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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TODAY:

HEALTH CARE-COLFAX COUNTY

SCHUYLER — Neil Robles was optimistic when he opened his clothing and jewelry store in downtown Schuyler about a year ago, but he knew he couldn’t afford to buy health insurance on his own. So Robles, who is raising six children, relies on the high-deductible plan he receives as a maintenance and production worker at a nearby corn-processing plant. “I worry, because the cost is always going up,” Robles said. “Personally, I don’t take the kids or myself to the doctor unless there’s a real need. We can’t afford it.” Despite the promises of the federal health care law, many residents in Schuyler said they’re still worried about their costs and coverage options. By Grant Schulte. SENT: 870 words. Eds: This is the second installment of a two-part series on health care. The first, slugged NE–Health Care-Nebraska, was released for use after 12:01 a.m. Friday. This story was sent in advance and may not be used until 12:01 a.m. Saturday.

FROM AP MEMBERS:

STRIP CLUB-WINDOW PAINT — The owner of a downtown Lincoln strip club and bar must put exterior windows on his remodeled building and then paint them over. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

INSPECTOR SUES-DEFAMATION — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a home inspector who’d sued a Seward real estate agent and her company over an email that he says she sent to more than 400 people, calling him a “total idiot.” SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF: WIRE FRAUD, LIGHT THE MARQUEE, DRUG COURT-THAYER COUNTY.

SPORTS:

FBC–IOWA-NEBRASKA

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska goes for sole possession of second place in the Big Ten Legends Division, and a sixth straight season of at least nine wins for embattled coach Bo Pelini, when it hosts Iowa. The Hawkeyes have won three of their last four. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 11 a.m.

BKC–T25-CREIGHTON-SAN DIEGO ST

FULLERTON, Calif. — Creighton takes on San Diego State in a semifinal game Friday night at the Wooden Legacy tournament in Fullerton, Calif. Game time 8:30 p.m. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.

BKC–T25-CREIGHTON-ARIZONA ST

FULLERTON, Calif. — Doug McDermott scored 27 points, Devin Brooks added a season-high 23 and the 20th-ranked Creighton Bluejays beat Arizona State 88-60 on Thursday night in the opening round of the Wooden Legacy. SENT: 780 words. Eds: Moved late for Friday morning newspapers.

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