AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA
Our news coverage plans. If you have questions or suggestions about the report, please call the Seattle bureau at 206-682-1812 or 1-800-552-7694. The West Regional Desk can be reached at (602) 417-2400.
A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says the soldier who was killed in Afghanistan over the weekend gave his life in service of the U.S. Defense Department officials said Sunday that 25-year-old Army Sgt. Leandro A.S. Jasso died Saturday during combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Inslee said in a statement that “we are profoundly grateful for his service and sacrifice.” SENT: 500 words.
IMMIGATION DETENTION CENTER-DEATH
TACOMA, Wash. —The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled the death of an immigration detainee in Tacoma a suicide. The office said following an autopsy Monday that 40-year-old Mergensana Amar died by hanging. By Gene Johnson. SENT: 480 words.
INDIA AMERICAN KILLED
NEW DELHI — Indian officials have traveled repeatedly in recent days near the remote island where an American missionary was killed by people who have long resisted the outside world. But they have not set foot onto North Sentinel Island since the killing, and it remains unclear if they will. By Ashok Sharma. SENT: 470 words. With AP photos.
AVISTA-HYRDO ONE SALE
SPOKANE, Wash. — Idaho public utility officials are raising questions about Spokane, Washington-based energy company Avista Corp.’s sale to a Canadian utility, and their concerns have the potential to unravel the $5.3 billion deal. SENT: 380 words.
GARLAND, Texas — Turns out that retailers like Amazon aren’t too interested in restocking your returned impulse buys. Instead, they’ll often wind up in warehouses like one in Garland, where returned goods (including some that have never been opened) are auctioned off for cheap. The Dallas Morning News reports as holiday sales pick up, so do returns. An AP Member Exchange by Dana Branham, The Dallas Morning News. SENT: 1,000 words. With AP photos.
BKC--T25-COLLEGE BKB POLL
Gonzaga pulled off what some considered impossible, stopping the Duke juggernaut in the Maui Invitational title game without one of its best players. Now the Zags are No. 1 again. By John Marshall. SENT: 750 words. AP Photos.
BKC--T25--NORHT DAKOTA ST-GONZAGA
SPOKANE, Wash. — No. 3 Gonzaga seeks to remain undefeated with a game against North Dakota State. By Nicholas K. Geranios. UPCOMING: 600 words by 11 p.m. ET. Photos
RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks have been the best run offense in the NFL for weeks. What the Seahawks showed in Sunday’s win over Carolina is when needed, they can skill lean on the passing arm of Russell Wilson. By Tim Booth. SENT: 740 words. With AP photos.
BKC--T25-GONZAGA INJURY: Crandall of No. 1 Gonzaga fractures hand, out 4-6 weeks.
—MAYOR SEX ABUSE LAWSUIT: City to pay $75K to former foster son of ex-Seattle mayor.
—HOMICIDE CREAMERY: Police investigating homicide at northeast Oregon creamery.
—TRAFFIC STOP DRUG BUST: Police find drugs, a gun, cash during routine traffic stop.
—NORTHWEST WEATHER: Storm system brings rain, wind and flooding to Northwest.
—WILDFIRE RELIEF-WASHINGTON: A team of Washington utility workers is helping to restore power to families affected by the recent wildfire in Northern California.
—TEEN KILLED-HIGHWAY: A 19-year-old man from Toledo, Washington, was struck and killed by a car as he walked along a dark road.
—BARRICADED MAN-SENTENCING: Man who threatened motel manager, deputies, sentenced.
—FATAL CRASH: A woman who died after her car crashed into guardrail on I-5 in Federal Way has been identified as Sau Chun Leung of Portland.