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

March 22, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

SPRING FLOODING

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ More towns are evacuating as the flooding Missouri River seeps over and breaches levees. The National Weather Service says the Missouri River will crest Friday in Atchison, Kansas, and St. Joseph, Missouri, at levels that fall just short of those reached during the historic 1993 flooding. Downstream from there, no major flooding is forecast along the river. AP Photos.

SPRING FLOODING-NATIONAL SECURITY

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. _ The Missouri River floodwater surging on to the air base housing the U.S. military’s Strategic Command overwhelmed round-the-clock sandbagging by airmen and others. They had to scramble to save sensitive equipment, munitions and dozens of aircraft. Days into the flooding, muddy water was still lapping at almost 80 flooded buildings at Nebraska’s Offutt Air Force Base. By Margery A. Beck, Ellen Knickmeyer and Robert Burns. SENT: 1,230 words, photos, video.

FROM AP MEMBERS:

MISSING KIDS _ A new initiative by a children’s advocacy group and the Omaha Police Department aims to reduce the number of missing youths by intervening and helping families in need.

IN BRIEF:

EX-TRIBAL COUNCIL MEMBERS CHARGED _ Another former Winnebago Tribal Council member has pleaded guilty to his role in stealing from the Nebraska-based tribe’s casino in Iowa.

BALD EAGLE KILLED-SENTENCE _ Prosecutors say a South Dakota man has been sentenced for his role in killing a bald eagle.

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