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

August 9, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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


FORMER NURSERY-EYESORE — A former nursery called Azalealand has become an eyesore that neighbors and the city of Lincoln want to clean up. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos.

NEBRASKA EXECUTION-RELATIVES — An Omaha grandmother says she’s long past ready for the execution of the man who killed her father in 1979. UPCOMING: 325 words.


BUFFETT FOUNDATION-ILLINOIS — The foundation of billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s son plans to invest $30 million in a central Illinois campus of facilities to help people with drug addiction and bring together social services.

BABY DEATH INVESTIGATION — Authorities have removed three children from a Lincoln home while police investigate the death of their 4-month-old sibling.

GRAND ISLAND FATALITY — A prosecutor has dropped a charge stemming from the traffic death of a man in Grand Island.

SHELTER VIOLENCE-OMAHA — Authorities say police fatally shot a man suspected of stabbing three women at an Omaha homeless shelter.



LINCOLN — Mario Verduzco uses two words to describe the state of Nebraska’s three-man quarterback race. “Even steven,” the Cornhuskers’ quarterback coach said Wednesday. By Eric Olson. SENT: 600 words, photos.


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