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

March 28, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SPRING FLOODING-BLAME

OMAHA _ Whenever there is major flooding along the Missouri River, some want to blame the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Officials with the agency that manages the dams and levees along the river say that’s not fair this year because most of the rain and snow that fueled this year’s flooding came from areas downstream of the dams. By Josh Funk and Jim Salter. UPCOMING: 800 words by 3 p.m.

With:

_ SPRING FLOODING-FOOD STAMPS

AROUND THE STATE:

CELLMATE TESTIMONY _ An Omaha jail inmate has once again testified in a murder trial, alleging he heard his cellmate confess about his involvement in the crime. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words.

IN BRIEF:

XGR--CIVICS EDUCATION _ Nebraska has set new requirements for teaching American civics in schools.

POETRY PRIZE-UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR _ A University of Nebraska-Lincoln English professor has won a $165,000 prize for his poetry.

XGR--TAX DEEDS-NEBRASKA _ Landowners whose property taxes are delinquent will get additional notifications that they need to pay under a new Nebraska state law.

RIVER BODY-NORTHEAST NEBRASKA _ Authorities say human remains have been found along the Elkhorn River in northeast Nebraska’s Stanton County.

STORE THEFT-CASHIER _ A Nebraska woman has pleaded not guilty to stealing from a now-closed Sears store in western Iowa.

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