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

May 21, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

NEBRASKA BUDGET

LINCOLN _ Nebraska lawmakers have approved a new, $9.3 billion two-year budget despite objections from some fiscal conservatives who wanted to cut state spending. By Grant Schulte. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

PREVENTING SCHOOL VIOLENCE

OMAHA _ Law enforcement, school district officials and mental health workers in the county home to Omaha have formed a threat assessment group that aims to connect at-risk children with services to prevent school violence. SENT: 330 words.

IN BRIEF:

TEACHER ARREST-CHILD PORN _ A former suburban Omaha middle school teacher has pleaded no contest to four counts after police say hundreds of images of child pornography were found on a computer he had taken to a shop for repairs.

LINCOLN HOMICIDE _ A Lincoln man has been charged with second-degree murder and other offenses in connection with the killing of a man near the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus.

FLOODED HIGHWAY REOPENED _ Traffic has returned to an Omaha-area highway that was closed for more than two months because of flood damage.

SPORTS:

BBC--BIG TEN TOURNAMENT PREVIEW

OMAHA _ Indiana is the top seed for the Big Ten Tournament, which returns to TD Ameritrade Park for the second straight year. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos, by 4 p.m.

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