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

January 8, 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.

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MUSEUM SHUTTING DOWN _ The developers of Lincoln’s downtown Telegraph District beat out-of-state competitors to buy a collection of hundreds of telephone-related artifacts dating back to the genesis of the now-indispensable technology. SENT: 290 words.



ODESSA, Texas _ The deeper you get into the medical profession, says Dr. Matthew Brian Furst, the more apparent it becomes that it is a life like no other. The Odessa American reports the rewards are supreme and the stresses excruciating and you mustn’t be too enamored of the former or caught up in the latter, says Furst, the latest in a line of physicians dating to the 19th century. Away from his plastic surgery practice, the 58-year-old Odessa native doesn’t see himself as being different from anyone else. “I’m a pretty basic West Texas-born and raised kind of person, not too flashy or flamboyant,” he said. By Bob Campbell, Odessa American. SENT: 1,350 words, pursuing photos. NOTE Nebraska mention.


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to get involved in a legal dispute in which 15 states are seeking to strike down laws in California and Massachusetts that require larger living areas for some farm animals. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 520 words. NOTE Nebraska interest.


HELENA, Mont. _ The U.S. government shutdown may prevent Justice Department attorneys from going before a Montana judge next week to ask him to lift his hold on Keystone XL oil pipeline construction. SENT: 400 words, photos. NOTE Nebraska interest.


SLAVERY AMENDMENT _ A Nebraska lawmaker wants to close a 143-year-old loophole in the state constitution that allows people to be enslaved as punishment for a crime.

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY-PERSONNEL _ Berkshire Hathaway chose an insider with decades of experience to lead its Benjamin Moore paint company.

OFFICER TICKETED _ A 26-year-old Lincoln police officer has been accused of buying alcohol for his teenage girlfriend.

APARTMENT FIRE-BODY _ Officials in western Iowa say a body has been found by firefighters in an apartment where they were fighting a fire.

INSURANCE FRAUD _ Authorities say a Nebraska man has been charged in Iowa with conspiracy to commit insurance fraud and other counts.

NEW YEAR’S EVE SHOOTOUT _ Authorities say a 30-year-old Broken Bow man shot during a New Year’s Eve shootout with central Nebraska law enforcement has been charged with attempted murder.

MISSING MAN-ARRESTS _ A second man charged with a fatal Lincoln beating over a drug debt has taken a plea deal.

FATAL COLLISION _ Police say a head-on collision in northeast Lincoln killed an Iowa man and injured two Nebraska residents.

NANCE COUNTY FATALITY _ Authorities say a North Platte man died when the pickup truck he was in crashed in central Nebraska’s Nance County.

TEEN SEX TRAFFICKING _ A Nebraska man suspected of intending to make a prostitute out of a 15-year-old Iowa runaway has taken a plea deal.

SOUTH OMAHA SHOOTING _ A man suspected in an Omaha slaying has been found in the Saline County community of Crete.



OMAHA _ Frank Solich, whose firing at Nebraska still stirs debate among Cornhuskers fans 15 years later, will receive an award from his former boss, Tom Osborne, at the Outland Trophy banquet Wednesday. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


LINCOLN _ No. 9 Maryland visits Nebraska in a matchup of teams that are 2-1 in Big Ten play. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m.


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