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

August 9, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

FORMER NURSERY-EYESORE — A former nursery and plant shop called Azalealand has become an eyesore that neighbors and the city of Lincoln want to clean up. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: 300 words.

NEBRASKA EXECUTION-RELATIVES — The families of two cab drivers killed by a Nebraska death row inmate four decades ago say they’re long past ready for his execution. But a lawsuit filed this week is threatening another delay. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 325 words.

IN BRIEF:

PUB PROBLEMS-FORMER PITCHER — The state liquor board has granted a liquor license for a Lincoln pub co-owned by former Husker and Major League Baseball pitcher Joba Chamberlain.

BUFFETT FOUNDATION-ILLINOIS — The foundation of billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s son plans to invest $30 million in a central Illinois campus of facilities to help people with drug addiction and bring together social services.

BABY DEATH INVESTIGATION — Authorities have removed three children from a Lincoln home while police investigate the death of their 4-month-old sibling.

GRAND ISLAND FATALITY — A prosecutor has dropped a charge stemming from the traffic death of a man in Grand Island.

SHELTER VIOLENCE-OMAHA — Authorities say police fatally shot a man suspected of stabbing three women at an Omaha homeless shelter.

SPORTS:

FBC--NEBRASKA-QB COMPETITION

LINCOLN — Mario Verduzco uses two words to describe the state of Nebraska’s three-man quarterback race. “Even steven,” the Cornhuskers’ quarterback coach said Wednesday. By Eric Olson. SENT: 600 words, photos.

Also:

— FBC--NEBRASKA-FROST HOME BURGLARIZED

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