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AP-TX--Texas News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TX

July 24, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Texas. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to 972-991-2100.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates. All times are Central.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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UPCOMING:

SOUTHWEST HEAT

PHOENIX — California’s power grid operators called for cutbacks in electricity usage as parts of the U.S. Southwest braced Tuesday for another day of scorching heat. In Texas, forecasts called for a high of 108 degrees along the border from Del Rio to Laredo and up to 101 in Central Texas and the Big Bend. However, temperatures were only expected to top out in the upper 90s over much of the state. Parts of Utah were also issued an excessive heat warning. By Anita Snow. SENT: 470 words, with photos.

IMMIGRATION-NORTHERN BORDER

DERBY LINE, — While the Trump administration fortifies the southern border, there’s growing concern over the number of foreigners entering the country illegally across the porous northern border with Canada. People crossing the border between Vermont and Quebec have paid smugglers up to $4,000, usually payable when the immigrants reach their U.S. destination, according to officials and court documents. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 1,090 words, with photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

— TEXAS HOTEL-CARBON MONOXIDE — Authorities say a carbon monoxide leak at a South Texas hotel blamed on a water heater has sent 12 people to a hospital.

— TEXAS WILDFIRES — Fire officials say a grass fire “burned through” a dynamite storage plant, prompting the evacuation of a tiny West Texas community, but that the explosives were untouched.

— TYLER-SHOOTINGS — Police are seeking an armed suspect after gunfire at an East Texas home left one person dead and two wounded.

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Pending.

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