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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

BULLDOZER THEFT-PROTEST

OMAHA, Neb. — A man has been arrested after stealing a bulldozer from a construction site and telling a 911 dispatcher that he was headed to Omaha to protest, authorities say. SENT: 320 words.

EXCHANGE

VETERANS MEMORIAL

HARTINGTON, Neb. — Dan Kathol likens Hartington’s efforts to build a memorial to honor its veterans to a car that had run out of gas. For years, the desire was there, but volunteers just couldn’t get the project’s engine started. The gas tank was empty. When an offer was made last summer to donate a vacant downtown lot as the site for a memorial, the tank filled up. By Nick Hytrek, Sioux City Journal, an AP Member Exchange. SENT: 660 words.

RIVER REOPENING

OMAHA, Neb. — The sunsets are still there. So are the eagles. And the deer. Now, with access to the Missouri River mostly open in the Omaha metro area, the boaters, birders, anglers and nature lovers are back, too. The reopening of Omaha’s N.P. Dodge Park and Marina recently and the April reopening of the docks at Bellevue’s Haworth Park signal more this year than the usual start of summer. Boat access from these two parks finally puts an end to some of the metro area recreational impacts of 2019’s catastrophic flooding on the Missouri River. By Nancy Gaarder, Omaha World-Herald, an AP Member Exchange. SENT: 850 words.

IN BRIEF:

— INMATE CAPTURED-PURSUIT — A Nebraska inmate has been captured in Texas after a police pursuit, authorities say.

SPORTS:

None at this hour.

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