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AP-NV--Nevada News Digest, NV

September 28, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES

LAS-VEGAS-SHOOTING-COUNTRY-STRONG

Already connected by a love of country music, Las Vegas shooting survivors are embracing “Country Strong” as mantra for their tight-knit, supportive community. A year after the mass shooting at the Route 91 festival, country music fans have become family. By Kristin M. Hall. SENT: 1,550 words, photos, video.

REFERS:

SEC-ELON MUSK

DETROIT — Tesla without Elon Musk at the wheel? To many of the electric car maker’s customers and investors that would be unthinkable. But that’s what government securities regulators now want to see. By Business Writers Tom Krisher and Alexandra Olson. SENT: 1,200 words, photo.

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TESLA STOCK-WILD RIDE

NEW YORK — Tesla investors have taken a wild ride as Wall Street values the promise of one of the world’s leading electric car makers, the hurdles the company faces as it tries to become a world-class manufacturer, and a mercurial CEO who can get the market buzzing with a single tweet. By Markets Writer Marley Jay. SENT: 470 words, with AP Photos GFX7717, NY118.

SHASTA DAM-HEIGHT INCREASE

SHASTA LAKE, Calif. —A U.S. Bureau of Reclamation crew has begun testing the strength of Shasta Dam’s concrete as part of preparation work to raise its height by more than 18 feet. The crew is drilling holes on top and on both sides of the dam in Shasta County to determine if the 602-foot structure can withstand the additional height, the Record Searchlight reported Friday. SENT: 350 words, with AP Photo CARED501.

IN BRIEF:

—ATTEMPTED MURDER-ELKO COUNTY: No one ended up getting hurt, but an Elko County man who told police he shot his brother has been charged with attempted murder.

—MORMON CHURCH-FOOD DONATIONS: The Mormon church is planning to increase food donations to community charities by more than 20 million pounds (9 million kilograms) annually over the next several years.

—ELECTION-NEVADA STATEHOUSE: A judge in Las Vegas is reconsidering his decision to nullify results of a Republican state Assembly primary because the apparent winner didn’t file campaign finance reports on time.

—POLICE SHOOTING-RENO: Authorities say Reno police fatally shot a man after he disregarded commands and drove a pickup toward officers as police responded to family disturbance incidents involving him.

— RENO BURGLARIES-MIDTOWN REWARD: Secret Witness is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of suspects in a series of burglaries at commercial businesses in the Midtown area south of the downtown casino district.

EXCHANGE NEVADA-ECONOMY

CARSON CITY, Nev. — The head of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development says Nevada has made huge progress since 2011. “We’ve seen so much improvement it’s hard to pinpoint what are the things that got us in the right direction,” Paul Anderson told the Northern Nevada Development Authority’s annual progress report breakfast meeting at the Carson Nugget. “If you think about it, we were in 2011 at the top of all the wrong lists.” Things are different now, he said. By Geoff Duran, Nevada Appeal. SENT: 430 words.

SPORTS:

FBC--T25--FIVE THINGS TO KNOW

It’s been four weeks since we’ve had a matchup between teams ranked in the top 10. This week we get two, with No. 4 Ohio State visiting No. 9 Penn State and No. 7 Stanford at No. 8 Notre Dame. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. 600 words, photos.

MMA-KARATE COMBAT-WORLD TRADE CENTER

NEW YORK — Karate Combat goes for an unconventional venue— an observation deck 102 stories above Lower Manhattan. The upstart mixed martial arts league hopes streaming events from exotic locations will help it rise from niche status. By Dan Gelston. SENT: 800 words, photos.

HKN-NHL RDP

Roundup of seven exhibition games. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 8 p.m. Updated with late games.

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