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BC-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory , AZ

May 14, 2019 GMT

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Arizona.

Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Phoenix bureau at 602-258-8934 or aparizona@ap.org.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Mountain unless specified otherwise. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.




SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. _ Police say a 46-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder after telling officers she smothered her 79-year-old mother in the apartment they shared. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Photo.


WASHINTON _ Homeland Security officials considered arresting thousands of migrant families who had final deportation orders and removing them from the U.S. in a flashy show of force, but the idea was tabled as the Trump administration grappled with straining resources and a growing number of Central Americans crossing the border, sources tell AP. By Colleen Long. SENT: 490 words, photo.


_ LEMONADE-STATE DRINK: Gov. Doug Ducey has signed off on legislation thought up by a Gilbert teenager making lemonade Arizona’s official state drink.

_ SECURITIES FRAUD-INDICTMENT: Federal prosecutors say a Scottsdale securities broker and three others conspired to illegally convert shares of stock into a profit of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

_ PHOENIX HIKER DEATH: Authorities say a hiker found unresponsive on a trail in Phoenix’s South Mountain Recreational Park last week has died at a hospital.

_ PRESCOTT-DISTRICT: A new law will ensure that Prescott retains the 1st Legislative District regardless of how Arizona’s 30 districts are redrawn every 10 years.

_ BUCKEYE-DEATH INVESTIGATION: Police in Buckeye are investigating the death of a 45-year-old man.

_ CLERGY ABUSE-NEW MEXICO: A former Gallup priest listed as a credibly accused abuser by New Mexico’s three Catholic dioceses has died.



PHOENIX _ Pittsburgh plays Arizona at Chase Field. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.


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