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BC-NE--Nebraska News Digest 3:25 pm, NE

January 12, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 STORY:

WINTER WEATHER

ST. LOUIS _ A massive winter snowstorm making its way across the Midwest and into the Mid-Atlantic region dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of Missouri and contributed to at least five deaths, authorities said Saturday. SENT: 450 words, photos. NOTE Nebraska interest.

WITH:

WINTER WEATHER-THE LATEST

AROUND THE STATE:

RWANDA-NEBRASKA CONNECTION

LINCOLN _ The African nation of Rwanda needs to feed its fast-growing population of 12 million residents and has been sending some of its best and brightest students to study agriculture and related subjects in Nebraska. SENT: 300 words.

EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-PRISON MINISTRY

FREMONT _ Ken Grosse remembers the tough man who sat across from him in a Missouri prison. By Tammy Real-Mckeighan, Fremont Tribune. SENT: 1,050 words.

EXCHANGE-ALPACA RANCHER

ALMA _ Being an alpaca rancher is an unorthodox life for a woman from Chicago, but Tashia Butterfield couldn’t be happier. By Mary Jane Skala, Kearney Hub. SENT: 850 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ WINTER STORM-NEBRASKA _ The Nebraska State Patrol is urging motorists to stay off roads in portions of central and eastern Nebraska as a winter storm pushes through the region.

_ SAILOR’S REMAINS IDENTIFIED _ The remains of a sailor from Nebraska killed in the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified.

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