BC-NE--Nebraska News Digest 1 pm, NE
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AROUND THE STATE:
SCHOOL BUS SEAT BELTS
LINCOLN _ Lincoln Public Schools will purchase 12 new school buses equipped with lap and shoulder seat belts following new recommendations from a federal safety agency. SENT: 300 words.
TRAFFIC STOP SHOOTING-SETTLEMENT _ A man shot by a Kearney police officer during a 2016 traffic stop will receive a $300,000 settlement from the city.
SEVERE WEATHER-NEBRASKA-IOWA _ Strong thunderstorms that raked eastern Nebraska and western Iowa dumped heavy rain and, in southwest Omaha, piles of hail that left some motorists temporarily stranded. With AP Photos.
TEEN JAIL DEATH _ Authorities in south-central Nebraska are investigating the death of a teenage inmate at the Dawson County Jail in Lexington.
BUFFETT LUNCH AUCTION _ The price of a private lunch with investor Warren Buffett has already topped $3.5 million and the weeklong auction is just getting started.
CLERK FIRED-SETTLEMENT _ A former Nebraska City clerk who sued after he was essentially fired by the City Council in 2015 has agreed to a $325,000 settlement offered by the city.
NEBRASKA STATE BUDGET_ Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has approved a new $9.3 billion, two-year state budget that will provide extra money to help lower property tax bills.
MAN DROWNS-NEBRASKA _ Authorities in eastern Nebraska say a 19-year-old drowned while trying to help a friend who had fallen in the water at a lake north of Columbus.
FOUR KILLED-NEBRASKA CRASH _ Eastern Nebraska officials report four people have died in a head-on crash on a highway south of Omaha.
FATAL CRASH-LINCOLN _ Authorities in southeastern Nebraska say a man has died in a two-vehicle crash just north of Lincoln.
FLASH FLOODING-NEBRASKA _ Areas around Lincoln, Omaha, Bellevue and other cities in eastern Nebraska are under a flash flood warning after torrential rains early Tuesday.
BBC--COLLEGE BASEBALL STATE
OMAHA, Neb. _ Granted, making the NCAA baseball tournament was not in the front of Omaha Mavericks coach Evan Porter’s mind when he and his players returned home from a February road trip to find the dome over their indoor practice facility had collapsed during a snowstorm while they were gone. By Eric Olson. 700 words, photo.
ALAMEDA, Calif. _ The Oakland Raiders agreed to a one-year deal with troubled guard Richie Incognito on Tuesday. By Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow. SENT: 625 words, photos.
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