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

January 25, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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DEATH PENALTY-NEBRASKA

LINCOLN _ The Nebraska Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit Friday filed by eight death-row inmates who argued that their sentences were invalidated by the Legislature’s repeal of capital punishment in 2015, before voters overturned the ban. By Grant Schulte. SENT: 420 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

RUNWAY PROJECT-OFFUTT _ Aircraft from Nebraska’s Offutt Air Force Base will start flying out of Lincoln Airport by the end of the year so the base’s runway can be replaced. SENT: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

STUN GUN DEATH _ The Nebraska Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal of prosecutors who had sought to seal grand jury transcripts in which two former Omaha police officers were indicted in the stun gun death of a mentally ill man.

BELLEVUE SHOOTING _ A woman suspected in the fatal shooting of a man in an Omaha suburb has been arrested just across the Missouri River in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

HIT-RUN-NORTH PLATTE _ Authorities have arrested a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run accident in North Platte.

AIRPORT IMPROVEMENTS _ Lincoln Airport has hired a Minneapolis architectural firm to design terminal improvements that would allow switching to a single security checkpoint.

INMATE DIES _ A grand jury has found no criminal wrongdoing by Scotts Bluff County authorities in the death of a jail inmate.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

BKC--BUTLER-CREIGHTON _ Butler plays Creighton at CHI Health Center Omaha.

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