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

August 21, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

MEDICAID EXPANSION-LAWSUIT — A Nebraska judge promises a quick decision in a case that could determine whether local residents will get to vote on a Medicaid expansion proposal. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

CUMING COUNTY FATALITY — Authorities say a woman has been killed and a man injured in a northeast Nebraska collision between a car and sport utility vehicle.

WORLD-HERALD LAYOFFS — The Omaha World-Herald is eliminating 23 positions from its staff, including 10 employees who were laid off.

WOMEN’S MARCH-FRATERNITY — A fraternity has asked a district court judge to tell University of Nebraska-Lincoln administrators they must turn over correspondence relating to the frat’s suspension.

LAKE ACCIDENT — Authorities say a 22-year-old man died after his personal watercraft collided with another at Lake McConaughy in western Nebraska.

BANK HEIST SENTENCE — A man has been imprisoned for robbing a bank in downtown Fremont.

SEVERE WEATHER-NEBRASKA-IOWA — Residents and businesses in parts of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa are pumping out flooded basements and cleaning up the muck left behind from flooding caused by inch upon inch of rain.

SENATE AD-RAYBOULD — Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Jane Raybould has released a new statewide television ad highlighting her work in her family’s grocery store chain.

SPILL PROTECTION VIOLATIONS — An Omaha-based company has agreed to pay a $500,000 fine levied by federal regulators citing spill protection violations at production facilities in Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota.

SPORTS:

VOL--NCAA VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW

LINCOLN — Nebraska comes into the volleyball season with eight newcomers on its 15-woman roster, and it would be easy for coach John Cook to look at this as a building year. Not happening. The national championship always is the goal for the Cornhuskers, who have won two of the last three. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 700 words, photo by 5 p.m.

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