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AP-NV--Nevada News Digest -1:30 pm, NV

May 15, 2018

Good afternoon. Here’s an early 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Nevada for years was the only game in town if you wanted to place a bet on your favorite team. Federal law prohibited sports wagering in most states, leaving sports books in the Nevada’s casinos as the only way to bet legally on football, basketball and other sports. By Regina Garcia Cano. SENT: 890 words, AP photos.


LAS VEGAS — The four female directors of casino operator Wynn Resorts said at a forum Monday they are committed to helping the company move onto a new chapter following the sexual misconduct scandal that engulfed its founder earlier this year. By Regina Garcia Cano. SENT: 550 words, AP Photos.


LAS VEGAS — Six U.S. states are accusing the maker of the opioid OxyContin of using deceptive marketing to boost drug sales that fueled opioid overdose deaths. By Ken Ritter. SENT: 425 words, AP Photos.



WASHINGTON — In President Donald Trump’s former life as a casino owner, he might have cheered Monday’s ruling from the Supreme Court that struck down a federal law that barred every state but Nevada from allowing betting on most sporting events. By Mark Sherman. SENT: 540 words, AP Photos.



The NHL’s Western Conference final features two coaches who have had a long, winding road to lead perhaps the best teams of their careers. By Hockey Writer Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m. ET.


WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Jonathan Marchessault was left unprotected in the expansion draft by the Florida Panthers, who seemed to determine his breakout season was a fluke. Oops. By Larry Lage. SENT: 545 words.


WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Jonathan Marchessault scored twice and said the expansion Vegas Golden Knights sent a message, bouncing back with a 3-1 series-evening win over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night in Game 2 of the Western Conference final. SENT: 750 words, AP Photos.


BALTIMORE — Pimlico Race Course is all gussied up again this week, ready to host the Preakness on a day that will enable the 148-year-old track to survive another year. Old Hilltop is beginning to show its age, however, and it will cost an estimated $300 million to make it right. So it might not be long before the middle jewel of the Triple Crown moves south within the state to newer, fresher Laurel Park. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 5 p.m.


— NORTH LAS VEGAS-FATAL SHOOTING — Authorities say a man was shot and killed in a parking lot of a North Las Vegas apartment complex.

— RENO CAR-JACKING— Reno police have arrested a car-jacking suspect accused of robbing a woman of her purse and her SUV at gunpoint.

— LAS VEGAS-WEDDING TOURISM — The Las Vegas Visitors and Convention Authority soon could lose a big chunk of its funding used to promote wedding tourism.

— OFFICER SHOOTS WOMAN — Las Vegas police say a 23-year-old officer who has been with the department for two years shot and injured a woman who had a shovel and was “acting erratically” over the weekend.

— STANDARD EXAMINER PUBLISHER — The publisher of Utah’s Provo Daily Herald has been named the publisher of the Standard-Examiner in Ogden, Utah.


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