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

September 19, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

KAVANAUGH-GENDER WARS

WASHINGTON — Nowhere is gender politics thicker in the election season air than in the mannerly U.S. Senate as it considers what President Donald Trump’s choice for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, did or didn’t do in high school. By Laurie Kellman. SENT: 1,045 words, photos. Eds: Note Nebraska mention.

AROUND THE STATE:

PARTY PLANS-UNIVERSITY — University of Nebraska-Lincoln officials hope that asking organizers to register party plans in advance will keep student parties from getting out of hand. SENT: 280 words.

IN BRIEF:

POT SEIZURE-SARPY COUNTY — Authorities say deputies arrested two men after marijuana with an estimated street value of up to $5 million was found after a traffic stop in eastern Nebraska’s Sarpy County.

MEDICAID OVERBILLING — A Lincoln woman accused of overbilling Medicaid for services she provided an ailing client has been told to pay back the money.

CITY HACKED — Officials in the southeast Nebraska city of Beatrice have been working on restoring phone and internet service lost to the work of a hacker.

RAIL YARD DEATH — Authorities say a man killed at Union Pacific’s railroad yard in western Nebraska’s North Platte was run over by a fuel truck.

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