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

December 20, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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


BLUEPRINT NEBRASKA _ Nebraska’s labor shortage was one of the main concerns raised at town hall events held by a business group seeking public input on a statewide economic development plan. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.


TRIBAL BUSINESS INVESTIGATED _ A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit challenging Nebraska’s attempt to regulate tobacco sales by two Winnebago Tribe subsidiaries.

WIND FARM NOISE _ Lancaster County commissioners have raised maximum noise levels for landowners who participate in wind turbine projects, making them higher than the noise level standard for landowners who aren’t getting any reimbursements.

SIMANTS COMPETENCY _ A judge has ordered a man who authorities say killed six members of a Nebraska family more than 40 years ago to remain in state care.



OMAHA _ Coe College plays Creighton at CHI Health Center Omaha. Eds: Game time 7 p.m.


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