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

February 7, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPDATES BRIEFS AND STORY LENGTHS.

TOP STORIES:

WINTER WEATHER

DETROIT — Freezing rain left roads slippery, cut power to thousands of homes and businesses, and prompted officials to closed hundreds of schools in parts of the Midwest on Wednesday, while flooding caused by ice jams prompted evacuations in Michigan and Illinois. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory warning of freezing rain, snow and another round of cold weather from Nebraska through Michigan. SENT: 400 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

NO ENTRANCE TESTS _ A Roman Catholic university in Omaha will no longer require most first-year applicants to submit results from the ACT or SAT tests beginning in 2020, in an effort officials hope will improve diversity. SENT: 270 words.

IN BRIEF:

CRIME COMMISSION DIRECTOR _ Gov. Pete Ricketts has appointed a state employee as the next executive director of the Nebraska Crime Commission.

SCHOOL BUS FIRE _ A Nebraska school superintendent is crediting a driver for evacuating seven students from his bus before it erupted in flames.

OMAHA SHOOTING-MAN KILLED _ Police say a man was killed and a woman was wounded in an Omaha shooting.

STABBING-SIOUX CITY _ A judge has granted another trial delay for a Nebraska resident accused of stabbing to death a woman in northwest Iowa.

NEW OUTDOORS GEAR SITE _ A new online retailer of outdoors gear has opened for business, owned and operated by former Cabela’s employees.

SPORTS:

BKC--MARYLAND-NEBRASKA

LINCOLN _ No. 24 Maryland tries to keep pace in the Big Ten race when it visits Nebraska, a loser of five straight. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 6 p.m.

BKC--CREIGHTON-VILLANOVA

Creighton plays Villanova at The William B. Finneran Pavilion. By Dave Zeitlin. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

FBC--SIGNING DAY-BIG TEN

Michigan wraps up its best recruiting class under Jim Harbaugh. The Wolverines put together the top-rated class in the Big Ten for the first time since 2007. By Eric Olson. SENT: 800 words, photos.

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