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BC-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory, NV

February 14, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

ICYMI: EMERGENCY LANDING-RENO

RENO, Nev. — Five passengers suffered minor injuries Wednesday when a Delta Air Lines flight headed from Southern California to Seattle encountered severe turbulence in a winter storm and was forced to make an emergency landing in Reno. SENT: 240 words.

MEXICO-FENTANYL-PILLS

TUCSON, Ariz. _Illicit fentanyl smuggled from Mexico into the Southwest has become a profitable new business for drug gangs, helping push the synthetic opioid to the top spot for fatal U.S. overdoses. By Anita Snow. SENT: 1,190 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ ELECTION 2020-SHERROD BROWN: LAS VEGAS: Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown is making his first visit to Nevada this month as he explores a potential 2020 bid for president.

SPORTS:

BKN--ALL-STAR GAME DWYANE AND DIRK

Miami’s Dwyane Wade and Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki accepted honorary All-Star roles to help the NBA celebrate two long and decorated careers. It should also be a chance for the two-time Finals foes to go out on amicable terms after a shared history that Nowitzki acknowledged was “frosty” at times. Wade has already said this is his final season, and all signs point to Nowitzki hanging up his sneakers after setting a league record by spending all 21 of his seasons with the same franchise. By Schuyler Dixon. Upcoming: 750 words, photos by 10 a.m.

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