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AP-NE--Nebraska News Digest 6 pm, NE

June 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




COLUMBUS — A police officer and a man he was trying to arrest were wounded when they exchanged gunshots at a house in eastern Nebraska, police said Friday. SENT: 285 words.


SCHOOL INTERVENTIONS — The Nebraska Department of Education plans to spend more than $420,000 on consulting services for state interventions in low-performing “priority schools.” SENT: 315 words.

TAX CREDIT PROGRAM — Demand for a Nebraska tax credit program has dwindled ever since the initiative was implemented three years ago. SENT: 250 words.


CONVENIENCE STORE SHOOTING — Police have announced an arrest in the shooting death of a man at a northwest Omaha convenience store.

BANK ROBBERIES-SENTENCE — An Omaha man has been sentenced to more than five years in federal prison for carrying out three bank robberies.

JAIL ESCAPE-NEBRASKA PANHANDLE — A prosecutor says one of two men who escaped from a Nebraska Panhandle jail has been captured on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

NEBRASKA ECONOMIC GROWTH — An economic forecast predicts Nebraska farm income will drop nearly 7 percent this year before rebounding in 2019 and 2020.

CONSERVATIVE CONFRONTATION-UNIVERSITY — A committee of the American Association of University Professors will recommend placing the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on its list of censured administrations.

OFFICER WOUNDED — Authorities say a police officer was wounded in an exchange of gunfire while serving an arrest warrant in eastern Nebraska.


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