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AP-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory, NV

October 12, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-NEVADA-ROSEN

LAS VEGAS — Many Republicans are breathing easier this week, confident that the fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination fired up their voters. Dean Heller isn’t one of them. Facing a female challenger in a state gradually becoming more Democratic, the senator and longtime fixture in Nevada politics has long been one of the few GOP incumbents at risk of losing their seat this year. By Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 1,140 words, photos.

BURNING MAN-RENO OFFICE

RENO, Nev. — The San Francisco-based Burning Man organization is opening a year-round, satellite office in Reno to better support operations in the northern Nevada desert that hosts the annual counterculture festival. The Reno Gazette Journal first reported this week Burning Man will begin a three-year lease later this year at the old Post Office building built downtown on the banks of the Truckee River in 1933. SENT: 430 words, photos.

SPORTS BETTING

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — New Jersey plans to reveal figures on the level of sports betting activity in September that its chief gambling regulator calls stunning. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Update, longer version. Devleoping from 2 p.m. EDT release of figures.

TAHOE UNDERWATER TRAIL

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Few places have been viewed more than Lake Tahoe’s Emerald Bay. The iconic inlet is one of the most visited areas of Big Blue — by boat, vehicle or bike — and one of the most photographed locations in the United States. An AP member exchange by Ryan Hoffman, Tahoe Daily Tribune. SENT: 1,040 words.

MATTHEW SHEPARD-20th ANNIVERSARY

TORRINGTON, Wyo. — When two roofing workers beat a young gay man to death in Wyoming in 1998, the gruesome crime quickly reverberated around the U.S. Matthew Shepard’s death turned the sandy-haired college student into a powerful symbol of the quest for acceptance and equal rights. But two decades later, the emotions stirred up by his slaying linger in Wyoming. The state still struggles with its tarnished identity and resists changes sought by the LGBTQ community. By Mead Gruver. UPCOMING: 130 words, longer version.

MUSIC-ROBERTA FLACK

NEW YORK — Six months after a collapse postponed a concert in her honor, Roberta Flack is being feted again. And this time, she’s ready to sing as well. The 81-year-old legend spoke to The Associated Press this week about Saturday’s tribute planned by the Jazz Foundation of America. By Entertainment Writer Nekesa Mumbi Moody. SENT: 820 words, photos.

PEOPLE-BEYONCE-JAY-Z

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Beyonce paid homage to a high-profile music executive being honored at a charity event to raise money for cancer research. The singer’s vocals soared as she performed three ballads including her 2009 smash hit “Halo” and “Ava Maria” after saluting the character of Warner/Chappell Music Publishing CEO Jon Platt at the City of Hope gala. By Entertainment Writer Jonathan Landrum Jr. SENT: 500 words, photos.

SPORTS:

FBC--FIVE THINGS TO KNOW FOR WEEK 7

The title chases in each of the conferences are starting to come into focus now that the college football season has reached its midway point. No. 2 Georgia’s visit to No. 13 LSU headlines a weekend full of intriguing matchups. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

FBN--BIG MOUTHS

They are called Diva Receivers for a reason. We tend to find out why when NFL pass catchers open their mouths. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. UPCOMING for weekend Use: 700 words, photos.

BBN--NLCS

MILWAUKEE — Ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw takes the mound for the opener of the NLCS as the Los Angeles Dodgers try to end the Brewers’ 11-game winning streak. Lefty Gio Gonzalez goes for Milwaukee. By Genaro C. Armas. Upcoming: 750 words, photos. Game starts 7:10 p.m. CDT.

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