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BC-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

May 3, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



WITTMANN, Ariz. — State fire officials say three recent wildfires in desert areas northwest of Phoenix were caused by people, and fire patrols have been ordered around the communities of Wittmann and Wickenburg. The precautions are being taken as Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management officials say dangerous conditions exist across the state’s Sonoran desert because of abundant dried grasses. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Expanded version.


_ DESERT HUMAN REMAINS: Authorities say they have found human remains in a remote area of the Arizona desert.

_ PRESCOTT VALLEY-ATTEMPTED MURDER: Police in Prescott Valley say they’ve arrested a woman who is accused of attempted murder.

_ NARCOTICS INDICTMENT: A Tucson man is facing charges for allegedly transporting thousands of fentanyl pills.

_ POLICE OFFICER-SEXUAL MISCONDUCT: A Tucson police officer has pleaded guilty to a sex crime to attempted unlawful sexual conduct.

_ AIR QUALITY-METRO PHOENIX: Environmental regulators have issued an ozone pollution advisory for Friday for the Phoenix metropolitan area.

_ MILITARY EXERCISE-ARIZONA: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson is hosting an exercise that officials say will provide realistic training for combat search and rescue missions.



DENVER _ The Colorado Rockies return home Friday against Arizona after a 4-3 trip. The Rockies will throw lefty Tyler Anderson, while the Diamondbacks counter with Robbie Ray. By Dennis Georgatos. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 8:40 p.m. EDT.


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