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

January 28, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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



LINCOLN _ The Associated Press is monitoring developments Tuesday in the Nebraska Legislature. Story on merits.


NEW STRATCOM HEADQUARTERS _ A new $1.3 billion military facility that will serve as the U.S.’s military command headquarters during national emergencies will soon open at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha. SENT: 290 words. AP Photos pursuing.


IHIT-RUN NORTH PLATTE _ Authorities have released the name of a man who died at a hospital after being hit by a vehicle while crossing a road in North Platte.

ICY INTERSTATE CRASH _ Authorities say a 9-year-old Nebraska boy has died in a crash off icy Interstate 80 in western Iowa.

HIGH WINDS-NEBRASKA-IOWA _ The National Weather Service says high winds whipping eastern Nebraska and western Iowa could knock down trees and limbs and knock out power to thousands of people.

PLANT CLOSURE-GOTHENBURG _ An economic development organization says it’s under contract to buy the former Baldwin Filters plant in Gothenburg and attract another employer to the city.


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