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AP-NE--Nebraska News Digest 4:30 pm, NE

October 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

AROUND THE STATE:

OPPD-REDUCING EMISSIONS

OMAHA — Omaha Public Power District is proposing more aggressive environmental goals to get electricity from renewable sources and natural gas. SENT: 300 words.

EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-RECOVERING TOGETHER

LINCOLN — She sits a few feet across from her husband, a beach ball in her hands, a physical therapist at her side. By Peter Salter, Lincoln Journal Star. SENT: 1,210 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-BLIND BEAR

OMAHA — A blind black bear is getting a second chance at the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium’s safari park. By Chris Peters, Omaha World-Herald. SENT: 575 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— PRISON STAFF ASSAULTED — Nebraska prison officials say two staff members of the state prison at Lincoln have been hurt in separate incidents involving inmates.

— FLAGS LOWERED-NEBRASKA — Nebraska’s governor has ordered flags on state property to be flown at half-staff this weekend to honor firefighters killed in the line of duty.

SPORTS:

T25-NEBRASKA-WISCONSIN

MADISON, Wis. — No. 16 Wisconsin returns from a bye week to host winless Nebraska. The Badgers look to stay on track as the Big Ten West favorite. By Genaro C. Armas. Upcoming: 700 words, photos. Game starts 6:30 p.m. CT.

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