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AP-AZ--Arizona News Digest, AZ

November 19, 2018

Good afternoon. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Arizona.

Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Phoenix bureau at 602-258-8934 or aparizona@ap.org.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Mountain unless specified otherwise.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



PHOENIX — Democrat Katie Hobbs says she’ll be nonpartisan as Arizona’s next secretary of state, the top elections officer. She told a news conference Monday she will keep politics out of the office in an effort to ensure every voter is heard regardless of party affiliation. By Anita Snow. MOVED: 130 words. UPCOMING: 320 words, photo.


KINGMAN, Ariz. — Mohave County prosecutors say they are tired of waiting for a case involving a man accused in the death of a Bullhead City, Arizona, child. The Today’s News-Herald newspaper reports the trial of Justin James Rector is scheduled to begin next April after four years of delays. But Phoenix attorney Julia Cassels is still trying to gather expert witnesses to testify in Rector’s defense. MOVED: 350 words.


TIJUANA, Mexico — The United States closed off northbound traffic for several hours at the busiest border crossing with Mexico to install new security barriers on Monday, a day after hundreds of Tijuana residents protested against the presence of thousands of Central American migrants. By Yesica Fisch and Julie Watson. MOVED: 1,000 words, photos


—BOARD OF REGENTS-DUVAL — Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed former political rival Fred DuVal to the Arizona Board of Regents.

—JAIL DETENTION OFFICER ARRESTED— A Mohave County Sheriff’s detention officer has been arrested for allegedly bringing drugs and contraband to inmates.

—SCHOOL THREAT-SENTENCING — A man accused of posting an online message about the possibility of a school shooting in Tempe has been sentenced to two years’ probation.

—NAVAJO-DROUGHT PROTECTION — Outgoing Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has extended the tribe’s crop insurance amid ongoing extreme drought conditions.



TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals are reeling from their worst loss of a bad season, and the future doesn’t look forgiving. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 600 words by 7 p.m., ET. AP Photos.


PHILADELPHIA — The Phoenix Suns visit the Philadelphia 76ers. By Aaron Bracy. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


LAS VEGAS — No. 17 Mississippi State takes a step up in competition level when it faces Arizona State at T-Mobile Arena on Monday night. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 11 p.m. ET.


LAHAINA, Hawaii — The Maui Invitational is under way with one of the most stacked fields in tournament history. Arizona will play Iowa State in the tournament. MOVED: 145 words.


Hockey in the NHL is a far different game than it was 45 years ago, when the Broad Street Bullies ruled the ice with their fists. It’s no secret that fighting has been weeded out of the game over the years, but nobody expected the Philadelphia Flyers to be on the leading edge of the anti-pugilistic trend. By Stephen Whyno. MOVED: 1,135 words, photos.


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