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AP-NE--Nebraska News Digest 3 pm, NE

September 15, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

AROUND THE STATE:

TERM LIMITS-OMAHA MAYOR

OMAHA — A term limit push could be coming to Omaha following a Republican-connected effort to place limits on Lincoln’s mayor, according to the leader of the Nebraska Democratic Party. SENT: 315 words.

EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-PANHANDLE HOPS

SCOTTSBLUFF — The Panhandle Research and Extension Center is in its third year growing hops, as part of a research project being conducted by University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor Stacy Adams. By Mark Gaschler, Scottsbluff Star-Herald. SENT: 570 words, photo.

EXCHANGE-STILL CHEERING

LINCOLN — On game days in Lincoln, you can still find Anna “Hink” Sahs among the 90,000 fans in Memorial Stadium, cheering and chanting for the Huskers, wearing her favorite red cowboy hat. By C.j. Keene, Lincoln Journal Star. SENT: 470 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— RENTING SCAM-LINCOLN — Police in Lincoln are warning residents of a scam on an online classified ads site that seeks to steal money from people looking to rent homes.

— SHERIFF-EXCHANGE AREA — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has set up a public “exchange area” outside its northwest Omaha headquarters to make public interactions safer.

— APPLEJACK FESTIVAL — The annual AppleJack Festival kicks off next week in southeastern Nebraska, ushering in another fall season in the state.

SPORTS:

FBC-TROY-NEBRASKA

LINCOLN, Neb. — B.J. Smith scored on a 26-yard run midway through the fourth quarter and Will Sunderland made an interception in the final 3 minutes, giving Troy the cushion it needed to beat Nebraska 24-19 on Saturday and denying new Cornhuskers coach Scott Frost his first win. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. SENT: 400 words, photos.

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