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AP-NV--Nevada News Digest, NV

September 2, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

WILDLAND FIREFIGHTERS-STUDY

BOISE, Idaho — Randy Brooks’ son had a request three years ago: What could his dad do to make wildland firefighting safer? To Brooks, a professor at the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources who deals with wildland firefighting, it was more of a command. His son, Bo Brooks, is a wildland firefighter who a few days earlier during that 2015 fire season fled a wall of flames that killed three of his fellow firefighters in eastern Washington. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 870 words, AP Photo.

FREEWAY WILDLIFE CROSSINGS

Motorists weren’t the only ones eager to test out the new stretch of Interstate 11 near Boulder City when it opened in August. On the day of the ribbon cutting, Arizona Game and Fish Department biologist Jeff Gagnon spotted a desert bighorn sheep trotting through one of four underpasses built to protect wildlife from traffic and traffic from wildlife. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that wildlife officials in Nevada and Arizona plan to monitor whether animals are actually using several million dollars’ worth of wildlife crossings built as part of the first addition to the nation’s interstate highway system since 1992. UPCOMING: 300 words, AP Photos by 3pm.

BOATS COLLIDE-CALIFORNIA

MOABI REGIONAL PARK, Calif. — Four people are missing after two boats crashed and sunk on the Colorado River, ejecting more than a dozen people who were on board, authorities said Sunday. A recreational boat carrying 10 people and another vessel with six people on board collided head-on Saturday night on a well-traveled stretch of the river that marks the border between California and Arizona, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

SPORTS:

HKN--GOLDEN KNIGHTS-SCHMIDT SUSPENDED

Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt will miss the first 20 games of the season after he was suspended for violating the NHL’s performance-enhancing substances policy. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 495 words, AP Photo.

FBN--RAIDERS AFTER MACK

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Jon Gruden called Khalil Mack his best player and listed him as one of the main reasons he came back to coach the Oakland Raiders. But Gruden will never get the chance after trading Mack to Chicago for draft picks. By Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 7 p.m. PDT.

TEN_US OPEN

NEW YORK — Serena Williams takes on big-hitting Kaia Kanepi, who already eliminated No. 1 Simona Halep, in fourth-round action at the U.S. Open on Sunday. Also on the schedule: defending champions Rafael Nadal and Sloane Stephens. By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich. Play starts at 11 a.m. ET. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.

With:

— Sidebars on merits.

— TEN_US OPEN-THE LATEST

— TEN_US OPEN GLANCE

FBN--BEARS-MACK — Armed with a record extension after a blockbuster trade, Khalil Mack is looking forward to a fresh start with the Chicago Bears. By Sports Writer Andrew Seligman. SENT: 130 words, AP Photos. Will be expanded.

IN BRIEF:

— BURNING MAN-FLAMING EFFIGY — Spectators were encouraged to stay seated for the Burning Man 2018 finale, with watchful rangers and medical staff ready to tackle anyone making a run for the flaming pyre in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.

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