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

August 31, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

NEBRASKA GOVERNOR DEBATE — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and state Sen. Bob Krist locked horns on property taxes, prisons and more during their first debate of this fall’s race to be Nebraska’s governor. UPCOMING: 325 words. Eds: Note AP Photo that moved in advance.

IN BRIEF:

FIREFIGHTER GRANT — Officials say a $2.2 million federal grant will help bolster the ranks for Lincoln’s firefighters.

EMBEZZLEMENT ARREST — A man accused of stealing more than $2 million from his Lincoln employer has been sentenced to federal prison.

SPORTS:

FBC--AKRON-NEBRASKA

LINCOLN — This is what Nebraska fans have been waiting for since December, some even longer. Scott Frost’s first game as the Cornhuskers’ head coach is here. By Eric Olson. SENT: 805 words, photos.

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