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BC-NE--Nebraska News Digest 1 pm, NE

May 1, 2019

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Nebraska. Questions about coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Omaha Bureau at 402-391-0031 or omahane@ap.org. Nebraska News Editor Scott McFetridge can also be reached at 515-243-3281 or smcfetridge@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. All times are Central.

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

For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

MIDWEST ECONOMY

OMAHA _ An April survey of business supply managers suggests there will be solid economic growth over the next three to six months in nine Midwest and Plains states, although some survey category figures declined, a report said Wednesday. SENT: 310 words.

With:

_ MIDWEST ECONOMY-GLANCE

AROUND THE STATE:

LGBTQ CHURCH RULES PROTEST _ Eight middle-school confirmation class members have decided against joining an Omaha Methodist church in protest at the denomination’s renewed ban on same-sex marriage and gay clergy. SENT: 300 words, video.

IN BRIEF:

AMERICAN BURYING BEETLE _ U.S. wildlife officials say an endangered carnivorous beetle is making a comeback and should be downlisted to threatened.

OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING-LINCOLN _ A man shot while trying to flee officers in Lincoln has been imprisoned.

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