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AP-TX--Texas News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TX

September 17, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Texas. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to 972-991-2100.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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UPCOMING:

BORDER AGENT ARRESTED-WOMEN KILLED

LAREDO, Texas — A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor who confessed to killing four women and assaulting a fifth who managed to escape remained in jail Monday, police said in court records. Juan David Ortiz is being held in Laredo on $2.5 million bond on four counts of murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful restraint. According to affidavits , the 35-year-old Ortiz “provided a voluntary verbal confession” early Saturday in the deaths of the women. SENT: 570 words, with photos, video. Will be updated.

NUCLEAR BARGE

GALVESTON, Texas — Crews in Galveston have completed work on a former World War II-era Liberty ship that was converted to a barge-mounted nuclear reactor but has now been cleared of irradiated waste and will be scrapped. The Galveston County Daily News reports the former USS Sturgis will be towed to Brownsville later this month. The Sturgis for decades was stored in Virginia before being moved to Texas. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

Pending.

SPOT MEMBER EXCHANGE:

Pending.

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