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BC-NE--Nebraska News Digest 4:15 pm, NE

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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.

AROUND THE STATE:

NEBRASKA SCHOOLS-CONSULTANT

OMAHA _ State education officials say a consulting firm’s work at struggling Nebraska schools shows promise, but one state senator is concerned about the firm’s hefty fee and believes the state should look for cheaper options. SENT: 350 words.

WINTER WEATHER

DETROIT _ A plane carrying 129 people skidded Saturday from a Chicago runway left slick by a winter storm that moved across parts of the Midwest toward New England and the northeastern United States. By Corey Williams. SENT: 500 words, photos. NOTE Nebraska interest.

With:

WINTER WEATHER-THE LATEST

EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-CHURCH WINDOWS

FREMONT _ With colored glass and paint, Ken Eldridge tells ancient Bible stories to modern-day people. By Tammy Real-Mckeighan, Fremont Tribune. SENT: 780 words, photo.

EXCHANGE-NEBRASKA HARPIST

GRAND ISLAND _ When harpist Lauren Meier performs at a wedding, she doesn’t play just the bridal march or Pachelbel’s “Canon in D.” She might also play Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.” By Jeff Bahr, Grand Island Independent. SENT: 740 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

_ FORMER PRIEST CITED _ A former Lincoln priest has been ticketed by police on suspicion of giving alcohol to a minor.

_ OPPD-SCAM CALLS _ Omaha’s power utility is reporting a spike in scammers calling its customers in the wake of harsh winter weather.

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