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

May 2, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

TRIBAL CASINO FIGHT

OMAHA _ The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has secured another legal win to keep its new casino in western Iowa open, despite the best efforts of the states of Iowa and Nebraska. By Margery A. Beck. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m. AP Photo pursuing.

AROUND THE STATE:

SPRING FLOODING-NATIONAL SECURITY _The Air Force is raising its cost estimate to $420 million to repair and replace structures damaged at Nebraska’s Offutt Air Force Base following severe flooding that inundated buildings with water. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

LIQUOR STORE BOMBED _ A woman has been imprisoned for using an explosive to damage a liquor store in southeast Nebraska.

BOOKKEEPER ACCUSED-EMBEZZLEMENT _ A woman who served prison time for theft has been accused of embezzling more than $43,000 from her employer in Lincoln.

CHILD SEX ASSAULT _ An Omaha man has been imprisoned for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl who’d run away from her Iowa home.

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