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AP-NV--Nevada News Digest, NV

August 18, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

CROWDED SCHOOLS-NEVADA

LAS VEGAS — Teachers in Nevada’s largest school district are trying to find ways to deal with overcrowded classrooms after a study by the National Education Association found that the state had the largest average class sizes in the nation last year for the second year in a row. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version.

ICYMI: VEGAS WATER-PIPELINE

LAS VEGAS — Long-fought plans for Las Vegas to pump and pipe drinking water from arid valleys just west of the Utah state line were dealt a severe blow Friday with a ruling from Nevada’s top state water official. By Ken Ritter. SENT: 600 words, photos.

MIGRANT SHELTERS-SCHOOLS

Some school systems around the U.S. have been reaching out to assist with the education of immigrant children at nearby shelters. The federal government and its housing contractors bear responsibility for instruction but some districts say they have felt compelled to intervene amid the outcry over separation of children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. By Sally Ho. SENT: 1,140 words, photos.

BRIEFS:

— NEVADA WILDFIRE-VERDICT: A jury in Reno has found the Nevada Division of Forestry liable for the loss of 23 homes and 17 other buildings in a 2016 wildfire after strong winds re-ignited a prescribed burn.

SPORTS:

FBC--PICK SIX-REDSHIRT FREESHMEN

Southern California defensive tackle Jay Tufele and Georgia offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson are among the redshirt freshmen across college football who could make a major impact on the upcoming season. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos, expected by 11 a.m.

BBY--LITTLE LEAGUE-MLB

Some of baseball’s best young players have competed at the Little League World Series over the last 71 years. Fifty-four have gone on to the majors, and three will be on hand when the Mets play the Phillies on Sunday night in the MLB Little League Classic. By Tommy Butler. UPCOMING 800 words, photos.

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