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BC-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

May 15, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

THE PIONEERS-NATIVE AMERICANS

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ David McCullough’s new book, “The Pioneers,” is facing strong criticism for romanticizing white settlers and deemphasizing the pain inflicted on Native Americans in the present-day American Midwest. By Russell Contreras. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ SCHOOL THREAT-STUDENT ARRESTED: Police in Prescott Valley say they’ve arrested a student who allegedly threatened his high school.

_ UNLICENSED CONTRACTING SCAM: Authorities say a man has been arrested in an alleged scam by an unlicensed contractor to bilk an elderly couple in the Phoenix suburb of Buckeye.

_ CHILD MOLESTATION CASE-SENTENCING: PHOENIX _ A man who pleaded guilty to molesting teenage girls in 2017 at the Phoenix group home where he worked has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

SPORTS

BBN--PIRATES-DIAMONDBACKS

PHOENIX _ Pittsburgh plays Arizona at Chase Field. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

BBM--ROAD TRIP FROM HELL

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa _ The Quad Cities River Bandits kicked off what was supposed to be their longest road trip of 2019 on Monday. Manager Ray Hernandez and his players couldn’t help but chuckle in exasperation. The River Bandits’ season _ vexed by flooding from the nearby Mississippi River _ devolved into an exhaustive road trek before it even started. Quad Cities will play at least 40 of their first 43 games away from home. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos by 7 p.m. CDT.

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