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BC-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

May 16, 2019 GMT

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Alaska. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Anchorage bureau at 800-770-7549 or at apanchorage@ap.org. News Editor Mark Thiessen can be reached at 907-272-7549 or mthiessen@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 and digests will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.


Alaska at 8:30 a.m.


JUNEAU _ Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy called lawmakers into a special session after the regular session ended at the constitutional deadline Wednesday without resolution on its biggest issues: crime, the budget and the dividend residents receive from the state’s oil-wealth fund. Will be led. By Becky Bohrer. SENT: 865 words.

AP Photos RPBB302-0515191707, FX316-0515191505, RPBB301-0515190938, FX315-0515191503, FX314-0515191458, AKBB221-0514191605.


ANCHORAGE _ A newly married couple, a pilot who used his family’s savings to buy his own plane, a devoted family man from Australia and an office manager at an insurance company with a vivacious personality and a heart of gold were among six victims in a deadly midair collision of two sightseeing planes in Alaska. Moved late and may be updated. By Rachel D’oro and Morgan Smith. SENT: 1,155 words.

AP Photos CALOS301-1115142127, NYSB337-0515191059, NYSB338-0515191138.



ANCHORAGE _ A judge has denied bail for an Alaska man being held on charges of illegally purchasing and manufacturing weapons. SENT: 260 words.


FAIRBANKS _ A man was arrested after a surveillance camera showed him raping a woman inside an Alaska police station, authorities said. SENT: 280 words.


_ ATTEMPTED SUICIDE-MANSLAUGHTER _ An Alaska man who attempted suicide and accidently shot his girlfriend has been sentenced to nine years in prison.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apanchorage@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Alaska and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.

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