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BC-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

April 4, 2019

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Arizona.

Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Phoenix bureau at 602-258-8934 or aparizona@ap.org.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Mountain unless specified otherwise. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



PHOENIX _ A Phoenix Police Department spokesman says a 10-year-old girl has died after being wounded along with her father in a shooting that might have stemmed from a traffic dispute. Sgt. Vince Lewis says the wounded father is recovering from his injuries and that no arrest has been made in the Wednesday evening incident. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Update, then longer version.


_ MISSING GIRL-BODY FOUND: Authorities say a body tentatively identified as a 4-year-old girl missing since mid-March has found in a creek on the Utah portion of the Navajo Nation.

_ HOMEOWNER WITH GUN-ARREST: Police in Phoenix say a suspect has been arrested for allegedly shooting a man who was on his property.

_ TEEN SHOOTS AT TROOPERS: State troopers say no one was injured when they exchanged gunfire with a 14-year-old boy during a vehicle pursuit in Phoenix.

_ ARIZONA ECONOMY-FORECAST: A University of Arizona economist says the state’s economy is performing well and that the outlook calls for continued expansion in the near term, although more slowly than the “torrid pace” set recently.

_ CITY EMPLOYEES-MINIMUM WAGE: The Phoenix City Council has voted to increase the city employee minimum wage to $15 per hour. That’s $4 more than the current state minimum wage.



LAS VEGAS _ The Coyotes have a playoff spot in their sights as they face the Golden Knights on Thursday night. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 10 p.m. EDT.


PHOENIX _ The inequity of baseball’s pay system is attracting private companies eager to invest in minor league players in exchange for a cut of potential big league paydays. One group is even organizing direct investments by MLB and NFL players. Meanwhile, some minor league players are using online crowdfunding to ask fans to provide money for meals, rent, cleats and other essentials. By Jake Seiner. SENT: 970 words, photos.


The NCAA Tournament needed a little time to warm up. There were a few upsets, some close games and breakout performances, but not the usual wow factor we expect in the early rounds. Once the bracket hit the Elite Eight, the madness returned to March. And then there were four. SENT: 530 words, photos.


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