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BC-NV--Nevada News Digest, NV

May 11, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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LAS VEGAS _ The Las Vegas branch of a national security firm is facing two wrongful death lawsuits in Nevada stemming from the deaths of two people in encounters with guards employed by the company. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports one lawsuit was filed in 2018 against a guard and Securitas Security Services USA in Clark County District Court, and the second was filed against several unnamed guards and companies including Securitas in April. SENT: 480 words.


LAS VEGAS _ Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who could become the first openly gay presidential nominee from a major political party, will deliver the keynote address at a Human Rights Campaign gala in Las Vegas on Saturday night. UPCOMING: 400 words from event starting at 7 p.m. PDT.


LAS VEGAS — Nevada’s U.S. senators and Energy Secretary Rick Perry toured a site north of Las Vegas where the federal government is storing weapons-grade plutonium secretly shipped from South Carolina last year. SENT: 650 words.


RENO, Nev. _ You could say fortune links Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak and the state’s first lady. He used a message in a fortune cookie to propose to Kathy Ong just after he was elected governor in November. She’s a founder of a prominent Las Vegas financial consulting firm. He’s a former Clark County commissioner. They are settling in to the governor’s mansion in Carson City, where Kathy Sisolak tells the Reno Gazette Journal she’ll focus on issues including breast cancer awareness and financial literacy. By Siobhan McAndrew, Reno Gazette Journal. SENT: 960 words, photos. Moved Friday for use weekend editions Saturday, May 11, and thereafter.


_ PRISON CONVERSION FUNDING CUT: A Nevada legislative panel has voted to cut $250,000 of funding intended to pay for work at the former state penitentiary in Carson City to make it suitable for use as a museum.

_ MINI-BIKE-FATAL COLLISION: Reno police say a 14-year-old boy died Saturday of injuries suffered when his motorized mini-bike collided with another vehicle at an intersection.

_SUBSTATION SHOOTINGS: A 59-year-old Utah man has admitted shooting at power substations, including one where damage knocked out power to two counties.



HOUSTON _ Stephen Curry scored all 33 of his points in the second half and the Golden State Warriors overcame Kevin Durant’s absence to finish off Houston in six games, beating the Rockets 118-113 to advance to the Western Conference finals. Klay Thompson added 27 points to help the two-time defending champion Golden State reach the conference finals for the fifth straight year and eliminate Houston for the fourth time in five seasons. By Sports Writer Kristie Rieken. SENT: 940 words, photos.


The Tour of California has carved out a nice reputation as a key Tour de France prep opposite the Giro d’ Italia, the first of the Grand Tours. It’s why big names such as Richie Porte and Peter Sagan have been making the trek from Europe for the weeklong race, which starts Sunday in Sacramento. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m. PDT.


OAKLAND, Calif. _ Cleveland plays Oakland at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 1:05 p.m. PDT.


SAN FRANCISCO _ Cincinnati plays San Francisco at Oracle Park. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 6:05 p.m. PDT.


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