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AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

December 4, 2018

Our news coverage plans. If you have questions or suggestions about the report, please call the Seattle bureau at 206-682-1812 or 1-800-552-7694. The West Regional Desk can be reached at (602) 417-2400.

A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

Washington at 1 a.m.

PSYCHIASTRIC HOSPITAL-ASSAULTS

BREMERTON, Wash. — The tall, lanky patient walked out of his room at Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital and spit on two patients before ducking back inside. A few minutes later, he came back out and punched two patients, so Larry Herbert, a licensed practical nurse, went after the man. As Herbert approached, the patient punched him in the face. By Martha Bellisle. SENT: 1710 words. AP Photos.

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PSYCHIASTRIC HOSPITAL-ASSAULTS-ABRIDGED. SENT: 900 words. With AP photos.

AMAZON-DRONES

Jeff Bezos boldly predicted five years ago that drones would be carrying Amazon packages to people’s doorsteps by now. Amazon customers are still waiting. And it’s unclear when, if ever, this particular order by the company’s founder and CEO will arrive. Bezos made billions of dollars by transforming the retail sector. But overcoming the regulatory hurdles and safety issues posed by drones appears to be a challenge even for the world’s wealthiest man. By David Koenig and Joseph Pisani. SENT: 940 words. AP Photos.

COMPOSITES-COMPANY BREAKTHROUGH, AP Member Exchange

SPOKANE, Wash. — Continuous Composites got its start with a stab wound. By Becky Kramer of The Spokesman-Review. SENT: 1230 words.

SPORTS:

FBN--SEAHAWKS-PLAYOFF PUSH

RENTON, Wash. —After four straight weeks of playing tight, one-score games decided in the fourth quarter, Pete Carroll enjoyed spending a Monday reviewing a rare comfortable victory. By Tim Booth. SENT: 830 words. With AP photos.

BKC--T25-COLLEGE BKB POLL

RALEIGH, N.C. — Maybe AP Top 25 voters were a bit too low on Michigan to start the season. That isn’t the case anymore. By Aaron Beard. SENT: 700 words. With AP photos.

BBA--MARINERS REBUILD

SEATTLE — Mariners fans have waited longer than any supporters in North America for a return to the postseason. General manager Jerry Dipoto is asking Seattle to wait a little bit more. By Tim Booth. SENT: 770 words. With AP photos.

BBO--MARINERS METS TRADE

NEW YORK —The New York Mets have acquired longtime star second baseman Robinson Cano and major league saves leader Edwin Diaz from the Seattle Mariners in a seven-player trade. SENT: 970 words. With AP photos.

MARINERS PHILLIES TRADE

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Phillies acquired two-time All-Star shortstop Jean Segura from the Seattle Mariners for veteran slugger Carlos Santana and infielder J.P. Crawford on Monday. By Rob Maaddi. SENT: 500 words.

IN BRIEF:

—SEATTLE HOMELESS SHELTER SHOTS: Seattle shelter to review safety protocols after shot fired.

—TEEN DEATH ARREST: Suspect in 17-year-old Edmond girl’s shooting death arrested.

—FBI IMPERSONATOR SENTENCE: 5 years for FBI impersonator who robbed immigrant businesses.

—DOG BACKYARD DISCOVERY: Dog digs up 13,000-year-old discovery in backyard.

—SEATTLE POLICE REFORM: Judge asks if new Seattle police contract undermines reforms.

—TACOMA NEWSPAPER LAYOFFS: Tacoma newspaper to lay off dozens of employees.

—LAWMAKER INVESTIGATION: Senate Republicans criticize planned rape investigation against state Sen. Joe Fain.

—EASTERN WASHINGTON-POT: Local pot ban petition in WA may head to voters or court.

—THEATER SHOW CANCELLED-SECURITY THREATS: Theater cancels matinee due to security threats.

—CASH FUND-HOMELESS: Homeless man turns in $17K cash he found outside food bank.

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