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BC-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory, NV

March 1, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

ICYMI: SHELDON ADELSON-HEALTH

LAS VEGAS — Casino magnate and GOP donor Sheldon Adelson has cancer and has not been at his company’s offices in Las Vegas since around Christmas Day. By Regina Garcia Cano. SENT: 420 words, photos.

NEVADA BILL-CELL CHECK

CARSON CITY, Nev. _ Lawmakers say they have privacy concerns about legislation that would allow police to electronically scan a driver’s phone following a vehicle crash. The bill’s intent is to see if the driver was distracted by their cell phone when the crash occurred. By Ryan Tarinelli. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

ELECTION 2020-KAMALA-HARRIS

LAS VEGAS _ Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris, who could be become the first African American woman to be president, speaks to conference of black women entrepreneurs in Las Vegas before holding a town hall in her first visit to Nevada as a 2020 candidate. By Michelle L. Price. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos from events starting at 10 a.m. PST.

ICYMI: ILLUSIONIST-VEGAS PORN CHARGES

LAS VEGAS — A former Las Vegas illusion show headliner from Germany appeared to faint Thursday while being sentenced to 20 years in prison and fined more than $500,000 in a federal child pornography case. By Ken Ritter. SENT: 400 words.

CEASARS-ICAHN

LAS VEGAS — Caesars will replace three members to its board with directors chosen by billionaire Carl Icahn, who is seeking fundamental changes at the casino and resort. SENT: 260 words, photos.

ICYMI: CALIFORNIA-WET WINTER

LOS ANGELES _ California is drenched and its mountains are piled high with snow amid a still-unfolding winter of storms that was unimaginable just a few months ago. The U.S. Drought Monitor reports Thursday that more than 87 percent of California is free of drought conditions or unusual dryness and just over 2 percent remains in the drought category. State water resources officials say the vital Sierra Nevada snowpack is now at 153 percent of average to date. By John Antczak. SENT: 810 words, photos.

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SPORTS:

HKN--GOLDEN KNIGHTS-DUCKS

ANAHEIM, Calif. _ The Vegas Golden Knights visit the Anaheim Ducks.

CAR-NASCAR-LAS VEGAS

LAS VEGAS _ Kyle Larson just can’t catch a break on 1 1/2-mile tracks, with a speeding penalty while leading last week in Atlanta derailing his latest effort to win an intermediate race. He might break out in Vegas, where the rising star usually runs well. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m. PST.

MMA--UFC 235

LAS VEGAS _ Jon Jones is picking up speed. After fighting just twice in a four-year stretch of his prime, the long-troubled light heavyweight champion is in his second fight in just nine weeks when he takes on Anthony Smith at UFC 235. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m. PST.

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