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AP-NV--Nevada News Digest, NV

June 9, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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RENO, Nev. — A new ranking of “America’s Best Cities” shines a national spotlight on Nevada, with Las Vegas placing fifth in the big city category and Reno sixth among the smaller ones. Gov. Brian Sandoval said Nevada’s good showing is no coincidence after the state repositioned itself to diversify the economy following the recession seven years ago. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.



PHOENIX — Anthony Bourdain’s culinary passions went far beyond the cuisine he put on a plate. He also had an abiding affection for the immigrant workers who toiled in his and other kitchens throughout the restaurant industry. By Terry Tang. SENT: 730 words, photos, video.


NEW YORK — The dark side of “Star Wars” fandom recently reared its head when Kelly Marie Tran, the actress who plays Rose Tico in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” was run off Instagram by misogynistic and racist messages from fans who didn’t like her character in the movie. The episode was not an uncommon one. By Jake Coyle. SENT: 1,020 words, photos.



Top performance and highlights from the NCAA Tournament super regionals. Four of the best-of-three series start, with the other four playing Game 2s. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos, by 9 p.m. EDT.


— POLICE SHOOTING-LAS VEGAS: Las Vegas police say a detective shot and wounded an armed robbery suspect who allegedly got back in his car, put it in gear and attempted to flee after initially complying with detectives’ command to get down on the ground.

— NORTH LAS VEGAS-HOMICIDE: North Las Vegas police say a man was killed and two other people wounded in a shooting at an apartment.



TEMPLE BAR, Ariz. — The peregrine falcon can target prey up to a mile away and dive on it at more than 200 mph, faster than any other animal on Earth. It’s hard to believe the gawky puffballs in Joe Barnes’ gym bag are even members of the same species. Barnes, a biologist with the Nevada Department of Wildlife, just rappelled 50 feet to collect the Nerf-football-sized birds from their nest on a ledge on a cliff overlooking Lake Mead. By Henry Brean. SENT: 985 words, AP Photos.

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MORAN, Texas — This tiny West Texas town is fading. The Houston Chronicle reports the Methodist church is for sale, the American Legion post is on the brink of closing and half the main drag is shuttered. Homes are falling in on themselves. But the city of Moran also is loved. The mayor, unpaid, fixes the gravel roads on his own tractor. Many grew up on this harsh yet beautiful land and do not plan to leave it. Moran is a town of “yessir” and “yes ma’am”, of handshakes and hollers. It’s a place where people know each other by the sound of an engine or color of a truck. And like anywhere else in rural Texas, few would know it existed — if not for the fact that it’s home to the inventor of the bump stock. By Emily Foxhall, Houston Chronicle.

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