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

May 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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

UPDATES:

TOP STORIES:

SPRING FLOODING

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _Rain swamping the nation’s midsection forced people from their homes in Kansas, stranded dozens of Texas children at school overnight and strained levees along the surging Mississippi River in Illinois, Missouri and elsewhere Wednesday prompting yet more flash flood concerns. By Heather Hollingsworth and Jim Salter. SENT: 740 words, photos.

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_ SPRING FLOODING-THE LATEST

DAM FAILURE-DAMAGES _ People who suffered losses when the Spencer Dam failed in northern Nebraska have gotten more bad news: A state law limits the liability of the dam’s owner. SENT: 380 words.

IN BRIEF:

TRADE MISSION-RICKETTS _ Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is set to travel to Japan and Vietnam as part of an international trade mission.

STATE BUDGET _ Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a $9.3 billion, two-year budget package that includes additional money for expanding Medicaid, K-12 schools, construction of new prison space and property tax credits.

INTERSTATE 29-FLOODING _ Officials have announced that a portion of Interstate 29 in southwestern Iowa has reopened after being damaged by flooding in March.

BODIES FOUND-LINCOLN _ Police say a man fatally shot his wife at their Lincoln residence before killing himself.

THAYER COUNTY SHOOTING _ Prosecutors have listed new charges and dropped old ones filed against a southeast Nebraska man accused of shooting two brothers — one fatally.

LINCOLN CITY ELECTIONS _ Another Democrat has been elected to lead the city of Lincoln.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

TEN--TENNIS COACH-DUI _ The University of Nebraska-Lincoln women’s tennis coach has pleaded guilty to drunken driving.

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