@ap.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. All times are Pacific.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

NEVADA WILDFIRE-NEGLIGENCE LAWSUIT

RENO, Nev. _ A hearing is scheduled Thursday afternoon in Washoe District Court on a proposed settlement in a negligence lawsuit seeking $80 million in damages from the Nevada Division of Forestry after 23 homes south of Reno were destroyed when strong winds re-ignited a prescribed burn in 2016. By Scott Sonner. UPCOMING: About 500 words. Developing from hearing scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. PDT.

DEATH SENTENCE-CHALLENGE

RENO, Nev. _ A week-long resentencing hearing is nearing the end for a three-time convicted murderer who’s been on Nevada’s death row for 34 years. Closing arguments were scheduled in state court in Reno Thursday and the jury that will decide the fate of 67-year-old Tracy Petrocelli could begin deliberations before the end of the day. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Update, then longer version.

ELECTION 2020-HARRIS-NEVADA

LAS VEGAS _ Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Thursday meets with members of Nevada’s Asian American and Pacific Islander community and Latino leaders during a campaign swing through Las Vegas. By Michelle L. Price. UPCOMING: 400 words from events starting at 1:15 p.m. PDT.

TRUMP-IMMIGRATION

WASHINGTON _ President Donald Trump lays out a new proposal for deciding who gets to legally come into the country, but it faces many of the same hurdles that have doomed past immigration overhaul plans. By Jill Colvin, Lisa Mascaro and Colleen Long. SENT: 1,000 words, photos. UPCOMING: 1,100 words after 2:30 p.m. EDT remarks.

IN BRIEF:

_ TANKER WRECK-ACID LEAK: A Nevada sheriff says a double-tanker rig carrying sulfuric acid went off a curve on a rural highway and rolled down an embankment into a creek, where at least one of two tankers breached and leaked acid.

_ UNR COMMENCEMENT: Tasty weather has prompted the University of Nevada, Reno to move its commencement ceremonies indoors.

SPORTS

BKN--TRAIL BLAZERS-WARRIORS

OAKLAND, Calif. _ Stephen Curry and the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors try to take a 2-0 lead on the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference finals. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Starts 6 p.m. PDT.

HKN--COACHERS ON KRUEGER

NHL coaches who know Ralph Krueger well are happy to have him back in their fraternity after he was hired by the Buffalo Sabres. They expect him to have success but also think he’ll need to adjust to what has changed in hockey since he last coached. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. UPCOMING: 600 words, file photos by 4 p.m. EDT.

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