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

September 25, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

CODE BREAKER HONORED — A 92-year-old woman has been buried in Nebraska with British military honors for a secret that she held for decades: her World War II service as a code breaker of German intelligence communications. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

COLLEGE SYSTEM-CHANCELLOR SEARCH — The Nebraska State College System trustees intend this coming Sunday and Monday to interview the four finalists to be the next system chancellor.

PEDESTRIAN KILLED-INTERSTATE — Authorities have released the name of a man who was fatally struck by a vehicle after he walked into a traffic lane on Interstate 80 between Lincoln and Omaha.

VEHICULAR HOMICIDE-PLATTE COUNTY — A 19-year-old driver has been charged with vehicular homicide in the crash death of a motorcyclist in Platte County.

FATAL APARTMENT FIRE — Authorities have released the name of a woman killed in a fire at a senior living apartment complex in eastern Nebraska.

SPORTS:

FBN--BRISCOE-BLACK QUARTERBACKS

Marlin Briscoe didn’t want to be pigeonholed simply because of stereotypes against black men. He was a star quarterback in college and he believed he had the talent, intelligence and leadership skills to be one in the pros. Fifty years ago, during an era of massive social upheaval in the United States, just getting a chance to prove it took a risky ultimatum. By Cliff Brunt. SENT: 1,780 words, photos. Eds: Note Nebraska mention and note abridged version also moved.

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