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

March 4, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

SUPREME COURT-WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a rural Nebraska county’s appeal of a $28 million court judgment aimed at compensating six people wrongfully convicted of a 1985 slaying. By Mark Sherman and Grant Schulte. SENT: 660 words, photos.

GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:

XGR--ONLINE SALES TAX-NEBRASKA

LINCOLN _ Nebraska is one step closer to collecting sales taxes from out-of-state companies that sell to residents online. By Grant Schulte. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

OMAHA ADVANTAGE _ Figures show Omaha’s economy is shifting and the area’s historically low cost of living is on the rise. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

OMAHA BLAZE _ Authorities say one person rescued from a burning southeast Omaha residence has been hospitalized.

NEBRASKA CHILL _ Dangerously cold weather in western Nebraska has prompted warnings from the National Weather Service.

OMAHA INTERSTATE FATALITY _ Authorities say a man died in a hospital after his car crashed along Interstate 80 in Omaha.

SPORTS:

BIG TEN-DELANY

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Jim Delany, one of the most influential figures in college athletics for three decades, will step down as Big Ten commissioner when his contract expires in June 2020. SENT: 460 words, photos. Eds: Will be updated.

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