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AP-NE--Nebraska News Digest 3 pm, NE

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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.



OMAHA — Two people have filed federal lawsuits against 87 businesses in the Omaha area, alleging discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act. SENT: 280 words.



HASTINGS — Hastings College is hoping to fight a retention issue by creating new and innovative ways to make the school truly feel like home for its students. By Shay Burk, Hastings Tribune. SEN: 1,160 words, Photos.


ST. HELENA — “We were just trying to find good water,” said Lawrence Zavadil. By Linda Wuebben, Norfolk Daily News. SENT: 780 words, photo.


— OMAHA HOMICIDE — Police say two women have been charged and are being held on $1 million bail each in the shooting death of an Omaha man.

— ZEBRA MUSSEL WARNING — Nebraska’s largest utility is reminding anyone with a boat to take steps to prevent the spread of invasive zebra mussels.

— AUDUBON NEBRASKA DIRECTOR — The former wildlife diversity program manager at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has been named executive director of Audubon Nebraska.

— TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT-NEBRASKA FOOTBALL — The Nebraska State Patrol says it will be out in full force — on the road and in the air — to make sure those traveling to Nebraska’s first home football game of the season are obeying traffic laws.



LINCOLN — The Scott Frost era begins at Nebraska when Akron visits the Cornhuskers. Adrian Martinez will be the first true freshman to start an opener at quarterback for the Cornhuskers. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos, after 8 p.m. EDT start.


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