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BC-NE--Nebraska News Digest 3:30 pm, NE

May 11, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

AROUND THE STATE:

ENTICING JOB MARKET

OMAHA _ College graduates will be hitting a hot job market this spring if they’re ready to begin their careers, counselors and recruiters said. SENT: 350 words.

EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-SAND-COVERED FARMS

OMAHA. _ Nebraska landowners are seeking new solutions for a millions-year-old phenomenon. By Marjie Ducey, Omaha World-Herald. SENT: 900 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-CANDLE COMPANY

LINCOLN _ It started out as a way for Jill Henn to spend more time with her friend. By Matt Olberding, Lincoln Journal Star. SENT: 800 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

OFFICER-SUSPECT SHOOTOUT _ Officials in northeastern Nebraska say a South Sioux City police officer and a suspect have been injured in a shootout outside a bar and liquor store.

SEX TOYS STOLEN _ A South Dakota man is accused of stealing $500 worth of sex toys from a couple’s home over a period of about two years.

DRUG TAKE BACK-NEBRASKA-IOWA _ Federal drug enforcement officials say nearly 9 tons (8.16 metric tons) of medication was collected last month in Nebraska and Iowa as part of a program that allows the public to turn in unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs.

BOYS TOWN MAYOR _ Boys Town youth residents have elected 17-year-old Josh Reed, of Fort Calhoun, as mayor of the village in west Omaha.

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