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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

October 11, 2018

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

BORDER-ABANDONED MIGRANT FAMILIES

PHOENIX — Smugglers in recent weeks have been abandoning large groups of Guatemalan and other Central American migrants in the harsh cactus-studded Sonoran Desert near Arizona’s boundary with Mexico, alarming Border Patrol officials who say the trend is putting hundreds of children and adults at risk. Collectively, more than 1,400 migrants have been found left by smugglers in the broiling desert — or in one case in a drenching thunderstorm — in remote areas of the Arizona-Mexico border since Aug. 20. By Anita Snow. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE: The state website that is the main way people sign up to vote in Arizona saw a major surge in traffic ahead of the registration deadline.

— FATAL HIT AND RUN-ARREST: Glendale police say a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run involving a van and a bicyclist seven months ago has been arrested.

— GETAWAY DRIVER ARRESTED: Peoria police say a man accused of being the getaway driver in two robberies has turned himself in. Authorities say that 43-year-old Jevon T. Mason surrendered to police in Phoenix on Tuesday without incident.

— GRAND CANYON-PIPELINE ASSESSMENT: RAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. — The National Park Service is seeking public comment on the Transcanyon Water Distribution Pipeline environmental assessment.

— FREEWAY CONSTRUCTION-BRIDGE GIRDERS: Nearly 300 concrete girders are now in place as crews build two bridges to carry the new Loop 202 South Mountain freeway’s future traffic over the Salt River.

SPORTS:

NLCS PREVIEW

MILWAUKEE — Build an early lead. Get five good innings, maybe, out of the starter. Turn it over to the ’pen. The Milwaukee Brewers used that formula to cruise into the NLCS on an 11-game winning streak. The Dodgers and their strong starting rotation will try to put that to an end. By Genaro C. Armas. Upcoming: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m. CTD.

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