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

January 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


MUSEUM SHUTTING DOWN _ Local companies, people and groups have joined together to buy the collection of items from a telephone museum in Lincoln. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 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. Eds: Note Nebraska mention.


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, after 3 p.m. CST availability.


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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