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

January 4, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



DES MOINES _ The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday that it must delay the release of key crop reports due to the partial government shutdown, leaving investors and farmers without vital information during an already tumultuous time for agricultural markets. By Scott McFetridge. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3:30 p.m.


MIRACLE MAN _ A man whose children had decided to remove his breathing tubes has recovered and left an Omaha hospital after weeks of therapy. SENT: 350 words, photos.


XGR--VETERANS TAX BILL _ Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is proposing a tax exemption on military retirement pay in an effort to keep retirees from leaving the state.

BRASS STOLEN _ A southeast Nebraska man is accused of stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of brass from his employer.

PRIEST ACCUSED-SEX ASSAULT _ A central Nebraska prosecutor says she intends to charge a Roman Catholic priest who’s been accused of sexually assaulting a woman.

FATAL COLLISION-CEDAR COUNTY _ A northeast Nebraska sheriff’s office says a driver was killed when his pickup truck collided with a semitrailer.


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