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

January 4, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPDATES BRIEFS.

TOP STORIES:

WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS _ Gage County supervisors voted to support legislation that would allow imposition of a countywide sales tax to help pay the $28.1 million owed to six people who were wrongfully convicted in a 1985 Beatrice murder. SENT: 330 words.

IN BRIEF:

NATIONAL GUARD ASSIGNMENT _ A send-off ceremony is planned for about 50 Nebraska Army National Guard soldiers who will travel to the Middle East.

BUSINESS THEFT-BOOKKEEPER _ A bookkeeper accused of stealing more than $85,000 from a Columbus business has been imprisoned.

OMAHA STUDENT KILLED _ The parents of an Omaha Public Schools student struck and killed by a school bus have settled their claim with the bus fleet’s insurer.

SPORTS:

BKC--BIG TEN THIS WEEK

No. 8 Michigan State rides a seven-game win streak into its game at No. 14 Ohio State, the highlight of the weekend schedule in the Big Ten. By Eric Olson. SENT: 600 words, photos.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

FBO--TOMMY ARMSTRONG-INDOOR TEAM _ Former Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. has signed a contract to play for the Nebraska Danger of the Indoor Football League.

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