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BC-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

December 27, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Alaska. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Anchorage bureau at 800-770-7549 or at apanchorage@ap.org. News Editor Mark Thiessen can be reached at 907-272-7549 or mthiessen@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 and digests will keep you up to date.

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

Alaska at 8:30 a.m.

ACROSS THE STATE:

PERSISTENT BUSINESS OWNER

FAIRBANKS _ Persistence paid off for the owner of a Fairbanks car dealership after police investigated but departed without finding a suspected thief on the premises. Lane Nichols, owner of Gene’s Chrysler, and his son continued the search Monday night in the dealership’s storage yard and found a man hiding in an SUV. UPCOMING: 280 words by noon.

CENTENNIAL CENTER FLOODING-FAIRBANKS

FAIRBANKS _ No long-term water damage is expected at a Fairbanks theater after a broken sprinkler pipe caused flooding, officials said. SENT: 200 words.

NEW ALASKA FERRIES-FUNDING

ANCHORAGE _ An additional $30 million in public money is needed to install crew quarters on Alaska’s two new ferries, the Alaska Marine Highway System said. SENT: 335 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ ALASKA EARTHQUAKE _ A magnitude 4.9 aftershock shook southcentral Alaska near where a powerful temblor jolted the region last month.

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If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apanchorage@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Alaska and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.

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