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

May 23, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

PLASTIC BAGS-LINCOLN _ Lincoln city leaders are interested in regulating single-use plastic shopping bags, despite stop-start efforts to reduce their use in Omaha. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

RECALL-OMAHA MAYOR _ A group formed to recall Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert has halted its efforts.

TEEN SEX CASE-TEACHER _ A former Hastings teacher accused of having sex with a teenage student and providing her alcohol has pleaded not guilty.

CONVENIENCE STORE SHOOTING _ A jury has found a 30-year-old man guilty of first-degree murder and two weapons crimes in Omaha.

SPORTS:

BBC--BIG TEN TOURNAMENT

OMAHA _ All four bottom seeds won on the opening day of the Big Ten Tournament and will be trying to take control of their brackets Thursday. 150 words on each game.

BBC--B10-Indiana-Minnesota, 1 p.m.

BBC--B10-Maryland-Ohio State, 5 p.m.

BBC--B10-Iowa-Nebraska, 9 p.m.

BBC-BIG TEN-ILLINOIS-MICHIGAN _ Jordan Nwogu drilled a two-run double with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to push Michigan past Illinois 5-4 on Thursday in the Big Ten Tournament.

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