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BC-AZ--Arizona News Digest - 6 pm, AZ

April 6, 2019

Good evening. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



PHOENIX — A man suspected of fatally shooting a 10-year-old girl in her family’s driveway in a road rage case has been arrested, Phoenix police said Friday. By Terry Tang. SENT: 580 words.


PHOENIX — The White House has touted a two-mile stretch of fencing President Donald Trump is visiting Friday as the first section of his proposed border wall to be built. SENT: 685 words, photos.


WASHINGTON _ Abandoning his threat to immediately seal the southern border, President Donald Trump warned instead that he’d slap tariffs on cars coming to the U.S. from Mexico unless the Mexicans do more to stop the flow of migrants and drugs to the U.S. By Jill Colvin. SENT: 1,100 words, photos, video.


COLLEGE PARK, Md.— A third federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, ruling Friday that it poses a “substantial risk” of undercounting Hispanics and non-citizens. SENT: 625 words.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A Northern California nurse, a tattoo artist in Arizona and two others have been indicted on charges of selling opioids, heroin and methamphetamine over the darknet, federal prosecutors announced Friday. SENT: 346 words.


PHOENIX — A relative of a California woman kidnapped while on a safari in Uganda said Friday he wants to see the U.S. send in Navy SEALS to locate and rescue her if that’s what it takes. SENT: 490 words.


_COLORADO RIVER TRIBES-WATER: Residents of the Colorado River Indian Tribes reservation in western Arizona are being advised to boil their water before using it.

_ASYLUM BOND HEARINGS-DELAYS: A federal judge on Friday ordered the U.S. government to give quicker bond hearings to immigrants caught on the border who pass initial asylum screenings.

_GRAND CANYON DEATHS: A man who died in a fall over the edge of the Grand Canyon this week was alone at the national park.

_TUCSON-TWO DEAD: Police in Tucson say a 55-year-old woman fatally shot her twin grandsons Thursday before suffering of an apparent drug overdose.

_LAKE MEAD-RECREATION: The National Park Service has finalized its environmental assessment of Lake Mead, declaring that the man-made lake situated in Nevada and Arizona is at a safe level for recreational use.

_SACRED SITES-HEARING: Members of Congress are gathering in Santa Fe this month to hold a hearing on the impact of oil and gas development on sites that tribes consider sacred.

_ DISABILITY PLACARDS: The Arizona Department of Transportation says permanent disability placards now are indeed permanent.

_ WIFE KILLED-HUSBAND CONVICTED: A Tucson man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife last year.

_ MINIMUM WAGE-YOUTH: The Arizona attorney general says a Republican legislative proposal allowing lower minimum wages for young workers attending school needs a three-fourths vote to pass constitutional muster.

_ ASU-HOTEL DEAL: The attorney general says a luxury hotel group is improperly receiving millions of dollars in incentives in a property deal with Arizona State University.

_ UNLICENSED CONTRACTOR: A Tucson man convicted for unlicensed contracting for the sixth time has been sentenced to jail.



PHOENIX _ Boston plays Arizona at Chase Field. By Jack Magruder. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


PHOENIX _ The New Orleans Pelicans visit the Phoenix Suns. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


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