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

July 9, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



PRAIRIE DOGS RESCUED — Volunteers have rescued about 230 prairie dogs under threat after a Nebraska university sold its research lab land to farmers who planned to dispose of the animal colony. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words.


BUSINESS GROUP-STATE SENATOR — A Nebraska lawmaker is leaving the Legislature to become the executive director of a new economic development group.

RIVER RESCUE-KAYAKERS — Authorities say two kayakers were rescued from the high, fast water of the Elkhorn River in eastern Nebraska.

CHASE CRASH — A man who led officers on a chase from eastern Nebraska into western Iowa has been sentenced to 30 years in prison on several Iowa charges.

COUPLE KILLED — Authorities say a man and his wife died at hospitals after their pickup truck hit a tree in the eastern Nebraska city of Seward.

MOTORCYCLE FATALITY — Authorities say a man died after his motorcycle crashed in Omaha.


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