AP-AZ--Arizona News Digest, AZ
Good afternoon. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Arizona.
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FOREST PROJECT-OLD TREES
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A Forest Service decision to cut down more than 1,300 trees that were more than 150 years old because of fears of an invasive parasitic plant is being criticized as breaking trust with backers of a thinning project. SENT: 400 words.
TIJUANA, Mexico — Hundreds of Tijuana residents have congregated around a monument in an affluent section of the city south of California to protest the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived there via caravan in hopes of a new life in the U.S. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 750 words. AP Photos.
— BORDER AGENT-GUN SALES: A former U.S. border patrol agent is facing charges for allegedly selling hundreds of firearms without a license.
— PLANE-OFF-TAXIWAY: A United Airlines plane veered partly off a taxiway at the Denver airport, but no injuries were reported.
— BAR-DEADLY SHOOTING: State officials have indefinitely suspended the liquor license of an eastern Arizona bar after a gunman opened fire and killed three people inside.
— TUCSON-HOMELESS CAMP: The city of Tucson says it is moving on plans to dismantle a homeless camp called Bravo Base.
FBN--ESPN-MONDAY NIGHT TRANSITION
ESPN’s Monday Night Football crew has had plenty of criticisms during its first year. The team of Joe Tessitore, Jason Witten and Booger McFarland will be even more under the microscope on Monday when the Chiefs face the Rams in one of the biggest games on the network since 2009. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 700 words, photos by 7 p.m.
FBC--COLORADO-MACINTYRE — Colorado fires coach Mike MacIntyre after 6 straight losses. SENT: 150 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words by 8 p.m.
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