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BC-NV--Nevada News Digest, NV

March 30, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

INMATE WRANGLERS

CARSON CITY, Nev. _ Nevada prison inmates tame wild horses gathered from public lands across the West in a partnership program between the federal Bureau of Land Management and the state Department of Corrections that along the way has been found to change the prisoners, too. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words.

EXCHANGE-RESCUED SKIERS-NEVADA

RENO _ It took every ounce of Aaron Zanto’s medical skill and a few strokes of luck to survive an avalanche while skiing the Tahoe area backcountry. The 44-year-old firefighter from Kings Beach, California, rescued his ski partner and set the man’s broken leg with a collapsed ski pole before dragging him through deep snow in a rescue race with nightfall. Zanto tells the Reno Gazette Journal he gained a greater appreciation for the tools and knowledge anyone who skis, hikes or rides should take when venturing into the backcountry. SENT: 1200 words.

STELLAR AWARDS

LAS VEGAS _ Jonathan McReynolds was the top winner at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards, taking home six trophies during a ceremony that included a posthumous tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Thanks to his album “Make Room,” Chicago gospel artist McReynolds was crowned artist of the year Friday night and his song “Not Lucky” was named song of the year. SENT: 200 words.

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SPORTS:

HKN-WILD-GOLDEN KNIGHTS

LAS VEGAS _ They don’t call it the wild, wild West for nothing. The aptly named Minnesota Wild are still alive in the Western Conference playoff race after Devan Dubnyk stopped 35 shots in a 3-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday night.

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