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AP-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory, NV

August 3, 2018

Good morning. Here’s an early 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Las Vegas police on Friday make public their final report on the shooting that killed 58 people and injured hundreds last year at a country music festival. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo announced he’ll brief the media on the results of 10 months investigating the Oct. 1 shooting that became the deadliest in modern U.S. history. By Ken Ritter. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photos. Developing from 9 a.m. PDT news conference.


RENO, Nev. — Nevada regulators and industry insiders say the state’s first year of broad marijuana legalization has exceeded even their highest expectations, with sales and tax collections already surpassing year-end projections by 25 percent with a month of numbers still outstanding. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.


SAN FRANCISCO — More than 20,000 evacuees still have not been allowed to return to neighborhoods in burnt out Shasta County, home to the sixth most destructive wildfire in California history. For too many Californians, wildfire season has turned into a series of upheavals that starts with terror of approaching flames. That soon gives way to an anxious scramble for shelter, followed by tense days of waiting. By Janie Har. SENT: 830 words, photos.


— CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES: Increasing winds are expected in Northern California areas where deadly and destructive wildfires are burning. SENT: 130 words.


PHOENIX — Arizona clergy are calling activists to gather this weekend at the state’s border with Mexico and leave large bottles of water on remote trails for Central American migrants who continue to cross the desert during the dangerously hot summer. The Sunday gathering organized by faith leaders and local activist groups such as No More Deaths comes just a week after the U.S. Border Patrol detained a group of 95 Central Americans, including at least one infant, in the same general area near the border. By Anita Snow. UPCOMING: 550 words.


PHOENIX — Federal authorities allege that a former youth care worker at a Phoenix-area facility for immigrant youths sexually abused eight teenage boys, one of several cases brought to light in recent weeks as thousands of immigrant children remain detained around the country. By Astrid Galvan. SENT: 450 words.


SAN DIEGO — A federal judge holds a conference call with representatives of the Trump administration and American Civil Liberties Union on how to reunite still-separated families who were split apart at the U.S.-Mexico border, including hundreds of children whose parents were deported. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version. Developing from 1 p.m. PDT conference call.


— NEVADA PRISON SYSTEM STUDY: Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has requested a review of the state’s criminal justice system to see if the state can control growing prison costs, reduce repeat offenders and make communities safer.

— PEDESTRIAN SAFETY: Law enforcement officials across Nevada this month will be cracking down on drivers and pedestrians who flout traffic laws.

— ZION NATIONAL PARK-FALCONS: Zion National Park in Utah has reopened popular rock-climbing routes after peregrine falcons finished their nesting season on the cliffs.


RENO, Nev. — Girls don’t do tech is still widely believed. To change that, Microsoft has been organizing the DigiGirlz, a technology camp for teenage girls in Reno for the last eight years. This year, tech companies in the region such as Tesla, Switch, Oracle and others came together as presenters at the camp. By Sudhiti Naskar, Reno Gazette-Journal. SENT: 720 words.



RENO, Nev. — Ollie Schniederjans took a three-point lead into the second round of the Barracuda Championship, the PGA Tour’s only modified Stableford scoring event. UPCOMING: 500 words.


DENVER — Third baseman Pablo Sandoval made his debut on the mound this season. So have infielders Jose Reyes and Anthony Rizzo. The use of position players has become an increasing trend in baseball this season, especially in blowouts to save wear and tear on the bullpen. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos by 6 p.m. EDT.


CANTON, Ohio — The Ravens and Bears honored their great linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher with some defense to make them proud in the Hall of Fame game that opened the NFL’s preseason. There was a little spark of offense provided by Baltimore’s first-round draft pick Lamar Jackson in the second half of a 17-16 victory. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. SENT: 670 words, photos.


NEW YORK — Dodgeball is not just a Ben Stiller movie or anxiety-inducing gym class activity. It’s a professional sport, just like many games that were popularize in parks, schoolyards and even novels. The World Dodgeball Association, founded in 2013, is holding its second World Cup — this weekend in New York. Thirteen countries, including the U.S., will be represented at Madison Square Garden on Saturday for the biennial tournament. By Terrin Waack. UPCOMING: 1,100 words, photos.


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