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AP-TX--Texas News Digest 1 pm, TX

September 16, 2018

Good afternoon! Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage in Texas at this hour. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Dallas AP at 972-991-2100, or, in Texas, 800-442-7189. Email: aptexas@ap.org

Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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TOP STORIES:

BORDER PATROL AGENT ARRESTED-WOMEN KILLED

HOUSTON — Authorities in Texas say a U.S. Border Patrol agent fatally shot four female sex workers in the head. Juan David Ortiz of Laredo is being held Sunday on four murder counts, plus aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful restraint. Bond is $2.5 million. By Juan Lozano. UPCOMING: 400 words.

WITH: BORDER PATROL AGENT ARRESTED-WOMEN KILLED-THE LATEST

AROUND THE STATE & NATION:

TROPCIAL WEATHER-FLOOD INSURANCE

NEW YORK — The number of Americans with flood insurance is on the rise, yet Hurricane Florence is likely to make it painfully clear that too many homeowners in the Carolinas and other vulnerable regions remain unprotected. An analysis of federal flood insurance records by The Associated Press found there were roughly 5.1 million active flood insurance policies in the U.S. as of July 31, up from 4.94 million a year earlier. By Ken Sweet and Meghan Hoyer. SENT: 875 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

UNDERCOVER OFFICER SHOT-TEXAS: A public memorial has been created outside a North Texas public safety complex as residents mourn the death of an undercover police officer who was killed in the line of duty

MEMBER EXCHANGES/MOVED IN ADVANCE

FOR USE Monday, Sept. 17and thereafter:

EXCHANGE-MUSLIM WOMEN-BOOK

RICHARDSON, Texas — Aaliya Jaleel was preparing for her first year of college, not work as a children’s book illustrator. The Dallas Morning News reports but her work kept showing up under the “hijab” and “hijabi” tags on the microblogging website Tumblr, and that’s just where Cheryl Klein had taken her talent search. Klein, editorial director for Lee & Low books, was in need of an artist for the upcoming children’s book Under My Hijab in the summer of 2017. The story focuses on the different ways women wear the Islamic head covering, so Klein wanted to recruit a Muslim, hijab-wearing woman for the job. By Hannah Ortega, The Dallas Morning News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 790 words, with photos. Not for online use in the Dallas area.

EXCHANGE-BAKERY-BREWERY

SAN ANTONIO — As the days shorten and the summer heat subsides, bakers turn their attention to the tastes of the season: pumpkin and apple for Halloween treats and Thanksgiving pies; chocolate, pecans and peppermint for winter festivities. The San Antonio Express-News reports so, too, do the nation’s thriving subculture of craft breweries. That’s why when Kevin Johnson, CEO of San Antonio-based Johnson Brothers Bakery, saw the city sprout more and more brewpubs and taprooms — largely a result of state legislation passed in 2013 allowing small brewpubs to sell both on-site and to retailers — he decided it was time to expand his one-stop-shopping bakery supply model. By Lynn Brezosky, San Antonio Express-News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,200 words, with photos.

EXCHANGE-ROGER MILLER-TRIBUTE ALBUM

OKLAHOMA CITY — A tribute album honors Oklahoma musician Roger Miller. Produced by Colby Barnum Wright and Roger Miller’s son Dean Miller, “King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller” was released recently on BMG. The album spans 36 tracks of his songs, performed by some of the most famous and respected musical artists not just in the country music arena but in the pop, alternative rock, musical theater, bluegrass and gospel realms. By Brandy McDonnell, The Oklahoman. SENT IN ADVANCE: 796 words.

SPORTS REFER:

FBN--GIANTS-COWBOYS

ARLINGTON, Texas — One-time college foes Ezekiel Elliott and Saquon Barkley meet as pros for the first time with Elliott’s Dallas Cowboys and Barkley’s New York Giants looking for their first win in another prime-time matchup between NFC East rivals. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 7:20 p.m. CDT.

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