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

July 24, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION-LOCAL LAW — The city council in an eastern Nebraska community has decided to let voters decide whether to bar employing or renting residences to people living in the U.S. illegally. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

GEOTHERMAL WELLS-CAPITOL — A new geothermal well field should supply the Nebraska Capitol with cool air and heat in one year. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words.


WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS-NEBRASKA — A federal appeals court has refused to put on its hold its decision to affirm a $28.1 million jury verdict against a Nebraska county and two local sheriff’s deputies.

AG COMPANIES-TARIFFS-AID — Wall Street is flooding into the agricultural sector on reports that the Trump administration is preparing a plan that would send billions in aid to U.S. farmers hurt by tariffs. Eds: Note Nebraska interest.

FATAL I-80 CRASH — A Florida truck driver has been given 180 days in jail and two years of probation for a western Nebraska crash that killed six people, including a family of five from Minnesota.

PRISON SEX-STAFFER — A prison staffer has been accused of engaging in sexual activity with an inmate at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln.

BELLEVUE CONFESSION — A man who confessed that he’d killed his wife in an Omaha suburb will be tried on a charge of first-degree murder.



CHICAGO — Ohio State and Wisconsin are once again favored to win their divisions and meet in the Big Ten title game. The question remains if the Badgers can actually get over the hump this season. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m.


ROCHESTER, Mich. — Oakland University has hired Steven Waterfield as its new athletic director. The school announced the move Tuesday. Waterfield arrives after serving as an executive associate AD at Nebraska. SENT: 215 words.


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