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AP-UT--Utah News Coverage Advisory, UT

October 5, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SUSPICIOUS LETTERS

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah Navy veteran who authorities said sconfessed to sending four envelopes containing the substance from which ricin is derived to President Donald Trump is scheduled to make an appearance in federal court Friday in Utah. By Lindsay Whitehurst. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos following 9:30 a.m. MDT court hearing.

SAGE GROUSE-FOREST SERVICE

BOISE, Idaho — The U.S. Forest Service is advancing changes to sage grouse protections in five Western states that would eliminate special designations for crucial habitat where the imperiled birds breed. The agency on Friday made public draft plans altering rules put in place in 2015 by the Obama administration. Those rules are seen as a main reason why federal officials decided the chicken-sized, ground-dwelling bird didn’t need federal protections under the Endangered Species Act. By Keith J. Ridler. UPCOMING: 500 words.

IN BRIEF:

— TODDLER SHREDS CASH: A toddler in Utah was a little too helpful when he shredded more than $1,000 that his parents were saving.

EXCHANGE COLD CASE-HOMICIDE VICTIMS

SALT LAKE CITY — For some, it has been decades since their loved one was murdered, with no answers about who the killer might be. The cases went cold. Years stretched on, often with little or no communication from the police about the case. They were left to wonder not only who killed their family member — but were the police doing anything on their case? By Jessica Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune. SENT: 610 words.

SPORTS:

FBC--UTAH STATE-BRIGHAM YOUNG

Utah State plays Brigham Young at LaVell Edwards Stadium.

FBC--UTAH-STANFORD PREVIEW

STANFORD, Calif. — Stanford coach David Shaw believes the 14th-ranked Cardinal are better than looked in a loss last week to Notre Dame. They get a chance to show that when they host Utah. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 1 p.m. PDT.

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AP is moving election test reports for the November 6, (Utah) general election starting on Monday, October 8:

Mondays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. MST, 1-3 p.m. EDT (two hours) and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. MST, 11-3 p.m. EDT (four hours).

Last election test is on Monday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. MST, 11-3 p.m. EST, (four hours). No winners will be called during the last test.

These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online. Additional information is available in the election testing advisory found in advisory queues: BC-UT_Utah General Election Testing, Advisory.

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