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

May 20, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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-NATIONAL SECURITY _ A Nebraska congressman is pushing the Air Force’s emergency request for $234 million to replace equipment and crew training simulators damaged by floodwaters that inundated the Offutt Air Force Base this spring. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

XGR--ABORTION RALLY _ Supporters of abortion rights are set to rally at the Nebraska Capitol as part of a national campaign responding to states that have passed new abortion restrictions.

SAUNDERS COUNTY FATALITY _ Authorities say a car driver was killed in a collision between a cement truck and her car in eastern Nebraska’s Saunders County.

HEALTH CARE FRAUD _ Authorities say an Omaha man defrauded Medicare and Medicaid in a scheme involving recipients in Nebraska, Iowa and other states.

CRASH KILLS CHILD _ Authorities have released the name of a 4-month-old who was fatally injured in a collision along Interstate 80 in eastern Nebraska.

YOUTH CENTER ASSAULT _ Two 17-year-old boys have been charged with assaulting a female staff member before escaping the state’s Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center in Kearney.

SARPY COUNTY FATALITY _ Authorities say a Nebraska City man died at a hospital after a crash in eastern Sarpy County.

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