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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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MINNEAPOLIS — Pope Francis’ decree that the death penalty is “inadmissible” in all cases could pose a dilemma for Roman Catholic politicians and judges in the United States who are faced with whether to strictly follow the tenets of their faith or the rule of law. By Amy Forliti. SENT: 950 words, photos. Eds: Note Nebraska mentions.


DEATH WARRANT-BROTHER’S SUPPORT — A Nebraska man says he’ll support his twin brother and be present for his execution. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 325 words. Photo requested from Lincoln Journal Star.

DIGITAL MONITOR-STUDENTS — School officials in Omaha, Kearney, Schuyler and other communities have been using digital monitoring and surveillance of students’ online communications as they try to stop the next school shooter or the next student suicide. SENT: 415 words.


INSURANCE OFFICE CLOSING — An insurance company intends to close its Lincoln regional office, putting the jobs of around 90 people in jeopardy.

MISSING LINCOLN WOMAN — One of two people accused of killing a Lincoln woman, dismembering her and dumping her remains in a southeast Nebraska field is challenging the state’s death penalty. Eds: Note photo.

ZEBRA MUSSELS-OMAHA — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says adults of the invasive zebra mussel have been confirmed in Glenn Cunningham Lake just north of Omaha.

SEWER BACKUP LAWSUITS — The city of Lincoln has settled lawsuits filed after heavy rains in 2014 and 2015 left some residents with sewer water in their basements.

LOAN SCAM-FORGERY — A September sentencing has been scheduled for a former golf coach charged in a loan scam.


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