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

January 29, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

CONVICTED KILLER ESCAPES

LINCOLN _ A man convicted of a 1997 slaying in Nebraska escaped from a work-release correctional center this month, six days after his victim’s son was killed, prison officials confirmed Tuesday. SENT: 290 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

CATTLE DRIVE _ The Lincoln City Council has approved changing two street names so the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association’s new headquarters will be situated on Cattle Drive.

LANDFILL EMBEZZLEMENT _ A Lincoln woman has been given jail time and probation for stealing from the York city landfill.

HIT-RUN-NORTH PLATTE _ Authorities have charged a driver with manslaughter for the death of a pedestrian in North Platte.

SPORTS:

BKC--WISCONSIN-NEBRASKA

LINCOLN _ Wisconsin, a winner of three straight, visits a Nebraska team that has lost three in a row and without the injured Isaac Copeland. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m.

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