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BC-NE--Nebraska News Digest 6 pm, NE

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

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TOP STORIES:

MEDICAL SCHOOL KILLINGS

OMAHA — Attorneys for a former doctor convicted of killing four people connected to an Omaha medical school began the effort Wednesday to spare him from the death penalty — even as he refused to help in his own defense. By Margery A. Beck. SENT: 440 words.

IN BRIEF:

STORE CLERK SHOT — Authorities have identified a convenience store clerk shot by a robber shot in Omaha.

WOMAN BURNED — A Milford man convicted of setting his wife on fire has been sentenced to up to six years in prison.

CHILD ABUSE-DEPUTY ARRESTED — Officials say a western Nebraska sheriff’s deputy has been arrested after being accused of physically abusing a child.

AX VENUE-LIQUOR LICENSE — The Omaha City Council has recommended that a liquor license be granted to a downtown venue where people will hurl axes at wooden targets.

LAKE RESCUE — Authorities say a Nebraska man is expected to recover from his near drowning on a western Iowa lake.

JEALOUS PURSUER — A Nebraska woman is accused of ramming her ex-boyfriend’s car on Interstate 80 in western Iowa.

STABBING-SIOUX CITY — A trial has been rescheduled for a Nebraska resident accused of stabbing to death a woman in northwest Iowa.

SEVERE WEATHER-NEBRASKA-IOWA — The National Weather Service has confirmed that five tornadoes touched down in eastern Nebraska and one in western Iowa but caused little damage.

SPORTS:

CWS-TEXAS-ANOTHER CLEMENS

AUSTIN, Texas — Kody Clemens had just launched another massive postseason home run when he stared hard into the opposing dugout and flashed the “Hook ’em Horns” hand sign. By Sports Writer Jim Vertuno. SENT: 660 words, photos.

CWS-WASHINGTON’S RISE

When Lindsay Meggs arrived at Washington nine years ago, he proclaimed that he wanted the Huskies to become an “Omaha program” worthy of being in the College World Series mix on a regular basis. It’s finally happened, and maybe in the most unlikely of seasons. By Tim Booth. SENT: 760 words, photos.

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