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

December 21, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

NEBRASKA CONVICTION-QUESTIONED

LINCOLN _ A man convicted of a 1988 double murder in western Nebraska is seeking a new trial based on new evidence and sworn testimony from two women that a different man is responsible. . By Grant Schulte. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

NEBRASKA UNEMPLOYMENT

LINCOLN _ Nebraska’s preliminary November unemployment rate of 2.8 percent matched the three previous months’ figures, according to figures released Friday by the Nebraska Labor Department. SENT: 360 words.

PLANT CLOSING

NEBRASKA CITY _ About 45 workers will lose their jobs when a food company closes its southeast Nebraska plant, but an estimated 44 jobs will be created in Louisiana, where the production will be moved, officials said. SENT: 260 words.

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE _ Workers restoring the brick facade of the Durham Museum, formerly a 90-year-old train station, found a message in a bottle. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

VILLAGE CLERK SUSPENDED _ A northeast Nebraska village board has suspended the longtime village clerk during an investigation of spending.

TICKET SCHEME _ Authorities say a woman stole credit card information to buy Nebraska football tickets and sell them online.

NEBRASKA-FROST HOME BURGLARIZED _ A man has pleaded guilty to burglarizing the Lincoln home of Nebraska football coach Scott Frost.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

BKC--NEBRASKA-OMAHA-RICE _ Nebraska-Omaha plays Rice at Tudor Fieldhouse. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

FBC--NEBRASKA-DANIELS _ Defensive tackle Darrion Daniels will finish his college career at Nebraska after earning his degree from Oklahoma State.

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