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AP-NV--Nevada News Digest, NV

August 17, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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RENO, Nev. — Environmentalists have lost their latest legal bid to block a major redevelopment project at a Lake Tahoe-area ski resort that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics. SENT: 300 words


What do you do when your CEO confesses that he’s cracking under the stress of his job? That’s the question that the nine board members of electric car and solar panel maker Tesla Inc. must answer after Elon Musk, the company’s impulsive leader, admitted to The New York Times that work is rattling his nerves in what he described as the most “difficult and painful year of my career.” By Tom Krisher. SENT: 930 words, photos.


—SEX TRAFFICKING CHARGES-VEGAS: A 24-year-old Las Vegas man convicted last year of pandering is facing multiple new child sex trafficking charges for allegedly using social media to lure teenage girls into prostitution.

—ELDER EXPLOITATION-DOUGLAS COUNTY: A 49-year-old Douglas County woman has been arrested on charges accusing her of embezzling more than $5,000 from her elderly mother.

—POLICE SHOOTING-CLOTHING STORE: A Las Vegas clothing store security guard who was wounded by police after allegedly opening fire with a handgun during a busy shopping weekend remains hospitalized and unable to make court appearances.

—ELKO HOMICIDE-SKELETAL REMAINS: Police in northeast Nevada have opened a homicide investigation after the discovery of the skeletal remains of an Elko man who went missing four years ago.

—FAKE TAX RETURNS-SENTENCING: A Las Vegas man has been sentenced to just over a year in prison and ordered to pay approximately $572,000 in restitution to the federal government after pleading guilty to filing hundreds of false tax returns in the names of dozens of other people.

—TAHOE SWIMMER RESCUE: A swimmer at Lake Tahoe had to be rescued after her leg became wedged between several boulders in the mountain lake on the California-Nevada line.


LAS VEGAS — Thousands of tourists descend on Death Valley each summer to experience one of the world’s most extreme places at its most extreme. Compared with Terry Eddington, these people are amateurs. The National Park Service custodian is about halfway through her first summer in Death Valley, and she has already lived and worked through a July that may go down as the hottest month recorded on Earth. By Henry Brean, Las Vegas Review-Journal. SENT: 1,415 words.



RENO, Nev. — The Oakland Raiders are considering holding training camp in Reno when the team moves to Las Vegas before the 2020 season. SENT: 126 words.


RENO, Nev. — Oakland Raiders President Marc Badain says he wants to bring the team’s summer camp to Reno when it moves to Las Vegas before the 2020 NFL season. SENT: 137 words.


Jim Harbaugh has struggled to win the biggest games in his three years at Michigan, so this season’s opener at Notre Dame takes on added significance. Other games to watch this upcoming season include Chip Kelly’s return to Oregon as the coach of UCLA, and another clash between Auburn and Georgia. By Noah Trister. 600 words, photos.


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