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BC-NE--Nebraska News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, NE

May 7, 2019

Good morning! 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 also can 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



LINCOLN _ Nebraska lawmakers will begin debate Tuesday on a plan that seeks to lower property taxes by raising the state’s sales and cigarette taxes. Gov. Pete Ricketts remains fiercely opposed to the proposal sponsored by fellow Republicans. By Grant Schulte. UPCOMING: 500 words.


HAY MEADOW MESS _ A rich bottomland hay meadow that a northern Nebraska ranch family has relied on to feet several dozen cows vanished beneath truck-size icebergs when the Niobrara River flooded in March. The ice has melted now, leaving behind a silt-filled layer of clay. UPCOMING: 300 words.


SEVERE WEATHER-LINCOLN _ The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado ripped through some buildings west-southwest of downtown Lincoln.

FATAL STANTON COUNTY COLLISION _ Authorities say one driver was killed and the other injured in a collision near Norfolk.


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