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

July 11, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

TOP STORIES:

LINCOLN FIREFIGHTERS-LAWSUITS — A Lincoln firefighter is suing department officials and the city, saying she was discriminated against as a woman and faced a hostile work environment after filing complaints. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

RACEHORSE DOPING CONSPIRACY — An Omaha landlord wants to evict a pharmacy that was convicted for selling unapproved opioids to improve the performance of racehorses. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

XGR--ONLINE SALES TAX-RICKETTS — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is taking a wait-and-see approach on whether legislation is needed to begin collecting online sales taxes after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

NEBRASKA HHS PLAN — The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has unveiled a new set of goals for the current fiscal year as part of its annual business plan.

DAD AND MOM DELIVER — A couple headed to a birthing center in Lincoln say they were stopped short by their new son.

BEATRICE APARTMENT BLAZE — Authorities suspect a woman set a fire that damaged an apartment building in southeast Nebraska and injured a man.

HASTINGS DEATH — Authorities say a 72-year-old man died after a physical altercation in Hastings.

METLIFE OFFICE-OMAHA — Insurer MetLife says it intends to hire more than 150 people for its future Omaha customer service center.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

BBC--ARKANSAS-VAN HORN — Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn says he’s agreed to a contract extension through the 2023 season after taking the Razorbacks to a runner-up finish in last month’s College World Series in Omaha.

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