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BC-NE--Nebraska News Digest 3 pm, NE

April 13, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

AROUND THE STATE:

ROAD HAZARD-FROST BOILS

LINCOLN _ A long, wet winter has created extra problems for travelers on gravel roads in Lancaster and other Nebraska counties: frost boils. SENT: 250 words.

EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-OMAHA ZOO

OMAHA _ The road to Asia is nearly paved. By Chris Peters, Omaha World-Herald. SENT: 950 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-AEROPONIC GARDENS

MCCOOK _ The future of growing is getting a test run at McCook High School. By Lorri Sughroue, McCook Gazette. SENT: 475 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

OBIT-RADIO TALK SHOW HOST _ The death of a popular Nebraska talk radio host has brought messages of sorrow from the state’s governor and other Republican leaders.

FERTILIZER SPILL _ A failure of storage tanks belonging to Farmer’s Cooperative in Hemingford spilled 210,000 gallons (794,913 liters) of liquid fertilizer in northwestern Nebraska.

FRUIT RECALL-SALMONELLA OUTBREAK _ An Indianapolis-based company has issued a recall for melon products sold in 16 states after being linked to a salmonella outbreak.

ZEBRA MUSSELS-OMAHA _ The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to again draw down Glenn Cunningham Lake in north Omaha in an effort to control invasive zebra mussels and an overabundance of common carp.

SPRING FLOODING-LIVESTOCK DEATHS _ Nebraska officials are urging those who lost livestock in a mid-March storm and subsequent flooding to seek help removing carcasses before Monday’s deadline.

SPORTS:

FBC--NEBRASKA-MARTINEZ

LINCOLN _ Adrian Martinez pulled off an incredible feat in his first season at Nebraska, something few who came before him had done at a place where football is a year-round passion. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. SENT: 650 words, photos.

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