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Kearney Street Closure: 16th Street

Kearney Street Closure: 16th Street

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the city of Kearney: “The City of Kearney Public Works Department announces that 16th Street from 11th Avenue to 12th Avenue will be closed to thru traffic beginning Monday, December 16, at 8:00 a.m. for the installation of sanitary sewer. The street is expected to be re-opened Monday,…Read more »

Authorities release name of Colfax County crash victim

Authorities release name of Colfax County crash victim

RICHLAND, Neb. (AP) – Authorities have released the name of a driver who died when his pickup truck rammed into an oncoming semitrailer on U.S. Highway 30 in eastern Nebraska’s Colfax County. The crash was reported about 7:30 a.m. Thursday, about a mile northeast of Richland. Authorities say the westbound pickup swerved into the eastbound…Read more »

Police: Man reported missing in February was homicide victim

Police: Man reported missing in February was homicide victim

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Police say a man reported missing in February in Omaha was a homicide victim. Police in Council Bluffs, Iowa, took a missing person report on 37-year-old Joseph Hellman, on Feb. 21. He was last seen in Omaha and the report was referred to Omaha police. Omaha police told the Omaha World-Herald…Read more »

Carbon monoxide poisoning likely killed girl, documents say

Carbon monoxide poisoning likely killed girl, documents say

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Carbon monoxide poisoning is the apparent cause of death for a 4-year-old Nebraska girl, whose Kansas grandfather is charged with first-degree murder. The Topeka Capital-Journal on Thursday cited court records related to the death of Brandy Funk. Testing found a carbon monoxide level more than six times above a lethal level…Read more »

Nebraska inmate seeks to overturn prison’s pornography ban

Nebraska inmate seeks to overturn prison’s pornography ban

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A man serving a life sentence for murder in Nebraska has asked a judge to let him keep racy books that were confiscated after prison officials banned pornography. Danny Robinson Jr. filed a lawsuit last week arguing that the policy is unconstitutionally vague and discriminatory because it prevents only straight men…Read more »

Performers want to be home for Christmas, not just in dreams

Performers want to be home for Christmas, not just in dreams

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) – A Nebraska theater troupe got scrooged by a bus crash that led to the cancellation of its national tour of “A Christmas Carol.” Now performers are singing a different tune – they just want to be home for Christmas. The Nebraska Theatre Caravan canceled its University of Maine performance Thursday night…Read more »

Man with ax, crowbar arrested after threats at city offices

Man with ax, crowbar arrested after threats at city offices

FAIRBURY, Neb. (AP) – Authorities say a man armed with an ax and crowbar was arrested after making threats at a city office in southeast Nebraska. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that a city of Fairbury employee reported Tuesday that the man had walked into the city offices and made threats against city…Read more »

Company won’t reopen flood-damaged Nebraska jerky plant

Company won’t reopen flood-damaged Nebraska jerky plant

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) – A Wisconsin-based company has decided to not reopen its flood-damaged plant in eastern Nebraska. Jack Link’s spokesman Abbey Miller told the Lincoln Journal Star that the Missouri River flooding in March overwhelmed the company’s Bellevue plant. The plant sits just east of Offutt Air Force Base, which sustained millions of dollars…Read more »

Tri-Cities residents among appointments to state boards and commissions

Tri-Cities residents among appointments to state boards and commissions

LINCOLN, Neb. – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced recent appointments he has made to fill Nebraska’s boards and commissions. The following appointees are unpaid and are not subject to Legislative confirmation: Board of Barber Examiners Joshua Vasquez, Kearney Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities Brenda M. Delancey, Bennington Matthew R. Kaslon, Grand Island Jennifer Meints, Lincoln Cheryl L.…Read more »

Grand Island Man Sentenced for Distribution of Methamphetamine

Grand Island Man Sentenced for Distribution of Methamphetamine

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (US Attorney) – United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Adrian Jermaine Scriven, 39, of Grand Island, Nebraska, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Richard G. Kopf to five years and 10 months (70 months) in prison for distribution of five grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine. There…Read more »