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BC-WA--Washington News Coverage ADVISORY, WA

January 3, 2019

Our news coverage plans for Washington today. If you have questions or suggestions about the report, please call the Seattle bureau at 206-682-1812 or 1-800-552-7694. The West Regional Desk can be reached at (602) 417-2400.

A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

Washington at 4:05 p.m.

TRIPLE HOMICIDE

PORT ANGELES, Wash. — Authorities on Wednesday were investigating the deaths of a man, his son and the son’s girlfriend whose bullet-riddled bodies were found concealed on a property known for hosting transients in Washington state. SENT: 320 words.

OBIT BLAKE NORDSTROM

NEW YORK — Blake Nordstrom, who led the upscale department store chain Nordstrom as co-president with his brothers Erik and Peter, has died. He was 58. The Seattle-based company did not disclose the cause of death, saying Nordstrom passed away unexpectedly early Wednesday. By Anne D’innocenzio. SENT: 190 words. With AP photos.

SPORTS:

FBN--SEAHAWKS-COWBOYS LINEBACKERS

FRISCO, Texas _ Bobby Wagner is still the clear leader of Seattle’s linebacking unit while Sean Lee suddenly finds himself in a supporting role for Dallas behind emerging stars Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch. All of them will share the field in a wild-card game. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 7 p.m. CT.

FBC--PLAYOFF EXPANSION

When talking about possible College Football Playoff expansion, the word momentum gets tossed around a lot. Expansion seems inevitable. Why? Because playoffs always expand. But when and what needs to be done to make it grow? By College FOotball Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 1560 words. With photos.

HKO--WORLD JUNIORS

VICTORIA, British Columbia — Luca Hollenstein made 41 saves and Switzerland stunned Sweden 2-0 on Wednesday to advance to the world junior hockey semifinals. SENT: 180 words. With AP photos.

BBA--TWINS-CRUZ

MINNEAPOLIS — With an opening for a designated hitter and a need for more power in the lineup, the Minnesota Twins found quite a fit on the free agent market with a six-time All-Star in Nelson Cruz. By Dave Campbell. SENT: 790 words. With AP photos.

BBA--MARINERS KIKUCHI

SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners have signed Japanese left-handed pitcher Yusei Kikuchi to a four-year deal just ahead of the deadline for him to sign with a major league club or be forced to return to Japan for another season. By Tim Booth. SENT: 370 words. With AP photos.

FBC--T25-WASHINGTON-RAPP: Washington safety Taylor Rapp declares for NFL draft

IN BRIEF:

_COAL MINE POND-FATAL: Worker dies at TransAlta coal mine pond.

_LYNDEN STABBING-ARREST: Lynden man arrested after woman, dogs found stabbed.

_SEATTLE SHOOTING: Police review video of fatal New Year’s Eve shooting.

_PEDESTRIAN KILLED: Pedestrian dies after being hit by car in Washington state.

_KEY TRONIC-VIETNAM: Spokane Valley company to open factory in Vietnam.

_BURBOT FISHING SEASON: Idaho approves burbot fishing after populations rebound.

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