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BC-UT--Utah Coverage Advisory, UT

December 26, 2018

Good morning. Here’s an updated look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Utah.

Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Salt Lake City bureau at 801-322-3405 or apsaltlake@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Mountain.

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

TOP STORIES:

WILDFIRE-INMATE-RAPE

SALT LAKE CITY — An Idaho inmate accused of sexually assaulting a woman after he was sent to work at a wildfire base camp in Utah has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sexual battery. SENT: 430 words.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

WASHINGTON _ Wednesday is the first full business day of the partial government shutdown. So far, the public and federal workers have largely been spared inconvenience and hardship because government is closed on weekends and federal employees were excused from work on Christmas Eve and Christmas. The shutdown began at midnight last Friday. Trump said the closed parts of the government will remain that way until Democrats agree to wall off the U.S.-Mexico border. By Darlene Superville. SENT: 530 words. UPCOMING: Updates.

IN BRIEF:

SPORTS:

ICYMI:- BKN--TRAILBLAZERS-JAZZ

SALT LAKE CITY — Tough defense has reemerged as a staple for Utah. It starts with Rudy Gobert. Gobert has seemingly regained the edge he possessed last season when he won NBA Defensive Player of the Year honors. His attitude and energy is spreading to his teammates and turning the Jazz into a nightmare matchup for most opponents once again. SENT: 960 words, photos.

FBN--DENVER’S DIVE

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos keep losing big games and key players. The latest casualty is rookie running back Phillip Lindsay who sustained a major right wrist injury in the Broncos’ loss at Oakland. That leaves the underperforming Case Keenum with even fewer options as he tries to salvage something out of his hugely disappointing debut season in Denver. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 730 words, photos.

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