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

January 30, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

XGR--PRISON LEGISLATION-NEBRASKA

LINCOLN _ A legislative committee will consider a measure Wednesday that would ban virtually all cell phones from Nebraska’s prisons in an effort to reduce contraband. It’s one of several prison bills the Judiciary Committee is reviewing. By Grant Schulte. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m.

Also:

_ XGR--SLAVERY LEGISLATION

_ XGR--STATE POET-NEBRASKA

_ XGR--NATIVE AMERICAN VIOLENCE-NEBRASKA

AROUND THE STATE:

WINTER WEATHER

BISMARCK, N.D. _ A deadly arctic deep freeze enveloped the Midwest with record-breaking temperatures on Wednesday, triggering widespread closures of schools and businesses, and the canceling of more than 1,600 flights from Chicago’s airports. The cold even prompted the U.S. Postal Service to suspend mail delivery to a wide swath of the region. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 840 words, photos, video. Eds: Will be updated.

With:

_ WINTER WEATHER-THE LATEST

_ WINTER WEATHER-RAILROADS

TRAIN ENGINEER FIRED-LAWSUIT

OMAHA — Union Pacific sued an employee union over what the railroad says was its right to fire an engineer who defecated on a train car connection. SENT: 260 words.

KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE-SOUTH DAKOTA

RAPID CITY, S.D. _ South Dakota regulators are considering several water permit applications for the proposed construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Additionally, at least two sets of western South Dakota landowners have applied to use existing wells as backup water supplies for pipeline construction workforce camps. UPCOMING: 250 words. Eds: Note Nebraska interest.

IN BRIEF:

VEHICULAR HOMICIDE-PLATTE COUNTY _ A 19-year-old driver is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 26 for the Platte County crash death of a motorcyclist.

SCHOOL PLOT-ARRESTS _ A March 4 sentencing hearing is scheduled for two 18-year-olds accused of planning to attack a high school in south-central Nebraska.

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