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

August 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

DEATH PENALTY-NEBRASKA

LINCOLN — A pharmaceutical company has filed a lawsuit to prevent Nebraska from using lethal injection drugs next week in what would be the state’s first execution in more than two decades. By Grant Schulte. SENT: 635 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

NO CONFIDENCE-POLICE CHIEF — The police chief is still collecting city of Bellevue paychecks even though he hasn’t gone to work in almost 11 months. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

PUB PROBLEMS-FORMER PITCHER — Two drunken driving cases could stymie an attempt by former Husker and Major League Baseball pitcher Joba Chamberlain’s plans for a pub in Lincoln.

FALL FROM VEHICLE-DEATH — A Lincoln woman has been imprisoned for causing her aunt’s death by swerving to throw her off a vehicle.

TORNADO DAMAGE — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado damaged buildings and knocked down trees in York County.

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