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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

July 13, 2018

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Crews will begin assessing flood damage on tribal land in Arizona known for its towering blue-green waterfalls. A popular campground on the Havasupai reservation deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon was inundated with flood water this week. By Felicia Fonseca and Alina Hartounian. SENT: 630 words, photos.


SAN DIEGO — The Trump administration must tell a federal judge how many children have been reunited with their parents. By Elliot Spagat. Developing from court hearing scheduled for 1 p.m. MST.


WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will lead a Cabinet-level delegation to Mexico on the heels of a sea-change election there that could offer a chance for the neighbors to repair strained relations — or make them worse. By Susannah George. SENT: 600 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates throughout the day, 700 words by 5 p.m. EDT, photos


— GRAND CANYON-FIRE RESTRICTIONS: With monsoon storms significantly lowering the fire danger risk, fire restrictions are being lifted at the entire Grand Canyon National Park.

— ASSAULT VICTIM DIES-ARREST: Scottsdale police have arrested a 22-year-old man in the death and sexual assault of a 70-year-old homeless woman.

— HEROIN SMUGGLING-ARREST: An Arizona woman is in custody on suspicion of trying to smuggle heroin through a border checkpoint.

— ELDERLY WOMAN-SON SHOT: A preliminary hearing is scheduled for a 92-year-old Arizona woman charged with fatally shooting her son because he wanted to put her in an assisted living facility.

— SOUTH PHOENIX-FATAL SHOOTING-SUSPECT: Authorities have increased the reward money to $4,000 for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in a double homicide last month in south Phoenix.

— HOSPITAL FURLOUGHS: A struggling hospital in western New Mexico near the Navajo Nation has placed some employees on furlough this summer.

— GRAND CANYON-LODGING PROJECT: Federal officials want to demolish and rebuild an aging lodging complex at Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.



ATLANTA — After losing six of their last eight, the Atlanta Braves open a weekend series against the Arizona Diamondbacks as Anibal Sanchez is expected to return from a hamstring injury to face Zack Godley. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:35 p.m. EDT.


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