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 Nebraska News Editor Scott McFetridge also can be reached at 515-243-3281 or

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION-LOCAL LAW — The city council in an eastern Nebraska community has decided to let voters decide whether to bar employing or renting residences to people living in the U.S. illegally. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

GEOTHERMAL WELLS-CAPITOL — The state's new geothermal well field should be supplying the Capitol all of its cool air and some of its heat by this time next year. The well field is just one piece of the first phase of the 10-year, $106 million Capitol renovation project. UPCOMING: 275 words.


PRISON SEX-STAFFER — A prison staffer has been accused of engaging in sexual activity with an inmate at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln.

BELLEVUE CONFESSION — A man who confessed that he'd killed his wife in an Omaha suburb will be tried on a charge of first-degree murder.



CHICAGO — Ohio State and Wisconsin are once again favored to win their divisions and meet in the Big Ten title game. The question remains if the Badgers can actually get over the hump this season. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m.


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