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BC-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

May 7, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



PHOENIX _ The Arizona Department of Corrections has begun transferring inmates from a Phoenix-area state prison with cell door lock problems that a union representing guards says led to an inmate’s death and the severe beating of two guards. Department spokesman Andrew Wilder said Monday night that the transfers of inmates from the Lewis prison in Buckeye to other state-run prisons in Arizona will reduce the number of inmates in cells now secured with padlocks. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.


WASHINGTON _ President Donald Trump and Republican senators are scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss a new White House immigration plan. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Update. Closed meeting scheduled for 3 p.m. EDT.


_ LAWMAKER-ETHICS COMPLAINT: The chairman of the Arizona House ethics committee has dismissed a complaint saying a lawmaker violated the state constitution by working as an unpaid reserve deputy marshal for the city of Tombstone.

_ RETIRING POLICE CHIEF: Prescott Valley’s police chief will retire this summer. Police Chief Bryan Jarrell announced Monday that July 1 will be his last day with the department.

_ FATAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT: Authorities say a motorcyclist who was not wearing a helmet has died on an Arizona roadway after he hit a guardrail on a road near Sedona and was thrown off his bike and down an embankment.

_ PEORIA MURDER-SUICIDE: Authorities say a married couple in Peoria is dead after an apparent murder-suicide.

_ MEXICO-US TOMATOES: Mexico’s Economy Department says U.S. consumers could pay 38% to 70% more for tomatoes after the U.S. Commerce Department announced it would re-impose anti-dumping duties on Mexican imports.



ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. _ Arizona plays Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.


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