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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

November 30, 2018

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Arizona.

Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Phoenix bureau at 602-258-8934 or aparizona@ap.org.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. All times are Mountain unless specified otherwise.

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



TUCSON, Ariz. — A deputy U.S. marshal serving a felony arrest warrant has been shot and killed outside a Tucson house. Authorities did not immediately identify the agent, but the man suspected of shooting the marshal was arrested after an hour standoff at the house. SENT: 250 words.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — National climate experts have been watching and waiting but El Nino has only been teasing, leaving the American Southwest to hang on longer until the weather pattern develops and brings more moisture to the drought-stricken region. By Susan Montoya Bryan. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version.


PHOENIX — Latinos who were illegally detained when then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio defied a court order face a Monday deadline to apply for taxpayer-funded compensation ordered by a court as a remedy for the lawman’s acknowledged disobedience. By Jacques Billeaud. UPCOMING: 130 words, then 600 words.


— FALSE 911 CALL: Authorities say a woman has been arrested in the Phoenix suburb of Buckeye on suspicion of making a false 911 call that locked down an elementary school, panicked parents and tied up police resources for more than an hour.

— FLAGSTAFF-DEADLY ALTERCATION: A Flagstaff man has been sentenced to 18 years behind bars in the death of his estranged girlfriend.

— BICYCLIST’S DEATH-SENTENCING: A Pima County man convicted in a hit-and-run accident that killed a Tucson bicyclist has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

— AIRPORT-PARACHUTE DROP ZONE: Casa Grande has been dealt another loss in its efforts to keep a skydiving company from establishing a drop zone at the municipal airport.



GREEN BAY, Wis. — Cardinals rookie quarterback Josh Rosen has struck up a friendship with Packers veteran QB Aaron Rodgers, and now their teams face off on Sunday. It’s all business at Lambeau Field with Green Bay desperately trying to stay in the playoff race. They’re hoping to start a late-season surge against the Cardinals, who are 2-9. The Cardinals have the worst offense in the league, though the defense has an NFC-high 37 sacks, one more than Green Bay. By Genaro C. Armas. SENT THURSDAY FOR WEEKEND USE: 800 words, photos.


SANTA CLARA, Calif. — No. 17 Utah takes on No. 10 Washington in the Pac-12 title game with a spot in the Rose Bowl on the line. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 5 p.m. PST.


PHOENIX — The Orlando Magic visit the Phoenix Suns.


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