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AP-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory - 8:30 am, NV

July 24, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



FALLON, Nev. — Police in the rural northern Nevada town of Fallon were trying to determine why a 48-year-old man opened fire inside his Mormon church on Sunday, killing one man and wounding that man’s brother. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Updates, longer version.


LAS VEGAS — A state judge has denied a request to resentence a confessed killer who has lost several appeals of his life prison term in the 1997 rape and strangulation of a girl. District Judge Douglas Smith in an order Monday said Jeremy Strohmeyer’s actions were the result of “pre-existing motives” and not impulsive adolescent behavior. SENT: 290 words.


PHOENIX — California’s power grid operators called for cutbacks in electricity usage as parts of the U.S. Southwest braced Tuesday for another day of scorching heat. With triple-digit temperatures expected throughout the region, the California Independent System Operator Corp. urged people to ease off blasting the air conditioner or using the washer or other appliances from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and again on Wednesday. Those are the times of peak power usage. By Anita Snow. SENT: 490 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates.



BOISE, Idaho — You might think fire lookouts on remote craggy peaks scattered across the U.S. West are little more than quaint reminders of an era before satellites, smartphones and jet-propelled retardant bombers. You’d be wrong. Turns out, fire lookouts with their combination of lofty views and good old-fashioned human observation continue to play a crucial role in the nation’s front-line efforts to stop wildfires. By Keith J. Ridler. SENT: 920 words, photos.


DERBY LINE, Vt. — There’s growing concern over the number of foreigners entering the country illegally across the porous border with Canada. U.S. officials say the numbers are relatively small, but the efforts are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Officials say the increase is partly driven by ease of entry of Mexicans into Canada, for which no visa is required. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.



The NFL season doesn’t even start for another month and already job security is an issue for some coaches. Even in late July. Every season teams that entered with low expectations show significant improvement and make unexpected deep postseason runs. That puts pressure on NFL coaches to win. And win now. By Simmi Buttar. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 4 p.m. EDT.


The top three picks in the most recent NFL draft are all expected to make a major impact in 2018. That’s assuming Baker Mayfield (Cleveland) and Sam Darnold (Jets) earn the starting jobs for their teams. But often it’s the unheralded rookies that can make a real difference. By Simmi Buttar. UPCOMING 700 words, photos.


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