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BC-NE--Nebraska News Digest 2:30 pm, NE

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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.

AROUND THE STATE:

PROBLEM HOUSE-A SOLUTION

LINCOLN _ The shell of a house sat cold and vacant, stripped bare of plumbing and its furnace, for more than a decade in Lincoln before attracting some positive interest. SENT: 260 words, photo.

EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-BEER TAX

LINCOLN _ Nebraska’s craft brewers are in a froth over two bills that would increase the state’s excise taxes on beer to the highest in the nation. By Paul Hammel, Omaha World-Herald. SENT: 930 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-FOOD SHARING

LINCOLN _ She uses clothespins to hang the tickets. By Cindy Lange-Kubick, Lincoln Journal Star. SENT: 665 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ FATAL COLLISION-OMAHA _ A 25-year-old Omaha woman has been sentenced to 18 to 20 years in prison for killing a motorcyclist in a drunken crash.

_ GRETNA FATALITY _ Officials say a Gretna woman has died in a two-vehicle crash in eastern Nebraska.

_ LATE RESTAURANT PERMITS _ Omaha restaurants and bars that haven’t paid their 2019 food and drink permits are at risk of being shut down.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

BKC--Nebraska-Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. _ Nebraska looks to stop a four-game losing streak and adjust to the loss of injured forward Isaac Copeland when it meets struggling Illinois. The Cornhuskers scored a season-low 51 points to Wisconsin on Tuesday while playing their first game without Copeland. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 2:15 p.m. ET.

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