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

January 17, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

HISTORICAL HORSE RACING-NEBRASKA _ A Nebraska commission will consider approving a race track’s request to allow wagering on historical horse races, even as the state attorney general challenges its legality. SENT: 270 words.

IN BRIEF:

HIGHWAY FATALITY-PLATTE COUNTY _ Authorities say one person has died in a collision between a semitrailer and a pickup truck just east of Duncan in eastern Nebraska.

XGR--STATE OF THE JUDICIARY _ Demand is growing for special courts that serve drug offenders, veterans and people with mental illnesses, but Nebraska’s top judge says state officials don’t have the resources needed to address it.

HITCHCOCK COUNTY HOMICIDE _ Another person has been charged in the fatal beating of a southwestern Nebraska man.

BELLEVUE SHOOTING _ Authorities have released the name of a man fatally shot in an Omaha suburb.

84 CATS SURRENDERED _ Officials say a Lincoln animal shelter has received 84 cats from their owner.

NEBRASKA VETERANS HOME _ Veterans moving into their new Kearney home have been greeted with handshakes and applause.

SPORTS:

BKC--T25-MICHIGAN ST-NEBRASKA

LINCOLN _ No. 6 Michigan State visits a Nebraska team that has won a school-record 20 straight home games and is coming off a road win over No. 25 Indiana. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m.

BKC--NEBRASKA-WATSON

LINCOLN — Glynn Watson Jr. stayed when everybody else from his recruiting class left. Don’t think the fourth-year starting point guard hasn’t imagined how sweet it would be if Nebraska makes good on buzz around college basketball about the Cornhuskers finally having a team capable of not just making the NCAA Tournament, but also making a run. By Eric Olson. SENT: 710 words, photos.

BKC--BIG TEN THIS WEEK

A look at the upcoming week around the Big Ten Conference. By Eric Olson. SENT: 525 words, photos.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

BKC--NEBRASKA-OMAHA-WESTERN ILLINOIS _ Nebraska-Omaha plays Western Illinois at Western Hall in Macomb, Illinois.

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