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BC-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory, NV

May 3, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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SPORTS BETTING-NASCAR

NASCAR is to deliver its first live betting platform to legal sportsbooks. Genius Sports has become the exclusive provider of NASCAR data to licensed sportsbooks. Exclusive access to NASCAR’s official data will allow Genius Sports to help books provide up-to-the-minute odds and a slew of traditional wagers and prop bets. By Dan Gelston. SENT: 870 words.

EXCHANGE: HENDERSON POLICE CHIEF

HENDERSON, Nev. _ The top cop in Nevada’s second-largest city is preaching collaboration and inclusion after stepping in as acting police chief in Henderson in March. Thedrick Andres takes the helm during a turbulent time at an agency that for the second time in less than two years lost a chief amid controversy. Ousted former Chief LaTesha Watson recruited Andres from Arlington, Texas, where they both used to work. Now Andres is assigned to bring calmness and civility to his suburban Las Vegas-area department. By Blake Apgar, Las Veegas-Review Journal. UPCOMING FOR WEEKEND USE: 700 words, photos.

SPORTS

HKW-WOMEN’S HOCKEY-WHAT’S NEXT.

After pledging not to play in North America this year to try to establish a viable professional league, women’s hockey players hope the NHL eventually steps in to fill the void. The pledge sent shockwaves through the sport with a major equipment company advocating for NHL ownership and men’s players and agents voicing their support. Now comes the big question: Will it work? By Stephen Whyno and John Wahrow. SENT: 930 words, photos.

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