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

February 11, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

HEATING COSTS RISING _ Lincoln school district officials are looking to stem energy costs at three high schools that have spiked by an estimated $60,000 more a year from when the systems were first installed. SENT: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

XGR--PROPERTY TAX LEVIES _ A bill that would make it harder for local governments to collect a property tax windfall when home and land values rise has won first-round approval from Nebraska lawmakers.

XGR--PERSONAL LOAN-NEBRASKA _ Nebraska lawmakers have postponed a vote that would let personal loan companies charge a higher maximum interest rate after some senators objected to the proposal.

GRAIN BIN DEATH _ Authorities say a man died in southeast Nebraska’s Otoe County after climbing into a grain bin to clear a jammed auger.

COURTHOUSE SIGN _ Adams County supervisors have rejected a request to have sign placed in the courthouse saying, “Practice Tolerance.”

JAIL INMATE DIES _ Authorities say a 40-year-old inmate was found dead in a Cass County Jail cell.

BUFFALO COUNTY COLLISION _ Authorities say one driver was killed and another was injured when their pickup trucks collided on a bridge southeast of Kearney in south-central Nebraska.

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