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AP-AZ--Arizona News Advisory, AZ

October 8, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

BORDER PROSECUTIONS-FUNDING

PHOENIX — The Arizona Attorney General’s Office is seeking funding to ease the burden brought by a rise in cases at the border. Officials say the caseload for drug-smuggling cases stemming from arrests made by Arizona Border Strike Force. UPCOMING: 400 words, AP Photo.

IN BRIEF:

—SPACEX-ARGENTINIAN SATELLITE — When SpaceX launched a rocket carrying an Argentinian Earth-observation satellite from California, both the night sky and social media lit up.

—UNIVERSITY-DORM RENTED — Northern Arizona University says it recently discovered a student had rented out a dorm room on Airbnb.

—MOTEL MURDER-SENTENCING — A Flagstaff man has been sentenced to three years of probation for negligent homicide for his involvement in a 2017 murder at a motel.

SPORTS

FBN--WINNING CARDINALS

TEMPE, Ariz. — Except for a few plays here and there, it was no thing of beauty. But the Arizona Cardinals could care less. It was, finally, a win. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 600 words by 8 p.m., ET. AP Photos.

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