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BC-AZ--Arizona News Digest, AZ

December 29, 2018

Good afternoon. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

CHILD DEAD-BORDER

YUMA, Ariz. _ More thorough initial health screenings for migrants, as well as secondary screenings, will be held for every child in Border Patrol custody following the deaths of two Guatemalan children this month, according to the Department of Homeland Security. SENT: 610 words, photos.

MORMONS-ARIZONA MONUMENT

PHOENIX _ A proposed monument at the Arizona Capitol would recall the migration story of thousands of Mormon settlers who made difficult treks from Utah to Arizona in the 19th century. SENT: 450 words, photos.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Democrats are trading blame for the partial government shutdown but doing little substantive talking with each other, as the disruption in federal services and public employees’ pay slogs into another weekend. SENT: 940 words, photos, video.

POLICE OFFICER KILLED-CALIFORNIA

SAN FRANCISCO — A California officer’s killing reignites the state’s sanctuary law fight. By Olga Rodriguez and Jocelyn Gecker. SENT: 700 words, photos.

2018 ELECTION-VETERANS-WOMEN

WASHINGTON — It had been months since retired Lt. Cmdr. Michele Fitzpatrick paid attention to news coverage. She was turned off by President Donald Trump’s tweetstorms and attacks on critics such as the late Republican Sen. John McCain, a war hero. But as the November midterm elections approached, she fired up her laptop. By Hope Yen and Jennifer McDermott. SENT: 1,350 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ DEPUTY MARSHAL KILLED-INDICTMENT: A federal indictment charges a Tucson man in the Nov. 29 killing of a deputy U.S. marshal.

_ POLICE SHOOTING-PHOENIX: Phoenix police have identified a burglary suspect who reportedly reached for his gun before being fatally shot by a police officer during an encounter in an apartment where the man was hiding.

_ COCONINO COUNTY-RABID FOXES: Two foxes that were captured in Flagstaff have tested positive for rabies. The Coconino County Public Health Services District says the foxes had attacked people and animals in east Flagstaff and near Lowell Observatory.

_ LAKE POWELL-FISHING-STATES: Arizona and Utah are now in sync on what’s needed to fish on Lake Powell, the Colorado River lake that straddles the border between the two states.

SPORTS:

FBC--ARIZONA BOWL

TUCSON, Ariz. _ Arkansas State plays Nevada at Arizona Stadium.

BKN--NUGGETS-SUNS

PHOENIX _ The Denver Nuggets visit the Phoenix Suns.

HKN--COYOTES-DUCKS

ANAHEIM, Calif. _ The Arizona Coyotes visit the Anaheim Ducks.

BKC--T25-PRINCETON-ARIZONA STATE

TEMPE, Ariz. _ No. 17 Arizona State wraps up its nonconference schedule with a home game against Princeton. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos Game starts 2 p.m. MST.

BKC--MONTANA-NORTHERN ARIZONA

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. _ Montana plays Northern Arizona at J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome.

BKC--GRAND CANYON-SAN DIEGO

SAN DIEGO _ Grand Canyon plays San Diego at Jenny Craig Pavilion.

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