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AP-NE--Nebraska News Digest 3:05 pm, NE

July 7, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

AROUND THE STATE:

CHIMNEY ROCK

BAYARD — A western Nebraska tourist attraction has made several improvements that are drawing rave reviews from visitors. SENT: 230 words.

EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-STREET NAMES

CORDOVA — The county road turns into Socrates Street when you reach the city limits of Cordova, 46 miles south and west of Lincoln. By Cindy Lange-Kubick, Lincoln Journal Star. SENT: 760 words, photo.

EXCHANGE-VINTAGE MOTORCYCLES

HASTINGS — It’s not the new and shiny revved-up motorcycles that light up Jake Tessman’s passion — it’s the rare, old and vintage motorcycles. By Kelli Rollin, Grand Island Independent. SENT: 610 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— BANK ROBBERY-CONSPIRACY — The last of five people charged in connection with several Lincoln bank robberies has been sentenced.

— SERIAL RAPES-ARREST — Police say they’ve arrested a 54-year-old man suspected of raping several women in Omaha dating back to 2006.

— DISTRICT JUDGE RETIRING — The district court judge for Buffalo and Hall counties has announced he will retire this year.

— BIGHORN SHEEP HIKES — Two state parks in the Nebraska Panhandle will be offering special opportunities to view bighorn sheep this month.

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