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

April 2, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TODAY:

XGR--NEBRASKA LEGISLATURE

LINCOLN _ The Associated Press is monitoring developments in the Nebraska Legislature. Story on merits.

FROM AP MEMBERS:

SPRING FLOODING-NEBRASKA-COSTLY REPAIRS _ A rural water district official is worried about how to provide water for the thousands of people and cattle in his northern Nebraska county after a wall of water, ice and debris swept away a vital pipe. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

YORK COUNTY CRASH _ York County authorities say a 58-year-old man died after his vehicle hit a landscaping rock and erupted in flames.

BAR FIRE-ARSON _ A woman has been accused of setting fire to a bar she was buying in the central Nebraska town of Arnold.

NEW YEAR’S EVE SHOOTOUT _ A Broken Bow man wounded during a New Year’s Eve shootout with central Nebraska law officers has taken a plea deal.

SPORTS:

BKC--NEBRASKA-HOIBERG

LINCOLN _ Fred Hoiberg is introduced as Nebraska’s new coach after signing a seven-year contract worth $25 million _ a sign the Cornhuskers are serious about becoming relevant in basketball. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos, by 6 p.m.

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