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BC-NV--Nevada News Digest, NV

December 25, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

MOTORCYCLIST KILLED

LAS VEGAS _ The family of a motorcyclist killed in a hit and run crash is searching for answers in the death of Las Vegas school bus driver Billy Burts. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: About 250 words.

OF INTEREST:

BISON ROUNDUP

SYRACUSE, Utah _ Once a year, hundreds of horseback riders gather on an island in Utah’s Great Salt Lake to nudge bison toward holding pens in an annual roundup of one of America’s largest and oldest public herds. By Rick Bowmer. UPCOMING: About 350 words. With AP Photos Gallery.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-CHRISTMAS

WASHINGTON — The National Treasury Employees Union says some federal government employees already are feeling the effects of the partial government shutdown. A labor organization representing U.S. Treasury employees says federal workers around the country are cutting back on spending and changing holiday plans. The national Christmas tree was closed off to visitors earlier Monday, but it finally opened up and the lights returned as night fell on Christmas Eve. By Ellen Knickmeyer and Calvin Woodward. SENT: 950 words. With AP photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ STABBING-CUSTODY EXCHANGE _ Las Vegas police are searching for a woman accused of stabbing a man during a child-custody exchange.

_ FATAL SHOOTING-NORTH LAS VEGAS _ Authorities are investigating after an 18-year-old was fatally shot in North Las Vegas.

SPORTS:

YE-SURPRISES OF THE YEAR

Sports in 2018 delivered a lot of surprises, but none bigger than the one in the NCAA Tournament by Maryland-Baltimore Count. UMBC became the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1 when the Retrievers took down mighty Virginia. Other shockers included Tiger Woods’ Tour Championship title and the run to the Stanley Cup Final by the Vegas Golden Knights. By AP Sports Writer John Marshall. SENT: 930 words. With AP photos.

HKW-MAKING A LIVING

Kelly Pannek is on pace to graduate from the University of Minnesota in the spring with a finance degree and internship experience in wealth management, making her a prime candidate to get hired in the business world. Pannek, though, plans to put her off-ice-career on hold because of support from USA Hockey. UPCOMING: About 500 words.

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