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BC-NE--Nebraska News Digest 1:30 pm, NE

January 5, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

RICKETTS-AGENDA

LINCOLN _ Gov. Pete Ricketts is preparing to start his second and final term in office next week with a focus on jobs, lowering taxes and promoting Nebraska domestically and abroad. By Grant Schulte. UPCOMING: 650 words at 6 p.m., with AP photos.

ELECTION 2020-ELIZABETH WARREN-IOWA

SIOUX CITY _ Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is introducing herself to influential Iowa Democrats by telling her personal story of economic opportunity, trying to lay claim in the emerging 2020 presidential field as a champion for a middle class she says is withering under President Donald Trump. By Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 650 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE-SOUTH DAKOTA

BELLE FOURCHE _ Officials in a South Dakota county are preparing for the possibility of protests over the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline by securing more jail cells. SENT: 250 words. Eds: Note Nebraska interest.

VOTER ID

LINCOLN _ The incoming Nebraska secretary of state intends to seek legislation that would require voters to show identification at the polls. SENT: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

SHEIFF RETIRING _ A Nebraska sheriff who lived at the county jail has retired and moved out of the courthouse that served as his home for the last 36 years.

CITY SUNKEN GARDEN _ Alliance officials are starting work on renovations for the city’s sunken gardens.

SHAM MARRIAGE _ An eastern Iowa man has been turned over to immigration authorities and his sister sentenced to probation after they set up a sham marriage to keep the man in the United States.

SPORTS:

BC-BKC--CREIGHTON-BUTLER

INDIANAPOLIS _ Kamar Baldwin scored a season-high 28 points and Butler defeated Creighton 84-69 on Saturday to end a two-game skid. SENT: 165 words, photos.

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