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BC-NE--Nebraska News Digest 6 pm, NE

January 12, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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AROUND THE STATE:

CITY BEAUTIFICATION JOBS-HOMELESS _ Omaha officials and the Salvation Army have devised a new program that would pay homeless people $10 an hour to work with flowers and other plants that beautify the city. SENT: 260 words.

KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE-SOUTH DAKOTA

PIERRE, S.D. _ South Dakota lawmakers should require the Keystone XL pipeline’s developer to pay into a state oil spill cleanup fund and impose more regulations on so-called man camps, the state Senate Democratic leader said Friday. By James Nord. SENT: 435 words. NOTE Nebraska interest.

IN BRIEF:

SUSPECT SHOT-OMAHA _ Omaha police are investigating whether a fleeing suspect accidentally shot himself to death as he ran from officers.

LANDSCAPING LARCENY-NEBRASKA _ A Nebraska man is left scratching his head after thieves came onto his property and, instead of breaking into his home, stole the landscaping outside of it.

SUPERINTENDENT-FIGHT VIDEO _ A southeastern Nebraska school superintendent has been placed on paid leave following an incident involving video of a fight among students.

FOOD BENEFITS EARLY _ Nebraska officials say people whose Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits are up for recertification this month need to act quickly.

LINCOLN CRIME _ The police chief says overall and violent crime rates dropped last year in Lincoln.

CABELA’S BUILDINGS-SALE _ A Canadian company has made a deal with Bass Pro Shops to buy one of Cabela’s corporate buildings in Sidney — a deal that could provide 150 or more local jobs.

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