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AP-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory, NV

August 23, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



LAS VEGAS — One of the state’s largest sports book operators is facing a $250,000 fine and other disciplinary actions under a settlement that Nevada gambling regulators are considering. The Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday will decide on the settlement against Las Vegas-based CG Technology, which has admitted to taking unlawful bets and making inaccurate payouts. By Regina Garcia Cano. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m. PDT.


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — PlaySugarHouse.com launched online sports betting integrated with its online casino on Thursday, the latest entrant into New Jersey’s surging sports betting market. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 330 words.


PHOENIX — Immigration authorities coerced dozens of parents separated from their children at the border to sign documents they didn’t understand, according to a complaint expected to be filed Thursday. An AP NewsBreak. By Astrid Galvan. SENT: 610 words, photos.


— MISSING STUDENT-IOWA: For years, the young man from Mexico presented himself as a legal U.S. resident and reliable worker at a family dairy farm in small town Iowa, his employer said. But Christhian Bahena Rivera is now accused of illegally living and working in the U.S. on fraudulent documents, of being a predator who kidnapped and killed a beloved young woman, and to some, the monstrous face of a lax immigration system. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 1,060 words, photos, video.


CLOVIS, N.M. — A Las Vegas casino executive is proposing a new racetrack and casino in eastern New Mexico with a “moving grandstand” that will allow an audience to travel alongside running horses. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version.


— ESCAPEE-BANK ROBBERY SENTENCE: Authorities in Nevada say a 68-year-old Arizona federal prison escapee was sentenced to more than 10 years behind bars for robbing a Las Vegas bank in 2016.

— TWO DEAD-SUN VALLEY SHOOTING: The Washoe County sheriff’s office has identified the two Sun Valley men who were killed in a shooting over the weekend north of Reno.

— POLICE OFFICERS SHOT: A North Las Vegas man has been charged with illegally selling a gun used by a man who killed a sheriff’s deputy and wounded two other police officers during a California shootout last year.

— AEROSMITH SONG-TRUMP: Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is again demanding that President Donald Trump stop using the band’s songs at rallies.

— TEEN LEAVES SUV-KILLED: The Nevada Highway Patrol says a juvenile passenger in a SUV was killed after somehow leaving the moving vehicle and then being struck by another vehicle.

— WILDFIRES-DRONE MAPPING: A drone assisted crews with a wildfire in the northwestern corner of Yellowstone National Park.



NEW YORK — The winner-take-all match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson is on. WarnerMedia says it has secured the rights for a pay-per-view event that will be played at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas. The winner receives $9 million. The cost for pay-per-view has not been announced. SENT: 200 words.


FORT YATES, N.D. — Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving travels to the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in North Dakota to be honored by the tribe. Irving, whose late mother was once part of the tribe, expressed his support during the tribe’s protest of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photos, video. Developing from morning ceremonies.


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