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AP-NE--Nebraska News Digest 3:30 pm, NE

September 22, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

FOOD AND WELLNESS PROJECTS

LINCOLN — A Lincoln nonprofit is awarding more than $1.5 million to improve life and health in the capital city. SENT: 260 words.

EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-FEMALE HONOR FIGHT

LINCOLN — Linda Plock wore a lot of hats during her 20 years with the Nebraska Army National Guard. By Julie Koch, Lincoln Journal Star. SENT: 845 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-BIGFOOT MUSEUM

HASTINGS — Skeptics and believers alike can learn more about Bigfoot thanks to a new museum. By Austin Koeller, Grand Island Independent. SENT: 600 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— EX-TRIBAL COUNCIL MEMBERS-SENTENCE — Two former members of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska’s governing council have been sentenced to probation for misusing federal money.

— MISSOURI RIVER RELEASES — The amount of water being released into the lower Missouri River will be temporarily reduced because of recent heavy rains in southeastern South Dakota and northwestern Iowa.

— COMMUNITY COLLEGE-GIFT — Metropolitan Community College’s foundation has received a $72,000 gift to be used to support the Omaha-based college’s automotive and diesel programs.

SPORTS:

FBC--T25-NEBRASKA-MICHIGAN

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Karan Higdon ran for 136 yards and a touchdown in the first half to help No. 19 Michigan build a huge lead and it coasted to a 56-10 win over Nebraska on Saturday. By Sports Writer Larry Lage. SENT: 400 words, photos.

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