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

January 2, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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



OMAHA — Business conditions improved last month in nine Midwest and Plains states despite shortages of skilled workers, according to a monthly survey report issued Wednesday. SENT: 330 words.




PIERCE COUNTY FATALITY _ Authorities say one person was killed and two were injured in a New Year’s Day collision on a northeast Nebraska highway.

XGR--NEBRASKA LEGISLATURE-CANDIDATE _ An Omaha teacher has announced his intention to run for the Nebraska Legislature in 2020.

FATAL STABBING _ Authorities have released the name of a woman who died after being found stabbed in a north Lincoln driveway.

TREASURER CHARGED-THEFT _ A former Harlan County treasurer accused of stealing from the county is scheduled to be sentenced March 4.

GUNBATTLES-SUSPECT WOUNDED _ Authorities say a man who twice traded gunshots with pursuing officers has been taken to a Lincoln hospital.



COLLEGE PARK, Md. _ No. 24 Nebraska seeks its fifth straight victory in a Big Ten matchup against Maryland. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 5:30 p.m.


BKC--NORTH DAKOTA ST-NEBRASKA-OMAHA _ North Dakota State plays Nebraska-Omaha at Baxter Arena. Eds: Game time 7 p.m.


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