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BC-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory, NV

October 4, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES

MISTAKEN IDENTITY-NEVEADA LAWSUIT

RENO, Nev. — Las Vegas entertainer who lost his job on an Australian cruise ship while jailed in rural Nevada on $675,000 bail for a residential burglary is suing two counties for holding him 18 days illegally before his release in a bizarre case of mistaken identity. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 800 words, photos.

SHOOTING-VICTIM PORTRAITS

LAS VEGAS — Artists who created portraits of the 58 people killed in last year’s mass shooting in Las Vegas will meet with the families of the victims at a reception Thursday night. By Michelle L. Price. UPCOMING: 450 words from event starting at 6 p.m. PDT.

ENDANGERED FISH-COLORADO RIVER

DENVER — Another rare Colorado River fish has been pulled back from the brink of extinction, the second comeback this year for a species unique to the Southwestern U.S. By Dan Elliott. SENT: 870 words, photos.

ICYMI: IMMIGRATION TEMPORARY STATUS

SAN FRANCISCO — A judge on Wednesday blocked the Trump administration from ending protections that allowed immigrants from four countries to live and work legally in the United States, saying the move would cause “irreparable harm and great hardship.” By Robert Jablon and Sudhin Thanwala. SENT: 760 words, photos.

PEOPLE-SUGE KNIGHT

LOS ANGELES — Rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight is expected to be sentenced to 28 years in prison at a hearing Thursday. The 53-year-old Death Row Records founder agreed to the sentence when he pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter on Sept. 20, a few days before his murder trial was set to start. By Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton. SENT: 345 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 11:30 a.m. hearing.

WARMING-WIND POWER

WASHINGTON — If the U.S. ramped up its wind turbines, it could temporarily warm parts of the nation more than climate change from the burning of coal and other fossil fuels, a new Harvard study says. In some places, wind farms are warming nights up to 2 1/2 degrees. By Science Writer Seth Borenstein. UPCOMING: 600 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— DRIVE-THRU FLU SHOTS-CARSON CITY: Carson City health officials are offering a drive-thru flu clinic Saturday as part of an effort to practice their emergency response plan.

SPORTS:

SOC--RONALDO-NATIONAL TEAM

LISBON, Portugal — Cristiano Ronaldo was left off Portugal’s national team squad for a pair of upcoming matches, the decision coming Thursday as the soccer great fights a rape allegation in Nevada. By Barry Hatton. SENT: 340 words, photos.

HKN--FLYERS-GOLDEN KNIGHTS

LAS VEGAS — The Golden Knights open their second season hosting the Flyers on Thursday night. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 10 p.m. EDT.

MMA-MCGREGOR-NURMAGOMEDOV

LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov put on one last show before they get into the ring together to battle for Nurmagomedov’s UFC lightweight title. Saturday night’s pay-per-view is expected to be the biggest in UFC history, spurred on by McGregor’s return to the octagon and the bad blood over McGregor’s attack on the UFC bus in New York City. By Tim Dahlberg. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 9 p.m. EDT.

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