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BC-UT--Utah Coverage Advisory, UT

December 18, 2018

Good morning. 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 the Salt Lake City bureau at 801-322-3405 or apsaltlake@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

SALT LAKE-OLYMPIC REBOOT

SALT LAKE CITY _ When Salt Lake City pursued the Winter Olympics more than two decades ago, competition was so fierce that hardy anyone thought twice about lavishing International Olympic Committee members with gifts and favors. Salt Lake City got caught in a bribery scandal that nearly derailed the plans for the 2002 Winter Olympics. Two decades later, the script has flipped. The IOC is struggling to find cities willing to take on the financial and societal burden of hosting the Winter Olympics. That’s why Utah is back in the running to host again in 2030. By Brady McCombs. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.

TRUMP-BORDER WALL

WASHINGTON _ The fight over $5 billion for President Donald Trump’s wall at the U.S.-Mexico border is deepening. And more than 800,000 government workers are preparing for the uncertainty ahead - a possible partial shutdown at midnight Friday. Discussions on Monday brought few signs of progress. And many Republicans say it’s up to Trump and Democrats to cut a deal. By Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly and Catherine Lucey. SENT: 890 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ CARJACKER SENTENCED-NEVADA: A 29-year-old Utah man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for the armed carjacking of an elderly woman in a casino parking garage in northern Nevada.

_ TRIBAL OFFICER ASSAULTED-SENTENCING: A Tonalea man has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison for assaulting a Navajo Nation police officer.

_ BOY STRUCK IN CROSSWALK: Pleasant Grove police say a 12-year-old boy is dead after being struck by a large truck Monday night.

SPORTS:

BKC--T25-TOP 25 THIS WEEK

RALEIGH, N.C. _ The days leading up to Christmas are full of tests for some of the nation’s top teams. That includes road tests for No. 1 Kansas and No. 14 Buffalo, as well as neutral-court games for No. 2 Duke, No. 9 North Carolina, No. 12 Texas Tech and No. 19 Kentucky. By Aaron Beard. SENT. 675 words, photos.

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