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

September 28, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

ZEBRA MUSSELS-OMAHA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to drain an Omaha lake in order to kill off two invasive species living in the body of water, according to a recently released environmental assessment. SENT: 315 words.

IN BRIEF:

TRUCKS-FATAL CRASH — Officials say two trash collection employees have died in the crash of two heavy trucks in the northwestern Omaha community of Elkhorn.

LOTTER-DEATH PENALTY — The Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected the latest appeals of a death row inmate John Lotter, ruling filed the appeals too late.

PET RACCOON CONDEMNED — Concerns about rabies have condemned an eastern Nebraska family’s pet raccoon.

OFFICER ACCUSED-DOMESTIC ASSAULT — A former Hastings police officer accused of assaulting his wife and mother has been given probation.

SPORTS:

FBC--PURDUE-NEBRASKA

LINCOLN — Purdue finally found something to celebrate. Nebraska is still looking. The Boilermakers (1-3) broke through with a win over then-ranked Boston College last week after three losses by a total of eight points. The Cornhuskers (0-3) are coming off a 46-point loss at Michigan and will be three-point underdogs at home when they play Purdue on Saturday. By Eric Olson. SENT: 770 words, photos.

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