BC-NV–Nevada News Coverage Advisory, NV

Good afternoon! Here’s an update on how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Nevada. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to News Editor Tom Tait in Las Vegas at (702) 382-7440 or ttait@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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CARSON CITY — Gov. Brian Sandoval said Friday that failure in Washington and President Barack Obama’s about face to allow people to keep their old health insurance policies has made federal health reform unworkable. The Republican Nevada governor who grudgingly accepted the law’s mandates said Obama’s announcement doesn’t fix any problems and only adds more confusion. By Sandra Chereb. SENT: 450 words.


LAS VEGAS — A Las Vegas lawyer representing biker club members in a federal police harassment lawsuit claimed police retaliation Friday, following his arrest when he said he tried to advise a client who had been stopped on a traffic infraction. Attorney Stephen Stubbs said he was handcuffed and jailed for several hours Thursday evening on a misdemeanor obstructing a public officer charge after intervening to invoke the motorcyclist’s constitutional right to have an attorney present during questioning by Las Vegas police. By Ken Ritter. SENT: 380 words.


LAS VEGAS — More than 30,000 runners are expected to take part this weekend amid the blare of music and the glare of neon in the fifth annual Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and related races. Race spokesman Dan Cruz says runners are picking up race numbers Friday and Saturday at a fitness expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The expo features 100 exhibitors. SENT: 130 words. SENT: 500 words.


MISSOULA, Mont. — A businessman charged with failing to pay golfers for hole-in-one prizes insured by his company has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge and agreed to pay a Montana man $10,000 of a promised $18,000 prize. Kevin W. Kolenda of Norwalk, Conn., didn’t attend Thursday’s hearing before Justice of the Peace Karen Orzech in Missoula. His attorney, Brian Tipp, entered a guilty plea on Kolenda’s behalf to acting as an insurer without a license. In exchange, prosecutors dismissed a felony insurance fraud charge. Kolenda was given a six-month suspended jail sentence. SENT: 350 words.



TRUCKEE, Calif. — The California Highway Patrol and Truckee police are commemorating the 50th anniversary of the killing of a state trooper shot by three Sacramento bank robbers and left for dead in a snow bank north of Lake Tahoe. CHP officers erected a banner Thursday and local police brought flowers to the sign near the Northstar ski resort south of Truckee on the Highway 267 memorial bypass named after Glenn Carlson, who was killed Nov. 15, 1963. It was exactly a week before the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Truckee Police Sgt. Jason Litchie says Carlson’s bypass marker serves as a daily reminder of the dangers of law enforcement. SENT: 450 words.


YERINGTON — The Nevada Supreme Court is considering whether a convicted stalker’s constitutional rights were violated when a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy tracked him through his cellphone’s global positioning system without first obtaining a warrant. SENT 275 words.



LAS VEGAS — The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels host Nebraska Omaha at the Thomas & Mack Center. By Adam Soboleski. UPCOMING 150 words, photos. Game: 7 p.m. Pacific.


ONTARIO, Calif. — Andre Ward has spent the last 14 months in surgery, in a broadcaster’s tuxedo, in a nasty public spat with his promoter — just about everywhere except the ring. Ward (26-0, 14 KOs) realizes that’s no way to build a career. The U.S. Olympic champion’s slow-moving star finally seemed ready to soar when he stopped Chad Dawson in September 2012, providing a signature win for his formidable talent. By Sports Writer Greg Beacham.


— ROCK YOUR MOCS — Elementary school students in western New Mexico are wearing their moccasins. So are students at Northern Arizona University, Purdue and the University of Michigan. By Susan Montoya Bryan.

— DRONE CRASH-NEVADA — Military officials say nobody was injured when a drone crashed on a range outside of Creech Air Force Base northwest of Las Vegas.

— HALLOWEEN CRASH-TEEN DEATH — North Las Vegas police have arrested a 21-year-old man who they say was driving drunk and more than 30 miles over the speed limit on Halloween when he crashed into a car and killed a teen mom.

— TROOPER KILLED-50TH ANNIVERSARY — The California Highway Patrol and Truckee police are commemorating the 50th anniversary of the killing of a state trooper shot by three Sacramento bank robbers and left for dead in a snow bank north of Lake Tahoe.


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