BC-NE–Nebraska News Coverage Advisory, NE

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Nebraska. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to Nebraska News Editor Scott McFetridge at 800-453-2113 or 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



LINCOLN — Nebraska is faring better than the nation when it comes to health insurance, but access to coverage may depend on where you live. While the number of uninsured is highest in Omaha and Lincoln, many rural Nebraska counties have larger proportions of residents who lack coverage. By Grant Schulte. SENT: 1,100 words, graphic, photos. Eds: Not for release until 12:01 a.m. Friday. Story is the first of two-day series. NE–Health Care-Colfax County has been sent in advance for use no sooner than 12:01 a.m. Saturday.


SCHOOL SCARE — A man who as a teenager had planned to attack fellow Nebraska high school students has been cleared to leave a state psychiatric hospital. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

CULT MURDER-PARDON — A Nebraska man convicted for his role in two grisly cult-related murders in 1985 is asking the state to end his lifetime parole supervision. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IOWA-NEBRASKA HEROES — An 18-year-old volunteer firefighter from Nebraska and a full-time Iowa firefighter Iowa will be honored as heroes Friday at the Iowa-Nebraska football game in Lincoln. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.




LINCOLN — When Nebraska joined the Big Ten in 2011, the thought was that the Hawkeyes and Huskers would be natural border rivals, and that the day after Thanksgiving would be the perfect time for them to meet. Problem was, Iowa (7-4, 4-3) and Nebraska (8-3, 5-2) rarely played each other in nonconference games over the years. Hawkeyes fans were conditioned to look north each fall to the “Floyd of Rosedale” game against Minnesota or the Heartland Trophy game against Wisconsin. Huskers fans were accustomed to Thanksgiving week games against Oklahoma and, later, Colorado. Now comes Friday’s third rendition of the Heroes Game, sponsored by a supermarket chain that has stores in both states. By Eric Olson. SENT: 750 words, photos.


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MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Iowa and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.

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