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AP-UT--Utah News Digest, UT

June 9, 2018

Good afternoon. Here’s an updated look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Utah.

Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to Brady McCombs at 801-322-3405 or bmccombs@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Mountain.

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


PROVO, Utah — A new documentary set to premiere at the Sheffield International Documentary Festival in England tells the story of a Provo filmmaker who has made 200-low budget movies over the last two decades despite never making money on them, and details how he convinced well-known actor Jack Black to appear in a recent movie as the sheriff. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.



Top performance and highlights from the NCAA Tournament super regionals. Four of the best-of-three series start, with the other four playing Game 2s. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos, by 9 p.m. EDT.



PROVO, Utah — “Five.six.seven,” counts Nick Rios as he finishes waiting for the blade of his table saw to stop spinning. Packed tightly among various woods, tools and finished products in his storage-unit workshop at Provo Central Storage, Rios carefully removes the wood from the saw and continues on to the next step of creating a pen. The Provo resident creates finely-crafted pens, cutting boards, and pen boxes from wood to sell to customers. However, Rios himself has never actually seen his own handiwork. He is legally blind. By Isaac Hale. Daily Herald. SENT: 1220 words, AP Photos.

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SALT LAKE CITY — Ninety-year-old Lou Cross, a World War II and Korean War veteran, calls Douglas Talbot every morning at 7:50 on the dot. Talbot then picks up Cross, and they drive to the McDonald’s in Millcreek to meet another buddy, a retired sheriff. It’s a tradition that started with Talbot’s parents — his father was also a veteran — who were friends with Cross. By Ashley Imlay. Deseret News. SENT: 845 words, AP Photos.

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AP is moving election test reports for the June 26 Utah primary election on: 

June 11, 13, 14 (Mon, Wed, Thu) 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MT (1:30-2:30 p.m. ET) 

June 18, 20, 21 (Mon, Wed, Thu) 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MT (1:30-2:30 p.m. ET)  

June 25 (Mon) 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MT (1:30-2:30 p.m. ET)  

These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online. 

Additional information is available in the election testing advisory found in advisory queues: BC-UT_Utah Primary Election Testing, Advisory.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apsaltlake@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org

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