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AP-UT--Utah News Coverage Advisory, UT

August 1, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

HEROIN-MCDONALDS DRINK

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah man is suing McDonalds alleging that an employee spiked his Diet Coke with a heroin substitute. UPCOMING: 400 words.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-DANGEROUS BULLDOZERS

REDDING, Calif. — The adrenaline junkies who steer heavy bulldozers across steep ridges to fight wildfires face many dangers, from the flames themselves but also from unsteady dirt and rocky terrain. The deaths of two bulldozer operators battling California wildfires in July highlighted the dangers confronting these less visible firefighters. By Jonathan J. Cooper. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 2 p.m. PT.

BRIEFS:

— WILDLIFE BRIDGE: Transportation officials are building a wildlife bridge over a part of Interstate 80 where more than 100 animals have been killed over the last two years.

— FOUR CORNERS-AIRLINE DISPUTE: The city of Farmington says Great Lakes Aviation failed to pay landing fees and terminal fees before the company ceased Four Corners Regional Airport service.

SPORTS:

REDSHIRT RULE

Under a new NCAA rule change, football players will be able get into four games and still take a redshirt season. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 750 words, photos.

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