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

August 23, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



OMAHA — The U.S. Justice Department announced nearly two dozen criminal charges Thursday against the owners of an Omaha railcar cleaning company stemming from a 2015 explosion that killed two workers. By Margery A. Beck. SENT: 400 words.



LINCOLN — A Nebraska education coalition is pledging to lead efforts to challenge discriminatory comments or behavior in the wake of racially charged incidents at school sporting events. SENT: 310 words.


OMAHA HOMICIDE — Police say they’ve made an arrest in the shooting death of a man in north Omaha.

UNL-FRATERNITY HAZING INVESTIGATION — University of Nebraska-Lincoln officials say Delta Tau Delta fraternity is being investigated following a hazing complaint.

TWITTER THREAT — Authorities say a Lincoln high school was briefly placed on lockout status after a home-schooled prankster posted a vague threat to “shoot up” the school on Twitter.

YORK HOTEL TAX — The city of York has increased its hotel occupation tax to 5 percent, up from the 3 ½ percent that has been in place since 2014.

HIGH SPEED CHASE — Two Florida men are in custody after authorities say they found 20 pounds of marijuana in a car following a high-speed chase on Interstate 80 and through Lincoln.



LINCOLN, Neb. — When UCF’s new coaching staff relegated safety Tre Neal to the second team in spring practice, Neal got the nudge he needed to look for a place he could make the most of his final season. Neal landed at Nebraska as a graduate transfer, and he feels right at home. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 650 words, photo.


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