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AP-NV--Nevada News Digest, NV

August 4, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



FERNLEY, Nev. — Plans to build a U.S. interstate from Mexico to Canada include a pair of preferred alternatives that would route it through western Nevada near Fernley about 30 miles east of Reno, state transportation officials say. The Department of Transportation provided an update on Interstate 11 during a public meeting last week at Fernley High School. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version.


SAN FRANCISCO — Twin wildfires fueled by dry vegetation and hot, windy weather continued to grow Saturday in Northern California, destroying 55 homes and forcing thousands of residents to flee their neighborhoods. By Paul Elias. SENT: 710 words, photos.


SAN FRANCISCO — Yosemite National Park’s breathtaking vistas and natural majesty are shrouded in so much smoke from nearby wildfires that the air quality in some spots currently rivals Beijing. The unhealthy haze led officials to shut hundreds of campsites, hotels and some of Yosemite’s most scenic spots at the height of the summer season, dealing a financial blow to the park and causing summer holiday upheaval for thousands of visitors as it remains closed for one of the longest stretches in decades. By Joceln Gecker. SENT: 1,020 words, photos.


— LAS VEGAS SHOOTING-ARIZONA: Arizona’s attorney general is encouraging survivors of the Oct. 1 attack on the Las Vegas Strip to apply to a Nevada crime-victim program for expense reimbursements by the application deadline on the tragedy’s one-year anniversary.

— GRAND CANYON-WILDFIRE: Grand Canyon National Park is closing a scenic road to a North Rim vista and two trails because of a lightning-caused wildfire that has grown to 3.5 square miles.



LAS VEGAS — The Vegas Golden Knights have signed forward William Karlsson to a $5.25 million, one-year contract. General manager George McPhee announced the deal as the two sides avoided arbitration. Karlsson gets a significant raise from his previous $1 million salary. SENT: 210 words.

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LOS ANGELES — T.J. Dillashaw defends his bantamweight title in a rematch with unfriendly rival Cody Garbrandt, and Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson goes for his UFC-record 12th consecutive defense of his flyweight title in a rematch with Henry Cejudo. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Title fights start around 8 p.m. PDT.


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Sergey Kovalev defends his share of the light heavyweight championship against Eleider Alvarez in the main event of a card televised on HBO from the new Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. By Dan Gelston. UPCOMING. 500 words. Card starts at 1 0 p.m. AP Photos.


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