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AP-NV--Nevada News Advisory, NV

September 12, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



LAS VEGAS — Nevada’s top state pharmacy official testifies in a lawsuit by pharmaceutical firms that accuse the state of improperly obtaining their drugs for an execution. A second day of hearings is providing a glimpse at trouble Nevada and other death-penalty states in the U.S. have had obtaining drugs for lethal injections. By Ken Ritter. UPCOMING: 500 words, AP Photo by 5 p.m. PDT.


LAS VEGAS — Police in Las Vegas are due to release a 19th batch of records from the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The release comes under a court order in a public records lawsuit. Sheriff Joe Lombardo declared the case closed last month with no known motive for the Las Vegas Strip shooting that killed 58 people and injured hundreds almost a year ago. UPCOMING: 130 words, AP Photo. Update on merits.


RENO, Nev. — Members of Nevada’s congressional delegation are calling on the Federal Emergency Management Agency to reconsider a decision to deny the state’s application for financial help to cover the cost of a wildfire in northeastern Nevada. FEMA rejected the application in late August, saying the blaze didn’t threaten destruction that would amount to a major disaster. UPCOMING: 250 words by 2 p.m.


— ELKO KIDNAPPING: Sheriff’s deputies in northeast Nevada are interviewing four suspects in an alleged kidnapping in Elko.

— LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER: Construction to expand the Las Vegas convention center is expected to begin soon.



LOS ANGELES — As legalized sports gambling rolls across the nation, the people who make sports television are ready to ride the boom with a series of shows explicitly about betting. Fox Sports 1′s “Lock It In” began daily production this week as the first of several planned major-platform shows focused on pointspreads, odds and helping their viewers to make better bets. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words by 6 p.m. PDT.


LAS VEGAS — The Golden Knights introduce their latest high-profile acquisition Max Pacioretty on Wednesday. The Stanley Cup runner-up Golden Knights acquired the All-Star forward in trade with the Canadiens. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Developing from 11:30 a.m. PT news conference.


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