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BC-NV--Nevada News Digest, NV

May 4, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

OBIT--TYRONE THOMPSON

CARSON CITY, Nev. —Nevada Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson died early Saturday while receiving “emergency care” in Carson City, according to a news release from Assembly Democrats. He was 52. SENT: 170 words, photo.

COLORADO RIVER-BUGS

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. _ An experiment to change the flow of water from a dam near the Arizona-Utah state line has boosted the number of aquatic insects that fish in the Colorado River eat. Scientists are hoping to improve on those results with a second bug flow experiment this month that will run through August. They found that releasing low, steady flows of water from Glen Canyon Dam over the weekends gives bug eggs a better chance of surviving. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 630 words.

HAWAII-HOTEL LAYOFFS

HONOLULU — The closure of a Hawaii hotel bought in 2018 by Las Vegas-based Diamond Resorts is expected to result in up to 78 employee layoffs. SENT: 270 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ BIG BOY STEAM ENGINE: One of the world’s biggest and most powerful steam locomotives is chugging to its big debut after five years of restoration work.

_ RENO-HOUSTON FLIGHTS: United Airlines and Reno-Tahoe International Airport have announced they will expand nonstop flights between Reno and George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.

SPORTS:

BOX-ALVAREZ-JACOBS

LAS VEGAS _ Canelo Alvarez puts his middleweight titles on the line against Daniel Jacobs in a unification fight at 160 pounds. Alvarez, fighting again on Cinco de Mayo weekend in this boxing city, is a 4-1 favorite against Jacobs, who also holds a piece of the title. By Boxing Writer Tim Dahlberg. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Bout starts about 11:30 p.m. EDT.

BKO--3-ON-3 NATIONALS.

LAS VEGAS _ The finals of the men’s and women’s USA Basketball 3-on-3 Nationals will be played Saturday night at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. The event is USA Basketball’s first step toward qualifying and selecting a team to qualify for the 2020 Olympics. UPCOMING: 400 words. Women’s finals start at 10 p.m. PDT; men’s finals at 10:20 p.m. PDT.

RETAIL SPORTSBOOKS

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. _ Mobile apps might drive the future of U.S. sports gambling, but casinos are still betting on physical sportsbooks as legal wagering expands to new places. Lounges and bars are giving casinos a way to attract patrons for things besides betting on sports. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 650 words, photos.

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