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

October 4, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SUPREME COURT-REPUBLICAN WOMEN

WASHINGTON — The Trump era has, at times, been uncomfortable for Republican women, especially the six senators who will be asked to vote for Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation by week’s end. By Laurie Kellman. SENT: 750 words, photos. NOTE Nebraska interest.

IN BRIEF:

— BOUNCE PILLOW INJURIES — Two young children are recovering from injuries they sustained when a bounce pillow took flight at a pumpkin patch near Lincoln.

— LAWN MOWER DEATH — A 63-year-old Nebraska man has died after becoming trapped underneath his lawn mower.

— SOGGY FORECAST — Heavy rain is expected across most of Iowa and parts of Nebraska over the next week, so forecasters are warning that flooding will be a concern.

SPORTS:

NEBRASKA’S NADIR

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska’s descent from the top of the college football hierarchy is going on two decades, yet those white helmets with the red block “N″ remain an iconic piece of the sport’s lore. That might be why the Cornhuskers’ 0-4 start is so jarring, and not just to people inside the program and a fan base that has sold out Memorial Stadium every game since 1962. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. AP Photo NENH102. SENT: 1000 words

WITH:

— T25-NEBRASKA-WISCONSIN PREVIEW CAPSULE — Rested Taylor, No. 16 Wisconsin welcome struggling Huskers.

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