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BC-NV--Nevada News Digest , NV

January 2, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES

COLD SOUTHWEST

In southern Arizona, snow is falling on cacti, just as Anchorage, Alaska sees balmy weather — at least for Alaska standards.

Much of the Southwest is seeing unusually cold weather this week, including the suburban Tucson area, which saw up to six inches of snow Wednesday. In Las Vegas, the National Weather Service issued a hard freeze warning overnight into Wednesday for much of Clark County, where the casino-lined Las Vegas Strip is located. Snow fell and stuck on a desert highway passing over a mountain just 20 minutes outside of town on Tuesday, the Weather Service reported. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words.

SPORTS-BETTING-STATES

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The race to legalize sports betting is on now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed it in all 50 states, but will it provide enough extra tax revenue to make much of a difference for schools, roads or pension debt? Don’t bet on it. By Wayne Parry and Geoff Mulvhill. SENT: 1,040 words.

With:

_ SPORTS BETTING FOR DUMMIES: Point spread? Money line? Over/under? Teasers, parlays and pushes? It can all be a bit daunting — and risky — while betting on sports. They key is to understand as accurately as possible the odds against you, your potential winnings — or losses — and exactly how much it will cost you up front. And be warned: there is no such thing as a sure thing. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 1,400 words.

IN BRIEF:

_CASINO SHOOTING — Security guards shot and killed an armed man in a casino-resort Sunday in suburban Las Vegas during a confrontation, police said. SENT: 130 words, photos.

_ROSEN-STAFF: Nevada’s incoming Sen. Jacky Rosen is bringing staffers from her U.S. House office to her new role in the Senate, along with veterans of former longtime Sen. Harry Reid’s office.

_MOVING TRENDS: Vermont’s population is among the smallest in the U.S., but a study from United Van Lines indicate people are moving to the New England state

SPORTS:

BKC--COLLEGE CORRUPTION

NEW YORK — A former assistant basketball coach for the University of Southern California pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit bribery, admitting he accepted $4,100 in cash to steer players at the school to certain financial advisers and business managers. SENT: 600 words.

BKC--UTAH STATE-NEVADA

RENO, Nev. _ Utah State plays Nevada at Lawlor Events Center.

BKC--COLORADO STATE-UNLV

LAS VEGAS _ Colorado State plays UNLV at Thomas & Mack Center.

HKN--AROUND THE NHL

DENVER _ No lead is safe in the National Hockey League these days with third-period comebacks on the rise. There have been 110 third-period comeback wins spanning 611 league-wide games. The research department for the NHL says that’s the third-most in league history. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 2 am. EST.

BKN--NUGGETS-THE JOKER

DENVER _ Nikola Jokic doesn’t exactly have the most athletic look and certainly doesn’t jump out of the gym. Hardly matters as the 7-footer nicknamed The Joker is taking the Western Conference-surprising Denver Nuggets to new heights this season. He’s in line to become Denver’s first All-Star since Carmelo Anthony in 2010-11 and is even being name-dropped in the MVP conversation. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m. EST.

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