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BC-NV--Nevada Coverage Advisory, NV

May 6, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES

DEATH SENTENCE OVERTURNED

RENO, Nev. _ Prosecutors go to court to try to reinstate the death sentence that the 9th U.S. Circuit Court overturned two years ago for a Nevada man convicted of killing a Reno car salesman in March 1982 just months after killing his girlfriend in Seattle. The case of Tracy Petrocelli, one of Nevada’s longest serving death-row inmates, set a precedent in the state for the admissability of evidence of “previous bad acts” in criminal trials. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words at 11 a.m. after hearing.

IN BRIEF:

_FREMONT STREET MAKEOVER _ The bright lights of Las Vegas’ Fremont Street Experience will be even brighter.

_SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE _ Authorities in Las Vegas have taken a person into custody following an investigation of a suspicious package in downtown.

SPORTS

RAC--PREAKNESS-MAXIMUM SECURITY

LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ The owner of Maximum Security says the horse will not run in the Preakness and will appeal his disqualification as the Kentucky Derby winner. Gary West confirms the decision by phone to The Associated Press. He says “there’s really no need, not having an opportunity to run for the Triple Crown to run a horse back in two weeks.” Maximum Security became the first Derby winner to be disqualified for interference. Country House, a 65-1 shot, was elevated to first. By Gary Graves. SENT: 250 words, photos. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 2 p.m. DEVELOPING

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