Good afternoon! Here’s an updated look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Nevada. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to supervisor Sandra Chereb in Carson City at 775-687-4190.
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RENO HOSPITAL SHOOTING
RENO — Newly released 911 tapes paint a scene of panic and terror at a Nevada medical office where dozens of callers hid in bathrooms and exam rooms from a suicidal gunman who killed one doctor and shot another. One said the gunman told patients to leave or he’d shoot them after he entered the Urology Nevada office in Reno last week. The caller said the man armed with a pistol-grip, 12-gauge shotgun told him he had a vasectomy at the office and it ruined his life. Other terrified callers included a woman hiding under a desk in an exam room and another who whispered “Oh, my God” as apparent gunshots can be heard in the background. By Scott Sonner. UPCOMING 650 words. With AP audio, photos.
HEALTH OVERHAUL-NEVADA-WHAT’S NEXT?
CARSON CITY — The insurance plan has been selected and paid for. So what should Nevada’s newly insured residents expect next? For one thing, it may take a while for an insurance card to arrive in the mail. CJ Bawden, spokesman for the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange, said people who selected a plan by Monday’s deadline and pay for it by 6 p.m. Friday will have coverage beginning Jan. 1. Once payment is made, the information will be electronically transmitted to the carrier chosen by the consumer. It could take a week for the carrier to receive the information and enter it into its system, Bawden said. By Sandra Chereb. SENT 400 words.
CARSON CITY — Taxable sales in Nevada climbed 6.1 percent in October over the same month last year, with most major sectors reporting gains, the state reported Tuesday. Nevada merchants sold $3.8 billion in goods in October on which the state collected gross sales and use taxes of $297.8 million. The tax revenues were up 3.5 percent compared with October 2012. By Sandra Chereb. SENT 300 words.
TRAVEL-DEATH VALLEY-RACES HALTED
LOS ANGELES — It’s the hottest, hardest, most grueling foot race in the world, says Shannon Farar-Griefer, who has run the Badwater 135 ultramarathon through Death Valley five times. But next year, for the first time in 27 years, runners won’t be able to tackle the Badwater 135. Death Valley National Park recently put a moratorium on foot and cycling races through the desert hot spot 200 miles east of Los Angeles while they study ways to make the events safer. By John Rogers.
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LAS VEGAS — The new head of a veteran’s hospital in North Las Vegas says security video sought for a congressional investigation of the treatment of a blind Navy veteran was deleted. VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System Director Isabel Duff told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the video was automatically purged and couldn’t be retrieved. SENT 450 words.
— HOUSE FIRE— Las Vegas house fire ruled accidental.
— MAN HIT BY TRAIN — Man hit by train northeast of Vegas identified.
— DRI-SOLAR— DRI unveils solar array on Reno campus.
— UNR FITNESS CENTER — $1.5M donation for UNR student fitness center.
— VEGAS AIRPORT-TRAFFIC — McCarran air traffic flat in November.
— INMATE DEATH-NEVADA — Inmate dies in medical facility at Nevada prison.
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