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BC-NE--Nebraska News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, NE

January 31, 2019

Good morning! 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 also can 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING TODAY:

WINTER WEATHER

CHICAGO _ The painfully cold weather system that put much of the Midwest into a historic deep freeze was expected to ease Thursday, though temperatures could still tumble to record lows in some places before the region begins to thaw out. By Michael Tarm and Corey Williams. SENT: 1,040 words, photos, video.

With:

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XGR--ONLINE SALES-NEBRASKA

LINCOLN _ A legislative panel will consider measures Thursday that would specify which online retailers have to collect and remit sales taxes in Nebraska. The bills were introduced in response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allowed states to collect sales taxes from out-of-state online retailers. By Grant Schulte. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4:15 p.m.

FROM AP MEMBERS:

FATAL OMAHA SHOOTING _ A judge has sentenced a 15-year-old boy to 22 to 45 years in prison for the slaying of a 17-year-old in Omaha. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

STUDENTS ATTACKED _ A 25-year-old man has been given 25 to 40 years for the brutal beating of a university student in Lincoln.

ELECTRIC SCOOTERS-LINCOLN _ A test of rental services for electric scooters is being considered in Lincoln.

SPORTS:

BKC--BIG TEN THIS WEEK

The game of the week in the Big Ten pits No. 21 Maryland against No. 24 Wisconsin. The Terrapins won the first meeting two weeks ago. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.

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