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BC-UT--Utah News Digest, UT

February 24, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

GOVERNOR EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT RETIRES

SALT LAKE CITY _ A woman who worked as an assistant for four Utah governors over the last two decades and earned the nickname “Bossy Lady” from current governor Gary Herbert is retiring with a lifetime of good stories to share. SENT: 500 words.

THREE-STATE CRIME SPREE

DENVER _ Attackers who killed a man in Colorado may have held up a store in Wyoming and a bank in Utah later the same day, authorities said. SENT: 250 words.

NATIONAL NEW DEAL MUSEUM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ An effort is underway in New Mexico to build support for establishing a national museum dedicated to the New Deal, the Great Depression-era series of work programs and art initiatives aimed at pulling America from destitution more than 80 years ago. By Susan Montoya Bryan. SENT: 675 words.

ENTERTAINMENT:

OSCARS

NEW YORK _ The script for the 91st Academy Awards has been constantly rewritten, but Sunday night it will finally be time to hand out Oscars for the best of filmmaking in 2018. “Roma” and “The Favourite” are the leading nominees with 10 apiece, while “Black Panther” and Spike Lee have the potential to make history. By AP Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 950 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Will be updated following red carpet arrivals, around 5 p.m. MST and throughout the show.

With OSCARS-THE LATEST.

IN BRIEF:

_ FUGITIVE ARRESTED-UTAH _ Authorities say a 41-year-old man sought in a criminal investigation in southern Nevada was arrested in a rural Utah county about midway between Las Vegas and Salt Lake City.

_ WELLHEAD FIRE _ Authorities say one person has been seriously burned after an explosion and fire in a building that houses a wellhead in southwest Wyoming.

_ SALT LAKE COUNTY SPLIT _ Elected officials in southwest Salt Lake County are floating the idea of splitting the county without a majority vote from the area they’d leave behind.

SPORTS:

BKN--MAVERICKS-JAZZ

SALT LAKE CITY _ In their first home game after the NBA All-Star break, the Utah Jazz had plenty of energy down the stretch. Utah pulled away for a 125-109 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night. By John Coon. SENT: 925 words, AP Photos.

BKC--UTAH-WASHINGTON ST

PULLMAN, Wash. _ Sedrick Barefield scored 33 points to lead Utah to a 92-79 victory over Washington State on Saturday night. By Ricky Hester. SENT: 750 words, AP Photos.

BKC--T25-BYU-GONZAGA

SPOKANE, Wash. _ Rui Hachimura had to think for a bit when asked how No. 2 Gonzaga was able to score with ease against BYU in the Bulldogs’ 102-68 victory over the Cougars Saturday night. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 700 words, AP Photos.

BKC--UTAH ST-BOISE ST

BOISE, Idaho _ Sam Merrill had 32 points as Utah State defeated Boise State 78-71 in overtime on Saturday. SENT: 150 words.

BKC--UMKC-UTAH VALLEY

OREM, Utah _ Baylee Steele tallied 15 points and 12 rebounds to lift Utah Valley to a 79-67 win over UMKC on Saturday night. SENT: 150 words.

BKC--IDAHO-S UTAH

CEDAR CITY, Utah _ Harrison Butler had a season-high 21 points plus 13 rebounds as Southern Utah stretched its home win streak to seven games, defeating Idaho 85-76 on Saturday. SENT: 175 words.

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