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BC-NV--Nevada Coverage Advisory, NV

January 3, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

US ATTORNEY-NEVADA

LAS VEGAS _ Nevada’s newly confirmed U.S. attorney says he’ll plan a smooth transition from his former role as the top aide to Nevada’s outgoing state attorney general. Nicholas Trutanich said in a brief interview on Thursday that he’s humbled to have been confirmed by the U.S. Senate late Wednesday. Trutanich calls it too early to outline policy goals. He will lead an office with about 50 prosecutors in Las Vegas and Reno. By Ken Ritter. SENT: 220 words.

LONGTIME DJ-PRISON DEDICATIONS

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. _ For almost eight decades, long-time DJ Art Laboe has played popular rock ‘n’ roll and R&B songs to adoring fans in Southern California. He is credited with helping integrate popular dancing halls among whites, blacks and Latinos. Now celebrating his 75 years in radio, Laboe remains beloved by generations of Mexican Americans who share his love of oldies. He also has a devoted following among those who give dedications to loved ones in prison. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 680 words, photos.

CALIFORNIA WATER-SNOW SURVEY

SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ California water managers on Thursday will conduct the season’s first snow survey, a key measurement of the state’s future water supply. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

WASHINGTON — No one budged at President Donald Trump’s closed-door meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday, so the partial government shutdown persisted through Day 12 over his demand for billions of dollars to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. They’ll all try again Friday. By Lisa Mascaro and Catherline Lucey. SENT: 1,150 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Updates.

TESLA SALES

DETROIT _ Tesla made about 9,300 more vehicles than it delivered last year, raising concerns among industry analysts that inventory is growing as demand for the company’s electric cars may be starting to wane. By Auto Writer Tom Krisher. SENT: 750 words, with AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ NEVADA VOTER REGISTRATION: Nevada voter registration numbers drop by 3,700 people

_ELKO MAYOR: Former Elko City Councilman Reece Keener has been sworn in as the new mayor of the northeast Nevada city.

_ MARRIAGE RENEWALS-VEGAS: Las Vegas marriage records officials have begun offering commemorative wedding vow renewal certificates for the first time.

_ASSAULT RIFLE-TAHOE ARREST_ Police at Lake Tahoe have arrested a suspected gang member on drug and weapon charges who they say had an assault rifle in his car when he crashed while en route to confront an alleged drug dealer about a previous disturbance.

_BODIES FOUND-COLD SPRINGS_ The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office says the deaths of a man and woman north of Reno over the weekend was an apparent murder-suicide.

_NEVADA WEATHER_ The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a winter storm watch this weekend for much of the Sierra, including the Lake Tahoe area where up to 18 inches of snow is possible in the upper elevations.

SPORTS:

FBN-NFL-CASINO DEAL

UNDATED _ The NFL entered a partnership with Caesars Entertainment on Thursday, the league’s first official casino sponsor. The multiyear deal, however, does not include sports betting or fantasy football. SENT: 390 words, with AP Photos TXFOR201, NY167, NY168.

FBC--CFP--CHEAP TICKETS

SANTA CLARA, Calif. _ Getting into the CFP title game may be tough but getting tickets has never been easier with demand for the game between Alabama and Clemson at a historic low. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 1 a.m. PST.

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