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AP-NE--Nebraska News Digest 2:45 pm, NE

July 14, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

AROUND THE STATE:

JOINT DISPATCH CENTER

COLUMBUS — A county sheriff’s office and a city’s police and fire departments are trying to improve services to eastern Nebraska residents by unifying their dispatch centers. SENT: 275 words.

EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-BIG ROCK

LINCOLN — He’s become used to strangers knocking on his door, and their question: Do you want to sell your rock? By Peter Salter, Lincoln Journal Star. SENT: 465 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-SAXOPHONE PLAYER

PAPILLION — High school senior Cole Palensky talks about his tenor saxophone as though it’s a person. By Betsie Freeman, Omaha World-Herald. SENT: 1,115 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— WOMAN KILLED-LINCOLN — Police say a North Platte woman has been killed in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 just west of Lincoln.

— RURAL LINCOLN FATALITY — Southeastern Nebraska law enforcement officials say a woman has died in a crash at an intersection just outside Lincoln.

— RAILROAD DAYS — Omaha celebrates its railroad heritage this weekend with its annual Railroad Days festival.

— MILITARY MANEUVERS-RE-ENACTMENTS — Re-enactors plan to demonstrate infantry and cavalry maneuvers this coming week at Fort Robinson State Park in the northern Nebraska Panhandle.

— GIFFORD POINT-HUNTING — Those who want to hunt deer at Gifford Point Wildlife Management Area east of Bellevue this coming fall must seek access permits now.

SPORTS:

TRIPLE CROWN JOCKEY

RUIDOSO, N.M. — Mike Smith became the 12th jockey in history and the only one from New Mexico to win the Triple Crown after flying across the finish line atop 3-year-old Justify in June to a roar of cheers at Belmont Park in New York. SENT: 685 words, photos. NOTE Nebraska interest.

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