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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

MIDWEST FLOOD THREAT

Heavy snows this winter have officials from North Dakota to Nebraska preparing for the possibility of serious flooding this spring. They give updates Thursday on the flood threat along the Red and Missouri rivers. By Josh Funk and Dave Kolpack. UPCOMING: 450 words.

With:

_ MIDWEST-FLOOD THREAT-THE LATEST

AROUND THE STATE:

FATAL SHOOTING-OMAHA _ A man has been convicted in an Omaha road-rage killing of a U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

FARM RESCUE _ The Plains farm aid nonprofit Farm Rescue is accepting applications for spring crop-planting assistance.

MORE STARVING ANIMALS _ A southeast Nebraska farmer who was imprisoned for neglecting his animals in 2011 is headed back to prison and won’t be allowed to own any livestock after he gets out.

XGR--SLAVERY AMENDMENT _ Nebraska voters will get the chance in 2020 to repeal a state constitutional amendment that allows people to be enslaved as punishment for a crime.

STORE THEFT-CASHIER _ Authorities say they’ve charged a Nebraska woman who stole $400 on the first day she worked at Sioux City store and stole $1,000 on the last day she worked there.

IMMIGRATION-ARREST COMPLAINT _ A lawyer who said federal agents and prosecutors kept a man arrested in an O’Neill immigration raid from seeing his attorney now says the accusation was in incorrect result of miscommunication within his office.

BODY FOUND-COUNCIL BLUFFS _ A 16-year-old Nebraska boy has been charged with murder, accused of killing a man in western Iowa’s Council Bluffs.

SPORTS:

BKC--BIG TEN THIS WEEK

A look at the upcoming weekend around the Big Ten. By Eric Olson. SENT: 650 words, photos.

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