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BC-AZ--Arizona Coverage Advisory, AZ

December 14, 2018

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

HELICOPTER CRASH-ANNIVERSARY

PHOENIX _ It will be three years ago Saturday that a medical helicopter crashed outside of Phoenix, killing the pilot and a nurse and leaving paramedic Derek Boehm as the lone survivor. Boehm sometimes can still feel the cold and smell the fuel from that night. By Terry Tang. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photos.

CHILD DEAD-BORDER PATROL

WASHINGTON — An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death at a Texas hospital of a 7-year-old migrant girl who began suffering seizures in immigration custody in New Mexico along the U.S.-Mexico border and spiked a high fever, officials said. By Colleen Long and Astrid Galvan. SENT: 690 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates.

DEATH PENALTY

WASHINGTON _ Three states resumed executions of death row inmates in 2018 after long breaks, but nationwide, executions remained near historic lows this year, according to an annual report on the death penalty. By Jessica Gresko. SENT: 660 words, photo.

SPORTS:

BKN--COYOTES-RANGERS

NEW YORK _ The Arizona Coyotes visit the New York Rangers.

FBN--CARDINALS-FALCONS PREVIEW

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Falcons and Arizona Cardinals seem to be pretty much on equal footing into what appears to be a dud of a game this week. Injuries have essentially ruined each team’s season. By George Henry. SENT: 911 words. Moved on Thursday for weekend use.

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