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AP-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory - 8:30 am, NV

June 6, 2018

Good morning. Here’s an early 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


LAS VEGAS — Police are scheduled to release more public records under court order from the investigation of the shooting on the Las Vegas Strip last October that was the deadliest incident of its kind in the nation’s modern history. By Ken Ritter. UPCOMING: 130 words followed by Updates on merits, AP Photos by 4pm PDT.



LOS ANGELES — With the prospect of a “blue wave” in the November elections, Republicans and Democrats appeared to have escaped embarrassment Wednesday after primaries across eight states. President Donald Trump cast the night as a win for Republicans. “So much for the big Blue Wave, it may be a big Red Wave,” he tweeted Wednesday morning, hailing what he called “the Trump impact.” By Steve Peoples and Michael R. Blood. SENT: 1,060 words.


PHOENIX —Hundreds of miners and their relatives will join leaders from the Navajo Nation, the Hopi Tribe and the United Mine Workers to rally at the state Capitol to keep open the coal-fired Navajo Generating Station, which pumps water from the Colorado River to cities, tribes and farmers in Arizona. By Anita Snow. SENT: 520 words. Will be updated following rally Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. MT. AP photos planned.


WASHINGTON — Record heat returned to the United States with a vengeance in May. May warmed to a record average 65.4 degrees in the Lower 48 states, breaking the high of 64.7 set in 1934, according to federal weather figures released Wednesday. May was 5.2 degrees above the 20th century’s average for the month. By Seth Borenstein. SENT. 370 words.


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A just-released video interview with a campus security monitor at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School provides new details that may prompt another round of what-if questions about the Valentine’s Day shooting that killed 17 people. By Curt Anderson. SENT: 825 words.

SKI AREA-FIRE — Sun Valley Resort says an investigation into a fire that partially destroyed one of its lodges determined where the fire started but failed to find out what caused it.



LAS VEGAS — Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals know all about their franchise’s depressing playoff history. They don’t want to wait any longer to change it. The Caps can claim hockey’s ultimate prize for the first time when they take a 3-1 lead in the Stanley Cup Final into Game 5 in Las Vegas on Thursday against the reeling Golden Knights. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m. PDT.


WASHINGTON — The Washington Capitals might be blocking their way to the Stanley Cup. They’ve blocked 86 shots through four games to limit the Vegas Golden Knights to 124 shots on net against Braden Holtby, many of which the goaltender can easily see and stop. The Capitals’ quality of shot-blocking is equally as important as their quantity and it’s central to their defensive-zone plan that has gotten them to the verge of the franchise’s first title. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 780 words. With photos.


— GIRL PROTECTS BROTHER — Southern Nevada officials have awarded a 10-year-old girl a medal for her bravery when she protected her younger brother during a shooting.

— CHILD GUN SLAYING — Prosecutors say the mother of 2-year-old boy shot to death in Vegas apartment warned the father two days earlier to lock up his loaded gun.


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