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

July 28, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

US-NKOREA-WAR REMAINS-RELATIVES

OMAHA — News that North Korea is sending home 55 sets of remains is being welcomed by relatives of those missing from the Korean War. But most know they still face long odds at achieving any closure: Thousands of soldiers are still unaccounted for, and identifications could take decades. By Margery A. Beck. SENT: 500 words.

AP Photos WX142, WX143.

AROUND THE STATE:

MOSQUITO HILL UPGRADES

OMAHA — Residents are requesting safety upgrades to an Omaha neighborhood park to attract more families to the area. SENT: 260 words.

EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-WING PAINTINGS

GRAND ISLAND — Since the Global Angel Wings Project began in Los Angeles in 2012, colorful wings have fluttered all around the world. By Jeff Bahr, Grand Island Independent. SENT: 420 words, photo.

EXCHANGE-CLOSED BRIDGES

LINCOLN — Twenty bridges in rural Lancaster County are closed, making life more difficult for several thousand people, based on the average daily count of vehicles that used those bridges. By Nancy Hicks, Lincoln Journal Star. SENT: 625 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— MARIJUANA-TRANSPORT VEHICLE — The Nebraska State Patrol says troopers found 115 pounds of marijuana hidden inside a vehicle that was being transported through Nebraska on an auto transport trailer.

— GIRL MAULED — Authorities say a 10-year-old Omaha girl has suffered severe facial injuries after being attacked by one of her family’s pit bull dogs.

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