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AP-AZ--Arizona News Digest, AZ

May 12, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Years before the groundswell of demands for higher teacher pay led to a school walkout in Arizona, one of the state’s high-profile charter schools has subsidized teachers’ income by pushing parents to pay. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version.


MOUNT VERNON, Ky. — Teachers hoping to sustain their momentum from spring protests face an early test in Kentucky as scores of educators are running for seats in the state legislature. At least 40 current or former teachers are running for office in Kentucky. Sixteen of them have Democratic or Republican primaries on May 22, including four against Republican incumbents. By Adam Beam. SENT: 830 words, photos.


— CHILD SEX CHARGES-XBOX: Authorities say a Phoenix woman accused of sending a pornographic photo to a 14-year-old boy and of attempting to lure him into meeting her for sex is believed to have begun communicating with him while playing Xbox video games.

— DROUGHT-COLORADO RIVER: The Colorado River’s peak flows are arriving early this spring and at one of the lowest levels recorded.

— RESTAURANT WORKER KILLED-SENTENCING: A 27-year-old man convicted in the 2013 fatal stabbing of a co-worker at a Phoenix restaurant has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.

— MORMON TEMPLE DAMAGED: A Mormon church spokesman says an intruder broke into a church temple in southern Utah and damaged furniture, artwork and other terms before being stopped by church workers and arrested by police.



PHOENIX — The Washington Nationals send Stephen Strasburg to the mound to try to make it three in a row over the Arizona Diamondbacks, who bring up Troy Scribner for a spot start. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m. MST.


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