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

October 10, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




BELLEVUE — Nearly 77 years after repeated torpedo strikes tore into the USS Oklahoma, killing hundreds of sailors and Marines, Carrie Brown leaned over the remains of a serviceman laid out on a table in her lab and was surprised the bones still smelled of burning oil from that horrific day at Pearl Harbor. By Scott McFetridge. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video.


WASHINGTON — With Hurricane Michael pounding Florida’s Panhandle, President Donald Trump flew to Pennsylvania for a Republican campaign rally on Wednesday, saying he didn’t want to let his supporters down. By Catherine Lucey. SENT: 550 words, photos. NOTE Nebraska interest.


OMAHA SCHOOL-STABBING — A Douglas County prosecutor says a 16-year-old Omaha student accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend at the high school they both attend will likely be tried as an adult.

OFFICERS TURNED COWBOYS — Police in the Omaha suburb of La Vista recently called on their inner cowboys to help corral several loose horses near Interstate 80.

MOTHER SHOT-BB GUN — Authorities say they’ve arrested a woman who used a BB gun to shoot her mother at a western Nebraska motel.

HIGHWAY COLLISION — Authorities have released the names of two people killed when the car they were in rammed into a semitrailer in southwest Nebraska.

BUILDING EXPLOSION — Authorities say an arsonist caused an explosion and fire at a dry cleaning business in Omaha.

PLAYER ACCUSED — A Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball player is accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend and damaging her father’s car. Twenty-one-year-old Tyson Smiley, of Omaha, Nebraska, was arrested Sept. 13.

PRISON WORKER ATTACKED — An Omaha man has been convicted of attacking an employee at the state prison intake center for male prisoners.

PANHANDLE FATALITY — Authorities say a driver died after a collision in the Nebraska Panhandle.



LINCOLN — Four starts into his career, Nebraska’s Adrian Martinez already is showing signs of blossoming into the next standout quarterback coached by Scott Frost. By Eric Olson. SENT: 650 words, photos.


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