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

February 13, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

XGR--RECALL ELECTIONS

LINCOLN _ Nebraska’s tradition of using recall elections to boot local mayors and city council members out of office could come to an abrupt end under a bill set for a hearing Wednesday in the Legislature. The tactic has been used at least 45 times since 2008. By Grant Schulte. UPCOMING: 500 words.

Also:

_ XGR--RICKETTS BEER CAMPAIGN

IN BRIEF:

FIRE RESCUE-OFFICER _ An off-duty police officer is being crediting with helping get a man out of his burning home in Lincoln.

RECALL ELECTION-HAMILTON COUNTY _ A Hamilton County commissioner has been recalled in a close vote.

GARDEN COUNTY CRASH _ A Colorado woman has been charged with manslaughter for the death of her passenger when her pickup truck crashed in the Nebraska Panhandle.

YORK MAYOR RECALL _ Unofficial election results say York Mayor Orval Stahr has been recalled.

SPORTS:

BKC--MINNESOTA-NEBRASKA

LINCOLN _ Nebraska will try to end its seven-game losing streak when it hosts Minnesota, a loser of three straight. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m.

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