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BC-NV--Nevada News Digest, NV

March 16, 2019

Good afternoon. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 2020-BERNIE SANDERS

LAS VEGAS _ Vermont Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders holds a rally in Henderson as he makes his first visit to Nevada as a 2020 candidate. By Michelle L. Price. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos from event starting at 2:30 p.m. PST.

WOMAN KJLLED-CHILD ABDUCTED

MILWAUKEE —A child’s body found wrapped in a blanket along a Minnesota highway is believed to be that of a missing 2-year-old girl whose mom police have said was fatally shot by her former pimp, authorities announced Saturday. The slain woman had recently moved to Las Vegas. SENT: 550 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ VEGAS CASINO ROBBERY-SHOOTING: Police say a brief shootout outside the Bellagio hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip left a robbery suspect critically wounded while an officer who was shot in his bulletproof vest escaped serious injury.

_ MARIJUANA TAX REVENUE-NEVADA: Nevada legislative auditors report that poor bookkeeping processes a lack of oversight of the legal marijuana industry suggest the state is losing potential tax revenue.

_ GIRL MISSING-PARENTS ARRESTED: North Las Vegas police say the parents of a young girl have been arrested and accused of 1st-degree murder in her disappearance.

_ UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS-NEVADA: State economic analysts say Nevada is continuing a string of monthly reports showing drops in initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits, with February marking a low point for the month since 1999.

_ ICYMI: HORSE QUARANTINE-NEVADA: State agriculture officials have ordered the quarantine or a horse in southern Nevada that tested positive for an equine herpes virus after the state high school rodeo last month in Pahrump.

SPORTS:

BKC--BUBBLE WATCH

Andrew Nembhard likely lifted Florida off the bubble and into the NCAA Tournament. Nembhard’s long 3 with 1.2 seconds to go pushed the Gators past top-seeded LSU 76-73 in the SEC quarterfinals on Friday. The win, which was Florida’s second over the ninth-ranked Tigers this season, gave the Gators (19-14) a marquee March victory that should separate it from the likes of N.C. State, Indiana, Texas and others sweating it out this weekend. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 630 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates.

BKC--P12-OREGON-WASHINGTON

LAS VEGAS _ Oregon looks to win its fourth game in four days and return to the NCAA Tournament when it faces Washington in the Pac-12 tournament title game. By Basketball Writer John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words. Starts at 7:30 p.m.

BKC--WAC-GRAND CANYON

LAS VEGAS _ Top-seeded New Mexico State faces No. 3 seed Grand Canyon for the second straight year in the Western Athletic Conference tournament championship game. Grand Canyon, coached by former NBA star Dan Marjerle, is looking for its first NCAA Tournament bid. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts 7 p.m. MST.

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