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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Authorities have rescued several people stranded by flooding in northwest Missouri as the swollen Missouri River continues to cause damage and strain levees in several Midwestern states. By Heather Hollingsworth. SENT: 400 words, video, photos. Eds: Note Nebraska mention.


The stage is set for unprecedented major flooding this spring for most of the nation, U.S. weather officials said Thursday. More than 200 million Americans are at risk for some kind of flooding, with 13 million of them at risk of major inundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in its spring weather outlook. By Seth Borenstein and Jeff Martin. SENT: 720 words, photos. Eds: Note Nebraska mention.




BANKERS SURVEY _ A monthly survey of rural bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states shows bankers are losing confidence in the future of the region’s farm economy in the wake of falling farm income and rising floodwaters.

LANCASTER COUNTY CRASH _ Authorities say a man died at the scene of a fiery crash southwest of Lincoln.

LINCOLN WATER RESTRICTIONS _ Lincoln’s mayor has eased water use restrictions imposed because of the flooding’s threat to the city’s well fields on the Platte River.

GRAND ISLAND SHOOTING-OFFICER INJURED _ Grand Island police have identified an officer and a man he fatally shot after police say the man attacked the officer with a knife.

NORTH PLATTE FATALITY-PEDESTRIAN _ Authorities say a man died at a hospital after being struck by a vehicle as he walked across a street in North Platte.

NEW PLANT-NEW JOBS _ An Omaha company intends to build a plant in Seward, creating nearly 100 new jobs.


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