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BC-NV--Nevada News Digest, NV

December 27, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

NEW YEAR’S EVE-LAS VEGAS

LAS VEGAS _ No other city does it like Las Vegas. Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Gwen Stefani are among the superstars who will be ringing in the New Year with performances at venues on the Las Vegas Strip while more than 300,000 people gather on the world-famous corridor to watch fireworks. By Regina Garcia Cano. UPCOMING: 520 words, photos.

WITH:

NEW YEARS EVE-LAS VEGAS-SECURITY: Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo says Las Vegas police are planning an “all hands on deck approach” to New Year’s Eve security.

ELECTION 2020-CALIFORNIA

Go west, 2020 presidential candidates? Early voting in California’s primary will overlap with the traditional early nominating contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. That could force the sprawling field of Democrats to navigate those states as well as California’s notoriously complex landscape, where campaigning is done through paid political ads. By Nicholas Riccardi. SENT: 1,080 words, photos.

LATINO VOTE

LITTLETON, Colo. _ Though Latino voters are a key part of the Democratic coalition, there is a larger bloc of reliable Republican Latinos than many think. And the GOP’s position among Latinos has not weakened during the Trump administration, despite the president’s rhetoric against immigrants and the party’s shift to the right on immigration. By Nicholas Riccardi. SENT: 1,100 words, photos

IN BRIEF:

_CASINO WIN-NEVADA: Regulators say November was a good month for casinos compared with last year, including double-digit percentage increases in house winnings on the Las Vegas Strip and in Reno and South Lake Tahoe.

_VEGAS AIRPORT TRAFFIC: Last month was the busiest November in history at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas as more than 4 million travelers arrived and departed.

_ RENO CRASH: THREE TRAPPED: Reno police say firefighters had to extricate three 16-year-olds trapped in a vehicle after a rollover crash.

SPORTS:

HKN--AVALANCHE-GOLDEN KNIGHTS

LAS VEGAS _ The Colorado Avalanche visit the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. PST.

FBN--NFL THIS WEEK

In a wild and crazy season, the biggest remaining tumult is in the AFC South. Houston leads and takes the division title by beating struggling Jacksonville. A Texans loss, however, gives the winner of the prime-time game between the Colts and Titans in Nashville the crown, dropping Houston into a wild card. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. For weekend use: 1,700 words, photos.

FBN--FOX 25 YEARS

The manner in which football is televised today went in motion 25 years ago this month when Fox won rights to broadcast NFL games for $1.6 billion over four years. Besides its personalities the network has given us the scorebox, audio that brings viewers closer to the game, the one-hour pregame show, and a big production feel to sporting events. By Joe Reedy. SENT: 1,450 words.

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