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AP-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory, NV

August 21, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



LAS VEGAS — A judge says a gun buyer screening initiative that Nevada voters approved in November 2016 was fatally flawed and can’t be enforced. Judge Joe Hardy Jr ruled that proponents and voters should have known the measure would mean the state would need the FBI to take over criminal background checks during private sales of firearms. By Ken Ritter. SENT: 130 words. Developing. UPCOMING: 400 word, photos.


LAS VEGAS — A Nevada judge is due to hear a third pharmaceutical company’s bid to join hearings at the lower court level about the use of its drug in a twice-postponed lethal injection of a twice-convicted killer who says he wants to die. By Ken Ritter. UPCOMING: 130 words, then 250 words, photos.


LAS VEGAS — A 37-year-old store security guard who was wounded by police after allegedly opening fire with a handgun in a Las Vegas clothing store is due for an initial court appearance. UPCOMING: 130 words. More on Merits.


LAS VEGAS — A judge is expected to set a trial date for a 43-year-old former casino employee who is accused killing one company supervisor and wounding another in a shooting at a company picnic in April. UPCOMING: 130 words, photo. More on Merits.


— SLOT MACHINE BURGLARIES-RENO: Police have arrested two men suspected of stealing at least $25,000 in burglaries involving slot machines at more than a dozen bars in the Reno-Sparks areas.

— MAGISTRATES RETIRING-VEGAS: Federal court officials in Las Vegas say two more U.S. magistrate judges plan to retire next year.



The AP preseason All-America team is released. With FBC--AP Preseason All-America Team, List.


STANFORD, Calif. — Bryce Love’s unusual decision to return to school following a 2,000-yard rushing season that made him a Heisman Trophy runner-up will be validated in December when he walks on stage to receive the prize he came to Stanford to earn. Sure, the Heisman would be great but Love’s decision to bypass the draft and play his senior year for the Cardinal was about earning his degree in human biology and another season with his teammates. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos by 1 p.m. PDT.


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