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AP-NE--Nebraska News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, NE

October 10, 2018

Good morning! 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 also can 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



BELLEVUE — Nearly 77 years after repeated torpedo strikes tore into the USS Oklahoma, killing hundreds of sailors and Marines, Carrie Brown leaned over the remains of a serviceman laid out on a table in her lab and was surprised the bones still smelled of burning oil from that horrific day at Pearl Harbor. By Scott McFetridge. SENT: 1,005 words, photos, video.


BUILDING EXPLOSION — Authorities say an arsonist caused an explosion and fire at a dry cleaning business in Omaha.

PLAYER ACCUSED — A Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball player is accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend and damaging her father’s car. Twenty-one-year-old Tyson Smiley, of Omaha, Nebraska, was arrested Sept. 13.

PRISON WORKER ATTACKED — An Omaha man has been convicted of attacking an employee at the state prison intake center for male prisoners.

PANHANDLE FATALITY — Authorities say a driver died after a collision in the Nebraska Panhandle.



LINCOLN — Four starts into his career, Nebraska’s Adrian Martinez already is showing signs of blossoming into the next standout quarterback coached by Scott Frost. By Eric Olson. SENT: 650 words, photos.


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