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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-FARMER PAYMENTS

WASHINGTON _ The government shutdown could complicate things for farmers lining up for federal payments to ease the burden of President Donald Trump’s trade war with China. By Juliet Linderman. SENT: 430 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS _ An ACLU of Nebraska study says responsibilities of school resource officers vary widely in Nebraska schools and most schools don’t adequately track statistics on students arrested or referred to the criminal justice system. SENT: 380 words.

WINTRY WEATHER _ A powerful winter storm that caused whiteout conditions and treacherous roads in parts of the Upper Midwest is blamed in at least three fatal accidents, officials said. SENT: 340 words, photos, video. Eds: Note Nebraska mention.

With:

_ SEVERE WEATHER-NEBRASKA

IN BRIEF:

SQUALID APARTMENTS-REFUGEES _ More than 90 former tenants have sued the owner of Omaha apartments that the city has deemed unlivable.

FATAL EXPLOSION _ A county attorney has released the name of a 93-year-old woman who died in an explosion and fire at her home in northern Nebraska.

SPORTS:

FBN--JETS-ENUNWA EXTENSION

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. _ The New York Jets have signed wide receiver Quincy Enunwa to a contract extension, keeping one of their key offensive players who was scheduled to be a free agent. By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 780 words, photo.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

BKC--DENVER-NEBRASKA-OMAHA _ Denver plays Nebraska-Omaha at Baxter Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit. Game time 7:30 p.m.

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