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AP-NE--Nebraska News Digest 6 pm, NE

September 17, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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ADDS DRINKING CANDIDATE ALLEGATIONS. UPDATES BRIEFS AND STORY LENGTHS.

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DRINKING CANDIDATE ALLEGATIONS

LINCOLN — Nebraska Republican officials Monday accused Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bob Krist of drinking on the job as a state senator and implied that he drove while intoxicated, allegations that state investigators dismissed and that Krist fervently denies. By Grant Schulte. SENT: 410 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

DAD HE NEVER KNEW — A soldier who died nearly 70 years ago while a prisoner of war in North Korea will be laid to rest in Nebraska, providing closure to a son who never got to know him. SENT: 265 words.

PRISON WATER COMPLAINTS — The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services has a spring deadline for devising a plan to address water problems at the women’s prison in York. SENT: 310 words.

IN BRIEF:

UNION PACIFIC OPERATIONS — Union Pacific plans to borrow some ideas from other major freight railroads as it works to improve its own operations.

AIRBOAT FATALITY — Authorities say an airboat accident on the Platte River killed a Grand Island woman.

RAIL YARD DEATH — Authorities say a 42-year-old man died after an incident at Union Pacific’s railroad yard in western Nebraska’s North Platte.

STABBING-SIOUX CITY — Another trial date has been set for a Nebraska resident accused of stabbing to death a woman in northwest Iowa.

FATAL NORTH PLATTE SHOOTING — Authorities say a 22-year-old man was fatally shot at a park in the western Nebraska city of North Platte.

WAYNE COUNTY FATALITY — Authorities say the body of a South Dakota man was found in a northeast Nebraska cornfield after his vehicle crashed.

SPORTS:

FBC--NEBRASKA-FROST

LINCOLN — Nebraska goes into its Big Ten opener at Michigan 0-2 for the first time since 1957 and with a host of problems to correct. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. SENT: 750 words, photos.

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