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

August 2, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


SUDDENLY BARREN — The clear-cutting of a lush, green common area along Antelope Creek in Lincoln has upset neighbors dismayed by the now barren landscape. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words. Photos requested from Lincoln Journal Star.

BASEBALL TEAM LOAN — City officials in eastern Nebraska have approved a $250,000 economic development loan that will help bring a new baseball team to town. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IMMIGRATION-KOBACH — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s work against illegal immigration for small cities across the nation cost them millions for lengthy legal battles while powering his own political rise, according to a news report. SENT: 655 words, photos. Eds: Note Nebraska mention.


FAIR HOUSING-LAWSUIT — A judge has ordered a central Nebraska landlord to stop discriminating against black tenants of his apartment complex.

HEALTH INSURANCE RATES — Nebraska residents who use the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace for health insurance could see a much smaller rate increase in 2019 compared to previous years.

WORKPLACE ACCIDENT-COLUMBUS — Authorities have release the name of an employee killed in an accident at a Columbus manufacturing plant.

PUBLIC DEFENDER CHARGED — The York County public defender is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from private clients.

COURTHOUSE DEATH-JUDGE — A judge has been found dead in the Douglas County Courthouse in downtown Omaha.



LINCOLN — Scott Frost’s job is to return Nebraska to the place it held in the college football hierarchy two decades ago. On a personal level, Frost is driven by his profound respect for his mentor Tom Osborne. Frost has said repeatedly Nebraska made a mistake moving away from the methods Osborne used on and off the field to make the Cornhuskers great. His plan is to bring back that identity. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 5 p.m.


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