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.

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TOP STORIES:

VIRUS OUTBREAK-NEBRASKA

LINCOLN — Five more people have died from the coronavirus in Nebraska and public health officials confirmed another 303 cases on Thursday, state officials said. By Grant Schulte. SENT: 200 words. UPCOMING: 500 words after governor's afternoon news conference.

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NEBRASKA UNEMPLOYMENT

LINCOLN — Nebraska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April jumped to 8.3%, more than double March’s 4% as the state saw businesses shuttered in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. SENT: 200 words.

IN BRIEF:

LOBBYIST REPORT — Lobbyists in Nebraska raked in more cash than ever last year and more people joined their ranks to try to influence public officials.

ABANDONED NEWBORN — A woman who left her newborn baby boy wrapped in a sweater and a plastic bag on an Omaha doorstep last month has been sentenced to 90 days in jail after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of abandonment.

DAWSON COUNTY FATALITIES — A Platte Center woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for causing a 2018 crash that killed three of her passengers and seriously injured another.

SPORTS:

None at this hour.

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