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AP-AZ--Arizona News Advisory, AZ

November 19, 2018

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

Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Phoenix bureau at 602-258-8934 or aparizona@ap.org.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Mountain unless specified otherwise.

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

TOP STORIES:

GIRL KILLED-TRIAL

KINGMAN, Ariz. — Mohave County prosecutors say they are tired of waiting for a case involving a man accused in the death of a Bullhead City, Arizona, child. The Today’s News-Herald newspaper reports the trial of Justin James Rector is scheduled to begin next April after four years of delays. But Phoenix attorney Julia Cassels is still trying to gather expert witnesses to testify in Rector’s defense. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words.

IN BRIEF:

—JAIL DETENTION OFFICER ARRESTED— A Mohave County Sheriff’s detention officer has been arrested for allegedly bringing drugs and contraband to inmates.

—SCHOOL THREAT-SENTENCING — A man accused of posting an online message about the possibility of a school shooting in Tempe has been sentenced to two years’ probation.

—NAVAJO-DROUGHT PROTECTION — Outgoing Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has extended the tribe’s crop insurance amid ongoing extreme drought conditions.

SPORTS

FBN--CARDINALS-WORST LOSS

TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals are reeling from their worst loss of a bad season, and the future doesn’t look forgiving. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 600 words by 7 p.m., ET. AP Photos.

BKN--SUNS-76ERS

The Phoenix Suns visit the Philadelphia 76ers.

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