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

August 3, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

AIRPORT PROJECT — The Kearney Regional Airport is preparing to unveil its renovation project and resume taking flights from the city to Denver International Airport. SENT: 225 words.

ADVOCACY SERVICES-ASSAULT VICTIMS — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is establishing its own centralized advocacy program for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. SENT: 280 words.

IN BRIEF:

MISSING LINCOLN WOMAN — A man and woman charged with murder in the slaying of a Lincoln woman have been sentenced to prison for an unrelated gold coin scheme.

TWO DEAD-APPEAL — The Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected the latest appeal of a Texas man on Nebraska’s death row for killing two Grand Island men in 2007.

THEFT ARRESTS — Nebraska state troopers arrested four men and recovered hundreds of stolen items after stopping their sport utility vehicle along Interstate 80.

COACH ARRESTED-SEX ASSAULT — A former Lincoln High School girls basketball coach has been given 18 months in prison for groping a student in a classroom.

FINANCIAL TROUBLES-YORK — City officials say York must consider a whopping tax increase among other measures to address budget problems.

MOTORCYCLIST KILLED — Authorities say a motorcyclist was killed in a collision on the southwest side of Omaha.

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