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

September 24, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

UPDATES BRIEFS AND STORY LENGTHS.

TOP STORIES:

KEYSTONE PIPELINE-NEBRASKA

LINCOLN — The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline plans to start construction next year, after a U.S. State Department review ordered by a federal judge concluded that major environmental damage from a leak is unlikely and could quickly be mitigated, a company spokesman said Monday. By Grant Schulte. SENT: 590 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

RULE CHANGE-TEACHERS — The governor has declined to approve a rule change that would have adjusted the passing requirements on a proficiency exam required to be admitted into any of Nebraska’s teachers colleges. SENT: 350 words.

IN BRIEF:

LOCKED IN BASEMENT — A northeast Nebraska woman has been arrested on charges that she locked her 10-year-old foster son in a basement storage room.

PEDESTRIAN KILLED-INTERSTATE — Authorities say a person died after walking into traffic lane on Interstate 80 between Lincoln and Omaha.

INTERSTATE FATALITY — Authorities say a driver died and her passenger was injured when the vehicle they were in crashed off Interstate 80 in Lincoln.

NEBRASKA STATE FAIR-ATTENDANCE — Officials say attendance dropped more than 64,000 this year compared with last year’s Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island.

RAVINE BODY — Authorities say a man paroled in June is suspected of killing an Omaha woman and dumping her body in a ravine near Fremont.

SPORTS:

FBC--HEMORRHAGING HUSKERS

LINCOLN — First-year coach Scott Frost warned last week things could get worse for winless Nebraska before they get better. Anyone who watched 14th-ranked Michigan’s 56-10 throttling of the Cornhuskers on Saturday would be hard-pressed to imagine how things could get worse than they are now. By Eric Olson. SENT: 875 words, photos.

FBC--RELIEVED BOILERMAKERS

David Blough waited his turn at Purdue. Now, he’s re-entrenched himself as the No. 1 quarterback. Coach Jeff Brohm says Blough will start Saturday at Nebraska regardless of whether Elijah Sindelar plays as he comes back from an undisclosed injury. By Michael Marot. SENT: 675 words, photos.

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