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

June 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

BETTER SAFETY — A University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineering team is testing an improved highway safety device to ensure it meets new safety standards the university experts helped write. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 275 words.

IN BRIEF:

JOGGER KILLED — Authorities say a man was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while jogging along a road in York County.

BELLEVUE CONFESSION — Police in an Omaha suburb say they’ve been unable to find a woman whose husband says he killed her.

FATAL GAS BUILDUP — Authorities say a buildup of carbon monoxide gas has killed one person and caused three others to be hospitalized in Lincoln.

HEARTLAND EXPRESSWAY — Federal officials have awarded an $18.3 million grant for work on the Heartland Expressway project in the Nebraska Panhandle.

SCHOOL PERFORMANCE-NEBRASKA — Federal officials have approved Nebraska’s plan to reduce by 50 percent over the next decade the number of students who are not proficient in core subject areas.

MAN CHASE-SHOTS FIRED — Authorities have released the name of a man shot by officers during a chase in western Nebraska.

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