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

December 7, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

CHRISTMAS BAN REBUKE

OMAHA _ A Nebraska elementary school principal has been placed on leave after a conservative Christian group threatened legal action over her ban on Christmas and holiday symbols in her school. By Margery A. Beck. SENT: 500 words.

IN BRIEF:

MARIJUANA SEIZED _ The Nebraska State Patrol says troopers have seized more than 240 pounds of marijuana in separate traffic stops.

DAWSON COUNTY SLAYING _ A man charged with murder in south-central Nebraska’s Dawson County has taken a plea deal.

YORK MAYOR RECALL _ A special recall election has been scheduled Feb. 12 on York Mayor Orval Stahr.

FATAL HIT-AND-RUN _ A 42-year-old man has been given five years in prison for a hit-and-run crash that killed a motorcyclist in Omaha.

SCOTTSBLUFF HOUSE FIRE _ Authorities say a woman was injured and 26 cats were killed in fire at the Scottsbluff home where she lives with her husband.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

BKC--WICHITA ST-ALLEN _ The NCAA denied an appeal by Wichita State’s Teddy Allen to play immediately after transferring from West Virginia on Friday, forcing the sophomore guard to sit out a redshirt season.

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