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BC-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

December 7, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

PASTOR-FUNERAL

PHOENIX _ Former U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, Arizona’s first Hispanic member of Congress, will be laid to rest Friday. A weeklong celebration of Pastor’s life will culminate with a funeral Mass on Friday afternoon and burial immediately after. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photos. SENT: 250 words. UPCOMING: Updates, photos.

MARSHAL KILLED-TUCSON

TUCSON, Ariz. — A funeral will be held Friday for a deputy U.S. marshal who was killed last week serving a warrant in Tucson. The U.S. Marshals Service helped organize the morning gathering at the Tucson Convention Center to remember Chase White. SENT: 210 words. UPCOMING: Update, photos.

WRONG-WAY DRIVER

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. _ An Arizona Department of Public Safety sergeant used his own vehicle to stop a woman driving the wrong way on Interstate 40 in Flagstaff and he speaks Friday about the experience. By Felicia Fonseca. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photos, video.

ICYMI: BORDER-ILLEGAL CROSSINGS

SAN DIEGO — U.S. Border Patrol arrests on the Mexican border jumped 78 percent in November from a year earlier to the highest level in Donald Trump’s presidency, with families and children accounting for a majority for a third straight month. By Elliot Spagat. SENT: 460 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ PARK KILLINGS-TEENS ARRESTED: Tucson police have arrested three teen-age boys in the fatal shootings of three people at a city park on. Nov. 8.

_ CROSS-MEDIAN CRASH-I-10: Authorities say one person was killed and two others injured in a three-vehicle wreck that partially closed eastbound Interstate 10 at Picacho Peak north of Tucson overnight.

_ PEARL HARBOR DAY-ARIZONA: Veterans groups, citizens and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will gather at the state Capitol to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

_ PHOENIX-HOMICIDE CASE: Authorities say the death of a woman found dead in a Phoenix apartment is being investigated as a homicide.

_ LANDSCAPING SERVICE FRAUD: The Arizona Attorney General’s office says it has obtained a $195,761 judgment against a landscaper who provided little or no work to homeowners who gave him tens of thousands of dollars.

_ ARIZONA-PEARL HARBOR: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered all state flags to be flown at half-staff for the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

_ ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE-PARALYSIS: A University of Arizona physiology and neuroscience researcher has received a $1.2 million grant to use artificial intelligence to restore movement to paralyzed limbs.

SPORTS:

BKC--NEVADA-ARIZONA STATE

LOS ANGELES _ No. 6 Nevada puts its unbeaten record on the line against 20th-ranked Arizona State as part of the Basketball Hall of Fame tripleheader at Staples Center. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Begins 10 p.m. MST.

BBN--CARDINALS-GOLDSCHMIDT

ST. LOUIS _ Cardinals are expected to introduce new star slugger Paul Goldschmidt, who was acquired in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks earlier this week. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

BKN--HEAT-SUNS

PHOENIX _ The Miami Heat visit the Phoenix Suns. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

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