BC-NV–Nevada News Coverage Advisory, NV

Good morning! 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 to supervisor Michelle Price in Salt Lake City at 801-322-3405.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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RENO, Nev. — A renowned conservation biologist who has done research for the Forest Service for more than a decade is suing the agency to try to block logging in the mountains above Lake Tahoe that he says is being done illegally under the guise of reducing wildfire threats that don’t exist. Dennis Murphy, a Pew Scholar research professor in biology at the University of Nevada, Reno, says the Forest Service is ignoring its own analysis of the low fire risk in the high altitude, old-growth forest on about 100 acres surrounding Echo Lakes about 8 miles southwest of South Lake Tahoe, Calif. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 600 words.


UNDATED — When a 16-year-old student slammed a metal trash can onto Philip Raimondo’s head, it did more than break open the history teacher’s scalp, knock him out and send him bleeding to the floor. “It changed my whole world,” Raimondo said about the attack in the school where he taught for 22 years. By Carolyn Thompson.

SENT: 800 words. AP Photos WX102, NYMG301, NYMG302.


CARMICHAEL, Calif. — The doctor isn’t in, but he can still see you now. Remote presence robots are allowing physicians to “beam” themselves into hospitals to diagnose patients and offer medical advice during emergencies. By Terence Chea. SENT: 600 words, photos.



LAS VEGAS — More than 30,000 runners are expected to race down the famous Strip, passing glittering casinos and blaring live bands in the Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. By Keith Freeman. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos. Race starts 4:30 p.m. Pacific.


LAS VEGAS — Georges St. Pierre retained his welterweight title with split decision over top contender Johny Hendricks on Saturday night in UFC 167. Hendricks seemed to have the upper hand over the Canadian champion for most of the five rounds, landing the more significant blows and limiting any damage inflicted. By Adam Berchin.

SENT: 500 words. AP Photos NVIB115, NVIB114, NVIB113, NVIB110, NVIB111, NVIB109, NVIB108, NVIB106, NVIB105, NVIB104.


RENO, Nev. — Cody Fajardo passed for one touchdown and ran for another to spark Nevada to a 38-16 win over San Jose State Saturday night, snapping a five-game losing streak. Fajardo engineered a 10-play, 61-yard drive late in the first half, tossing a two-yard pass to Brandon Wimberly for the score to put the Wolf Pack (4-7, 3-5 Mountain West) up, 21-13. He added a 17-yard run for a touchdown late in the third quarter.

SENT: 150 words.


— HIGHWAY MURDER PLOT — Jury selection resumes Monday for the trial of a 43-year-old Las Vegas woman accused of plotting with her brother and her adopted son to have her estranged husband killed in a drive-by highway shooting.



RENO, Nev. — There are only a few events in life that stay with you. A first hunt is one of them. Hunting was never a tradition for me. This year, at 29, friends encouraged me to try it. I filled my tag. The antlers are being mounted. My freezer is full of venison. But along the way, I made some mistakes and learned a few lessons during a three-day outing in the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge on the Nevada-Oregon line. By Scott Oxarart. Reno Gazette-Journal.

SENT: 1000 words, photos.

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LAS VEGAS — The Federal Aviation Administration is weeks away from announcing where it will test unmanned aerial systems — drones capable of flying in situations that are too dangerous or mundane for manned aircraft. Nevada is on the short list of 25 applicants from 24 states. Six test sites will be chosen, the next step to opening the nation’s airspace to civilian drones. Nevada is a strong contender. The state is home to hundreds of square miles of airspace far from population centers and already houses a military command center for unmanned aerial vehicles used by Creech Air Force Base. Nevada has experienced drone pilots and support companies that work with unmanned aerial systems. And the state has a variety of terrain and weather that make flying conditions ideal more than 300 days a year. By Richard Velotta. Las Vegas Sun.

SENT: 1000 words, photos.

Eds: An AP member exchange. For use in weekend editions Nov. 16 and thereafter.

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