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

April 16, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

FOREST ADVENTURE _ Thrill-seekers will soon be able to climb, swing and zip through a suburban Omaha forest’s treetops at a new $1.6 million aerial adventure park scheduled to open this summer. SENT: 320 words.

IN BRIEF:

KEARNEY VAN-TRAIN CRASH _ Authorities have released the name of a man who was killed when a train struck his van in central Kearney.

XGR--SPOOF CALLS-NEBRASKA _ Nebraska lawmakers are forging ahead with an effort to stop scam artists who use local phone numbers to trick consumers into answering their calls.

HIGHWAY COLLISION-OMAHA _ Authorities say a man was killed when his sport utility vehicle rolled on an Omaha highway after being struck by a car.

PRISON ASSAULT _ An inmate has been given five to 10 more years behind bars for assaulting a staffer at a southeast Nebraska prison.

LINCOLN WOMAN KILLED _ Attorneys for a man accused of killing and dismembering a Lincoln woman want to find out whether Nebraska’s governor is behind the prosecutors’ decision to seek the death penalty.

KIMBALL CHILD ABUSE _ A western Nebraska man has been accused of intentional child abuse in the death of his 7-month-old daughter.

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