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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LINCOLN — Nebraska is planning to carry out its first execution in two decades and its first-ever lethal injection with an untried combination of drugs including a powerful painkiller responsible for much of the nation's opioid epidemic and a paralyzing drug that could conceal whether something has gone wrong. By Grant Schulte. SENT: 880 words.




SCHOOL SECURITY-LINCOLN — Lincoln's public schools will now be required to conduct two drills for responding to active shooters or other intruders, and both teachers and students will have some flexibility to take other actions if necessary. UPCOMING: 275 words.


INSURANCE OFFICE CLOSING — A Nationwide Insurance spokesman says the company intends to provide career management resources and other aid to employees who will be losing their jobs in Lincoln.

METH SEIZURE — State troopers seized nearly 47 pounds (21 kilograms) of methamphetamine during a traffic stop on Interstate 80.



LINCOLN — Erik Chinander turned around a bad defense his first year at Central Florida, and he's confident he can do the same as Nebraska's new defensive coordinator. By Eric Olson. SENT: 840 words, photos.


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