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BC-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory, NV

March 19, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

BISTATE GROUSE-OFF ROADERS

RENO, Nev. _ Conservationists want a federal judge to allow them to join a legal battle over a type of sage grouse found only along the California-Nevada line so they can help fight a lawsuit filed by off-road vehicle enthusiasts trying to overturn U.S. protections for the bird. By Scott Sonner: UPCOMING: About 600 words by noon.

TESLA-CONTEMPT OF COURT

DETROIT — U.S. securities regulators countered Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s contempt-of-court defense Monday night, writing in court papers that he brazenly disregarded a federal judge’s order and that one of his arguments “borders on the ridiculous.” By Tom Krisher. SENT: 670 words.

RECORD-BREAKING HEAT

An Associated Press data analysis shows that in weather stations across America, hot records are being set twice as often as cold ones. Scientists say this is a sure sign of global warming. All parts of the country are setting more hot records than cold in the 21st century. Nowhere is it more obvious than in Pasadena, California, which set 142 hot records in a row until a record cold day in February. Experts say your chances of more dangerous record heat are rising. By Seth Borenstein and Nicky Forster. SENT: 930 words, photos, video.

DRY SOUTHWEST-RIO GRANDE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ Climatologists are scheduled Tuesday to talk about the extreme drought’s effect on one of North America’s longest rivers and what water supplies along the Rio Grande are expected to be this year. By Susan Montoya Bryan. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

IN BRIEFS:

_ LAKE MEAD BODY-HOMICIDE: A Nevada coroner has determined the death of a man found in a desert area was a homicide.

SPORTS:

BBO--VOICES OF THE GAME _ More than in any other sport, baseball broadcasters become an inseparable part of the game. Their voices are the backdrop to all those warm summer nights. Their distinctive calls are part of the game’s lore. Fans visualize the action through their stories and descriptions. Baseball is losing two of its voices after this season when the Reds’ Marty Brennaman and the Pirates’ Steve Blass retire. By Joe Kay. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

NCAA-WHAT ADVANCED STATS SAY

A look at some of college basketball’s advanced stats _ and how they might be able to help narrow down the search for a national champion. By Sports Writer Noah Trister. SENT: 930 words, photos.

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