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BC-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory, NV

April 16, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

MARIJUANA LICENSING LAWSUITS-NEVADA

LAS VEGAS _ Dozens of companies that argue the state doesn’t disclose the criteria officials use to award lucrative marijuana dispensary licenses will ask a judge Monday to freeze, at least temporarily, the issuing of a second wave of approvals made in December. By Ken Ritter. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by 1p.m. PDT

RENO TIME CAPSULE-1972

RENO, Nev. _ Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve and others plan to unveil the contents of an 1872 time capsule discovered in the cornerstone of what was until recently the oldest standing commercial building in the city. Developers of a neighboring hotel found it while deconstructing the old Reno Masonic Lodge to salvage original wood and bricks for future development. By Scott Sonner. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photos.

SLAIN PSYCHIATRIST

LAS VEGAS _ A woman accused in the killing of a California psychiatrist in Las Vegas is due in court. Diana Nicole Pena is accused with former model Kelsey Nichole Turner and a man who is still being sought of killing 71-year-old Dr. Thomas Kirk Burchard, stuffing his body in the trunk of Turner’s car and abandoning it in the desert last month. UPCOMING: 225 words, photos.

EX-NFL PLAYER-MURDER CHARGE

LAS VEGAS _ A former NFL football running back arrested on suspicion of murder by child abuse of his girlfriend’s 5-year-old daughter makes a court appearance in Las Vegas. Prosecutors sought until Tuesday to file charges against 28-year-old Cierre Wood.. UPCOMING: 225 words, photos.

SPORTS:

HKN--SHARKS-GOLDEN KNIGHTS

LAS VEGAS _ The Golden Knights hold a 2-1 series lead as they prepare to host the Sharks in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series on Tuesday night. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 10:30 p.m. EDT.

NCAA-GRAD TRANSFERS

A proposed NCAA rule change could make football and basketball coaches less likely add graduate transfers to their teams. The NCAA’s Division I Council could vote as early as this week on a tweak that could slow what some say looks like free agency in college sports. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 650 words by noon.

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