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

March 26, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



ST. LOUIS _ More than 1 million private wells that supply drinking water in mostly rural areas of the Midwest face the risk of contamination from floodwater, and health and environmental officials are urging testing before the water is consumed. By Jim Salter. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


LINCOLN _ The Associated Press is monitoring developments in the Nebraska Legislature. Story on merits.


RAPE KIT TESTING-LINCOLN _ Lincoln police officials are reconsidering their practice of not testing rape kits that have no investigative value to the local cases for which they were gathered. UPCOMING: 325 words.


WIRE FRAUD-NEBRASKA _ A Nigerian man has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for his role in a fraud that cost U.S. businesses more than $6 million, including two in Nebraska that lost more than $163,000.

DAWSON COUNTY FATALITIES _ A June 18 trial start has been scheduled for a woman who survived a central Nebraska collision that killed three passengers in the car she was driving.


BKC--NIT-CREIGHTON-TCU _ Creighton plays TCU in Fort Worth, Texas. Game time 8 p.m.


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