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BC-NV--Nevada News Digest , NV

January 26, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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

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APNEWSBREAK: NEVADA KILLINGS-IMMIGRANT

RENO _ A 19-year-old from El Salvador admitted killing a married couple in Nevada and used a handgun that he said he stole earlier from their Reno home to do it, according to a sheriff’s report obtained Friday by The Associated Press. The report filed with a judge Thursday in Carson City says the gun is believed to be the weapon also used to kill two Nevada women in their homes in Gardnerville south of Carson City days earlier. By Ken Ritter and Scott Sonner. SENT: 780 words, with AP Photos RPSS112, RPSS111, RPSS116, RPSS121, FX414, RPSS102, RPSS120, RPSS141, RPSS144, RPSS143.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-COLLEGES

A growing number of colleges and universities are postponing tuition payments and offering grants to students whose finances have been tied up by the government shutdown. Statewide college systems in New York, Connecticut and Nevada have agreed to delay payments for affected students. At least 20 other schools have made similar offers that sometimes include cash grants to cover living costs. By Collin Binkley. SENT: 860 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

_HOMELESS HUNT-VEGAS _ Volunteers and workers counting the homeless in Las Vegas on a recent night filed beneath a railroad overpass without stopping, but William Kight paused to take a closer look. By Briana Erickson.

_GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-NEVADA _ Nevada has seen 250 federal workers in the state sign up for food stamps since the partial shutdown of the U.S. government began just before Christmas.

_SISOLAK-CANNABIS BOARD _ Gov. Steve Sisolak has created a new advisory panel to lay the groundwork for a new board that will regulate Nevada’s marijuana industry akin to the way the state’s casinos are regulated.

_ELECTION 2020-ELIZABETH WARREN-NEVADA _ Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is canceling a Friday night visit to Nevada after President Donald Trump agreed to a deal Friday to reopen the government for three weeks.

_CHURCH FIRE-TEEN MATCHES _ Authorities say a teenager playing with matches admitted accidentally starting a fire that caused $15,000 damage to a church at Lake Tahoe.

_TODDLER ABUSED-SENTENCE _ A Nevada man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for sexually abusing a toddler from the Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota area.

_RANCHING STANDOFF-NEVADA: Federal prosecutors will appeal a judge’s dismissal of felony conspiracy and weapons charges against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy.

_NEVADA FUGITIVE-SEXUAL ASSAULT: A 35-year-old sexual assault suspect who disappeared during his trial in Reno in 2016 but later was captured in Mexico and convicted has been sentenced to nine life terms in prison

— POLICE SHOOTING-LAS VEGAS: Las Vegas police say officers fatally shot a suspect when he opened fire on them Thursday night, ending a 4 1/2 -hour barricade situation.

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CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE-CAUSE

SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ A state fire investigation’s conclusion that Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. equipment was not to blame for a 2017 wildfire that killed 22 people in Northern California wine country could hamper lawsuits by victims of the blaze and complicate the utility’s plans to file for bankruptcy. By Don Thompson. SENT: 700 words, with AP Photos.

SPORTS:

BOX-THURMAN-LOPEZ

NEW YORK _ Keith Thurman has been limited to fight fan instead of fighter for nearly two years, going to bouts but looking up at someone else’s name in lights. He’s ready to be the star of the show again. By Sports Writer Brian Mahoney. SENT: 560 words, with AP Photo NY164.

HKN--ALL-STAR BETTMAN

SAN JOSE, Calif. _ NHL commissioner Gary Bettman discusses the state of the game at All-Star weekend. By Josh Dubow. SENT: 700 words.

FBN--SUPER BOWL-ROMO’S BIG STAGE

Tony Romo is finally in the Super Bowl. After being unable to lead Dallas to the big game, Romo will call the game for CBS in his second season in the booth. But just like Jared Goff and Tom Brady, Romo is coming in with plenty of momentum after his call of the AFC Championship game _ where he predicted many of New England’s plays and tendencies _ drew universal accolades. By Joe Reedy. SENT: 850 words, file photos.

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