AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ
Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Arizona.
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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
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HOMELESS MAN KILLED
PHOENIX — Police say a man who complained about the transient population in his area is accused of fatally shooting a homeless man ii a culvert n 2017 before he discarded the gun and threw away the clothes and shoes he was wearing. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.
TIJUANA, Mexico — Many among the more than 5,000 Central American migrants in Tijuana were urgently exploring their options amid a growing feeling that they had little hope of making successful asylum bids in the United States or of crossing the border illegally. By Christopher Sherman. SENT: 800 words, photos, video.
— TRUMP-FACT CHECK: President Donald Trump is falsely asserting that the federal policy that split migrant families at the border was practiced by his predecessor, Barack Obama, as well. By Calvin Woodward. SENT: 440 words.
— COCONINO COUNTY-SELECTING JUDGES: Judges in Coconino County will be appointed under a merit selection system instead of chosen in partisan elections under a measure approved by county voters.
— NORTH RIM HIGHWAY CLOSURE: State Route 67 between Jacob Lake and the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will close for the snow season next Monday.
— IMMIGRANT ADVOCATE-SENTENCING: A Feb. 20 sentencing hearing has been set for a longtime advocate for immigrants in Arizona who pleaded guilty to a felony charge tied to his tax preparation business.
— MURDER SUSPECT-INCOMPETENT RULING: A man accused of fatally shooting his wife in 2016 and the asphyxiation death of his jail cellmate the following year has been ruled incompetent to assist in his trial defense.
PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns, back from a 1-3 road trip, face the Indiana Pacers, coming off a blowout victory over the Jazz in Utah. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. MST.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Arizona Coyotes visit the Minnesota Wild.
FBC--T25-PAC 12 CHAMPIONSHIP-BRYANT’S BACK
SEATTLE — If there was any question Hunter Bryant was back to being the kind of difference maker Washington expected before injuries derailed his first two seasons, a two-play sequence against Washington State told the whole story. After spending more than half the season recovering from knee surgery in June, the addition of Bryant is a huge boost for the 10th-ranked Huskies. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 650 words. By 1 p.m. PST.
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