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BC-NV--Nevada Coverage Advisory, NV

December 18, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



RENO, Nev. _ Nevada prison officials say death row inmate Scott Dozier has gone to great lengths to try to kill himself while awaiting execution, including attempting to obtain a fatal drop of a deadly drug on a piece of paper sent through prison mail. They say they also intercepted mail from the convicted killer’s sister with instructions how to cut the jugular vein in his neck and that he turned over razor blades he somehow had secured behind bars. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 610 words, photos.


WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is moving to officially ban bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms. The devices became a focal point in the national gun control debate after they were used in October 2017 when gunman Stephen Paddock rained a hail of bullets from his 32nd-floor Las Vegas hotel room, killing 58 people at a concert. By Michael Balsamo. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Expanded version.


LOS ANGELES _ Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is set to unveil an underground transportation tunnel on Tuesday that could move people faster than subways. By Amanda Lee Myers. SENT: 530 words. UPCOMING: Update, photos.



RALEIGH, N.C. _ The days leading up to Christmas are full of tests for some of the nation’s top teams. That includes road tests for No. 1 Kansas and No. 14 Buffalo, as well as neutral-court games for No. 2 Duke, No. 9 North Carolina, No. 12 Texas Tech and No. 19 Kentucky. By Aaron Beard. SENT. 675 words, photos.


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