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

August 31, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

NEBRASKA GOVERNOR-DEBATE — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and Sen. Bob Krist locked horns on topics like property taxes during the first debate of this fall’s gubernatorial race.

IN BRIEF:

HAULED HOSPITAL WASTE — Regional Health Rapid City Hospital is shipping its garbage more than 300 miles away after the local landfill saw repeated medical waste violations.

FIREFIGHTER GRANT — Officials say a $2.2 million federal grant will help bolster the ranks for Lincoln’s firefighters.

EMBEZZLEMENT ARREST — A man accused of stealing more than $2 million from his Lincoln employer has been sentenced to federal prison.

SPORTS:

FBC--AKRON-NEBRASKA

LINCOLN — This is what Nebraska fans have been waiting for since December, some even longer. Scott Frost’s first game as the Cornhuskers’ head coach is here. By Eric Olson. SENT: 800 words, photos.

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