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AP-AZ--Arizona News Digest, AZ

November 17, 2018

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

ELECTION 2018-SECRETARY OF STATE

PHOENIX — Democrat Katie Hobbs declared victory in the race for Arizona secretary of state, and her Republican opponent said he called to congratulate her on the win. Hobbs was ahead by more than 15,000 votes out of about 2.3 million cast in the Nov. 6 election after the latest vote counts from the Nov. 6 election were posted. By Bob Christie. SENT: 500 words.

BORDER PATROL SHOOTING

TUCSON, Ariz. — The fate of a U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of deliberately shooting at a Mexican teenager for throwing rocks across the border is in the hands of a jury. SENT: 370 words.

DEMENTIA REGISTRY-ARIZONA COUNTY

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. — The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office plans to create a registry for Alzheimer’s and other dementia patients to help law enforcement officers and other searches find those missing people more quickly and help guide how they’re contacted them when found. Police in Chandler, a Phoenix suburb, has had a similar registry for several years. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

ENANGERED FISH-COMEBACK

FARMINGTON, N.M. — Federal officials say biologists have captured more yearling razorback suckers this fall in the San Juan River than they have captured in one season in more than 20 years. The findings in the San Juan River this spring signify the fish are reproducing in northwest New Mexico. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

RETHINKING POLICING

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A new wave of black law enforcement officers and court officials elected in the midterms could help bring changes to the U.S. justice system. A Texas county elected 17 judges who are black women, and five counties in North Carolina elected African-American sheriffs for the first time. In Alabama, voters in the state’s most populous county elected a black district attorney in Birmingham and a black sheriff for the first time. By Jay Reeves. SENT: 830 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— DUCEY-AGENCY CHANGES: Arizona Doug Ducey’s administration will have new heads of several agencies as he begins his second four-year term of office.

— ASU POLICE-SUPPORT DOG: The Arizona State University Police Department’s ranks now include an emotional support dog.

— SLIDE ROCK STATE PARK-FENCING: New fencing may be installed in Oak Creek Canyon in north-central Arizona to keep people from scrambling down a steep rocky slope to reach a popular recreation area, Slide Rock State Park.

SPORTS:

FBC--ARIZONA-WASHINGTON STATE

PULLMAN, Wash. — Arizona plays at No. 9 Washington State, which is seeking its first Pac-12 North title and maintains longshot hopes for a spot in the College Football Playoff. By Nicholas K. Geranios. Upcoming: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m. PST.

FBC--ARIZONA STATE-OREGON

EUGENE, Ore. — Arizona State plays Oregon at Autzen Stadium. Game starts 7:30 p.m. PST.

BKN--THUNDER-SUNS

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Thunder visit the Phoenix Suns.

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