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AP-NE--Nebraska News Digest 1 pm, NE

November 15, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

STATE BUDGET-NEBRASKA

LINCOLN — Nebraska’s state revenue shortfall isn’t quite as severe as previously thought, but lawmakers will still face a tight budget when they reconvene for a new session in January. By Grant Schulte. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words by 3 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

PIONEER GRAVE-RELOCATION — Descendants of a Mormon pioneer are asking county officials to move the woman’s grave and historical markers to another location in the Nebraska Panhandle. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words. AP Photo pursuing.

IN BRIEF:

BANKERS SURVEY — For the first time this year, a monthly survey of bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states indicates the regional rural economy is shrinking.

OCTOBER TAX COLLECTIONS — Nebraska state government tax collections fell short of expectations in October.

FATAL ACCIDENT-GAGE COUNTY — Authorities say a man died after his vehicle crashed in western Gage County.

ESCAPED INMATES-LAWSUIT — A woman and her daughter attacked in Lincoln by one of two inmates who escaped from prison have sued the state and the Nebraska Correctional Services Department.

OMAHA FIRE-INJURIES — Authorities say a firefighter and an apartment resident were taken to hospitals after an apartment building blaze in Omaha.

SPORTS:

FBC--BIG TEN THIS WEEK

This season has been plain weird for the Buckeyes with all the off-field distraction and uneven on-field performances. Yet they’re still in line to play for the Big Ten championship if they take care of business at Maryland and win “The Game” against Michigan for the seventh straight year. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. SENT: 560 words, photos.

BKC--OHIO ST-CREIGHTON

OMAHA — Ohio State visits Creighton in a match of 2-0 teams in the Gavitt Tipoff Games. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos, after 6 p.m. start.

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