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AP-NE--Nebraska News Digest 2:15 pm, NE

August 18, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

AROUND THE STATE:

DOG BRAIN RESEARCH

LINCOLN — Dog lovers can seek insight into their beloved pooch’s behavior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s new research lab. SENT: 305 words.

EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-ASH TREE USES

LINCOLN — Woodworking students will be part of the local ash tree solution this fall, making side tables from some of the trees chopped down last year in Lincoln. By Nancy Hicks, Lincoln Journal Star. SENT: 1,140 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-DITCH JOCKEYS

BERTRAND — David Pierce has patrolled farm country north of Bertrand for 33 years, keeping his eyes on Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District’s E65 Canal and related irrigation structures. By Lori Potter, Kearney Hub. SENT: 1,120 words.

IN BRIEF:

— PEDESTRIAN KILLED-OMAHA — Police say a man walking in a downtown Omaha parking lot has been hit and killed, and the two people in the vehicle that hit him have been arrested.

— FISH KILL-NEBRASKA — State wildlife officials say low oxygen levels have caused a major die-off of fish at Olive Creek Lake near Hallam in southeastern Nebraska.

— PROFESSIONAL BOARDS-NEBRASKA — Nebraska health officials are seeking members to serve on several professional health care boards.

— TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM — Nebraska’s Department of Transportation is now accepting public comments on a draft statewide transportation improvement program for a four-year period.

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