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

February 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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OMAHA _ The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday disbarred an already-suspended attorney who played a key defense role for a former doctor convicted of killing four people with ties to an Omaha medical school. By Margery A. Beck. SENT: 430 words.



JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ TransCanada Corp. believes its Keystone pipeline is likely the source of an oil leak near St. Louis that Missouri officials have estimated at 1,800 gallons (6,814 liters), a spokesman for the company said Friday. By Summer Ballentine. SENT: 280 words, photos.



OFFENSE EMAILS-JOE RICKETTS _ An Omaha-area bakery that has been helping fund a luxury religious retreat founded by billionaire Joe Ricketts said it is considering ending the relationship in light of emails that surfaced showing Ricketts making Islamophobic comments and spreading conspiracies about former President Barack Obama. SENT: 320 words, photos.


INMATE FREEDOM-NEBRASKA _ A judge has agreed to keep an Omaha man in prison while prosecutors work on appealing the judge’s order to free him.

CONVICTED KILLER ESCAPES _ Federal authorities in Las Vegas have arrested a convicted killer who escaped from a Nebraska work-release correctional center six days after his victim’s son was killed. Eds: Note photo.

HASTINGS TRAFFIC DEATH _ A trial is scheduled to begin April 1 for a driver accused of killing a pedestrian in Hastings.

JAIL DEATH-NEBRASKA _ A grand jury has determined that no crime was committed by anyone in the death of a jail inmate in western Nebraska.



LINCOLN _ This breakout season for Nebraska has broken down. By Eric Olson. SENT: 800 words, photos.


RALEIGH, N.C. _ It’s already been a rough season for the Pac-12. It won’t get easier for league teams to play their way into the NCAA Tournament, either. The Pac-12 hasn’t had a team ranked in the AP Top 25 in more than a month, while Washington is the only team on solid footing with roughly five weeks left until Selection Sunday. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 700 words and photos by 3 p.m.


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