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

January 24, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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--NATIVE AMERICAN VIOLENCE-NEBRASKA

LINCOLN _ Nebraska lawmakers could join a growing number of states that are stepping up efforts to track cases of missing Native American women, a potentially large problem in the Great Plains. By Grant Schulte. UPCOMING: 450 words by 5 p.m.

EARNS-UNION PACIFIC

OMAHA _ Union Pacific is putting up strong fourth-quarter numbers thanks to growing volume and solid pricing. By Business Writer Josh Funk. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250-300 words. Eds: Will be incorporated into Earns-Railroads story later in the day.

EARNS-RAILROADS

OMAHA _ Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern railroads will both release their earnings reports Thursday and give investors a glimpse of how strong the economy remains. Last week, CSX railroad said shipping demand remained strong from its customers. By Business Writer Josh Funk. UPCOMING: 400-500 words by 5 p.m. Incorporates Earns-Union Pacific and Earns-Norfolk Southern stories.

FROM AP MEMBERS:

HOSPITAL LAWSUIT-NEBRASKA _ An Omaha health center has denied accusations from two surgeons that malpractice at the hospital led to the death of a 7-month-old child. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

EMPLOYEE THEFT _ The husband of a former York County public defender accused of theft has been sentenced for a crime in Lincoln.

GRAND ISLAND THEFT _ A Grand Island woman is accused of stealing more than $36,000 from an organization that helps people with developmental disabilities.

SPORTS:

BKC--BIG TEN THIS WEEK

A look at the upcoming week around the Big Ten. By Noah Trister. SENT: 480 words.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

BKC--NEBRASKA-OMAHA-PURDUE FORT WAYNE _ Nebraska-Omaha plays Purdue Fort Wayne at Hilliard Gates Sports Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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