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BC-NE--Nebraska News Digest 4:25 pm, NE

February 23, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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.



OMAHA, Neb. _ Billionaire Warren Buffett says the company he built through decades of acquisitions continues to perform well even though he hasn’t found any major deals at attractive prices recently. By Business Writer Josh Funk. SENT: 540 words. Photo.


OMAHA, Neb. _ Warren Buffett’s company recorded a $25 billion loss in the fourth quarter because of a big drop in the paper value of several of its stock investments. By Business Writer Josh Funk. SENT: 490 words.



LINCOLN, Neb. _ Lincoln library officials say librarians have been inspecting each item checked back into the eight branches, committed to keeping out any bedbugs. SENT: 300 words.



LINCOLN, Neb. _ Axel Sinda and his wife Noella Disasi figured it would be years before they could afford to buy a house. By Nancy Hicks, Lincoln Journal Star. SENT: 850 words, photo.


NAPONEE, Neb. _ A dog lays in the center of Main Street of Naponee as a car slowly approaches. By Ashley Bebensee, Kearney Hub. SENT: 810 words.


SCHOOLS CLOSING _ The Roman Catholic Diocese of Lincoln has announced that a second Catholic school will close in Lincoln this year.

BIGHORN SHEEP CAPTURE _ Nearly 50 bighorn sheep in the Nebraska Panhandle have been outfitted with new tracking devices to help wildlife officials monitor their health and combat diseases.

WINTER WEATHER-KANSAS _ Heavy snow and high winds have hit western Kansas as a blizzard makes its way from the Rockies into the Great Plains, including Nebraska and Iowa.



LINCOLN, Neb. _ Matt Haarms scored 17 points, Grady Eifert beat the shot clock for two huge baskets down the stretch, and No. 15 Purdue posted a 75-72 win over Nebraska on Saturday. By Kent Wolgamott. SENT: 450 words, photos.


OMAHA, Neb. _ Martin Krampelj had 22 points and 10 rebounds as Creighton topped Georgetown 82-69 on Saturday.


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