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

May 3, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



OMAHA _ The Mississippi River through parts of the Midwest is at its highest level in 26 years, but apart from a few blocks of downtown Davenport, cities along the river have managed to stay largely dry. What have these riverside cities done in the past decades that have enabled them to protect homes and businesses from floodwater? By Margery Beck. AP Photos.


OMAHA _ In the days before Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting, classrooms and hotel meeting rooms around Omaha fill up with investors eager to learn more about the philosophy Warren Buffett used to build his fortune. The main event on Saturday is expected to again draw roughly 40,000 people to an arena where Buffett and Berkshire Vice Chairman Charlie Munger will spend hours answering questions even though the meeting is now webcast live. But the outside conferences and events have become a big part of the draw for many who make the pilgrimage to Omaha. By Josh Funk. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 2 p.m.


CLERGY ABUSE-NEBRASKA _ The state attorney general’s office says Roman Catholic officials in Nebraska have not turned over all sexual abuse records demanded two months ago by sweeping subpoenas, although the vast majority of Catholic institutions in the state have complied. UPCOMING: 350 words.


KERREY INVITATION CRITICISM _ A former Creighton University basketball star will replace former Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey as the university’s commencement speaker later this month.

TEEN SEX CASE-TEACHER _ A Hastings teacher accused of having sex with a teenage student and providing her with alcohol has been arrested.


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