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BC-NE--Nebraska News Digest 6 pm, NE

December 26, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPDATES BRIEFS.

TOP STORIES:

JAIL DEATH-NO CHARGES _ A Lancaster County grand jury investigating the death of an inmate who fell 11 times in his cell has found no criminal wrongdoing by officials. SENT: 330 words.

IN BRIEF:

LEGISLATIVE APPOINTMENT _ Gov. Pete Ricketts has appointed his campaign press secretary to fill a southeast Nebraska legislative seat.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-HOMESTEAD _ A shutdown of parts of the federal government has forced the closure of buildings at Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice.

LINCOLN CHASE _ Authorities say one teenager was killed and three others were injured when the sport utility vehicle they were in crashed during a Lincoln chase by officers.

SEVERE WEATHER-NEBRASKA _ Forecasters say a powerful winter storm is headed into western and northern Nebraska, carrying the potential to dump more than a foot of snow in some spots.

CEDAR COUNTY FATALITY _ Authorities say a driver was killed and four people were injured in a three-vehicle collision in northeast Nebraska.

MARIJUANA PRODUCTS SEIZED _ A Rhode Island man arrested on a drug charge has been sentenced to time in a Nebraska jail.

SPORTS:

BKC--BIG TEN PREVIEW

The Big Ten’s expanded schedule is shaping up to be quite a grind. By Noah Trister. SENT: 870 words, photos.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

FBC--OBIT-GEORGE SULLIVAN _ George Sullivan, the head athletic trainer at Nebraska for 20 years and a member of the athletic program’s medical staff for more than 50, has died. He was 91.

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