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AP-NE--Nebraska News Digest 1:20 pm, NE

September 2, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

PRIEST ABUSE-NEBRASKA

LINCOLN, Neb. — For more than a decade, a conservative Catholic diocese in Nebraska was the only church in the U.S. that refused to participate in annual reviews of sexual misconduct that were a key reform enacted in the wake of the 2002 Boston clergy abuse scandal. Critics say the Diocese of Lincoln is now paying the price for its unwillingness to change and lack of transparency as new scandals rock the Roman Catholic Church. SENT: 1200 words. By Grant Schulte.

AP Photos NENH201, NENH202, NENH203, NENH204.

AROUND THE STATE:

NEW ZOO TRACK

LINCOLN, Neb. — Contractors will tear out the old railroad track at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo to begin a $500,000 replacement project that will include gentler turns and wider rails. SENT: 250 words. By the Lincoln Journal Star.

IN BRIEF:

— BIOBLITZ-CHADRON STATE PARK — Officials are seeking volunteers for the third annual Chadron State Park Bioblitz.

— TRACTOR SAFETY — Farmers are urged to make sure their tractors have rollover protection bars, and adding one to an older tractor can be relatively affordable.

— MENTAL HEALTH-NEBRASKA — Recruiting more nurses to work in mental health care could help address the shortages in the field in Nebraska.

SPORTS:

WEATHER WOES

LINCOLN, Neb. — The first big weekend of the college football season was marred by weather problems across the country Saturday, with officials calling off games at Nebraska and Iowa State and delays hitting stadiums from the Air Force Academy in Colorado to the Southeast. SENT: 500 words. By College Football Writer Eric Olson.

AP Photos AP Photos NENH201, NENH202, NENH203, NENH204.NENH111, IAMP116, NENH107, CODZ122, NCCB115, CODZ115, CODZ112, IAMP115.

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