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

October 2, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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AROUND THE STATE:

TORNADO DRONES — Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will use drones and other equipment to study tornadoes and thunder storms beginning next spring to help improve tornado forecasts and warnings. SENT: 185 words.

IN BRIEF:

CHEMICAL SPILL FIRE-PRISON — Nebraska prison officials say a chemical spill ignited a small fire in a closet at the state prison in Tecumseh.

OMAHA SHOOTING DEATH-SENTENCE — An Omaha man has been found guilty of first-degree murder and other counts in the home-invasion shooting death nearly two years ago of a southwest Omaha man.

SHERIFF RESIGNS — McPherson County is looking for a new sheriff in the Nebraska Sandhills because the current sheriff is leaving because of health concerns.

SPORTS:

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LINCOLN — Kade Warner had a pretty good role model when it came to learning patience and perseverance. The son of Kurt Warner, whose rise from humble beginnings to the Pro Football Hall of Fame is well documented, was a star receiver in high school in suburban Phoenix but attracted no serious recruiting attention. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. SENT: 655 words, photos.

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