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AP-UT--Utah News Coverage Advisory, UT

August 2, 2018

Good morning. Here’s an updated look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Utah.

Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Salt Lake City bureau at 801-322-3405 or apsaltlake@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Mountain.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

COLD CASE REWARDS

SALT LAKE CITY — A coalition dedicated to solving cold cases is offering a $3,000 reward for information that leads to convictions in any of the 200 unsolved cases lingering in Utah. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

NAVAJO-CONSUMER PROTECTION

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Navajo Nation officials say they’re making progress in curtailing predatory practices of businesses that cater to tribal members. A Navajo couple recently reached a settlement in a case in New Mexico, and the Federal Trade Commission this week filed a complaint against a collection of auto dealerships, accusing it of deceptive, unfair and unlawful practices. By Felicia Fonseca. UPCOMING: 500 words.

BRIEFS:

— POLICE CHIEF RETIRES: The police chief of the southern Utah city of St. George is retiring after an 18-year tenure where he saw the city’s population nearly double.

SPORTS:

FBC--OHIO STATE-MEYER

Urban Meyer appears to be in jeopardy of losing his job as Ohio State football coach over the handling of a longtime assistant who has been accused of domestic violence. Ohio State placed Meyer on paid administrative leave while it investigates claims that his wife knew about allegations of abuse against former Buckeyes assistant Zach Smith. Smith was fired last week. Ohio State will now look into what Meyer knew and when. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 1,040 words, photos.

BBO--FREE AGENT RENTALS

NEW YORK — A segment of baseball’s trade market is the sports version of Airbnb: Stars check in for short-term stays before moving on to permanent homes. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 750 words, photos.

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