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AP-NE--Nebraska News Digest 3:10 pm, NE

August 11, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



OMAHA — An Omaha park’s $7.7 million renovation project is designed to improve water quality in local rivers and streams and provide recreational activities for residents. SENT: 310 words.



CURTIS. — The Grunden Ranch near rural Curtis has about 325 cows. That’s their main business, but they have made a name for themselves with Morgan horses. By George Haws, North Platte Telegraph. SENT: 670 words, photo.


GRAND ISLAND — Quynh Parlane could relate to some of the clients she helped this summer at the Literacy Council of Grand Island. By Julie Blum, The Independent. SENT: 820 words, photo.


— TOXIC ALGAE ALERT — Nebraska health officials say Rockford Lake southeast of Beatrice remains on a health alert because of toxic blue-green algae blooms.

— HIGHWAY WORK-ALLIANCE — Authorities say work on Nebraska Highway 2 is expected to slow motorists in the Panhandle.

— NEBRASKA MEDICINE-CEO — The board of directors of Nebraska Medicine has named a new chief executive officer, replacing Dan DeBehnke, who had headed the medical care system since 2016.


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