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BC-UT--Utah News Digest Advisory, UT

May 1, 2019

Good afternoon. Here’s an updated look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Utah.

Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Salt Lake City bureau at 801-322-3405 or apsaltlake@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Mountain.

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

TOP STORIES:

KARAOKE LIQUOR LICENSE

SALT LAKE CITY _ The state liquor commission said Tuesday that beer will not be allowed at a Salt Lake City karaoke business or an Ogden ax-throwing venue because neither fits the definition of a “recreational amenity,” under a law that takes effect in mid-May. SENT: 360 words.

FATAL PUNCH-NO PROSECUTION

CLEARFIELD, Utah _ Prosecutors have decided against charging a gas station owner accused of fatally punching a man during an argument in the business. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

WILDFIRE PROJECTIONS

SPOKANE, Wash. _ The National Interagency Fire Center has released its wildfire predictions for this coming summer. By Nicholas K. Geranios. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m. PDT.

SPORTS

BBO-APRIL OFFENSE

Home runs and strikeouts are on pace to set records while batters are getting hit by pitches at the highest rate since 1900. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING, 700 words, photos, by 5 p.m. EDT.

RAC--SPORTS BETTING RESPONSE

LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ After holding a monopoly on gambling in most of the U.S. for so long, horse racing is now grappling with the challenge of legalized sports betting. Moving to a fixed odds system and making horse’s past performances free to the public are two of the ways the industry could respond and adapt to the changing betting landscape that threatens to further cut into the sport’s popularity. By Stephen Whyno. SENT: 750 words, photos.

TV-FOX SPORTS 1

LOS ANGELES _ After a myriad of programming and executive upheaval since its launch in 2013, Fox Sports 1 has started to show some signs of stability for the past year. Skip Bayless remains the network’s most divisive personality, but there is other programming that has shown signs of growth and variety. Most of the credit goes to an executive team that followed the tumultuous tenure of Jamie Horowitz that is showing patience. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 750 words, photos.

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