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

December 19, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

UPCOMING TODAY:

TEACHERS SCHOLARS ACADEMY _ The University of Nebraska has created a new teaching academy program to recruit, retain and develop a highly qualified and more diverse teaching workforce needed to meet the state’s rising school enrollment. SENT: 300 words.

CENSUS-NEBRASKA-IOWA

OMAHA _ Newly released U.S. Census estimates show slow, steady growth in Nebraska and Iowa. UPCOMING: 200 words.

IN BRIEF:

FORMER GUARDS CHARGED-DRUGS _ A former guard accused of smuggling synthetic marijuana into a Nebraska prison has pleaded guilty.

WOMAN SHOT-BOYFRIEND CHARGED _ New charges are expected to be filed against a man accused of fatally shooting his longtime girlfriend in an Omaha suburb.

INMATE DEATH _ Authorities say an inmate at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln has died.

ANIMAL NEGLECT-NEBRASKA FARM _ A February sentencing has been scheduled for one of three family members charged with animal cruelty following the deaths of dozens of cattle on their Nebraska farm.

FATAL PANHANDLE BLAZE _ A county attorney says a fire in a trailer home killed a woman in the southern Nebraska Panhandle.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

BKC--UC SANTA BARBARA-NEBRASKA-OMAHA _ UC Santa Barbara plays Nebraska-Omaha at Baxter Arena.

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