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

February 1, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

WINTER WEATHER

CHICAGO — The bitter cold that gripped the Midwest forced commuters to bundle up like polar explorers. By early next week, many of those same people might get by with a light jacket. By Tammy Webber and Jeff Karoub. SENT: 940 words, photos, video. Eds: Will be updated.

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_ WINTER WEATHER-THE LATEST

AROUND THE STATE:

MIDWEST ECONOMY

OMAHA — A January survey of business supply managers is signaling solid economic growth over the next three to six months for nine Midwestern and Plains states despite a slight decline in business confidence, according a report issued Friday. SENT: 310 words.

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_ MIDWEST ECONOMY-GLANCE

CHILD CARE HELP _ Child care advocates in Lincoln have created a fund to help more families access quality child care by filling the gap that state subsidies don’t cover. SENT: 280 words. Photo requested from the Lincoln Journal Star.

IN BRIEF:

MARIJUANA SEIZURE _ State troopers have seized nearly 190 pounds of marijuana and arrested two people in a traffic stop along Interstate 80 in eastern Nebraska.

XGR--LOAN BILL-NEBRASKA _ Nebraskans who take out installment loans could end up paying a higher interest rate under a bill that won first-round approval from lawmakers.

CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT _ Authorities say three workers were injured while working on the roof of a new house in southeast Nebraska.

CORPS OF DISCOVERY WELCOME CENTER _ The Corps of Discovery Welcome Center in northeastern Nebraska has closed.

OFFICER WOUNDED _ A 25-year-old man who shot a Columbus police officer during a gunbattle has been given 80 to 105 years in prison.

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