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BC-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

December 4, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



PHOENIX — Two years after defeating longtime metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Paul Penzone is steadily making progress in carrying out a massive court-ordered overhaul of a beleaguered agency that was found to have racially profiled Latinos. By Jacques Billeaud. SENT: 1,120 words.


LAS CRUCES — Volunteer shelters along the U.S.-Mexico border say they are preparing for an expected surged of new immigrants seeking asylum in the U.S. who will need temporary housing. By Russell Contreras. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


— HONDURAS-US-A MOTHER’S WAIT: Eight years ago, Wilmer Gerardo Nunez left Honduras for the United States, only to disappear in Mexico, leaving his anguished mother in limbo. Almost 4,000 migrants have died or gone missing along that route in the past four years alone, the Associated Press has found in an exclusive tally. Their plight is part of the hidden toll of migration worldwide. By Maria Verza. SENT: 2,530 words, photos, video.


— AGENT SUBSTANCE: Authorities say they’re are investigating an incident in which a U.S. Border Patrol agent became ill after being exposed to an unknown substance during an encounter with a person suspected of being in the country illegally.

— SUPREME COURT-SPOUSAL TESTIMONY: The Arizona Supreme Court has overturned a lower-court decision that barred a husband from testifying against his wife in a drunken-driving case.

— HOTEL GUEST ARREST-CHILDREN NAKED: Police say a Washington woman has been arrested for allegedly being drunk at a Scottsdale hotel and neglecting her two young children.

— BALD EAGLE NESTING SEASON: Sections of Tonto National Forest in Arizona are being closed to the public for the annual bald eagle nesting season.



PHOENIX — The Sacramento Kings visit the Phoenix Suns.


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