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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



BISMARCK, N.D. _ Officials on an impoverished American Indian reservation in southern South Dakota are scrambling to prepare for this week’s “bomb cyclone” storm even as they begin recovery from the last one, just a month ago. The second storm bearing down on the region in a matter of weeks is expected to drop heavy snow and rain that will raise rivers across the region and bring the specter of renewed flooding. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos, by 4 p.m.




JAILER ASSAULTED _ An Omaha man who was released ahead of his sentencing hearing on allegations that he attacked a jail guard is back behind bars after failing to report to a treatment center. SENT: 270 words.


OMAHA FATALITY _ A convenience store clerk has been given a year behind bars for selling alcohol consumed by a 17-year-old who later died when his speeding car crashed on the west end of Omaha.

WIND ENERGY REPORT _ A new report says Nebraska led the nation last year with the growth of its installed wind-energy capacity, creating economic benefits for the state.

PROPERTY FIRE-ARSON _ A man has been imprisoned for starting a fire that damaged his parents’ acreage property on the south end of Lincoln.

DAWSON COUNTY SLAYING _ A woman accused of trying to conceal a man’s slaying in Dawson County has been given jail time and probation.

PRISON MISTAKE _ Nebraska prison officials say a staff member was attacked by an inmate temporarily freed when a cell door was mistakenly opened.



MINNEAPOLIS _ The federal investigation into corruption within college basketball continues to churn and joins Virginia’s next act after its title run as the top story lines entering the offseason ahead of the 2019-20 season. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 850 words and photos by 2 p.m.


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