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AP-NV--Nevada News Digest, NV

November 10, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

TOP STORIES

INVESTIGATING WILDFIRES

MINDEN, Nev. — A hands-on class offered near a northern Nevada airport teaches participants how to investigate wildfires. Nearly 350 people, most of them in firefighting or law enforcement, have taken the course since 2002, learning how to spot clues left by the fire, interview witnesses and suspects and locate and gather evidence. UPCOMING: 350 words, photos by noon PST.

ICYMI: AIRPORT CONTROLLER INCIDENT-VEGAS

Federal and airport authorities said Friday they are investigating why an air traffic controller became incapacitated and went silent while working a night shift alone in the tower at busy McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. SENT: 400 words, photos.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE

PARADISE, Calif. — No one is left in Paradise. Abandoned, charred vehicles clutter the main thoroughfare, evidence of the panicked evacuation a day earlier as a wildfire tore through the Northern California community. Nine people have been found dead. Entire neighborhoods are leveled. The business district is destroyed. In one day, this Sierra Nevada foothill town of 27,000 founded in the 1800s was largely incinerated by flames that moved so fast there was nothing firefighters could do. By Paul Elias and Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 1,175 words, photos.

With:

— SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES — A wildfire that tore through Malibu mansions and working-class suburban homes in Southern California’s hills and canyons has killed two people and had more than doubled in size. Officials took advantage of temporarily calm conditions to assess damage from the blaze that has burned 109 square miles (282 square kilometers) north and west of downtown Los Angeles. By Jonathan J. Cooper and Brian Melley. SENT: 900 words, photos.

— CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-CELEBRITIES — Celebrities who hurriedly fled a fast-moving wildfire that ravaged mountain and coastal communities near Los Angeles were among the thousands hoping to learn the fate of homes and prized possessions. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m.;.

— CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-NEWS GUIDE — Overview of wildfires across the state. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m.

— CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-SCHOOL RESCUE: Teachers, aides and bus drivers in Northern California loaded more than 100 school students into cars and school buses as a fast-moving wildfire approached, driving hours through smoke and flames to safely reunite the children with their families, according to one of the teachers who helped get people to safety. By Don Thompson. SENT: 500 words, photos.

MIGRANT CARAVAN

MEXICO CITY — Thousands of Central American migrants were back on the move Saturday, as dedicated Mexico City metro trains whisked members of a caravan headed to the U.S. border to the last stop on a line in the northern part of the capital. By Christopher Sherman. SENT: 750 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— TRUMP-MEDAL OF FREEDOM: President Donald Trump has announced his first recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and they include the wife of a major Republican Party donor, the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history, Elvis Presley and Babe Ruth.

— JEWLERY HEIST-SENTENCING: A 38-year-old Las Vegas man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for stealing nearly a half-million dollars in jewelry.

— NEVADA ASSEMBLY-DEMOCRATIC LEADER: Majority Democrats in the Nevada Assembly have re-elected Speaker Jason Frierson from Clark County as their caucus leader.

SPORTS:

FBC--UNLV-SAN DIEGO STATE

SAN DIEGO — UNLV plays San Diego State at San Diego County Credit Union Stadium.

FBC--COLORADO STATE-NEVADA

RNEO, Nev. — Colorado State plays Nevada at Mackay Stadium.

FBC--T25-TOP 25 TAKEAWAYS

No. 8 Ohio State tries to prove it is still a serious playoff contender against No. 24 Michigan State and No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson look to fend off ranked conference foes.

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