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BC-NV--Nevada News Digest, NV

January 1, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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NEW LAWS-NEVADA

LAS VEGAS _ Tax-free feminine hygiene products and an overhaul of state campaign finance rules are among the changes that Nevada will see in 2019 as new laws take effect Jan. 1. By Michelle L. Price. SENT: 375 words.

NEW YEAR’S EVE-LAS VEGAS

LAS VEGAS _ Tens of thousands of people rang in the new year across Las Vegas, watching fireworks launch from the top of some of the city’s iconic casino-resorts, attending superstar performances at various venues and participating in a celebratory midnight toast. Officials estimated more than 300,000 people gathered on the Las Vegas Strip for a celebration anchored by an eight-minute fireworks show, while thousands more convened in the area’s downtown entertainment district to enjoy live music. And for those who decided to head into 2019 indoors, Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Gwen Stefani and other stars helped them do so in proper form at different venues along the world-famous corridor. By Regina Garcia Cano. SENT: 480 words, AP Photos.

NEW YEAR-2019

Fireworks, concerts, spiritual services and political addresses abounded to mark the transition to 2019 as revelers around the globe bid farewell Monday to a year filled with challenges to many of the world’s most basic institutions, including in the realms of politics, trade, alliances and religion. A look at how the world is ushering in 2019: By The Associated Press. SENT: 1,800 words, photos.

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SHUTDOWN-NATIONAL PARKS

WASHINGTON _ Human feces, overflowing garbage, illegal off-roading and other damaging behavior in fragile areas were beginning to overwhelm some of the West’s iconic national parks, as a partial government shutdown left the areas open to visitors but with little staff on duty. SENT: 920 words.

SPORTS:

HKN-KINGS--KNIGHTS

LAS VEGAS _ The Los Angeles Kings visit the Vegas Golden Knights. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ RENO-NEW YEAR’S ARRESTS _ Reno Police say they made 14 arrests and issued 12 citations during New Year’s Eve celebrations in the city’s downtown. The Reno Police Department told KOLO-TV on Tuesday that overall crowds were positive.

_ NEW YEAR’S SHOOTING _ Police in Las Vegas say one person was injured after being shot on New Year’s Eve. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police spokeswoman Laura Meltzer says the person was dropped off at Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center just before 10 p.m. Monday with a gunshot wound.

_ BRIAN HEAD-FIREWORKS _ Southern Utah’s Brian Head Resort canceled its New Year’s Eve fireworks show because of snowy weather.

_ NEW YEAR’S HOSPITALIZATIONS _ Authorities say that 11 people celebrating New Year’s Eve on the Las Vegas Strip were hospitalized Monday night.

_ OFFICER HIT-DRUNK DRIVER _ Las Vegas police say a police officer has been hospitalized after being hit by a suspected drunk driver just east of the Las Vegas Strip early on New Year’s Day.

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