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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

October 3, 2018

Good morning. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

THREE KILLED-CHARGES DISMISSED

PHOENIX — Whether a man already sentenced to prison for attacking police officers in a Phoenix suburb will eventually stand trial in the killings of three Washington state residents in rural western Arizona is uncertain after a judge dismissed charges in the triple homicide case while chastising prosecutors for being unprepared for trial. By Paul Davenport. UPCOMING: 500 words, photo.

TEACHER CANDIDATES

Last September, school speech therapist Kathy Hoffman was settling into the new academic year, working with youngsters in her small classroom behind a playground at Sahuaro Ranch Elementary School in a blue-collar neighborhood outside Phoenix. By Carolyn Thompson. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-HOME RENTALS

HOUSTON — The kitchen of Lily Lazarus’s home near Bellaire is sparkling: There’s not a smudge on her new stainless steel appliances, and the white counters and subway tile and gray cabinets look HGTV ready. The Houston Chronicle reports everything here in this three-bedroom home is designed with a different kind of resident in mind: short-term renters. By Diane Cowen. SENT: 1,250 words.

IN BRIEF:

— TROPICAL WEATHER: Remnants of a tropical storm dropped a record amount of rain on Phoenix.

— NAVAJO PRESIDENTIAL RACE: The Navajo Nation’s high court is set to hear an appeal on presidential term limits.

— MOTEL ROOM-DRUG SEIZURE: Yavapai County authorities say two Phoenix-area men have been arrested after a drug seizure at a motel.

— HUMAN SMUGGLING ARREST: A southern Arizona man has been arrested on suspicion of trying to smuggle immigrants across the border in the trunk of his car.

— MOSQUE-HATE VIDEO: Two Arizona women charged with burglarizing a mosque in Tempe as they filmed themselves making derogatory comments about Muslims are scheduled to go on trial on Dec. 11.

— TUCSON SHOOTING-SENTENCE: A man accused of shooting at Pima County Sheriff’s deputies nearly two years ago has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

— MCCAIN-BUCKEYE SCHOOL: A Phoenix-area school district will name a school after John McCain, the 81-year-old U.S. senator who died Aug. 25 after being treated for brain cancer.

— NAVAJO VOTING RIGHTS: The state of Utah will send an election official to a county dogged by allegations of discrimination against Navajo voters.

— DRUG CONSPIRACY CONVICTION: PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — An Arizona man has been convicted in South Dakota of conspiring to traffic methamphetamine.

SPORTS:

FBN--CARDINALS-ROSEN

TEMPE, Ariz. — Rookie Josh Rosen got good reviews for his first start but he’s a bit more self-critical as he heads into his next game at San Francisco. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m. MST, photos.

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