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

October 9, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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STUBBORN WEED — Lancaster County weed control officials are ramping up efforts to fight Nebraska’s most noxious weed. SENT: 315 words.


OMAHA SCHOOL-STABBING — A high school in central Omaha has been placed on lockdown after a reported stabbing.

DRUG SEIZURE-I-80 — The Nebraska State Patrol says troopers have seized more than 80 pounds of marijuana and about 5,000 vaping cartridges containing hash oil in three separate traffic stops on Interstate 80 in recent days.

OMAHA FATAL CRASH — Police in Omaha say a 25-year-old woman has died from a crash near the city’s midtown area.

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD-UNION VOTE — The Omaha World-Herald’s reporters and editors have voted to form a union at the newspaper owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway.

COLLEGE SYSTEM-CHANCELLOR SEARCH — The Nebraska State College System has entered a contract with the next system chancellor.

WINTER WEATHER-NEBRASKA — Some winter weather has been forecast for parts of western Nebraska less than three weeks into fall.

FALLEN POT — Two people caught hauling marijuana through Nebraska have been imprisoned.

YORK MAYOR RECALL — York’s mayor has submitted his defense statement for inclusion on recall petitions.

CREDIT CARD OPERATION-LAYOFFS — Officials say more than 150 people will lose their jobs at Cabela’s former credit card operation in Lincoln.


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