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

May 15, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

SPRING FLOODING-LEVEE REPAIRS

OMAHA _ Communities that were flooded when levees failed along the Missouri River earlier this spring will likely remain exposed to high water for months to come, leaving displaced residents wondering when — or if — they will be able to return and rebuild their homes. By Josh Funk. SENT: 575 words, photos.

CONGRESS-FEMALE VETERANS

WASHINGTON _ Congresswomen who have served in the military are setting up a new caucus to support the nation’s growing ranks of female service members, and they’re looking for clout, too, in American politics. The caucus, bipartisan and including men, would be a first. By Laurie Kellman. SENT: 500 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

XGR--BUSINESS TAX CREDITS _ A bill that would replace Nebraska’s largest tax incentive for businesses is drawing criticism from some lawmakers, but the sponsor says he has enough support to bring it to a vote.

XGR--APRIL TAX RECEIPTS _ A new report says Nebraska state government collected far more in taxes than expected last month.

OMAHA SCOOTERS _ Omaha pedestrians will now be able to try out electric scooters on the city’s streets during a six-month pilot program.

TEENS ATTACK WOMAN _ Lincoln police say two teenagers attacked a woman and drove over her after she yelled at them to stop driving recklessly.

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