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AP-NE--Nebraska News Digest 3:15 pm, NE

September 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

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



NEW YORK — The New York attorney general’s new investigation into clergy sex abuse allegations in the Roman Catholic Church could be sweeping, delving into confidential church files in a state where hundreds of people have already made claims through programs run by the church itself. By Jennifer Peltz And David Klepper. SENT: 800 words, photos. NOTE Nebraska interest.



OMAHA — The lightning delays and eventual cancellation of the University of Nebraska-Akron football game demonstrates how schools can detect or respond to dangerous thunderstorms. SENT: 300 words.



LINCOLN — As a girl, Thuy Nguyen would spend her mornings scouring a Vietnam beach for seashells, and then sell them at a local marketplace in the afternoon. She was one child of 12 in her family and she owned one outfit. By Emily Case, Lincoln Journal Star. SENT: 1,240 words. AP Photos.


KIMBALL — Over the past two years, the Goodhand Theatre has been resuscitated from an empty building to once again being part of life in Kimball. By Mark Gaschler, Scottsbluff Star-Herald. SENT: 865 words, photo.


— SENATOR-MULLING LEAVING GOP — A Republican who’s among President Donald Trump’s most vocal critics in the Senate says he “regularly” considers leaving his party and becoming an independent. With AP Photo DCJM147.

— TRIBAL COUNCIL-SENTENCE — Two of nine current and former Omaha Tribal officials who admitted to using federal funds to give themselves bonuses have been sentenced to probation and ordered to repay the money.

— DRONE-STORM STUDY — Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are planning to lead the largest drone-based study of tornadoes and severe storms ever conducted.

— ELK CARCASS TESTING — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is asking for elk hunters’ cooperation in testing for chronic wasting disease.

— FALL TURKEY HUNTING — Fall turkey season opens later this month in Nebraska.



LINCOLN, Neb. — Colorado plays Nebraska in a nonconference game full of nostalgia. The teams were longtime conference mates until 2011, when the Buffaloes left for the Pac-12 and the Cornhuskers for the Big Ten.It’s the Nebraska coaching debut for Scott Frost, whose team’s game last week was called off because of inclement weather. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos, after 3:30 p.m. EDT start.


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