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BC-NV--Nevada News Digest, NV

May 18, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

TARGET SHOOTING TRASH

RENO, Nev. _ The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has approved $75,000 for a contractor to assess hazards and clean up waste at a site north of Reno that’s polluted with ammunition casings left by target shooters. Kurt Miers, an environmental protection specialist for the agency, says the piles of casings have contaminated the soil with lead. SENT: 480 words.

EXCHANGE-YUCCA MOUNTAIN

LAS VEGAS — Elected officials in rural Nye County say they support moving forward with a long-studied but mothballed national nuclear waste repository in Nevada, unlike their counterparts in urban Las Vegas, approximately 90 miles away. But the Las Vegas Sun reports that residents who live close to Yucca Mountain are split on whether storing approximately 70,000 tons of nuclear waste there is a good idea. By Miranda Willson, Las Vegas Sun. SENT: 1.070 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ COMMISSION MEETING-ALTERCATION: An altercation between members of a Nevada county commission that resulted in one commissioner going to a hospital, and another publicly apologizing has prompted a law enforcement investigation.

_ VEGAS HOMICIDE-BASEBALL BAT: Las Vegas police say a 37-year-old man is accused of killing his wife with an aluminum baseball bat.

SPORTS:

BOX--WILDER-BREAZEALE

NEW YORK _ Deontay Wilder defends his heavyweight title against Dominic Breazeale at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Wilder was unable to secure a rematch with Tyson Fury following their draw in December. By Brian Mahoney. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Bout starts about 11 p.m. EDT.

BKN--WARRIORS-TRAIL BLAZERS

PORTLAND, Ore. _ Damian Lillard says Golden State did its job and protected home court. Now it’s time for the Trail Blazers to do the same. The Western Conference finals between the upstart Blazers and the defending champion Warriors shifts Satruday night to Portland with Golden State holding a 2-0 advantage. By Anne M. Peterson. SENT: 800 words. UPCOMING: Game starts6 p.m. PDT.

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