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

October 1, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

AROUND THE STATE:

MIDWEST ECONOMY

OMAHA, Neb. — The economy remains strong in nine Midwest and Plains states, but business leaders are concerned about the ongoing trade disputes, according to a new monthly survey released Monday. The overall economic index for the region slipped to 57.5 in September from August’s 61.1, but it remained in positive territory. SENT: 270 words

WITH: BC-NE--Midwest Economy-Glance

LINCOLN DRONES

LINCOLN, Neb. — Lancaster County and Lincoln agencies will soon have invested more than $90,000 in drones to support law enforcement and firefighting operations. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that county and city officials believe the six drones will prove to be worthwhile. UPCOMING: 250 words

SPORTS:

FBC--WISCONSIN-EDWARDS

MADISON, Wis. — Preseason All-American linebacker T.J. Edwards spent the Saturday of No. 16 Wisconsin’s bye week on the couch watching football. Of course. He’s not going to take Nebraska lightly, despite the Cornhuskers’ 0-4 record. By Genaro C. Armas. Upcoming: 500 words by 5 p.m. CT.

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