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

August 20, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

LOCKED ROOMS — Lincoln will be able to maintain a program that serves as an alternative to jail for people who are extremely intoxicated. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words.

CONSERVATIVE CONFRONTATION-UNIVERSITY — Two groups will study how the University of Nebraska-Lincoln got on a national group’s censure list and research ways the university could be removed from it. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

KEYSTONE XL-SOUTH DAKOTA — The company planning the Keystone XL oil pipeline is moving to condemn private land in northwestern South Dakota’s Harding County. TransCanada Corp. has filed eminent domain condemnation petitions in state court against parcels of land owned by two families. At least one of them plans to fight. Jeffrey Jensen says he’ll take the matter to court if necessary. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2 p.m. Eds: Note Nebraska interest.

IN BRIEF:

PENITENTIARY STAFFER STRUCK — The Nebraska Correctional Services Department says an inmate assaulted a staff member at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln.

DIXON COUNTY DEATH — A man has dropped his appeal of a judge’s ruling that the man is incompetent to be tried for murder in northeast Nebraska.

ANIMALS SEIZED — Authorities have rescued goats, rabbits, a tortoise, a dog and more than 200 chickens found on a Grand Island property.

BUFFALO COUNTY FATALITY — Authorities say a Minden man has died in a car crash east of Kearney.

SEVERE WEATHER-NEBRASKA-IOWA — Forecasters have issued flood warnings and watches in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa as heavy rain continues to fall.

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