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BC-NE--Nebraska News Digest 6 pm, NE

March 13, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

WINTER WEATHER

DENVER —A window-rattling late winter storm brought blizzards, floods and a tornado across more than 25 states Wednesday, stretching from the northern Rocky Mountains to Texas and beyond. By Bob Moen and Dan Elliott. SENT: 715 words, photos.

With:

_ WESTERN WINTER WEATHER-THE LATEST

_ FLOOD THREAT-NEBRASKA-IOWA

AROUND THE STATE:

PROBLEM PROPERTIES _ Omaha tenants and landlords weighed in on three ordinance proposals regarding the oversight of rental properties, which were prompted by the evacuation of hundreds of tenants from a squalid apartment complex. SENT: 330 words.

IN BRIEF:

NEBRASKA GOP-DIRECTOR _ The Nebraska Republican Party has named a new executive director.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING-NEBRASKA _ Nebraska lawmakers are considering another effort to clamp down on human trafficking by increasing and in some cases eliminating the statute of limitations for the crime.

STATE EMPLOYEE CRASH-SETTLEMENT _ The state has agreed to pay a Lincoln man $225,000 for injuries and damages he received in 2016 when a Nebraska Game and Parks employee crashed into his car in Lincoln.

SCULPTURE REPAIRS _ Officials say a seven-story work of art in downtown Lincoln needs more than $95,000 in repairs. Eds: Note photo.

$1 MILLION LOTTERY WIN _ A Fremont man has claimed his $1 million Powerball prize from the Nebraska Lottery.

SPORTS:

BKC--BIG TEN-NEBRASKA-RUTGERS

CHICAGO _ Nebraska and Rutgers meet in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament. The Cornhuskers beat Iowa in overtime on Sunday after dropping 11 of 13 down the stretch in an underachieving season. Rutgers won seven league games for the first time since the 2005-06 season, when it was a member of the Big East. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 5:30 p.m.

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