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

September 27, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPDATES BRIEFS AND STORY LENGTHS.

TOP STORIES:

NO CONFIDENCE-POLICE CHIEF — A suburban Omaha police chief has filed two libel and defamation lawsuits after returning from a year-long paid leave following a no-confidence vote from the city’s police union. SENT: 360 words.

IN BRIEF:

COUNTY TREASURER CHARGED — Lancaster County Treasurer Andy Stebbing has been found guilty of several charges related to his private sale of vehicles.

MEDICAID EXPANSION HEARINGS — Nebraska voters will have the chance to learn more about an upcoming Medicaid expansion ballot measure at public hearings throughout the state.

CLASSES CANCELED-CARBON MONOXIDE — A buildup of deadly carbon monoxide gas forced cancellation of classes at a central Nebraska elementary school.

POT SEIZED-HAMILTON COUNTY — An Indiana man accused of hauling marijuana through Nebraska has been fined $9,000.

SCHOOLTEACHER-SEX ASSAULT — A former schoolteacher in southeast Nebraska accused of sexual assault has taken a plea deal.

CYBERSTALKER CASE-NEBRASKA — A February sentencing has been scheduled for a man who cyberstalked a woman based at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha.

SPORTS:

FBC--BIG TEN THIS WEEK

Here’s what to watch in the Big Ten this week. By Eric Olson. SENT: 560 words, photos.

FBC--BIG TEN-PASSING GAMES

The Big Ten has been home to some of the nation’s most accurate passers so far in 2018 — a small group that’s been full of surprises. Four of the 18 quarterbacks nationally who’ve completed at least 70 percent of their throws are from the Big Ten, by far the best ratio in the county. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 630 words, photos.

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