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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

SCHOOL BUS-DRIVER SHORTAGE

LINCOLN _ School districts throughout the U.S. are struggling to find school bus drivers, a challenge that has worsened with low unemployment and a strong economy. By Grant Schulte. SENT: 730 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

20 MINUTE CITY _ Omaha commuters should prepare to say goodbye to the “20-minute city” as the metropolitan area continues to grow. SENT: 270 words.

IN BRIEF:

FORMER PLAYER ARRESTED _ A former University of Nebraska football player has been arrested after a traffic stop.

DEPUTY HURT-CRASH _ A deputy was injured when his cruiser collided with a minivan in suburban Omaha.

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