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AP-TX--Texas News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TX

August 30, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Texas. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to 972-991-2100.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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DALLAS — A Texas jury gave a white former police officer too lenient of a punishment when sentencing him to 15 years for the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager who was in a car leaving a house party, the victim’s family members said. Roy Oliver fired into the car filled with teens the night of the April 2017 party in suburban Dallas, killing 15-year-old Jordan Edwards. Oliver was convicted of murder and sentenced Wednesday night. By Ryan Tarinelli. SENT: 680 words, with photos, video.


— TEXAS OFFICER-MURDER TRIAL-DIFFERENCES. By Claudia Lauer. SENT: 870 words, with photos.


FARMERSVILLE, Texas — Plans for a Muslim cemetery in North Texas continue as the U.S. Department of Justice investigates whether Farmersville violated the law by banning the religious use of the land. UPCOMING: 250 words.


— GAS PRICES — Retail gasoline prices in Texas and across the country have moved in opposite directions leading into the Labor Day holiday weekend.

— FORT WORTH-SHOOTINGS — Police say one person has been killed and three were wounded in overnight gunfire outside a North Texas adult entertainment club.




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