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

May 17, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

NEBRASKA UNEMPLOYMENT

LINCOLN _ Nebraska’s unemployment rate inched up to 2.9% in April, even though more people entered or re-entered the job market, the state labor commissioner said Friday. SENT: 470 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

DRIVING-TEXTING BAN

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida will become one of the last states to make texting while driving a primary traffic offense under a bill signed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday. By Brendan Farrington. SENT: 340 words. Eds: Note Nebraska mention.

IN BRIEF:

LINCOLN HOMICIDE _ Authorities say they’ve arrested a suspect in the shooting death of a man found lying on the ground near the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus.

SEX ASSAULT-TEEN _ A man who told authorities he was just teaching a 16-year-old girl about sex has been convicted of sex assault and other crimes.

INMATE DIES-LINCOLN SLAYING _ An inmate serving a life sentence for a Lincoln murder has died.

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