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

February 21, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

SHERIFF’S DEPUTY-SEXUAL ASSAULT

OMAHA _ A Nebraska sheriff’s deputy charged with sexually assaulting a woman more than a decade ago now is linked to at least five other potential victims, and the investigation began with a polygraph test for a state patrol job he was seeking. By Nelson Lampe. SENT: 370 words. AP Photo pursuing.

AROUND THE STATE:

TV CREW MEMBER KILLED _ The City of Omaha is on trial in the fatal shooting by police of a television crew member who worked on the law enforcement show “Cops.” SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: 325 words.

IN BRIEF:

WORKPLACE FATALITY-JEFFERSONVILLE _ Authorities say a man died from injuries he suffered in a workplace accident at a southern Indiana industrial plant. Eds: Note Nebraska mention.

XGR--ONLINE SALES TAXES _ A bill that would clear the way for Nebraska to collect sales taxes on online purchases has advanced out of a legislative committee.

HALL COUNTY FLOODING _ An ice jam on a Platte River channel is posing the possibility of flooding just south of Grand Island.

NURSING HOME CLOSING _ Health system officials say they can’t afford to keep open a nursing home in the southern Nebraska community of Cambridge, so they’re closing it.

SPORTS:

BKC--BIG TEN THIS WEEK

A look at the upcoming week around the Big Ten. By Noah Trister. SENT: 500 words, photos.

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