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BC-UT--Utah News Digest, UT

May 23, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

MASS SHOOTING THREAT

PROVO, Utah _ A 27-year-old Colorado man who authorities say posted a social media message threatening to kill women because he couldn’t get a girlfriend would avoid any additional jail time in Utah if a judge on Thursday accepts the terms of a sentence the suspect and prosecutors agreed to as a part of plea deal. By Brady McCombs. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words, photos. Developing from 11 a.m. MDT hearing.

EVEREST DEATH

SANDY, Utah _ Relatives of a Utah climber say he died on Mount Everest as part of his challenge to climb the highest mountains on the planet’s seven continents. Family members say Don Cash, 55, died Wednesday after collapsing at the summit. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated with longer version.

UTAH SHOOTING-ARMED SUSPECT

BOISE, Idaho _ A search was underway Thursday in southern Idaho for a man suspected of shooting and killing a motorist on a Utah highway, Idaho State Police said in a statement. Authorities were searching for Jonathan Llana, 45, near the small city of Burley and described him as armed and dangerous, the statement said. SENT: 260 words, AP Photo.

With: UTAH SHOOTING-ARMED SUSPECT-THE LATEST

ENDANGERED WOLVES-ILLEGAL KILLINGS

RALEIGH, N.C. _ Illegal killings and longstanding political resistance have undercut the return of two species of endangered wolves to the wild, frustrating government efforts that already cost more than $80 million but have failed to meet recovery targets. The number of red wolves roaming the forests of North Carolina has plunged to fewer than three dozen in recent years _ the most precarious position of any U.S. wolf species. By Jonathan Drew, Susan Montoya Bryan and Matthew Brown. SENT: 1,160 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

POLICE SHOOTING-RIVERDALE: Riverdale police say a man was critically wounded when shot by an officer during an encounter at an apartment complex.

UTAH-FORESTRY: Utah and federal officials have signed an agreement to defer to the state when planning forest projects.

SPORTS:

OLY--TOKYO 2020-IOC INSPECTORS

TOKYO _ IOC officials wrap up a three-day visit to Tokyo with concerns over rising costs sure to be a concern. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photos, video.

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